The Week of October 16, 1851

News in Connecticut, Stowe’s birthplace:

  • Reverend J. McClintock was elected President of Wesleyan University
  • The annual German-inspired “Autumn Ball” was held in Hartford

National News:

  • A tropical storm developed off the coast of Florida and eventually made landfall in Rhode Island on October 19, 1851. This was the sixth tropical storm of the season.

International News:

  • The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, in London, came to a close.

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