The Week of October 23, 1851

News in Connecticut, Stowe’s birthplace:

  • A deadly railroad collision occurred in New Haven, CT. A freight car and passenger car collided, resulting in 2 deaths and dozens of injuries.
  • The singer Catherine Hayes performed for the first time in Hartford, CT.

National News

  • The temperance law was passed in Maine.
  • Almira Beazely, a 14 year old accused of poisoning her younger brother, was put on trial. The jury found her not guilty this week due to a plea of insanity.

International News:

  • William Lassel, an English astronomer, discovered two satellites (moons) around Uranus.

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