The Week of September 18, 1851

News in Connecticut, Stowe’s birthplace:

  • Major drop in the temperature occurred. Mornings were frosty and the temperature dropped as low as 30 degrees one morning.
  • Displays of the Aurora Borealis were frequent all month.

National News:

  • War-like demonstrations occurred in South Carolina. The demonstrations ended with champagne toasts. The Hartford Daily Courant wrote: “How many toasts will it take to dissolve the Union?”
  • The New York Times started publication, selling papers for 2 cents a copy.
  • There was a possibility for famine in Alabama.
  • American novelist, Jame Finnemore Cooper died in his home on September 14, 1851, in Cooperstown, NY. He was best known for writing the Last of the Mohicans.

International News:

  • The Emperor of Austria issued an edict calling for his absolute authority over the country.

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