Category: "October"

October 31

1517 - Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.  1860 - Juliette Low, the founder off the Girl Scouts, was born.  1864 - Nevada became the 36th… more »

October 30

1735 - John Adams, the second President of the United States, was born in Braintree, MA. His son became the sixth President of the U.S.  1817 - The independent government of Venezuela was established by Simon Bolivar.  1831 - Escaped slave Nat Turner… more »

October 29

1618 - Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded under a sentence that had been brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy against King James I.  1652 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony proclaimed itself to be an independent commonwealth.  1682 - William… more »

October 28

1636 - Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts. The original name was Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was the first school of higher education in America.  1776 - The Battle of White Plains took place during the American Revolutionary War. … more »

October 27

1659 - William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the first Quakers to be executed in America.  1787 - The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James… more »
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