October 31

Event:
1775
Russia turns down an appeal by the British to provide mercenary troops for the war in America.

Note:
The Halloween celebrations that we know today were mostly invented after this time. As European immigrants came to America, they brought their varied Halloween customs with them. Because of the rigid Protestant belief systems that characterized early New England, the celebration of Halloween was limited in New England. It was much more common in the southern colonies. During colonial times, colonists would slice off the top of the pumpkin, remove the seeds, fill with milk, spices and honey, and then bake the concoction in hot ashes. This is how pumpkin pie originated and became a traditional Thanksgiving food. Colonial Halloween festivities also featured the telling of ghost stories and mischief making of all kinds.

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October 30

Event:
1768
The first Methodist church in the United States is initiated at Wesley Chapel in New York.

Celebrated Birth:
John Adams (b. 1735 – July 4, 1826) – Massachusetts Lawyer who defended the English soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre, member of first and second Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence Diplomat to France, elected first Vice President.

William Paca (b. 1740 – October 23, 1799) Maryland member of Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence.

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October 29

Event:
1787
Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni is first performed in Prague.

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October 28

Event:
1776
The Battle of White Plains. General George Washington’s army suffered another in a string of defeats. It could have been a potentially decisive clash however Howe’s inaction spared them.

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October 27

Event:
1776
Benjamin Franklin sails aboard the American warship Reprisal for France. The Continental Congress had requested him to journey there to convince France to aid them in their War against Britain.

1781 American General George Washington and British General Charles Cornwallis, having not met during the formal signing of Cornwallis surrender at Yorktown finally meets. Cornwallis was not at the signing ceremony because he was ill.

1787 The first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the U.S. Constitution, is published in a New York paper.

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October 26

Event:
1774
The First Continental Congress adjourns.

Celebrated Birth:
Charles Pinckney (b. 1757 – October 29, 1824) South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress, member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the United States Constitution.

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October 25

Event:
1760
George III becomes King of Great Britain upon the death of his Grandfather George II.

1764 John Adams marries Abigail Smith. She supports his efforts during their 54 years of Marriage.

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October 24

Event:
1770
The trial of six British Soldiers involved in the shooting in Boston on March 5, 1770, the Boston Massacre, begins with John Adams defending the soldiers. The trial ended on December 5, 1770 with the acquittal of four of the soldiers with the other two guilty of manslaughter and released after having their hands banded.

Birth:
1788
Sarah Josepha Hale, author of Mary Had a Little Lamb.

Celebrated Birth:
Jared Ingersoll (b. 1749 – October 31, 1822) Pennsylvania delegate to Continental Congress, member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the United States Constitution.

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October 23

Event:
1775
The Continental Congress approves a resolution barring blacks from army. Congress will later change that ruling.

1776 General George Washington makes his headquarters at While Plains, New York.

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October 22

Event:
1774
Henry Middleton from South Carolina is named the second President of The Continental Congress. Peyton Randolph was forced to resign due to poor health. Middleton held the post until Randolph was able to resume his duties when the second Continental Congress began on May 10, 1775.

Celebrated Birth:
Daniel Boone (b. 1734 (OS) – September 26, 1820) American pioneer and hunter who helped to defend the Kentucky settlements from American Indian attempts to drive them out. Because the Georgian Calendar was adopted during his lifetime this is the Old Style date of birth.

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