On This Day

Historical Events in October 1773

  • Oct 12 America's first asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia

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Oct 13 The Whirlpool Galaxy discovered by astronomer Charles Messier

Astronomer Charles Messier
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Charles Messier
  • Oct 14 The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in Poland.
  • Oct 14 American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.