On This Day

Historical Events in October 1773

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

Historic Event

Oct 13 The Whirlpool Galaxy discovered by astronomer 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