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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: History Moment - 10-2
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 05:30:38 -0400
On October 2, 1797, Frederick's first "Free School" opened with Samuel Knox
as principal. It evolved into the Frederick Academy, then Frederick College,
and was last used as Boy's High School until it moved to Elm Street in 1912.
It was located in a building that faced Council Street at Record Street.
On October 2, 1830, Frederick Academy was chartered as Frederick College.
On October 2, 1850, Enoch Louis Lowe, of Frederick, was elected governor of
Maryland, the youngest man ever to hold the office.
On October 2, 1911, Admiral Winfield Scott Schley, the "Hero of Santiago"
and a native of Frederick, died in New York City.
On October 2, 1930, the Frederick Presbyterian Church celebrated its 150th
On October 2, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon hosted Soviet Foreign
Minister Andrei Gromyko at an overnight visit at Camp David near Thurmont.
If anyone can add information to these History Moments,
or would like to suggest an item for another calendar day,
please contact me privately.
John W. Ashbury
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