On October 31, 1736, the Rev. Gabriel Neisman, of Philadelphia, visited the Monocacy Church, the direct predecessor of The Evangelical Lutheran Church on East Church Street in Frederick.
On October 31, 1799, William Schley, grandson of John Thomas Schley, who built the first house in Fredericktowne in 1746, was born. He fought a duel with William Cost Johnson in Alexandria, VA, on February 13, 1837. He died March 20, 1872.
On October 31, 1912, the Board of Trustees of The Women's College of Frederick decided to change the name of the institution to Hood College to honor Margaret Scholl Hood, a major benefactor of the school.
On October 31, 1965, Chief of Police Wilmer E. (John) Law, of Emmitsburg, was severely beaten by five area youths after he stopped the car they were in for a traffic violation. All five were arrested.