On October 2, 1774, Congress passed a resolution that an address to the British Crown be prepared and selected Thomas Johnson of Frederick, among others, to write it.
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 the corner of Record Street across from what is now Frederick’s City Hall.
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. He was born August 10, 1820, and died August 23, 1892, in Brooklyn, NY. He is buried in St. John’s Cemetery in Frederick.
On October 2, 1882, the building committee of the Evangelical Reformed Church on West Church Street in Frederick made a final report of all expenses incurred in erecting Trinity Chapel. The total was $11,067.16. This, of course, was the second chapel built on the site, and it retained the original steeple and town clock.
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 anniversary.
On October 2, 1950, Marine Cpl. Conrad W. Theriault, of Lewistown, was killed in action at Nuwon-ni, North Korea. The circumstances of his death are unknown, as is his burial place.
On October 2, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon hosted Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko at an overnight visit at Camp David near Thurmont.