Saturday, October 24, 2009

October 24

October 24, 1884: Thousands of Millerites gather at Pinnacle Hill (near present day Cobbs Hill park) for a night of prayer and celebration in preparation for the second coming and the end of the world. In the the morning the group disbanded, disappointed.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. New York: A Guide to the Empire State (1940) New York State Historical Association, Oxford University Press, pg 289
  2. "Editorial Notebook; 'Cults,' Deconstructed",Mayer, Karl E., New York Times, March 7, 1993
  3. Parks/cobbs hill

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