Today in History for Year 1811

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 26 of 26

Jan 2nd - US Sen Thomas Pickering is 1st senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the president of the US)
Jan 8th - Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast
Jan 9th - 1st Women's Golf Tournament held
Jan 10th - Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes
Feb 2nd - Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of SF
Feb 11th - President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
Feb 20th - Austria declares bankruptcy
Mar 1st - Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
Mar 1st - French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel
Mar 25th - Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for his publication of the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
Apr 12th - 1st US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, WA
May 14th - Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
May 16th - Peninsular War: Allies defeat French at Albuera
May 18th - Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay lead by Jose Artigas.
Jul 5th - Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain
Scientist Amedeo AvogadroScientist Amedeo Avogadro Jul 11th - Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir about molecular content of gases.
Jul 30th - Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Sep 18th - British expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies
Oct 6th - French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht
Oct 11th - The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation
Oct 29th - 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans
Nov 5th - El Salvador's 1st battle against Spain for independence
Nov 7th - Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation
Nov 11th - Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
Dec 16th - Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri, causing widespread damage
9th US President William Henry Harrison9th US President William Henry Harrison Dec 26th - A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 85 of 85

Jan 5th - Cyrus Hamlin, educator/missionary (est Robert College, Turkey)
Jan 6th - Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction senator, (d. 1874)
Jan 9th - Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (d. 1856)
Feb 3rd - Horace Greeley, editor ("Go west, young man")
Feb 6th - Henry George Liddell, father of the Alice in Alice in Wonderland (d. 1898)
Feb 8th - Edwin Denison Morgan, Sect of War (Confederacy), (d. 1883)
Feb 15th - Domingo F Sarmiento, President of Argentina (1868-74)
Feb 23rd - George Washington Hewitt, composer
Feb 24th - Daniel A Payne, Bishop/reformer/educator of AME Church
Feb 24th - Edward Dickinson Baker, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1861)
Feb 25th - Carl Schuberth, composer
Mar 1st - Robert Christie Buchanan, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1878)
Mar 3rd - Vissarion Belinsky, Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review)
Mar 7th - Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer
Mar 11th - Marsena Rudolph Patrick, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
Mar 11th - Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier, co-discoverer (Neptune)
Mar 15th - Robert Allen, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1886)
Mar 20th - George Caleb Bingham, US, politician/painter (Country Election)
Mar 20th - Napoleon FKJ Bonaparte II, Napoleon's son/King of Rome
Mar 21st - Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (d. 1891)
Mar 23rd - Camille Marie Stamaty, composer
Mar 23rd - Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert, composer
Mar 30th - Angelo Catelani, Italian composer/conductor
Mar 31st - Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, Germany, chemist (Bunsen Burner)
Apr 17th - Ann Sheppard Mounsey, composer
Apr 21st - Alson Sherman, American politician (d. 1903)
May 11th - Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese Siamese twins
May 11th - Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1893)
May 24th - Charles Clark, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
Jun 7th - James Young Simpson, Scotland, obsterician (used chloroform)
Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher StoweAbolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe (Jun 14th) Jun 14th - Harriet Beecher Stowe, Litchfield Connecticut, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
Jun 17th - Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic independence fighter and Icelandic historian (d. 1879)
Jun 19th - Henry Prince, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
Jun 21st - Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (d. 1868)
Jun 24th - John Archibald Campbell, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1889)
Jul 11th - Joseph Lanman, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1874)
Jul 11th - William Robert Grove, Swansea, Welsh Physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell
Jul 18th - William Makepeace Thackeray, England, Victorian novelist (Vanity Fair)
Jul 19th - Vincenz Lachner, composer
Jul 20th - James Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, governor (Jamaica)
Aug 3rd - Elisha Graves Otis, inventor (safe elevator)
Aug 5th - Ambroise Thomas, French opera composer (d. 1896)
Aug 6th - Judah Philip Benjamin, Secy War/Secy State (Confederacy) [or Aug 11]
Aug 11th - Judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6]
Aug 17th - Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)
Aug 20th - Gilman Marston, American Brigadier General (Union volunteers) and politician (R-NH), born in Orford, New Hampshire (d. 1890)
Aug 22nd - William Kelly, American inventor (d. 1888)
Aug 25th - Joseph Dana Webster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
Aug 26th - Danville Leadbetter, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1866)
Aug 29th - Henry Bergh, 1st president of SPCA
Aug 30th - Thomas Gautier, writer
Aug 31st - Goode Bryan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
Aug 31st - Theophile Gautier, Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus)
Sep 3rd - John Humphrey Noyes, Vt, found Oneida Community (Perfectionists)
Sep 6th - James Melville Gilliss, founder (Naval Observatory in Washington)
Sep 6th - Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot)
Sep 7th - William Hamsley Emory, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
Sep 12th - James Hall, US geologist (Natural history of NY)
Sep 15th - Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer
Sep 15th - Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author
Sep 19th - Orson Pratt, American religious leader (d. 1881)
Sep 28th - Friedrich Hecker, Baden, German revolutionary republican politician
Sep 30th - Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, Queen of Prussia and German Empress (d. 1890)
Oct 16th - Gaetano Capocci, composer
Oct 17th - Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (owned land in Mich)
Oct 18th - Hugh Thompson Reid, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
Composer/Pianist Franz LisztComposer/Pianist Franz Liszt (Oct 22nd) Oct 22nd - Franz Liszt, Raiding Hungary, romantic composer/virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), (d. 1886)
Oct 24th - Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor
Oct 25th - Évariste Galois, French mathematician (d. 1832)
Oct 27th - Isaac Merrit Singer, Pittstown New York, inventor (1st practical home sewing machine)
Oct 27th - Stevens Thomson Mason, first Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)
Nov 7th - Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Bouquet)
Nov 10th - Louis Kufferath, composer
Nov 11th - Ben McCulloch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
Nov 13th - Yuri Arnold, composer
Nov 19th - John Ancrum Winslow, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1873)
Nov 21st - Zeng Guofan, Chinese military (d. 1872)
Nov 24th - Ditler G Monrad, Danish theologist/bishop/premier (1863- )
Nov 24th - Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1890)
Nov 28th - Maximilian II Jozef, king of Bayern (1848-64)
Nov 29th - Wendell Phillips, women's suffrage/antislavery/prison reformer
Dec 2nd - Jean-Charles Chapais, French Canadian politician, Father of the Canadian Confederation (d. 1885)
Dec 8th - Louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer
Dec 18th - Alexander Sandor Asboth, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
Dec 25th - Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German politician/bishop of Mainz

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

Writer James Fenimore CooperWriter James Fenimore Cooper (Jan 1st) Jan 1st - Writer James Fenimore Cooper (21) weds Susan Augusta de Lancey in Mamaroneck, New York
Jan 8th - US Vice President John C. Calhoun (28) weds Floride Bonneau (19)
Aug 28th - English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (19) elopes to Scotland with 1st wife Harriet Westbrook (16)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 39 of 39

Jan 8th - Friedrich Nicolai, writer, dies
Jan 8th - Samuel Story, Dutch rear admiral (Battle of Kamperduin), dies at 58
Jan 10th - Marie-Joseph Chénier, French poet (b. 1764)
Feb 9th - Nevil Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal of England (1765-1811), dies
Mar 14th - August Henry Fitzroy, English premier (1768-70), dies at 75
Mar 19th - Frantisek Adam Mica, composer, dies at 65
Apr 3rd - Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen, Flemish (court)painter, dies at 83
Apr 5th - Robert Raikes, founder of Sunday Schools, dies
Apr 7th - Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (b. 1757)
Apr 15th - Ernest Louis Muller, composer, dies at 70
May 4th - Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (b. 1776)
May 5th - Robert Mylne, Scottish architect (b. 1734)
May 12th - Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer, dies at 52
May 28th - Henry Dundas, British minister (b. 1742)
Jun 11th - Charles Frederick, liberal ruler of Baden, dies at 82
Jun 19th - Samuel Chase, US judge (signed Declar of Independence), dies at 70
Jul 19th - Christian Gotthilf Tag, composer, dies at 76
Jul 27th - Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, Mexican priest/freedom fighter, executed
Jul 28th - Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Coriolan), dies
Jul 31st - Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish
Aug 2nd - William Williams, US merchant/signer (Decl of Indep), dies at 80
Aug 3rd - Sebastiaan C Nederburgh, Dutch dir-gen of East Indies Co, dies at 49
Aug 12th - John FE Acton, cruel premier of Naples, dies at 77
Aug 18th - Johann Heinrich Zang, composer, dies at 78
Aug 20th - Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (b. 1729)
Sep 3rd - Ignaz Franzl, composer, dies at 75
Sep 6th - Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer, dies at 77
Sep 8th - Peter S Pallas, German geologist/zoologist, dies at 69
Sep 30th - Thomas Percy, English bishop of Dromore, dies at 82
Oct 7th - August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist, dies at 68
Oct 11th - Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (b. 1724)
Oct 15th - Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (b. 1735)
Nov 8th - Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies, dies at 47
Nov 21st - Heinrich W von Kleist, German playwright, dies at 34
Nov 27th - Andrew Meikle, British mechanical engineer (b. 1719)
Dec 7th - Ignaz Spangler, composer, dies at 54
Dec 8th - Eliza Poe, English-born American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Poe (b. 1787)
Dec 17th - John Antes, composer, dies at 71
Dec 17th - Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny, composer, dies at 54

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