What Happened on August 3, 1811

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Elisha Otis, American founder of the Otis Elevator Company and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails, born in Halifax, Vermont (d. 1861)

Inventor and Elevator Industrialist Elisha Otis
Inventor and Elevator Industrialist
Elisha Otis

Famous Deaths

  • Sebastiaan C Nederburgh, Dutch dir-gen of East Indies Co, dies at 49