Historical Events for Year 1811
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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 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 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.