On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1809

Famous Birthdays

  • Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist and lecturer, born in Cohocton, New York (d. 1887)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMeriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis, American explorer, soldier and public administrator who helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition, dies of gunshot wounds at 35 under mysterious circumstances that could have been murder or suicide along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee at an inn called Grinder's Stand

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis

1809 Highlights

About October 11, 1809

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 211 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra