On This Day

What Happened in 1811

Historical Events

Famous Weddings

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