On This Day

What Happened in 1811

Important Events

  • Apr 12 1st US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, Washington
  • Jul 5 Venezuelan Declaration of Independence: 7 provinces declare themselves independent of Spain
  • Sep 18 British expeditionary army conquers Dutch Indies
More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1811

Famous People in 1811

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)