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What Happened on August 3, 1811

Famous Birthdays

Elisha Otis

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)

Famous Deaths

  • Sebastiaan C Nederburgh, Dutch dir-gen of East Indies Co, dies at 49
1811 Highlights

About August 3, 1811

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 210 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo