What Happened on August 3, 1811

Otis Rises To The Occasion

Famous Birthdays

Elisha Otis (1811-1861)

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

Born in 1811

Famous Deaths

  • Sebastiaan C. Nederburgh, Dutch director-general of East Indies Co, dies at 49
1811 Highlights

About August 3, 1811

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 212 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo