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What Happened on August 3, 1811

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestElisha 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)

Inventor and Elevator Industrialist Elisha Otis
Inventor and Elevator Industrialist
Elisha Otis

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? 209 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo