On This Day

What Happened in January 1811

Historical Events

  • Jan 2 US Sen Thomas Pickering is 1st senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the president of the US)
  • Jan 8 Louisiana slave revolt by Charles Deslondes at German Coast
  • Jan 9 1st Women's Golf Tournament held
  • Jan 10 Louisiana slaves rebel in 2 parishes

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 Cyrus Hamlin, American educator/missionary (est Robert College, Turkey), born in Waterford, Maine (d. 1900)
  • Jan 6 Charles Sumner, American leading Reconstruction senator, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1874)
  • Jan 9 Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (d. 1856)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Writer James Fenimore Cooper (21) weds Susan Augusta de Lancey in Mamaroneck, New York

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 8 US Vice President John C. Calhoun (28) weds Floride Bonneau (19)

US Vice President John C. Calhoun
US Vice President
John C. Calhoun

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 8 Friedrich Nicolai, writer, dies
  • Jan 8 Samuel Story, Dutch rear admiral (Battle of Kamperduin), dies at 58
  • Jan 10 Marie-Joseph Chénier, French poet (Caïus Gracchus), dies at 46