What Happened in October 1811

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Oct 11 The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation
  • Oct 29 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 16 Gaetano Capocci, composer
  • Oct 17 Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (owned land in Mich)
  • Oct 18 Hugh Thompson Reid, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Union City, Indiana (d. 1874)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 22 Franz Liszt, Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), born in Raiding, Hungary (d. 1886)

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • Oct 24 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor
  • Oct 25 Évariste Galois, French mathematician (Group theory), born in Bourg-la-Reine, France (d. 1832)
  • Oct 27 Isaac Singer, American inventor (1st practical home sewing machine), born in Pittstown New York (d. 1875)
  • Oct 27 Stevens T. Mason, First Governor of Michigan (1835-40), born in Leesburg, Virginia (d. 1843)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist, dies at 68
  • Oct 11 Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (b. 1724)
  • Oct 15 Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (b. 1735)