On This Day

What Happened in September 1811

Historical Events

  • Sep 18 British expeditionary army conquers Dutch Indies

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 John Humphrey Noyes, American preacher and founded the Oneida Community (Perfectionists), born in Brattleboro, Vermont (d. 1886)
  • Sep 6 James Melville Gilliss, American astronomer and Founder of Naval Observatory in Washington, born in Georgetown, Washington (d. 1865)
  • Sep 6 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot), born in Auderghem, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • Sep 7 William Hemsley Emory, American Major General (Union Army), born in Queen Anne's County, Maryland (d. 1887)
  • Sep 12 James Hall, American geologist and paleontologist (Natural history of NY), born in Hingham, Massachusetts (d. 1898)
  • Sep 15 Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer
  • Sep 15 Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author
  • Sep 19 Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader, born in Hartford, New York (d. 1881)
  • Sep 28 Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republican politician, born in Eichtersheim, Germany (d. 1881)
  • Sep 30 Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, Queen of Prussia and German Empress (d. 1890)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Ignaz Franzl, composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 8 Peter S Pallas, German geologist/zoologist, dies at 69
  • Sep 30 Thomas Percy, English literary and bishop of Dromore, dies at 82