Historical Events in 1811

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  • 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
  • Feb 2 Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of San Francisco
  • Feb 11 President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
  • Feb 20 Austria declares bankruptcy
  • Mar 1 Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
  • Mar 1 French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel
  • Mar 25 Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for his publication of the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism
  • Apr 12 1st US colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, Washington
  • May 14 Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
  • May 16 Peninsular War: Allies defeat French at Albuera
  • May 18 Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay lead by Jose Artigas
  • Jul 5 Venezuelan Declaration of Independence: 7 provinces declare themselves independent of Spain

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jul 11 Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir on the molecular content of gases

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Scientist
Amedeo Avogadro
  • Jul 30 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Sep 18 British expeditionary army conquers Dutch Indies

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
  • Nov 5 El Salvador's 1st battle against Spain for independence

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Nov 7 Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • Nov 11 Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
  • Dec 16 Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri, causing widespread damage
  • Dec 26 A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.