On This Day

Historical Events in October 1811

Historic Event

Oct 6 French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht

  • Oct 11 The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation

Historic Event

Oct 28 First known purchase of Jane Austen's novel "Sense and Sensibility" by the Prince Regent (later George IV), a fan

  • Oct 29 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans