1811 in History
January 2 U.S. Senator Thomas Pickering is 1st senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the president of the U.S.)
January 9 1st Women's Golf Tournament held
January 10 Louisiana slaves rebell in 2 parishes
February 2 Russian settlers establish Ft. Ross trading post, north of SF
February 11 President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
February 20 Austria declares bankruptcy
March 1 Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
March 1 French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel
April 12 1st U.S. colonists on Pacific coast arrive at Cape Disappointment, WA
May 14 Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
May 16 Peninsular War-Allies defeat French at Albuera
July 5 Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain
September 18 English expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies
October 6 French emperor Napoleon visits Utrecht
October 11 The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation
October 29 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans
November 5 El Salvador's 1st battle against Spain for independence
November 11 Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
November 16 Earthquake in Missouri caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards
December 15 Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri
December 16 8.0 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri