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1811Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation

1811Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir about molecular content of gases.

1811 Historical Events
Date Event
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 rebell in 2 parishes 
Feb 2
Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of SF 
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, WA 
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
Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain 
Jul 11
Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir about molecular content of gases. 
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 conquerors Dutch Indies 
Oct 6
French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht 
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 
Nov 7
Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation 
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. 
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