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 This day in History - October 11
363 Historic Events for October 11
1705

Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, dies at 42

Death
1726

Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England

Event
1737

Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys « of Calcutta India

Event
1738

Arthur Phillip, admiral/1st governor New-South Wales

Birth
1746

Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English/Austria/Neth armies

Event
1747

Marian Paradeiser, composer

Birth
1758

Wilhelm Olbers, discovered asteroids (Pallas and Vesta)

Birth
1768

Adriaan van den Ende, Dutch vicar/educationalist

Birth
1776

Brig Gen Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British

Event
1779

Casimir Pulaski, General, dies

Death
1782

Steen Steensen Blicher, Denmk, poet/short-story writer (E Binddstouw)

Birth
1788

Simon Sechter, composer

Birth
1797

Battle at Kamperduin: English fleet destroys Bataafse

Event
1797

British naval forces defeat Dutch off Camperdown, Netherlands

Event
1803

Albartus Telting, Frisian poet (Frisianch Jierboeckjen)

Birth
1806

Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic, monarch of Serbia (1842-58)

Birth
1809

Meriwether Lewis, (Lewis and Clark Expedition), commits suicide at 35

Death
1811

The Juliana, 1st steam-powered ferryboat, begins operation

Event
1812

Jurriaan F de Frederici, Dutch governor-gen (Suriname), dies at 60

Death
1815

Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican representative of the people

Birth
1820

Alfred Washington Ellet, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

Birth
1821

Angelo Maurizio Gaspare Mariani, composer

Birth
1821

George Williams, England, founder YMCA

Birth
1825

C F Meyer, writer

Birth
1825

Elkanah Brackin Greer, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1877

Birth