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1811 was 60 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and eight years before Alabama became a state.


  • Pathkiller accepted the role of Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.



In 1811, Paraguay and Venezuela declared independence from Spain. Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro published his memoire about the molecular content of gases. American troops led by William Henry Harrison defeated the Native American chief Tecumseh at the Battle of Tippecanoe. The first of the major New Madrid earthquakes took place.

Notable births in 1811 included chemist Robert Bunsen, author Harriet Beecher Stowe, and composer Franz Liszt.

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