It Happened in 1811

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This newspaper publisher, who advised young men to 'go west,' is born in Amherst, NH.February 3
This German chemist, inventor of a namesake laboratory burner, is born in Göttingen, Germany.March 30
This famous pair of conjoined twins, who were displayed worldwide before settling in North Carolina, are born in modern day Samut Songkhram, Thailand.May 11
This South American country declares independence from Spain.May 14
This author of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' is born in Litchfield, CT.June 14
This South American country declares independence from Spain.July 5
This author of 'Vanity Fair' is born in modern-day Kolkata, India.July 18
This composer and inventor of symphonic poem is born in modern-day Raiding, AustriaOctober 22
The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought, giving a nickname to this future US President.November 7

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