Template:On this day/October 11

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October 11:

  • 1809Meriwether Lewis died in violent and mysterious circumstances at Grinder’s Stand near present-day Hohenwald, Tenn., about 70 mi from Nashville.
  • 1929Harry H. Gardiner, known as the "Human Fly", scaled the Monticello Hotel in an event sponsored by the American Legion.
  • 2021 – The Brooks family gathers to honor Quintus Brooks on his birthday when a Roadside Memorial sign was dedicated – the first in a new application process launched for the placement of a memorials on public streets at the site of deaths resulting from automobile, bicycle or pedestrian accidents that occur within the City of Charlottesville.