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Events of 1711
- January – Cary's Rebellion: The Lords Proprietors appoint Edward Hyde to replace Thomas Cary as the governor of the North Carolina portion of the Province of Carolina. Hyde's policies are deemed hostile to Quaker interests, leading former governor Cary and his Quaker allies to take up arms against the province.
- February 24 – Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage, premieres in that city.
- February – French settlers at Fort Louis de la Mobile celebrate Mardi Gras in Mobile (Alabama) by parading a large papier-mache ox head on a cart (the first Mardi Gras parade in America).
- May 27 – Cary's Rebellion: Edward Hyde, Governor of the North Carolina portion of the Province of Carolina, leads a force across the Albemarle Sound to gather additional troops in order to capture former governor Thomas Cary.
- May 29 – Cary's Rebellion: Governor Edward Hyde's forces reach Thomas Cary's plantation and find it deserted. Cary's troops fortify a Colonel Daniels' plantation a few miles away. Hyde's forces march to Colonel Daniels' plantation but do not attack.
- June 1 – Cary's Rebellion: Hyde's forces return to Albemarle after unsuccessfully trying to negotiate Cary's surrender.
- June 30 – Cary's Rebellion: Former governor Thomas Cary, after declaring himself Governor of North Carolina, sails an armed brigantine up the Chowan River to attack Governor Hyde's forces fortified at Colonel Thomas Pollock's plantation. The attack fails and Cary's forces retreat.
- July – Cary's Rebellion: Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spottswood of Virginia dispatches a company of Royal marines to assist Governor Hyde. After hearing of this, Cary's troops abandon all of their fortifications along the Pamlico River. Cary and many of his supporters are soon caught and sent to England as prisoners, ending Cary's Rebellion.
- September 10 – John Lawson, Christoph von Graffenried, 2 African American slaves and 2 Native Americans leave on an exploration expedition from New Bern, and travel north by canoe up the Neuse River (this event has also been dated September 12, 1711).
- September 14 – Tuscarora natives capture John Lawson, Christoph von Graffenried and their expeditionary party and bring them to Catechna (approximate date).
- September 16 – Tuscarora natives kill John Lawson. Christoph von Graffenried and one African American slave are known to have been set free (approximate date).
- September 22 – Tuscarora War: Tuscarora natives under the command of Chief Hancock raid settlements along the south bank of the Pamlico River within the Province of Carolina (present day North Carolina), killing around 130 people. This action begins the Tuscarora War.
- October 14 – Yostos kills Tewoflos, becoming Emperor of Ethiopia.