Historical Events in 1801

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  • Jan 1st The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Jan 1st The dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Italian monk Giuseppe Piazzi.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 20th John Marshall appointed US chief justice

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall
  • Feb 9th France & Austria sign Peace of Luneville

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 17th US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie, chooses Thomas Jefferson President over Aaron Burr

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
  • Feb 27th Washington, D.C. placed under Congressional jurisdiction
  • Mar 3rd 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
  • Mar 4th Thomas Jefferson is the first US President inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 7th Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law
  • Mar 8th British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
  • Mar 10th First official census in Great Britain, revealing a population of approximately 10 million
  • Mar 24th Aleksandr Pavlovich Romanov becomes Tsar Alexander I of Russia

BattleBattle of Interest

Apr 2nd Napoleonic Wars: naval Battle of Copenhagen - The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Apr 8th Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews
  • Apr 11th Johann von Schiller's "Die Jungfrau von Orleans" premieres in Leipzig
  • Apr 24th 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten"
  • May 10th First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1st US foreign war)
  • Jun 6th Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
  • Jun 10th Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
  • Jul 6th Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British
  • Jul 7th Toussaint L'Ouverture declares Haitian independence
  • Jul 11th French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet
  • Jul 12th Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French & Spanish

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16th Pope Pius VII & 1st consul Napoleon sign concord

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Jul 20th Elisha Brown Jr pressed a 1,235 pound cheese ball at his farm
  • Oct 1st Britain & France signs Preliminary of London
  • Nov 10th Kentucky outlaws duelling
  • Nov 16th First edition of New York Evening Post