On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1798

Historical Events

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of the Nile: British Royal Navy under Admiral Horatio Nelson attacks and decimates the French fleet at Aboukir Bay off the Nile Delta, Egypt

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson

Famous Deaths

  • Fran├žois-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
1798 Highlights

About August 1, 1798

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 221 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo