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


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? 222 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo