On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1801

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


DenmarkBattle of Copenhagen

Napoleonic Wars: The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet in the naval Battle of Copenhagen
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Nelson’s line anchored and in action against the Danish line, which lies between him and Copenhagen
Nelson’s line anchored and in action against the Danish line, which lies between him and Copenhagen

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Dadford Junior, British canal engineer (b. circa 1761)