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What Happened on April 2, 1801

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
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Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Dadford Junior, British canal engineer (b. circa 1761)
1801 Highlights

About April 2, 1801

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 219 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries