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What Happened on February 17, 1801

Historical Events


USAThomas Jefferson Elected US President

US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie by electing Thomas Jefferson as President over Aaron Burr

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Tally of electoral college votes in the election of 1800. No candidate won a majority, so an election in the House of Representatives took place, with Jefferson winning on the 36th ballot.
Tally of electoral college votes in the election of 1800. No candidate won a majority, so an election in the House of Representatives took place, with Jefferson winning on the 36th ballot.
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1801 Highlights

About February 17, 1801

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 219 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius