What Happened in January 1801

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Historical Events


Victory in BattleUnited Kingdom Forms

Jan 1 The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
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  • Jan 1 The dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Italian monk Giuseppe Piazzi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 20 John Marshall appointed US chief justice

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 11 John Lodge Ellerton, British classical composer (The Bridal of Triermain, Domenica), born in Cheshire , England (d. 1873)
  • Jan 12 Louise Sophie Blussé, Dutch author, born in Leiden, Holland (d. 1896)
  • Jan 21 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer
  • Jan 29 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer (Felix Meritis)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Johann C Lavater, Swiss vicar/philosopher, dies at 59
  • Jan 11 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Matrimonio segreto), dies at 51