On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1801

Historical Events

  • The dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Italian monk Giuseppe Piazzi

United Kingdom Forms

The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

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The Union Jack, national flag of the United Kingdom
The Union Jack, national flag of the United Kingdom
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1801 Highlights

About January 1, 1801

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 220 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn