What Happened in July 1801

Historical Events

  • Jul 6 Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British
  • Jul 7 Toussaint L'Ouverture declares Haitian independence
  • Jul 11 French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet
  • Jul 12 Second Battle of Algeciras: British fleet beats French and Spanish (six days after losing the 1st Battle of Algeciras)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 Pope Pius VII & 1st consul Napoleon sign concord

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Jul 20 Elisha Brown Jr presses a 1,235 pound cheese ball at his farm

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestDavid Farragut

Jul 5 David Farragut, American admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), born in Campbell's Station, Tennessee (d. 1870)

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • Jul 11 John Hill Hewitt, American songwriter (A Minstrel's Return from the War), born in NYC, New York (d. 1890)
  • Jul 14 Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (d. 1858)
  • Jul 26 John Drake Sloat, 1st Military Governor of California (Union Navy), born in Sloatsburg, New York (d. 1867)
  • Jul 27 George Biddell Airy, English mathematician and 7th Astronomer Royal, born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England (d. 1892)
  • Jul 29 George Bradshaw, British publisher, born in Manchester, England (d. 1853)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Johann Nepomuk Went, Bohemian composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 26 Daniel Dal Barba, Italian composer, dies at 86