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Historical Events in January 1801

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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The Union Jack, national flag of the United Kingdom
The Union Jack, national flag of the United Kingdom
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  • Jan 1 The dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Italian monk Giuseppe Piazzi

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Jan 10 William Henry Harrison is appointed as the first governor of the Indiana Territory

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison

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