On This Day

Historical Events in July 1801

  • Jul 6 Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British

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Jul 7 Toussaint Louverture declares Haitian independence

General and Revolutionary Toussaint Louverture
General and Revolutionary
Toussaint Louverture
  • 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)

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

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
Bishop of Imola and Pope Pius VII
Bishop of Imola and Pope
Pius VII
  • Jul 20 Elisha Brown Jr presses a 1,235 pound cheese ball at his farm