On This Day

Historical Events in March 1801

  • Mar 3 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
  • Mar 7 Massachusetts enacts first state voter registration law
  • Mar 8 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
  • Mar 10 First official census in Great Britain, revealing a population of approximately 10 million

Election of Interest

Mar 14 Henry Addington becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his friend William Pitt the Younger resigns after being unable to persuade King George III of the need for Catholic Emancipation

  • Mar 24 Aleksandr Pavlovich Romanov becomes Tsar Alexander I of Russia