On This Day

Historical Events in March 1801

  • Mar 3 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia

USAThomas Jefferson Elected US President

Mar 4 Thomas Jefferson is the first US President to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.

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Tally of electoral college votes in the election of 1800. No candidate won a majority, so an election in the House of Representatives took place, with Jefferson winning on the 36th ballot.
Tally of electoral college votes in the election of 1800. No candidate won a majority, so an election in the House of Representatives took place, with Jefferson winning on the 36th ballot.
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  • 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

Electoral defeatElection 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

British Prime Minister Henry Addington
British Prime Minister
Henry Addington
British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III
  • Mar 24 Aleksandr Pavlovich Romanov becomes Tsar Alexander I of Russia