On This Day

April 2, 1801 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

DenmarkBattle of Copenhagen

Napoleonic Wars: The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet in the naval Battle of Copenhagen

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Nelson’s line anchored and in action against the Danish line, which lies between him and Copenhagen
Nelson’s line anchored and in action against the Danish line, which lies between him and Copenhagen
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Deaths in History

  • Thomas Dadford Junior, British canal engineer (b. circa 1761)