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January 1801 in History

Events in History


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
  • Jan 1 The dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Italian monk Giuseppe Piazzi

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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 12 Louise Sophie Blussé, Dutch author, born in Leiden, Holland (d. 1896)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss writer, philosopher, founder of physiognomics, dies at 59