On This Day

Events in History in February 1801

  • Feb 9 France & Austria sign Peace of Luneville

USAThomas Jefferson Elected US President

Feb 17 US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie by electing Thomas Jefferson as President over Aaron Burr

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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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  • Feb 27 Washington, D.C. placed under Congressional jurisdiction