Events in History in July 1801

  • Jul 6 Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British

Historic Event

Jul 7 Toussaint Louverture declares Haitian independence

  • Jul 11 French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet
  • Jul 12 Second Battle of Algeciras: British fleet beats French and Spanish (six days after losing the 1st Battle of Algeciras)

Voyage of Discovery

Jul 18 HMS Investigator sets off on a voyage to determine if New Holland (Australia) is one island or two, under command of Matthew Flinders, with botanist Robert Brown and artists Ferdinand Bauer and William Westall aboard

  • Jul 20 Elisha Brown Jr presses a 1,235 pound cheese ball at his farm