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Notable Historical Events - 1801

1801John Marshall appointed US chief justice

1801Pope Pius VII & 1st consul Napoleon sign concord

1801Napoleonic Wars: naval Battle of Copenhagen - The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet.

18011st US President inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)

1801 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 
Jan 1
The dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi. 
Jan 20
John Marshall appointed US chief justice 
Feb 9
France & Austrian sign Peace of Luneville 
Feb 17
US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie, chooses Thomas Jefferson President over Burr 
Feb 27
Washington DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction 
Mar 3
1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia 
Mar 4
1st US President inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson
Mar 7
Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law 
Mar 8
British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt 
Mar 10
First census in Great Britain 
Mar 24
Aleksandr Pavlovich Romanov becomes Tsar Alexander I of Russia 
Apr 2
Napoleonic Wars: naval Battle of Copenhagen - The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet. 
Apr 8
Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews 
Apr 11
Johann von Schiller's "Die Jungfrau von Orleans" premieres in Leipzig 
Apr 24
1st performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten" 
May 10
First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1st US foreign war) 
Jun 6
Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal 
Jun 10
Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute 
Jul 6
Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British 
Jul 7
Toussaint L'Ouverture declares Haitian independence 
Jul 11
French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet 
Jul 12
Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French & Spanish 
Jul 16
Pope Pius VII & 1st consul Napoleon sign concord 
Jul 20
Elisha Brown Jr pressed a 1,235 pound cheese ball at his farm 
Oct 1
Britain & France signs Preliminary of London 
Nov 10
Kentucky outlaws dueling 
Nov 16
First edition of New York Evening Post 
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