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