January 1 - Legislative union of Great Britain and Ireland completed under the 1801 Act
of Union, bringing about the United Kingdom.
January 1 - The first (and largest) asteroid Ceres is discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi
January 20 - John Marshall
is appointed Chief Justice of the United States.
February 3 - William Pitt the Younger
resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
February 9 - The Treaty of Lunéville ends the war (Second Coalition) between France
February 17 - An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson
and Aaron Burr
when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the
United States House of Representatives.
February 27 - Washington, DC is placed under the jurisdiction of the United States Congress.
March 4 - Thomas Jefferson succeeds John Adams
as the President of the United States
March 21 - Second Battle of Abukir: a British army under Ralph Abercromby defeats the
March 24 - The Russian tsar Paul I is murdered.
April 2 - First Battle of Copenhagen. Armed Neutrality of the North dissolved.
May - The pascha of Tripoli declares war on United States by having the flagpole on the
consulate chopped down.
July 6 - Battle of Algeciras: The French fleet beats the British fleet.
July 18 - Napoleon signs the Concordat of 1801 with the pope.
August 1 / 2 - A French fleet is defeated by British ships under Horatio Nelson in the Battle
of the Nile.Joseph-Marie Jacquard
developed a loom where the pattern being woven was controlled
by punch cards.
The ultraviolet radiation is discovered by Johann Wilhelm Ritter.Births
May 11 - Henri Labrouste
, architect (+ 1875).
June 8 - Cornelis van den Houten
July 18 - Jacob Verton
October 12 - Friedrich Frey-Herosé
, member of the Swiss Federal Council (+ 1873).
November 1 - Vincenzo Bellini
, Italian composer.Frederic Bastiat
, French philosopher.Baptized
December 3 - Dijmphna van den Houten
December 10 - Gerrit Schuld
February 7 - Daniel Chodowiecki
, German painter.
March 23 - Tsar Paul
March 25 - Novalis
, German poet.
March 28 - Ralph Abercromby
, British general.
June 4 - Frederick Muhlenberg
, first speaker of the United States House of Representatives.To my Homepage