1801 in History
January 1 Giuseppe Piazzi discovers 1st asteroid, which is named Ceres later
January 1 Ireland and Great Britain, England and Scotland, form United Kingdom
January 1 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland established
January 20 John Marshall appointed U.S. chief justice
February 9 France and Austrian sign Peace of Luneville
February 17 House breaks electoral college tie, chooses Jefferson President over Burr
February 27 Washington D.C. placed under Congressional jurisdiction
March 3 1st U.S. Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
March 4 Thomas Jefferson is the 1st president inaugurated in Washington D.C.
March 7 Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law
March 8 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
March 23 Murder attempt on Czar Paul I
March 24 Aleksandr P Romanov becomes emperor of Russia
April 8 Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews
April 11 Johann von Schiller's "Die Jungfrau von Orleans," premieres in Leipzig
April 24 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten"
June 6 Peace of Badajoz: Spain-Portugal
June 10 Tripoli declares war on U.S. for refusing tribute
July 6 Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British
July 7 Toussaint L'Ouverture declares Haitian independence
July 11 French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet
July 12 Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French and Spanish
July 16 Pope Pius VII and 1st consul Napoleon sign concord
July 20 Elisha Brown, Jr. pressed a 1,235 pound cheese ball at his farm
October 1 England and France signs Preliminary of London
November 10 Kentucky outlaws dueling
November 16 1st edition of New York Evening Post