1801 events in history

Jan 1 The legislative union of Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland is completed to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Jan 1 The dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi
Jan 31 John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States
Feb 4 John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States
Feb 17 An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives
Feb 27 Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress
Mar 8 War of the Second Coalition: At the Battle of Abukir, a British force under Sir Ralph Abercromby lands in Egypt with the aim of ending the French campaign in Egypt and Syria
Mar 21 The Battle of Alexandria is fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis in Egypt
Mar 23 Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death inside his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle
Apr 2 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen – The British capture the Danish fleet
May 6 Captain Thomas Cochrane in the 14-gun HMS Speedy captures the 32-gun Spanish frigate El Gamo
May 10 First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America
Jul 6 First Battle of Algeciras: Outnumbered French Navy ships defeat the Royal Navy in the fortified Spanish port of Algeciras
Jul 11 French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons makes his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovers another 36 comets, more than any other person in history
Jul 12 French Revolutionary Wars: British Royal Navy ships inflict heavy damage against Spanish and French ships in the Second Battle of Algeciras
Aug 1 First Barbary War: The American schooner USS Enterprise captures the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli in a single-ship action off the coast of modern-day Libya
Sep 9 Alexander I of Russia confirms the privileges of Baltic provinces