Historical Events in 1810

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  • Jan 19th Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50°F (10°C)
  • Feb 1st 1st insurance company managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Philadelphia)
  • Feb 1st Seville, Spain surrenders to French
  • Feb 1st US Population: 7,239,881, Black population: 1,377,808 (19%)
  • Feb 4th Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.


Feb 20th Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon's forces, executed.

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  • Feb 28th 1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia
  • Mar 6th Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in US
  • Mar 18th "Converse", 1st US opera, premieres in NY
  • Apr 19th Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
  • Apr 20th The Governors of Caracas declares the national sovereignty from Spain.

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Apr 27th Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise.

  • May 3rd English poet Lord Byron swims the Hellespont (modern day Dardanelles)
  • May 25th The Primera Junta (local government) is established in Argentina
  • May 25th In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo
  • Jun 23rd John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon)
  • Jul 1st Louis Napoleon abdicates as king of the Netherlands
  • Jul 4th French troops occupy Amsterdam
  • Jul 9th Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
  • Jul 20th Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), declare independence from Spain.
  • Aug 9th Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
  • Aug 21st Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
  • Sep 16th Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, calling for the end of Spanish rule (Mexican Independence Day)
  • Sep 18th Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • Sep 26th A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
  • Oct 26th US annexes western Florida
  • Oct 27th US annexes West Florida from Spain
  • Dec 10th Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
  • Dec 15th 1st Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published
  • Dec 22nd British frigate HMS Minotaur sinks killing 480