Historical Events in 1810

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

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

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

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

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May 3 English poet Lord Byron swims the Hellespont (modern day Dardanelles)

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • May 25 The Primera Junta (local government) is established in Argentina
  • May 25 In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo

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Jun 23 John Jacob Astor organizes the Pacific Fur Company in Astoria, Oregon

Businessman John Jacob Astor
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John Jacob Astor
  • Jul 1 Louis Napoleon abdicates as king of the Netherlands
  • Jul 4 French troops occupy Amsterdam
  • Jul 9 Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
  • Jul 20 Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), declare independence from Spain.
  • Aug 9 Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
  • Aug 21 Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
  • Sep 16 Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, calling for the end of Spanish rule (Mexican Independence Day)
  • Sep 18 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
  • Sep 26 A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
  • Oct 26 US annexes western Florida
  • Oct 27 US annexes West Florida from Spain
  • Dec 10 Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
  • Dec 15 1st Irish magazine in US, "Shamrock" published
  • Dec 22 British frigate HMS Minotaur sinks killing 480