On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1810

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st insurance company managed by African Americans, The African Insurance Company opens in Philadelphia
  • Seville, Spain surrenders to the French without a fight
  • US Population: 7,239,881, African American population: 1,377,808 (19%)

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Lenox Remond, African-American orator and abolitionist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1873)