On This Day

What Happened in January 1810

Historical Events

  • Jan 19 Cold Friday: temperature at Portsmouth, New Hampshire drops from 54°F to minus 12°F in one day with many frozen to death

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 Antoine T. d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1897)
  • Jan 3 Eliza Von Bretton di Zerega, Danish West Indies, baroness
  • Jan 5 Auguste Mermet, French opera composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1889)
  • Jan 10 Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman & lawyer, born in Stony Creek, Pennsylvania (d. 1883)
  • Jan 12 Ferdinand II, king of Sicily
  • Jan 29 Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician
  • Jan 31 Daniel Ruggles, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)

Famous Divorces

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Jan 10 French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I and Empress Joséphine

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Joseph Lipavsky, composer, dies at 37
  • Jan 20 Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania, dies at 87
  • Jan 28 Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead