On This Day

What Happened in July 1810

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Louis Napoleon abdicates as king of the Netherlands
  • Jul 4 French troops occupy Amsterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Jul 20 Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), declare independence from Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Robert Toombs, American lawyer and 1st Confederate States Secretary of State, born in Washington, Georgia (d. 1885)

Person of interestP. T. Barnum

Jul 5 P. T. [Phineas Taylor] Barnum, American circus promoter and showman (Barnum & Bailey), born in Bethel, Connecticut (d. 1891)

Circus Showman and Businessman P. T. Barnum
Circus Showman and Businessman
P. T. Barnum
  • Jul 11 Eugène Simonis, Belgian sculptor, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1882)
  • Jul 18 Peter [Josef Anton] Singer, Austrian monk, organist and composer, born in Unterhäselgehr, Tyrol (d. 1882)
  • Jul 21 Henri V. Regnault, French physicist and chemist, born in Aachen (d. 1878)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 15 Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 19 Luise, queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III, dies at 34