On This Day

February 1810 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 1st insurance company managed by African Americans, The African Insurance Company opens in Philadelphia
  • Feb 1 Seville, Spain surrenders to the French without a fight
  • Feb 1 US Population: 7,239,881, African American population: 1,377,808 (19%)
  • Feb 4 Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.

BattleExecution

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

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Charles Lenox Remond, African-American orator and abolitionist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1873)
  • Feb 28 Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 11 French leader Napoleon I marries 2nd wife Marie-Louise of Austria

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Deaths in History

  • Feb 20 Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean innkeeper, drover and leader of the Tyrolean Rebellion against the revolutionary Napoleonic invasion during the War of the Fifth Coalition, executed at 42
  • Feb 24 Henry Cavendish, British physicist and chemist (discovery of hydrogen), dies at 78