1810 in History
January 10 French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I and Josephine
January 19 Overnight temp at Portsmouth, New Hampshire drops 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)
February 1 1st insurance co managed by blacks, American Insurance Company of Philadelphia
February 1 Seville, Spain surrenders to French
February 1 U.S. Population: 7,239,881, Black population: 1,377,808 (19%)
February 11 Napoleon marries Marie-Louise of Austria
February 28 1st U.S. fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia
March 6 Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in U.S.
March 11 Emperor Napoleon married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise
March 18 "Converse," 1st U.S. opera, premieres in New York
May 3 Lord Byron swims Hellespont
May 25 Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain (National Day)
June 23 John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon)
July 1 Louis Napoleon resigns as king of the Netherlands
July 4 French troops occupy Amsterdam
July 10 Emperor Napoleon corpse leaves Netherlands for France
July 20 Colombia declares independence from Spain
September 16 Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event
September 18 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
October 26 U.S. annexes western Florida
October 27 U.S. annexes West Florida from Spain
December 10 Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
December 15 1st Irish magazine in U.S., Shamrock, is published
December 22 British frigate Minotaur sinks killing 480