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Notable Historical Events - 1810

1810Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.

1810Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon's forces, executed.

1810 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 19
Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50°F (10°C) 
Feb 1
1st insurance co managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Phila) 
Feb 1
Seville, Spain surrenders to French 
Feb 1
US Population: 7,239,881, Black population: 1,377,808 (19%) 
Feb 4
Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe. 
Feb 20
Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon's forces, executed. 
Feb 28
1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia 
Mar 6
Illinois passes 1st state vaccination legislation in US 
Mar 18
"Converse", 1st US opera, premieres in NY 
Apr 19
Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed. 
Apr 20
The Governors of Caracas declares the national sovereignty from Spain. 
Apr 27
Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise. 
May 3
English poet Lord Byron swims the Hellespont (modern day Dardanelles) 
May 25
The Primera Junta (local government) is established in Argentina 
May 25
In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo. 
Jun 23
John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon) 
Jul 1
Louis Napoleon resigns as king of the Netherlands 
Jul 4
French troops occupy Amsterdam 
Jul 9
Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire. 
Jul 20
Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), declare independence from Spain. 
Aug 9
Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire. 
Aug 21
Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates. 
Sep 16
Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event 
Sep 18
Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day) 
Sep 26
A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne. 
Oct 26
US annexes western Florida 
Oct 27
US annexes West Florida from Spain 
Dec 10
Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds) 
Dec 15
1st Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published 
Dec 22
British frigate Minotaur sinks killing 480 
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