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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1810 AD


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
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