1810 events in history

Jan 1 Major-General Lachlan Macquarie CB officially becomes Governor of New South Wales
Jan 10 Napoleon Bonaparte divorces his first wife Joséphine
Feb 4 The Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe
Feb 5 Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins
Feb 20 Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon's forces, is executed
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 Governor of Caracas declares independence from Spain
Apr 27 Beethoven composes Für Elise
May 25 May Revolution: citizens of Buenos Aires expel Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the May week, starting the Argentine War of Independence
Jun 7 The newspaper Gazeta de Buenos Ayres is first published in Argentina
Jun 23 John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company
Jul 9 Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire
Jul 20 Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada 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
Aug 26 The former viceroy Santiago de Liniers of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata is executed after the defeat of his counter-revolution
Aug 27 Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de France
Aug 28 Battle of Grand Port: The French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet
Sep 8 The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon
Sep 16 With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico's fight for independence from Spain
Sep 18 First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only in the absence of the king, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such
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 12 First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen
Oct 27 United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida
Nov 17 Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place
Nov 23 Sarah Booth debuts at the Royal Opera House
Nov 27 The Berners Street hoax was perpetrated by Theodore Hook in the City of Westminster, London