What Happened in May 1806

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson

Famous Birthdays

  • May 6 Chapin Aaron Harris, US, found America Society of Dental Surgeons
  • May 8 Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer
  • May 12 Amos Beebe Eaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1877)
  • May 12 J V Snellman, Finland, journalist/statesman/nationalist
  • May 16 George C Cadwalader, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1879)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 20 John Stuart Mill, English philosopher, political economist and utilitarian, born in London (d. 1873)

Philosopher and Political Economist John Stuart Mill
Philosopher and Political Economist
John Stuart Mill
  • May 26 Henry Knox Thatcher, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1880)
  • May 27 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer

Famous Deaths

  • May 24 John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, British field marshal (b. 1723)