Historical Events in 1806

  • Jan 8 Cape colony becomes British colony
  • Jan 8 Lewis & Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon

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Jan 9 Admiral Viscount Horatio Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • Jan 10 Dutch in Capetown surrender to British
  • Jan 12 French evacuate Vienna
  • Jan 19 Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
  • Jan 30 Prussia takes possession of Hanover
  • Jan 30 The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. A later bridge opened in 1935 is also known as the Trenton Makes - the World Takes Bridge.
  • Mar 29 Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
  • Apr 5 Isaac Quintard patents apple cider

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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
  • Jun 5 1st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
  • Jun 5 Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
  • Jun 24 British under Commodore Popham and Colonel Beresford reach Buenos Aires
  • Jun 27 Buenos Aires captured by British
  • Jul 3 Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
  • Jul 10 The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
  • Jul 15 Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest
  • Aug 6 Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Francis II renounces the title, becoming Emperor of Austria.
  • Sep 2 A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley Switz, kills 500
  • Sep 23 Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest
  • Oct 7 Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgwood
  • Oct 8 British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
  • Oct 9 Prussia declares war on France
  • Oct 14 Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians
  • Oct 17 Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti was assassinated after an oppressive rule.
  • Oct 27 The French Army enters in Berlin
  • Nov 15 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue
  • Nov 15 Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)

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Nov 21 Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte