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.

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Feb 11 William Grenville becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following the death of William Pitt the Younger

British Prime Minister William Grenville
British Prime Minister
William Grenville
British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
  • 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 Britain

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte