Historical Events in January 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.