On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1806

Historical Events

  • United Kingdom re-occupies the Cape of Good Hope following victory in the Battle of Blaauwberg over French vassal, the Batavian Republic. Establishes British rule in South Africa.

Famous Birthdays

  • Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer
1806 Highlights

About January 19, 1806

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 214 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn