What Happened in June 1806

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 John B Floyd, American Governor (Virginia), Secretary of War (1857-60) and Confederate general, born in Blacksburg, Virginia (d. 1863)
  • Jun 2 Isaac Strauss, composer
  • Jun 8 Gideon Johnson Pillow, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Williamson County, Tennessee (d. 1878)
  • Jun 12 John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), born in Mühlhausen, Germany (d. 1869)
  • Jun 13 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1880)
  • Jun 16 Edward Davy, English physician, chemist, and inventor (d. 1885)
  • Jun 27 Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer, born in Besançon, France (d. 1883)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 8 George Wythe, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at about 79
  • Jun 23 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (b. 1723)
  • Jun 28 Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, German composer, dies at 64