What Happened in May 1806

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Future US President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson accused Jackson's wife of bigamy

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson

Famous Birthdays

  • May 6 Chapin A. Harris, American dentist who founded the America Society of Dental Surgeons, born in Pompey, New York (d. 1860)
  • May 8 Johann Friedrich Kittl, Czech composer, born in OrlĂ­k, Bohemia (d. 1868)
  • May 12 Amos Beebe Eaton, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Catskill, New York (d. 1877)
  • May 12 J V Snellman, Finland, journalist/statesman/nationalist
  • May 16 George C Cadwalader, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1879)

Person of interestJohn Stuart Mill

May 20 John Stuart Mill, English philosopher, political economist and utilitarian, born in London (d. 1873)

Philosopher and Political Economist John Stuart Mill
Philosopher and Political Economist
John Stuart Mill
  • May 26 Henry Thatcher, American rear admiral (U.S. Navy), born in Thomaston, Maine (d. 1880)
  • May 27 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer

Famous Deaths

  • May 24 John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, British field marshal (b. 1723)