On This Day

What Happened in November 1806

Historical Events

  • Nov 15 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue
  • Nov 15 Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak in Colorado

Historic Event

Nov 21 Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 24 Omar Pasha [Mihajlo Latas], Serbian-Ottoman field marshal (Crimean War) and Governor (Bosnia, Iraq), born in Janja Gora, Military Frontier, Austrian Empire (d. 1871)
  • Nov 24 William Webb Ellis, credited with the invention of Rugby (d. 1872)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 12 Josef Gottlieb Kölreuter, German Botanist who pioneered the study of plant hybrids, dies at 73
  • Nov 16 Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)
  • Nov 19 Shah Alam II, 17th Mughal Emperor (1760-1806), dies at 78
  • Nov 23 Roger Newdigate, British politician (sat in the House of Commons 1742-80), dies at 87