What Happened in October 1806

Historical Events

  • Oct 7 Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgwood
  • Oct 8 British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
  • Oct 9 Prussia declares war on France
  • Oct 14 Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians
  • Oct 17 Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti was assassinated after an oppressive rule.
  • Oct 27 The French Army enters in Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (d. 1850)
  • Oct 6 Andreas Randel, Swedish composer, born in Ramdala, Blekinge, Sweden (d. 1864)
  • Oct 11 Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia (1842-58), born in Topola, Serbia (d. 1885)
  • Oct 14 Preston King, U.S. Senator from New York (d. 1865)
  • Oct 16 William Pitt Fessenden, Secy Treas (Union), (d. 1869)
  • Oct 17 Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist
  • Oct 18 John Breckinridge Grayson, Brig Genl (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • Oct 25 Max Stirner [Johann Kaspar Schmidt], German philosopher (Der Einzige), born in Bayreuth, Bavaria (d. 1856)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 14 German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBenjamin Banneker

Oct 9 Benjamin Banneker, African American astronomer, mathematician and surveyor of Washington D.C., dies at 74

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
  • Oct 17 Jean Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti, dies
  • Oct 23 Franz Seydelmann, German composer, dies at 58
  • Oct 26 John Graves Simcoe, first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (b. 1752)
  • Oct 28 Charlotte Turner Smith, British poet and novelist (b. 1749)
  • Oct 31 Sophie Mereau, German writer, dies at 36