On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1806

Historical Events

  • Prussia declares war on France

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBenjamin Banneker

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

1806 Highlights

About October 9, 1806

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 213 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra