On This Day

August 1806 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 6 Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Francis II renounces the title, becoming Emperor of Austria.

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 12 Frontiersman Davy Crockett (20) weds Polly Finley in Tennessee

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Deaths in History

  • Aug 22 Jean-HonorĂ© Fragonard, French painter (The Swing), dies at 74
  • Aug 23 Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70