On This Day

December 1806 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 3 Henry A. Wise, American lawyer and politician (33rd Governor of Virginia), born in Drummondtown, Virginia (d. 1876)
  • Dec 9 Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote, born in Lachine, Canada (d. 1838)
  • Dec 12 Stand Watie, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Calhoun, Georgia (d. 1871)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 14 John Breckinridge, American lawyer (5th United States Attorney General) & politician (U.S. Senator from Kentucky), dies at 46
  • Dec 22 William Vernon, American merchant (b. 1719)