On This Day

July 1806 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 3 Michael Keens exhibits 1st large-scale cultivated strawberry—a large fruit strawberry, called the Keen Seedling
  • Jul 10 The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company
  • Jul 15 Zebulon Pike begins his journey to explore the American Southwest

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 7 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education
  • Jul 20 John Sterling, Scottish writer, born in Isle of Bute, United Kingdom (d. 1844)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 10 George Stubbs, British animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion), dies at 81
  • Jul 11 James Smith, Irish/US attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87