On This Day

June 1806 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 5 Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
  • Jun 24 British under Commodore Popham and Colonel Beresford reach Buenos Aires
  • Jun 27 Buenos Aires captured by British

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 John B Floyd, American Governor (Virginia), Secretary of War (1857-60) and Confederate general, born in Blacksburg, Virginia (d. 1863)
  • Jun 8 Gideon Johnson Pillow, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Williamson County, Tennessee (d. 1878)
  • Jun 12 John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), born in Mühlhausen, Germany (d. 1869)
  • Jun 13 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch poet (Herbert and Clara) and church historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1880)
  • Jun 16 Edward Davy, English physician, chemist, and inventor (d. 1885)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 8 George Wythe, US attorney (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at about 79
  • Jun 23 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and naturalist (Ornithologie), dies at 83