Historical Events for Year 1806
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Jan 8th - Cape colony becomes English colony
Jan 8th - Lewis & Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon
Jan 9th - Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.
Jan 10th - Dutch in Capetown surrender to British
Jan 12th - French evacuate Vienna
Jan 19th - Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
Jan 30th - Prussia takes possession of Hanover
Jan 30th - The original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.
Mar 29th - Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
Apr 5th - Isaac Quintard patents apple cider
May 30th - Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.
Jun 5th - 1st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
Jun 5th - Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
Jun 24th - English under commodore Popham/col Beresford reach Buenos Aires
Jun 27th - Buenos Aires captured by British
Jul 3rd - Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
Jul 10th - The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
Jul 15th - Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest
Aug 6th - Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire
US President & General Andrew Jackson Sep 2nd - A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley Switz, kills 500
Sep 23rd - Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest
Oct 7th - Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood
Oct 8th - British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
Oct 9th - Prussia declares war on France.
Oct 14th - Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians
Oct 17th - Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti was assassinated after an oppressive rule.
Oct 27th - The French Army enters in Berlin.
Nov 15th - 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue
Nov 15th - Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
Nov 21st - Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England