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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1806 AD

January

January 8: Cape colony becomes English colony
January 8: Lewis and Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon
January 10: Dutch in Capetown surrender to British
January 12: French evacuate Vienna
January 19: Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
January 30: Prussia takes possession of Hanover

March

March 23: Lewis and Clark reach Pacific coast

April

April 5: Isaac Quintard patents apple cider

June

June 5: 1st trotter to break 3 minute mile, Yankee
June 5: Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
June 24: English under commodore Popham/col Beresford reach Buenos Aires
June 27: Buenos Aires captured by British

July

July 3: Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
July 15: Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest

September

September 2: A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley, Switzerland, kills 500
September 23: Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis from Pacific Northwest

October

October 7: Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood
October 8: British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
October 14: Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians

November

November 15: 1st U.S. college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue
November 15: Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
November 21: Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England
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