1806 in History
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 23 Lewis and Clark reach Pacific coast
April 5 Isaac Quintard patents apple cider
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 3 Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
July 15 Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest
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 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 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