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1806Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England

1806Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

1806 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 8
Cape colony becomes British colony 
Jan 8
Lewis & Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon 
Jan 9
Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral. 
Jan 10
Dutch in Capetown surrender to British 
Jan 12
French evacuate Vienna 
Jan 19
Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope 
Jan 30
Prussia takes possession of Hanover 
Jan 30
The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened. A later bridge opened in 1935 is also known as the Trenton Makes - the World Takes Bridge. 
Mar 29
Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway. 
Apr 5
Isaac Quintard patents apple cider 
May 30
Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy. 
Jun 5
1st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee) 
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 
Jul 3
Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry 
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 began his journey to explore the Southwest 
Aug 6
Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Francis II renounces the title, becoming Emperor of Austria. 
Sep 2
A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley Switz, kills 500 
Sep 23
Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest 
Oct 7
Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood 
Oct 8
British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve 
Oct 9
Prussia declares war on France. 
Oct 14
Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians 
Oct 17
Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti was assassinated after an oppressive rule. 
Oct 27
The French Army enters in Berlin. 
Nov 15
1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue 
Nov 15
Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado) 
Nov 21
Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England 
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