1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1806th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 806th year of the 2nd millennium, the 6th year of the 19th century, and the 7th year of the 1800s decade.
Of Principles and Men: The Correspondence of John Taylor of Caroline with Wilson Cary Nicholas 1806–1808. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 96, No. 3, "The Example of Virginia Is a Powerful Thing": The Old Dominion and the Constitution, 1788–1988 (July, 1988), pp. 345–388
Monarch – George IIIPrime Minister – William Pitt the Younger (Tory) (until 23 January); William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (Coalition) (starting 11 February)Parliament – 2nd (until 24 October), 3rd(starting 13 December)5 January – the body of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, lies in state in the Painted Hall of Greenwich Hospital, London.8 January – Battle of Blaauwberg: British infantry force troops of the Batavian Republic in the Dutch Cape Colonyto withdraw.9 January18 January – the Dutch Cape Colony capitulates to British forces, the origin of its status as a colony within the British Empire.A New System of Domestic Cookery, 1st edition, "by A Lady" (Maria Eliza Rundell) published in London by John Murray.Rhymes for the Nursery by sisters Jane and Ann Taylor published in London, including Jane's "The Star" ("Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star").1 February – Jane Williams (Ysgafell), writer (died 1885)6 March – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet (died 1861)9 April – Isambard Kingdom Brunel, engineer (died 1859)21 April – George Cornewall Lewis, statesman (died 1863)c. January?? – Mungo Park, Scottish explorer (born 1771)23 January – William Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister(born 1759)19 February – Elizabeth Carter, writer (born 1717)20 February – Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (born 1725)
NGC 1806 is a globular cluster located within the Large Magellanic Cloud within the constellation of Dorado (the dolphin-fish), an area of the sky best seen from the Earth's southern hemisphere. It was discovered in 1836 by the British astronomer John Herschel .
- 05ʰ 02ᵐ 11.180ˢ
- −67° 59′ 05.89″
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The 1806 United Kingdom general election was the election of members to the 3rd Parliament of the United Kingdom. This was the second general election to be held after the Union of Great Britain and Ireland . The general election took place in a situation of considerable uncertainty about the future of British politics, following the sudden ...
- Lord Grenville
- 11 February 1806
HMS Cherub was an 18-gun Royal Navy Cormorant-class sloop built in Dover in 1806. She participated in two major campaigns in the West Indies during the Napoleonic Wars, and one major engagement in the Pacific during the War of 1812, all each of which earned her crews clasps to the Naval General Service Medal.