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January 1, 1806
Napoleon Bonaparte establishes the Kingdom of Bavaria.
January 8, 1806
The formation of Cape Colony into a British colony occurs.
January 10, 1806
The surrender of Cape Town's Dutch population to British forces takes place.
January 19, 1806
The Cape of Good Hope is taken over by the British.
March 23, 1806
Lewis and Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, along with their Corps of Discovery explorer group, complete their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean and start their return journey home.
March 29, 1806
The National Road is granted authorization to begin construction as the first federal highway in the United States.
June 5, 1806
Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte appoints his brother, Louis Bonaparte, as King of Holland.
July 4, 1806
The French are defeated by the British in Calabria during the Battle of Maida.
July 10, 1806
The first mutiny against the British East India Company by the Indian sepoys takes place, becoming known as the Vellore Mutiny.
July 12, 1806
The Confederation of the Rhine, Liechtenstein is created and receives full sovereignty upon the withdraw of 16 German Imperial States from the Holy Roman Empire.
July 15, 1806
An expedition is led from Fort Bellefontaine, Missouri by Lieutenant Zebulon Pike of the United States Army with the intention to explore the west, later becoming known as the Pike Expedition.
The Auckland Islands are discovered by Abraham Bristow, a seal hunter from England.
August 6, 1806
The abdication of Francis II as the last Holy Roman Emperor brings about the end of the Holy Roman Empire.
War on France is declared by Prussia, who is joined by Saxony and various other German states.
September 23, 1806
The exploration of the Louisiana Territory to the Pacific Ocean comes to a successful end as the Lewis and Clark Exploration reaches St. Lewis, Missouri.
October 9, 1806
The first battle in the conflict between France and Prussian ends with the defeat of the Prussian army in the Battle of Schleiz.
A Continental Blockade is proclaimed against the British by Napoleon Bonaparte.
November 24, 1806
Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher's Prussian troops are defeated by the French near Lübeck as the last major Prussian field force.