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1806 was 65 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and 13 years before Alabama became a state.





In 1806, Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicated, thus ending the Holy Roman Empire after about a millennium. The Lewis and Clark Expedition was completed. Noah Webster published his first American English dictionary.

Notable births in 1806 included poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, philosopher John Stuart Mill, and engineer John A. Roebling. Notable deaths included British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, astronomer and surveyor Benjamin Banneker, and first Secretary of War Henry Knox.

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