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Historical Events Happened In 2006

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Oct 18   On this day in history microsoft publicly releases Windows Internet Explorer 7.  

Oct 19   On the 19th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 12,000 for the first time gaining 19.05 points, or 0.16%, to 12,011.73 on this day in history.  

Oct 23   On this day in history jeffrey Skilling is sentenced to 24 years and 4 months in federal prison on charges relating to the financial collapse of Enron.  

Oct 25   On this day in history the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of marriage equality. [1].  

Oct 27   Last Ford Taurus rolls off Atlanta Assembly line on this day in history.  

Oct 27   On this day in history the St. Louis Cardinals win the 2006 World Series.  

Oct 29   Aviation Development Company Flight 53 crashes shortly after take off in Nigeria on this day in history.  

Oct 29   Luis Inácio Lula da Silva is re-elected President of Brazil on this day in history.  

Oct 30   An airstrike on a madrasah in Bajaur kills dozens of suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban militants on this day in history.  

Oct 30   On this day in history former President of Chile augo Pinochet is placed under house arrest for crimes committed at the Villa Grimaldi detention centre.  

Oct 30   The Esperanza Fire burns over 61 square miles of Cabazon, California mountain territory on this day in history.  

Nov 01   On this day in history the Stardust Resort & Casino closes after 48 years of business in Las Vegas.  

Nov 03   On this day in history iran successfully test-fires 3 new models of sea missiles in a show of force to assert its military capacities in the Gulf.  

Nov 03   On this day in history science predicts 90% of maritime life forms will be extinct by 2048.  

Nov 03   On this day in history ted Haggard resigns as president of the National Association of Evangelicals, after allegations of methamphetamine use and sexual relations with a male prostitute.  

Nov 05   Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and two of his senior allies are sentenced to death by hanging after an Iraqi court finds them guilty of crimes against humanity on this day in history.  

Nov 07   On this day in history in the U.S. congressional elections, Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison becomes the first Muslim elected to the House of Representatives.  

Nov 07   On this day in history the Japanese town of Saroma, Hokkaido is struck by a tornado, killing nine. It is the deadliest tornado in Japan since 1941.  

Nov 07   On this day in history u.S. Midterm elections: Democrats win control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 1994.  

Nov 08   On this day in history a transit of Mercury occurs.  

Nov 08   Margaret Chan is elected as the Director-General of the World Health Organization on this day in history.  

Nov 08   On this day in history u.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigns; President Bush nominates Robert Gates, a former Central Intelligence Agency director, as his replacement. Gates is then confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in on dec 18.  

Nov 11   On this day in history edinburgh Place Ferry Pier, Hong Kong, completed the last journey of its 49-year operation.  

Nov 12   Gerald Ford surpasses Ronald Reagan as the longest lived President of the United States on this day in history.  

Nov 12   The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia on this day in history.  

Nov 15   On this day in history al Jazeera launches its new English language news channel, Al Jazeera English.  

Nov 15   Start of the Sales and Use Tax in Puerto Rico; a response to the Puerto Rico budget crisis of may 2006 on this day in history.  

Nov 15   On this day in history the State of Hawaii bans smoking in all enclosed public places.  

Nov 16   On this day in history rioting in Nuku'alofa, the capital of Tonga, destroys approx. 80% of the CBD; 8 bodies found and foreign forces requested.  

Nov 17   On this day in history u.S. comedian and actor Michael Richards launches a racially charged tirade at hecklers during a performance at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. Sony launches its next-generation console, the PlayStation 3, in North America.  

Nov 19   The 94th Grey Cup is held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The B.C. Lions beat the Montreal Alouettes 25-14. Nintendo launches its next-generation console, the Wii, in North America on this day in history.  

Nov 20   Iran and Syria recognize the government of Iraq, restore diplomatic relations, and call for a peace conference on this day in history.  

Nov 20   On this day in history lee High School bus crash kills 4 students in Huntsville, Alabama.  

Nov 21   A gas explosion in the coal mine Halemba in Ruda Slaska, Poland, kills 23 miners approximately 1,000 meters below ground on this day in history.  

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Jan 01   Harry Magdoff, American magazine editor (b. 1913) died on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history death of cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (b. 1913)  

Jan 03   On this day in history death of bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)  

Jan 04   On this day in history death of irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)  

Jan 05   Lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (b. 1920) died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912) died on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943) died on this day in history.