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Historical Events Happened In 2006

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

Oct 18   Microsoft publicly releases Windows Internet Explorer 7 in the year 2006.  

Oct 19   In the year 2006 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.  

Oct 23   Jeffrey Skilling is sentenced to 24 years and 4 months in federal prison on charges relating to the financial collapse of Enron in the year 2006.  

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   The St. Louis Cardinals win the 2006 World Series on this day in history.  

Oct 29   In the year 2006 aviation Development Company Flight 53 crashes shortly after take off in Nigeria.  

Oct 29   Luis Inácio Lula da Silva is re-elected President of Brazil in the year 2006.  

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   Former President of Chile augo Pinochet is placed under house arrest for crimes committed at the Villa Grimaldi detention centre in the year 2006.  

Oct 30   The Esperanza Fire burns over 61 square miles of Cabazon, California mountain territory in the year 2006.  

Nov 01   The Stardust Resort & Casino closes after 48 years of business in Las Vegas in the year 2006.  

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

Nov 03   Science predicts 90% of maritime life forms will be extinct by 2048 in the year 2006.  

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

Nov 05   In the year 2006 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.  

Nov 07   In the U.S. congressional elections, Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison becomes the first Muslim elected to the House of Representatives in the year 2006.  

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

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

Nov 08   A transit of Mercury occurs in the year 2006.  

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

Nov 08   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 in the year 2006.  

Nov 11   Edinburgh Place Ferry Pier, Hong Kong, completed the last journey of its 49-year operation in the year 2006.  

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

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

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

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

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   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 in the year 2006.  

Nov 19   In the year 2006 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.  

Nov 20   Iran and Syria recognize the government of Iraq, restore diplomatic relations, and call for a peace conference in the year 2006.  

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

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

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

Jan 02   In the year 2006 death of cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (b. 1913)  

Jan 03   In the year 2006 death of bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)  

Jan 04   Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912) died in the year 2006.  

Jan 05   In the year 2006 death of lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (b. 1920)  

Jan 06   Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933) died in the year 2006.  

Jan 07   Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912) died in the year 2006.  

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