Historical Events For 2006
Friday, 23 June 2017
Oct 18 Microsoft publicly releases Windows Internet Explorer 7 in the year 2006.
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 Jeffrey Skilling is sentenced to 24 years and 4 months in federal prison on charges relating to the financial collapse of Enron on this day in history.
Oct 25 The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of marriage equality.  on this day in history.
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 in the year 2006.
Oct 29 Aviation Development Company Flight 53 crashes shortly after take off in Nigeria in the year 2006.
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 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 In the year 2006 science predicts 90% of maritime life forms will be extinct by 2048.
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 in the year 2006.
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 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 In the year 2006 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 In the year 2006 a transit of Mercury occurs.
Nov 08 On this day in history margaret Chan is elected as the Director-General of the World Health Organization.
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 On this day in history gerald Ford surpasses Ronald Reagan as the longest lived President of the United States.
Nov 12 In the year 2006 the former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.
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 The State of Hawaii bans smoking in all enclosed public places in the year 2006.
Nov 16 In the year 2006 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 on this day in history.
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 In the year 2006 iran and Syria recognize the government of Iraq, restore diplomatic relations, and call for a peace conference.
Nov 20 In the year 2006 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 in the year 2006.