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Historical Events For 2006

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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   The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of marriage equality. [1] on this day in history.  

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

Oct 27   In the year 2006 the St. Louis Cardinals win the 2006 World Series.  

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

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

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.  

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

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   U.S. Midterm elections: Democrats win control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 1994 in the year 2006.  

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   In the year 2006 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   In the year 2006 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 in the year 2006.  

Nov 15   The State of Hawaii bans smoking in all enclosed public places in the year 2006.  

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   In the year 2006 iran and Syria recognize the government of Iraq, restore diplomatic relations, and call for a peace conference.  

Nov 20   Lee High School bus crash kills 4 students in Huntsville, Alabama in the year 2006.  

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.  

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Jan 01   On this day in history death of harry Magdoff, American magazine editor (b. 1913)  

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   On this day in history death of lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933)  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)  

Jan 08   Tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943) died in the year 2006.  

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