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Historical Events In 2006

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Feb 22   On this day in history over £53.1 million is stolen during the Securitas depot robbery, the largest ever cash robbery in the United Kingdom.  

Feb 22   The 1 billionth song is purchased from the Apple iTunes Store on this day in history.  

Feb 23   A roof collapses on a Moscow market, killing 56 people in the year 2006.  

Feb 24   A state of emergency is declared in the Philippines, after an alleged coup d'état against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is foiled on this day in history.  

Feb 25   Police officers, and protesters injured when a protest prior to the Love Ulster parade turns into a major riot in the year 2006.  

Feb 25   Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wins his second re-election, sparking riots in Kampala by opposition supporters on this day in history.  

Mar 04   On this day in history prince Sverre Magnus of Norway was christened by Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme at the chapel inside The Royal Palace in Oslo.  

Mar 04   In the year 2006 the final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 receives no response.  

Mar 05   On this day in history the 2006 Academy Awards are held, with Crash winning Best Picture.  

Mar 07   Fifteen people die and many others are injured in three blasts throughout Varanasi, India in the year 2006.  

Mar 09   NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft discovers geysers of a liquid substance shooting from Saturn's moon Enceladus, signaling a possible presence of water in the year 2006.  

Mar 10   On this day in history nASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter enters Mars orbit.  

Mar 11   On this day in history michelle Bachelet is sworn in as the first female President of Chile.  

Mar 11   Slobodan Miloševic is found dead in his cell in the UN war crimes tribunal's detention centre, located in the Scheveningen section of The Hague on this day in history.  

Mar 15   mar 26 - The 2006 Commonwealth Games take place in Melbourne, Australia on this day in history.  

Mar 17   On this day in history the United States strikes its two remaining Iowa-class battleships from the Naval Vessel Register, ending the age of the battleship.  

Mar 20   Tropical Cyclone Larry makes landfall in Queensland, Australia in the year 2006.  

Mar 21   In the year 2006 swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Laila Freivalds resigns after over a year of criticism.  

Mar 22   ETA declares a permanent ceasefire in their campaign for Basque independence from Spain on this day in history.  

Mar 25   In the year 2006 a revolutionary scramjet jet engine, Hyshot III, designed to fly at seven times the speed of sound, is successfully tested at Woomera, South Australia.  

Mar 25   In the year 2006 an estimated 500,000 people take to the streets in downtown Los Angeles to protest a proposed federal crackdown on illegal immigration.  

Mar 25   On this day in history seven people die in the Capitol Hill Massacre in Seattle, Washington.  

Mar 26   The ban on smoking in public places such as bars and restaurants comes into effect in Scotland on this day in history.  

Mar 30   In the year 2006 the al-Dana capsizes off the coast of Bahrain, killing at least 48 people.  

Mar 30   The first Brazilian astronaut, Marcos Pontes, goes to space in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, Soyuz TMA-8, at 2:29:00 CET on this day in history.  

Mar 30   On this day in history the first World Baseball Classic ends in San Diego, California with Japan beating Cuba in the Championship.  

Apr 05   A swan with Avian Flu is discovered in Cellardyke in Fife, Scotland (the first case in the United Kingdom) on this day in history.  

Apr 08   Bloc 8406 publishes their Manifesto on Freedom and Democracy for Viet Nam in Viet Nam; their name comes from this date in the year 2006.  

Apr 08   Bristol, United Kingdom celebrates the 200th birthday of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (actually apr 9) by relighting the Clifton Suspension Bridge on this day in history.  

Apr 08   On this day in history numbersixvalverde, ridden by Niall Madden, wins the Grand National at Aintree.  

Apr 08   On this day in history shedden massacre: The bodies of 8 murdered men are found in Shedden, Elgin County, Ontario.  

Apr 09   Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is removed from office after four months in a coma in the year 2006.  

Apr 10   Romano Prodi narrowly defeats Silvio Berlusconi in the Italian parliamentary elections on this day in history.  

Apr 11   President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad confirms that Iran has successfully produced a few grams of low-grade enriched uranium in the year 2006.  

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Famous Deaths In 2006

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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   Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954) died in the year 2006.  

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 in the year 2006.  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933)  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history death of tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943)  

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