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Historical Events In 2006

Tuesday, 22 September 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 in the year 2006.  

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

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

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

Feb 25   In the year 2006 uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wins his second re-election, sparking riots in Kampala by opposition supporters.  

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   The final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 receives no response in the year 2006.  

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

Mar 07   Fifteen people die and many others are injured in three blasts throughout Varanasi, India on this day in history.  

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   NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter enters Mars orbit on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 2006 mar 26 - The 2006 Commonwealth Games take place in Melbourne, Australia.  

Mar 17   In the year 2006 the United States strikes its two remaining Iowa-class battleships from the Naval Vessel Register, ending the age of the battleship.  

Mar 20   On this day in history tropical Cyclone Larry makes landfall in Queensland, Australia.  

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

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

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   Seven people die in the Capitol Hill Massacre in Seattle, Washington on this day in history.  

Mar 26   The ban on smoking in public places such as bars and restaurants comes into effect in Scotland in the year 2006.  

Mar 30   On this day in history the al-Dana capsizes off the coast of Bahrain, killing at least 48 people.  

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

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

Apr 05   A swan with Avian Flu is discovered in Cellardyke in Fife, Scotland (the first case in the United Kingdom) in the year 2006.  

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   In the year 2006 bristol, United Kingdom celebrates the 200th birthday of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (actually apr 9) by relighting the Clifton Suspension Bridge.  

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

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

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

Apr 10   Romano Prodi narrowly defeats Silvio Berlusconi in the Italian parliamentary elections in the year 2006.  

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

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Famous Deaths In 2006

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Harry Magdoff, American magazine editor (b. 1913) died in the year 2006.  

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   Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912) died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (b. 1920) died in the year 2006.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 2006 death of heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)  

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

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