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Historical Events In 2006

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Feb 22   In the year 2006 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   A roof collapses on a Moscow market, killing 56 people on this day in history.  

Feb 24   A state of emergency is declared in the Philippines, after an alleged coup d'état against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is foiled in the year 2006.  

Feb 25   On this day in history police officers, and protesters injured when a protest prior to the Love Ulster parade turns into a major riot.  

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

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

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 in the year 2006.  

Mar 09   On this day in history nASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft discovers geysers of a liquid substance shooting from Saturn's moon Enceladus, signaling a possible presence of water.  

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

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 in the year 2006.  

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

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   Tropical Cyclone Larry makes landfall in Queensland, Australia on this day in history.  

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

Mar 25   On this day in history 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   The al-Dana capsizes off the coast of Bahrain, killing at least 48 people on this day in history.  

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 in the year 2006.  

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

Apr 08   On this day in history bloc 8406 publishes their Manifesto on Freedom and Democracy for Viet Nam in Viet Nam; their name comes from this date.  

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   In the year 2006 numbersixvalverde, ridden by Niall Madden, wins the Grand National at Aintree.  

Apr 08   Shedden massacre: The bodies of 8 murdered men are found in Shedden, Elgin County, Ontario in the year 2006.  

Apr 09   Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is removed from office after four months in a coma on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (b. 1913) died in the year 2006.  

Jan 03   On this day in history death of bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)  

Jan 04   On this day in history death of irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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