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.