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Historical Events In 2006

Sunday, 09 May 2021

Apr 11   The European Space Agency's Venus Express spaceprobe enters Venus' orbit on this day in history.  

Apr 16   In the year 2006 albert II, Prince of Monaco, reaches the North Pole, becoming the first reigning monarch ever to do so.  

Apr 16   Ireland commemorates the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising for the first time since 1971 in the year 2006.  

Apr 17   A suicide bombing by Islamic Jihad in Tel Aviv kills nine people and injures dozens on this day in history.  

Apr 18   In the year 2006 festivities and memorials across the Bay Area mark the 100th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire  

Apr 19   On this day in history han Myeong Sook becomes the first female Prime Minister of South Korea.  

Apr 20   In the year 2006 iran announces a uranium enrichment deal with Russia, involving a joint uranium enrichment firm on Russian soil; nine days later Iran announces that it will not move all activity to Russia, thus leading to a de-facto termination of the deal.  

Apr 22   Jalal Talabani re-elected for a second term as President of Iraq on this day in history.  

Apr 22   On this day in history war on Terror: Four Canadian soldiers are killed 75 kilometers north of Kandahar, Afghanistan by a roadside bomb - the worst one-day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War.  

Apr 24   Three explosions in a tourist section of Dahab, Egypt kill 30 and injure over 115 in the year 2006.  

Apr 29   On this day in history massive anti-war demonstrations and a mar down Broadway in New York City mark the third year of war in Iraq.  

Apr 29   The Global Night Commute takes place in over 130 cities around the world to promote the visibility of the Invisible Children in Uganda on this day in history.  

Apr 30   In the year 2006 in the Australian Football League, a match between St Kilda and Fremantle ends in controversial circumstances after St Kilda's Steven Baker was alleged to have kicked a behind after the final siren had went. Following an investigation, the Saints were stripped of two competition points and the full win was handed to Fremantle.  

May 01   In the year 2006 bolivian President Evo Morales nationalizes his nation's gas fields.  

May 01   The Great American Boycott takes place across the United States as marers protest for immigration rights in the year 2006.  

May 04   A new coalition government takes office in Israel; its four political parties hold 67 of the 120 seats in the Knesset in the year 2006.  

May 05   Fiat chairman Sergio marionne announces that the Alfa Romeo automobile brand will return to the United States in 2008, after a 13-year hiatus on this day in history.  

May 05   NASA astronomers announce the discovery of a storm system in the Jovian atmosphere, dubbed the Red Spot Junior on this day in history.  

May 07   On this day in history richard Carleton, Australian news reporter (b.1943)  

May 09   On this day in history beaconsfield mine collapse: After 14 days trapped underground, miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb are rescued in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia.  

May 13   Liverpool F.C. defeat West Ham United F.C. on penalties in the 2006 FA Cup Final following a 3-3 draw after extra time in the year 2006.  

May 17   FC Barcelona beat Arsenal in the final of the UEFA Champions League played in Paris in the year 2006.  

May 20   Finland's Lordi wins the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest held in Athens in the year 2006.  

May 21   The Dallas Mavericks beat the San Antonio Spurs in overtime to win the Western Conference semi-finals in the NBA Playoffs on this day in history.  

May 24   On this day in history east Timor's Foreign Minister Horta officially requests military assistance from the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Portugal.  

May 26   On this day in history yogyakarta earthquake in Indonesia killing 5,782 people  

May 27   In the year 2006 a 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes central Java in Indonesia, killing more than 6,000, injuring at least 36,000 and leaving some 1.5 million people homeless.  

May 27   On this day in history the first demonstration for gay rights in Moscow is broken up by the police.  

May 28   On this day in history president Alvaro Uribe Velez is re-elected in Colombia for a second term. He becomes the first president in over a century to serve consecutive terms.  

Jun 03   On this day in history montenegro declares independence after a may 21 referendum. The state union of Serbia and Montenegro is dissolved on jun 5 leaving Serbia as the successor state.  

Jun 03   In the year 2006 seventeen men are arrested in the Greater Toronto Area for alleged ties to a terrorist plot to blow up targets in the region.  

Jun 06   In the year 2006 the 6bone (testbed network for the IPv6 network protocol) is phased out.  

Jun 06   The Union of Islamic Courts gains control of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, ending warlord rule of the city in the year 2006.  

Jun 07   On this day in history al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and seven of his aides are killed in a U.S. air raid just north of the town of Baqouba, Iraq.  

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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   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   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   In the year 2006 death of tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943)  

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