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Historical Events In 2006

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Apr 11   The European Space Agency's Venus Express spaceprobe enters Venus' orbit in the year 2006.  

Apr 16   On this day in history albert II, Prince of Monaco, reaches the North Pole, becoming the first reigning monarch ever to do so.  

Apr 16   On this day in history ireland commemorates the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising for the first time since 1971.  

Apr 17   In the year 2006 a suicide bombing by Islamic Jihad in Tel Aviv kills nine people and injures dozens.  

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

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

Apr 20   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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 22   In the year 2006 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   On this day in history three explosions in a tourist section of Dahab, Egypt kill 30 and injure over 115.  

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   In the year 2006 the Global Night Commute takes place in over 130 cities around the world to promote the visibility of the Invisible Children in Uganda.  

Apr 30   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 on this day in history.  

May 01   Bolivian President Evo Morales nationalizes his nation's gas fields on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history the Great American Boycott takes place across the United States as marers protest for immigration rights.  

May 04   On this day in history a new coalition government takes office in Israel; its four political parties hold 67 of the 120 seats in the Knesset.  

May 05   In the year 2006 fiat chairman Sergio marionne announces that the Alfa Romeo automobile brand will return to the United States in 2008, after a 13-year hiatus.  

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

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

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

May 13   On this day in history 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.  

May 17   On this day in history fC Barcelona beat Arsenal in the final of the UEFA Champions League played in Paris  

May 20   Finland's Lordi wins the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest held in Athens on this day in history.  

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   In the year 2006 east Timor's Foreign Minister Horta officially requests military assistance from the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Portugal.  

May 26   Yogyakarta earthquake in Indonesia killing 5,782 people in the year 2006.  

May 27   On this day in history 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   In the year 2006 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   Seventeen men are arrested in the Greater Toronto Area for alleged ties to a terrorist plot to blow up targets in the region in the year 2006.  

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

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

Jan 03   Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 2006 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   On this day in history death of heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)  

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

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