Historical Events In 2006
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Sep 07 On this day in history chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taipei is renamed to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
Sep 09 STS-115: Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched on a mission to build up the International Space Station. It returns safe and successful on sep 21 in the year 2006.
Sep 10 Seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher announces he will retire from Formula 1 at the end of the year in the year 2006.
Sep 12 In the year 2006 a stampede at a rally in Yemen leaves 41 dead.
Sep 12 Pope Benedict XVI gives a lecture in Germany; he quotes a criticism of the Islamic faith, sparking mass protest in the year 2006.
Sep 13 The Dawson College Shooting occurs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, leaving one student dead and 19 others injured in the year 2006.
Sep 13 In the year 2006 the solar system's largest dwarf planet, designated until now as 2003 UB313, is officially named "Eris"; its satellite is now known as "Dysnomia".
Sep 15 Spinach contaminated with E. coli kills one person and poisons over 100 others in 20 states of the United States on this day in history.
Sep 16 Five churches are attacked in Palestinian areas following the Pope's comments on Islam in the year 2006.
Sep 17 The Alliance for Sweden claims victory in the Swedish general election, 2006 on this day in history.
Sep 19 In the year 2006 a memorial service for recently deceased Australian personality Steve Irwin takes place at Australia Zoo, Queensland, Australia. The service is broadcast across Australia and other parts of the world.
Sep 19 Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand declares a state of emergency in Bangkok as members of the Royal Thai Army stage a coup d'état. The army announces the removal of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from power on this day in history.
Sep 20 The CW Television Network (a merger of The WB and UPN) officially begins operations on this day in history.
Sep 22 On this day in history a Transrapid Maglev train crashes into a maintenance vehicle on a test track in Germany, killing 23 and injuring 10; it is the first recorded fatal accident involving a Maglev.
Sep 23 Toomas Hendrik Ilves is elected President of Estonia on this day in history.
Sep 24 Communist Party of China Central Political Bureau committee member, Shanghai Municipal Party Committee Secretary Chen Liangyu is dismissed for alleged corruption charges in the year 2006.
Sep 24 Europe win the Ryder Cup in Ireland in the year 2006.
Sep 25 The Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans re-opens 13 months after Hurricane Katrina with extensive repairs, including the largest re-roofing project in the United States on this day in history.
Sep 26 Diet of Japan elects Shinzo Abe as new Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Junichiro Koizumi on this day in history.
Sep 27 On this day in history an armed suspect holds six female students as hostages in Platte Canyon High School located in Bailey, Colorado. One hostage is fatally wounded as the gunman kills himself.
Sep 28 After 40 years of development, Suvarnabhumi Airport, opens in Bangkok, Thailand replacing Don Mueang International Airport as Bangkok's primary airport for commercial flights on this day in history.
Sep 29 On this day in history gol Flight 1907, a Boeing 737-800, collides with a business jet over the Amazon Rainforest killing all 154 onboard.
Sep 29 Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in the year 2006.
Sep 29 U.S. Representative Mark Foley (R-FL) resigns after it is revealed that he sent explicit e-mails for several years to underage male pages on this day in history.
Sep 30 Nangpa La shootings in the year 2006.
Sep 30 On this day in history west Coast Eagles win the Australian Football League Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Oct 01 Brisbane Broncos beat Melbourne Storm in the controversial 2006 National Rugby League Grand Final at Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia on this day in history.
Oct 01 On this day in history vodafone Japan, owned by SoftBank, officially changes its name to Softbank Mobile Corporation.
Oct 02 Charles Carl Roberts IV, a 32-yr-old milk-truck driver, kills five female students at an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania before shooting himself in the year 2006.
Oct 02 Per Westerberg takes office as Speaker of the Riksdag in Sweden on this day in history.
Oct 04 The Dow Industrial Average closes above 11,800 for the first time rising 123.27 points, or 1.05%, finishing at 11,850.61 in the year 2006.
Oct 06 Hazardous waste plant near Apex, North Carolina explodes releasing chlorine gas, resulting in the evacuation of thousands and the hospitalization of over 100 residents in the year 2006.
Oct 09 On this day in history north Korea claims to have conducted its first ever nuclear test.
Oct 10 In the year 2006 google buys YouTube for USD$1.65 billion