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Historical Events In 2006

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Sep 07   Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taipei is renamed to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on this day in history.  

Sep 09   On this day in history 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.  

Sep 10   In the year 2006 seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher announces he will retire from Formula 1 at the end of the year.  

Sep 12   A stampede at a rally in Yemen leaves 41 dead on this day in history.  

Sep 12   In the year 2006 pope Benedict XVI gives a lecture in Germany; he quotes a criticism of the Islamic faith, sparking mass protest.  

Sep 13   The Dawson College Shooting occurs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, leaving one student dead and 19 others injured on this day in history.  

Sep 13   The solar system's largest dwarf planet, designated until now as 2003 UB313, is officially named "Eris"; its satellite is now known as "Dysnomia" on this day in history.  

Sep 15   Spinach contaminated with E. coli kills one person and poisons over 100 others in 20 states of the United States in the year 2006.  

Sep 16   Five churches are attacked in Palestinian areas following the Pope's comments on Islam on this day in history.  

Sep 17   In the year 2006 the Alliance for Sweden claims victory in the Swedish general election, 2006.  

Sep 19   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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.  

Sep 20   On this day in history the CW Television Network (a merger of The WB and UPN) officially begins operations.  

Sep 22   In the year 2006 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 in the year 2006.  

Sep 24   On this day in history communist Party of China Central Political Bureau committee member, Shanghai Municipal Party Committee Secretary Chen Liangyu is dismissed for alleged corruption charges.  

Sep 24   On this day in history europe win the Ryder Cup in Ireland.  

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 in the year 2006.  

Sep 27   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 on this day in history.  

Sep 28   In the year 2006 after 40 years of development, Suvarnabhumi Airport, opens in Bangkok, Thailand replacing Don Mueang International Airport as Bangkok's primary airport for commercial flights.  

Sep 29   Gol Flight 1907, a Boeing 737-800, collides with a business jet over the Amazon Rainforest killing all 154 onboard on this day in history.  

Sep 29   In the year 2006 michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 30   West Coast Eagles win the Australian Football League Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on this day in history.  

Oct 01   In the year 2006 brisbane Broncos beat Melbourne Storm in the controversial 2006 National Rugby League Grand Final at Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia.  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 02   Per Westerberg takes office as Speaker of the Riksdag in Sweden in the year 2006.  

Oct 04   On this day in history the Dow Industrial Average closes above 11,800 for the first time rising 123.27 points, or 1.05%, finishing at 11,850.61.  

Oct 06   In the year 2006 hazardous waste plant near Apex, North Carolina explodes releasing chlorine gas, resulting in the evacuation of thousands and the hospitalization of over 100 residents.  

Oct 09   North Korea claims to have conducted its first ever nuclear test on this day in history.  

Oct 10   Google buys YouTube for USD$1.65 billion on this day in history.  

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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   Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (b. 1913) died on this day in history.  

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   In the year 2006 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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