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Historical Events In 2006

Thursday, 26 May 2022

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

Sep 09   In the year 2006 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   On this day in history 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 in the year 2006.  

Sep 12   Pope Benedict XVI gives a lecture in Germany; he quotes a criticism of the Islamic faith, sparking mass protest on this day in history.  

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   The solar system's largest dwarf planet, designated until now as 2003 UB313, is officially named "Eris"; its satellite is now known as "Dysnomia" in the year 2006.  

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

Sep 16   In the year 2006 five churches are attacked in Palestinian areas following the Pope's comments on Islam.  

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

Sep 19   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 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history toomas Hendrik Ilves is elected President of Estonia.  

Sep 24   In the year 2006 communist Party of China Central Political Bureau committee member, Shanghai Municipal Party Committee Secretary Chen Liangyu is dismissed for alleged corruption charges.  

Sep 24   In the year 2006 europe win the Ryder Cup in Ireland.  

Sep 25   In the year 2006 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.  

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 2006.  

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   In the year 2006 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.  

Sep 30   In the year 2006 nangpa La shootings  

Sep 30   West Coast Eagles win the Australian Football League Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the year 2006.  

Oct 01   On this day in history brisbane Broncos beat Melbourne Storm in the controversial 2006 National Rugby League Grand Final at Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia.  

Oct 01   In the year 2006 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   In the year 2006 per Westerberg takes office as Speaker of the Riksdag in Sweden.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 10   On this day in history google buys YouTube for USD$1.65 billion  

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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 on this day in history.  

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   Tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943) died on this day in history.  

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