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Historical Events In 2006

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Oct 11   New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle is killed, along with his flight instructor, when his plane crashes into a building in New York City's Upper East Side in the year 2006.  

Oct 13   In the year 2006 ban Ki-moon (from South Korea) is elected as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations.  

Oct 15   On this day in history chief Justice of Japan Akira Machida retires upon reaching the age of 70.  

Oct 15   In the year 2006 declaration of the etablishment of the Islamic State of Iraq  

Oct 15   The UN agrees to sanction North Korea over nuclear testing issue on this day in history.  

Oct 16   In the year 2006 the last MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) was decommissioned.  

Oct 17   On this day in history the United States population reaches 300 million based on a United States Census Bureau projection.  

Oct 18   In the year 2006 microsoft publicly releases Windows Internet Explorer 7.  

Oct 19   On the 19th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 12,000 for the first time gaining 19.05 points, or 0.16%, to 12,011.73 on this day in history.  

Oct 23   On this day in history jeffrey Skilling is sentenced to 24 years and 4 months in federal prison on charges relating to the financial collapse of Enron.  

Oct 25   The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of marriage equality. [1] in the year 2006.  

Oct 27   In the year 2006 last Ford Taurus rolls off Atlanta Assembly line.  

Oct 27   On this day in history the St. Louis Cardinals win the 2006 World Series.  

Oct 29   Aviation Development Company Flight 53 crashes shortly after take off in Nigeria on this day in history.  

Oct 29   Luis Inácio Lula da Silva is re-elected President of Brazil on this day in history.  

Oct 30   On this day in history an airstrike on a madrasah in Bajaur kills dozens of suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.  

Oct 30   In the year 2006 former President of Chile augo Pinochet is placed under house arrest for crimes committed at the Villa Grimaldi detention centre.  

Oct 30   The Esperanza Fire burns over 61 square miles of Cabazon, California mountain territory in the year 2006.  

Nov 01   The Stardust Resort & Casino closes after 48 years of business in Las Vegas on this day in history.  

Nov 03   On this day in history iran successfully test-fires 3 new models of sea missiles in a show of force to assert its military capacities in the Gulf.  

Nov 03   Science predicts 90% of maritime life forms will be extinct by 2048 on this day in history.  

Nov 03   In the year 2006 ted Haggard resigns as president of the National Association of Evangelicals, after allegations of methamphetamine use and sexual relations with a male prostitute.  

Nov 05   Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and two of his senior allies are sentenced to death by hanging after an Iraqi court finds them guilty of crimes against humanity on this day in history.  

Nov 07   In the U.S. congressional elections, Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison becomes the first Muslim elected to the House of Representatives in the year 2006.  

Nov 07   In the year 2006 the Japanese town of Saroma, Hokkaido is struck by a tornado, killing nine. It is the deadliest tornado in Japan since 1941.  

Nov 07   On this day in history u.S. Midterm elections: Democrats win control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 1994.  

Nov 08   A transit of Mercury occurs in the year 2006.  

Nov 08   Margaret Chan is elected as the Director-General of the World Health Organization in the year 2006.  

Nov 08   In the year 2006 u.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigns; President Bush nominates Robert Gates, a former Central Intelligence Agency director, as his replacement. Gates is then confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in on dec 18.  

Nov 11   Edinburgh Place Ferry Pier, Hong Kong, completed the last journey of its 49-year operation on this day in history.  

Nov 12   Gerald Ford surpasses Ronald Reagan as the longest lived President of the United States in the year 2006.  

Nov 12   The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia in the year 2006.  

Nov 15   In the year 2006 al Jazeera launches its new English language news channel, Al Jazeera English.  

Nov 15   Start of the Sales and Use Tax in Puerto Rico; a response to the Puerto Rico budget crisis of may 2006 on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 2006 death of bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)  

Jan 04   On this day in history death of irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)  

Jan 05   Lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (b. 1920) died in the year 2006.  

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

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