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Historical Events In 2006

Sunday, 28 February 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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 2006 chief Justice of Japan Akira Machida retires upon reaching the age of 70.  

Oct 15   On this day in history declaration of the etablishment of the Islamic State of Iraq  

Oct 15   In the year 2006 the UN agrees to sanction North Korea over nuclear testing issue.  

Oct 16   The last MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) was decommissioned on this day in history.  

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

Oct 18   Microsoft publicly releases Windows Internet Explorer 7 in the year 2006.  

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 in the year 2006.  

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   On this day in history the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of marriage equality. [1].  

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   In the year 2006 aviation Development Company Flight 53 crashes shortly after take off in Nigeria.  

Oct 29   In the year 2006 luis Inácio Lula da Silva is re-elected President of Brazil.  

Oct 30   An airstrike on a madrasah in Bajaur kills dozens of suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban militants in the year 2006.  

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

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 in the year 2006.  

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

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

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

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   On this day in history in the U.S. congressional elections, Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison becomes the first Muslim elected to the House of Representatives.  

Nov 07   The Japanese town of Saroma, Hokkaido is struck by a tornado, killing nine. It is the deadliest tornado in Japan since 1941 on this day in history.  

Nov 07   In the year 2006 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 on this day in history.  

Nov 08   On this day in history margaret Chan is elected as the Director-General of the World Health Organization.  

Nov 08   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 in the year 2006.  

Nov 11   In the year 2006 edinburgh Place Ferry Pier, Hong Kong, completed the last journey of its 49-year operation.  

Nov 12   On this day in history gerald Ford surpasses Ronald Reagan as the longest lived President of the United States.  

Nov 12   The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia on this day in history.  

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

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

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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   In the year 2006 death of cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (b. 1913)  

Jan 03   In the year 2006 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   In the year 2006 death of lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (b. 1920)  

Jan 06   Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912) died in the year 2006.  

Jan 08   In the year 2006 death of tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943)  

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