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Historical Events In 2006

Thursday, 02 July 2020

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   Ban Ki-moon (from South Korea) is elected as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations in the year 2006.  

Oct 15   In the year 2006 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 in the year 2006.  

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

Oct 17   In the year 2006 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 this day in history 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.  

Oct 23   Jeffrey Skilling is sentenced to 24 years and 4 months in federal prison on charges relating to the financial collapse of Enron in the year 2006.  

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   The St. Louis Cardinals win the 2006 World Series in the year 2006.  

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

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

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   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   In the year 2006 the Esperanza Fire burns over 61 square miles of Cabazon, California mountain territory.  

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

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   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   In the year 2006 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.  

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 03   On this day in history death of bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)  

Jan 04   In the year 2006 death of irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)  

Jan 05   Lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (b. 1920) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history death of heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)  

Jan 08   Tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943) died on this day in history.  

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