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. .
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.