Historical Events In 2006
Thursday, 21 January 2021
Dec 10 On this day in history the Nobel Prize ceremonies take place in Stockholm and Oslo.
Dec 11 The Holocaust conference is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the year 2006.
Dec 12 In the year 2006 peugeot produce their last car at the Ryton Plant signalling the end of mass car production in a city that was once a major centre of the British motor industry; Coventry.
Dec 13 On this day in history the Chinese River Dolphin or Baiji becomes extinct.
Dec 13 In the year 2006 u.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) suffers a stroke during a radio interview.
Dec 15 An alleged assassination attempt on the Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniyeh sparks inter-Palestinian clashes on this day in history.
Dec 15 Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, abdicates in favour of his son Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck a year earlier than expected on this day in history.
Dec 15 Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter successfully flies for the first time on this day in history.
Dec 15 The Japanese government passes a bill to upgrade the Japan Defense Agency to a Ministry on this day in history.
Dec 19 In the year 2006 a Libyan court sentences five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor to death for knowingly infecting hundreds of Libyan children with HIV.
Dec 20 Somalia: Islamic Courts Union fighters begin attacking the government-held town of Baidoa in the year 2006.
Dec 21 Australian cricketer Shane Warne announces his retirement from the sport in the year 2006.
Dec 21 Saparmurat Niyazov, the dictator of Turkmenistan dies unexpectedly, sparking world concern over a possible power vacuum and instability in this energy-rich country in the year 2006.
Dec 22 On this day in history the Space Shuttle Discovery lands at the Kennedy Space Center, concluding a two week mission to the International Space Station.
Dec 24 Ethiopia admits its troops have intervened in Somalia on this day in history.
Dec 26 On this day in history an oil pipeline explodes in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos killing at least 200 people.
Dec 26 The Hengchun earthquake in Taiwan kills two people, damaged about 15 historical buildings and several undersea cable, disrupting Internet and IDD telecommunication services in Asia on this day in history.
Dec 29 War in Somalia: Ethiopian and Transitional government troops capture Mogadishu without resistance on this day in history.
Dec 30 In the year 2006 deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad
Dec 30 Saddam Hussein, former Iraq president, is executed in Baghdad in the year 2006.
Dec 30 On this day in history the Free State Project completes its "First 1,000" pledge.
Dec 30 The M/V Senopati Nusantara sinks in Indonesia with several hundred casualties on this day in history.
Dec 31 According to the Met Office, England experienced its warmest year since records began in 1659 with an average temperature of 10.82°C in the year 2006.
Dec 31 At least eleven bombs go off in Bangkok hours before the new year in the year 2006.
Dec 31 On this day in history the U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000.