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Historical Events In 2006

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Dec 10   In the year 2006 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   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 in the year 2006.  

Dec 13   The Chinese River Dolphin or Baiji becomes extinct on this day in history.  

Dec 13   U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) suffers a stroke during a radio interview in the year 2006.  

Dec 15   An alleged assassination attempt on the Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniyeh sparks inter-Palestinian clashes on this day in history.  

Dec 15   In the year 2006 jigme Singye Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, abdicates in favour of his son Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck a year earlier than expected.  

Dec 15   In the year 2006 lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter successfully flies for the first time.  

Dec 15   In the year 2006 the Japanese government passes a bill to upgrade the Japan Defense Agency to a Ministry.  

Dec 19   A Libyan court sentences five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor to death for knowingly infecting hundreds of Libyan children with HIV on this day in history.  

Dec 20   In the year 2006 somalia: Islamic Courts Union fighters begin attacking the government-held town of Baidoa.  

Dec 21   Australian cricketer Shane Warne announces his retirement from the sport on this day in history.  

Dec 21   In the year 2006 saparmurat Niyazov, the dictator of Turkmenistan dies unexpectedly, sparking world concern over a possible power vacuum and instability in this energy-rich country.  

Dec 22   The Space Shuttle Discovery lands at the Kennedy Space Center, concluding a two week mission to the International Space Station on this day in history.  

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 in the year 2006.  

Dec 29   War in Somalia: Ethiopian and Transitional government troops capture Mogadishu without resistance in the year 2006.  

Dec 30   Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad on this day in history.  

Dec 30   Saddam Hussein, former Iraq president, is executed in Baghdad on this day in history.  

Dec 30   In the year 2006 the Free State Project completes its "First 1,000" pledge.  

Dec 30   In the year 2006 the M/V Senopati Nusantara sinks in Indonesia with several hundred casualties.  

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   In the year 2006 at least eleven bombs go off in Bangkok hours before the new year.  

Dec 31   In the year 2006 the U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912) died in the year 2006.  

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

Jan 06   Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933) died in the year 2006.  

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

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

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