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Historical Events In 2006

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Dec 10   In the year 2006 the Nobel Prize ceremonies take place in Stockholm and Oslo.  

Dec 11   In the year 2006 the Holocaust conference is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  

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 in the year 2006.  

Dec 13   On this day in history 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   On this day in history jigme Singye Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, abdicates in favour of his son Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck a year earlier than expected.  

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

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 in the year 2006.  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 21   On this day in history 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 in the year 2006.  

Dec 24   In the year 2006 ethiopia admits its troops have intervened in Somalia.  

Dec 26   An oil pipeline explodes in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos killing at least 200 people in the year 2006.  

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   On this day in history war in Somalia: Ethiopian and Transitional government troops capture Mogadishu without resistance.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 2006 according to the Met Office, England experienced its warmest year since records began in 1659 with an average temperature of 10.82°C.  

Dec 31   In the year 2006 at least eleven bombs go off in Bangkok hours before the new year.  

Dec 31   The U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000 on this day in history.  

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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   Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912) died on this day in history.  

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

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