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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.  

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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   On this day in history 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 in the year 2006.  

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

Jan 07   Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912) died in the year 2006.  

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

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