Historical Events In 2006
Saturday, 04 July 2020
Dec 10 The Nobel Prize ceremonies take place in Stockholm and Oslo in the year 2006.
Dec 11 On this day in history the Holocaust conference is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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 The Chinese River Dolphin or Baiji becomes extinct in the year 2006.
Dec 13 U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) suffers a stroke during a radio interview in the year 2006.
Dec 15 On this day in history an alleged assassination attempt on the Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniyeh sparks inter-Palestinian clashes.
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 On this day in history lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter successfully flies for the first time.
Dec 15 The Japanese government passes a bill to upgrade the Japan Defense Agency to a Ministry on this day in history.
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 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 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 In the year 2006 ethiopia admits its troops have intervened in Somalia.
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 In the year 2006 war in Somalia: Ethiopian and Transitional government troops capture Mogadishu without resistance.
Dec 30 Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad in the year 2006.
Dec 30 On this day in history saddam Hussein, former Iraq president, is executed in Baghdad.
Dec 30 The Free State Project completes its "First 1,000" pledge in the year 2006.
Dec 30 The M/V Senopati Nusantara sinks in Indonesia with several hundred casualties in the year 2006.
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 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.