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.