Historical Events In 2006
Monday, 18 February 2019
Jan 01 Russia cuts natural gas to Ukraine over a price dispute on this day in history.
Jan 01 On this day in history sydney, Australia, has its hottest day on record, when the city swelters in 45°C (113° F) heat.
Jan 02 The Bad Reichenhall ice rink roof in Germany collapses after heavy snowfall in the Bavarian Alps, killing 15 in the year 2006.
Jan 03 Twelve dead coal miners and one survivor are discovered in the Sago Mine Disaster near Buckhannon, West Virginia, U.S in the year 2006.
Jan 04 Powers are transferred from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to his deputy, Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, after Sharon suffers a massive hemorrhagic stroke on this day in history.
Jan 04 On this day in history the Texas Longhorns of the University of Texas beat the University of Southern California Trojans, 41-38 in a last minute touchdown by Texas quarterback Vince Young in the 2006 Rose Bowl.
Jan 05 On this day in history a hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia collapses, killing 76 pilgrims visiting to perform hajj.
Jan 06 In the year 2006 the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season officially draws to a close as Tropical Storm Zeta dissipates.
Jan 07 Embroiled in multiple scandals, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay announces he will not seek to reassume his former post on this day in history.
Jan 07 On this day in history uK Liberal Democratic leader Charles Kennedy resigns after revelations that he has a drinking problem.
Jan 08 On this day in history a powerful, magnitude 6.9 earthquake centered off the coast of the Greek island of Kythera shakes much of Greece and is felt throughout the eastern Mediterranean basin.
Jan 09 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time since jun 7, 2001, closing at 11,011.90 in the year 2006.
Jan 11 The augine Volcano in Alaska erupts twice, marking its first major eruption since 1986 on this day in history.
Jan 12 In the year 2006 a stampede during the Stoning of the devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills 362 pilgrims.
Jan 14 A natural gas explosion in a coal mine kills eight in Romania in the year 2006.
Jan 15 NASA's Stardust mission successfully ends, the first to return dust from a comet on this day in history.
Jan 22 Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in regulation and is second only to the legendary 1960s center Wilt Chamberlain, who had 100 points on this day in history.
Jan 23 Stephen Harper wins the federal election in Canada, forming a minority government in the year 2006.
Jan 25 Deus Caritas Est, the first encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, is promulgated in the year 2006.
Jan 25 Hamas wins the majority of seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council elections in the year 2006.
Jan 27 Celebrations are held in Salzburg and around the world for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the year 2006.
Jan 28 On this day in history a trade hall roof collapses in Katowice, Poland, killing 65 people.
Jan 31 In the year 2006 samuel Alito is sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Feb 01 UAL Corporation, United Airlines' parent company, emerges from bankruptcy after being in that position since dec 9, 2002, the longest such filing in history in the year 2006.
Feb 04 The Wowowee stampede occurred at the PhilSports Arena. 61 killed on this day in history.
Feb 05 The Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl XL, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in the year 2006.
Feb 07 An aging Egyptian passenger ferry carrying more than 1,400 people sinks in the Red Sea off the Saudi coast on this day in history.
Feb 08 In the year 2006 2006 East Timor crisis: 404 soldiers desert their barracks in East Timor.
Feb 10 On this day in history the 2006 Winter Olympics open in Turin, Italy. The closing ceremony occurred on feb 26.
Feb 11 U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots his friend and lawyer, Harry Whittington, in the face with a shotgun on a south Texas ranch on this day in history.
Feb 16 In the year 2006 kobe Airport, a controversial offshore airport in Kobe, Japan, opens for airline service.
Feb 17 As many as 1,800 people die when a mudslide occurs on Leyte Island in the Philippines on this day in history.
Feb 19 In the year 2006 pasta de Conchos mine disaster: Sixty-five miners become trapped underground after an explosion in Nueva Rosita, Mexico; all 65 die.
Feb 22 In the year 2006 a bomb heavily damages the Al Askari Mosque, a Shiite holy site in Samarra, Iraq.