Historical Events In 2006
Sunday, 24 October 2021
Feb 22 Over £53.1 million is stolen during the Securitas depot robbery, the largest ever cash robbery in the United Kingdom on this day in history.
Feb 22 The 1 billionth song is purchased from the Apple iTunes Store on this day in history.
Feb 23 A roof collapses on a Moscow market, killing 56 people on this day in history.
Feb 24 In the year 2006 a state of emergency is declared in the Philippines, after an alleged coup d'état against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is foiled.
Feb 25 On this day in history police officers, and protesters injured when a protest prior to the Love Ulster parade turns into a major riot.
Feb 25 On this day in history uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wins his second re-election, sparking riots in Kampala by opposition supporters.
Mar 04 Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway was christened by Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme at the chapel inside The Royal Palace in Oslo in the year 2006.
Mar 04 In the year 2006 the final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 receives no response.
Mar 05 The 2006 Academy Awards are held, with Crash winning Best Picture on this day in history.
Mar 07 Fifteen people die and many others are injured in three blasts throughout Varanasi, India in the year 2006.
Mar 09 On this day in history nASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft discovers geysers of a liquid substance shooting from Saturn's moon Enceladus, signaling a possible presence of water.
Mar 10 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter enters Mars orbit in the year 2006.
Mar 11 Michelle Bachelet is sworn in as the first female President of Chile in the year 2006.
Mar 11 In the year 2006 slobodan Miloševic is found dead in his cell in the UN war crimes tribunal's detention centre, located in the Scheveningen section of The Hague.
Mar 15 mar 26 - The 2006 Commonwealth Games take place in Melbourne, Australia on this day in history.
Mar 17 In the year 2006 the United States strikes its two remaining Iowa-class battleships from the Naval Vessel Register, ending the age of the battleship.
Mar 20 Tropical Cyclone Larry makes landfall in Queensland, Australia in the year 2006.
Mar 21 In the year 2006 swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Laila Freivalds resigns after over a year of criticism.
Mar 22 In the year 2006 eTA declares a permanent ceasefire in their campaign for Basque independence from Spain.
Mar 25 On this day in history a revolutionary scramjet jet engine, Hyshot III, designed to fly at seven times the speed of sound, is successfully tested at Woomera, South Australia.
Mar 25 An estimated 500,000 people take to the streets in downtown Los Angeles to protest a proposed federal crackdown on illegal immigration in the year 2006.
Mar 25 In the year 2006 seven people die in the Capitol Hill Massacre in Seattle, Washington.
Mar 26 The ban on smoking in public places such as bars and restaurants comes into effect in Scotland in the year 2006.
Mar 30 The al-Dana capsizes off the coast of Bahrain, killing at least 48 people on this day in history.
Mar 30 The first Brazilian astronaut, Marcos Pontes, goes to space in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, Soyuz TMA-8, at 2:29:00 CET on this day in history.
Mar 30 On this day in history the first World Baseball Classic ends in San Diego, California with Japan beating Cuba in the Championship.
Apr 05 On this day in history a swan with Avian Flu is discovered in Cellardyke in Fife, Scotland (the first case in the United Kingdom).
Apr 08 In the year 2006 bloc 8406 publishes their Manifesto on Freedom and Democracy for Viet Nam in Viet Nam; their name comes from this date.
Apr 08 Bristol, United Kingdom celebrates the 200th birthday of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (actually apr 9) by relighting the Clifton Suspension Bridge on this day in history.
Apr 08 On this day in history numbersixvalverde, ridden by Niall Madden, wins the Grand National at Aintree.
Apr 08 On this day in history shedden massacre: The bodies of 8 murdered men are found in Shedden, Elgin County, Ontario.
Apr 09 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is removed from office after four months in a coma on this day in history.
Apr 10 Romano Prodi narrowly defeats Silvio Berlusconi in the Italian parliamentary elections in the year 2006.
Apr 11 On this day in history president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad confirms that Iran has successfully produced a few grams of low-grade enriched uranium.