Historical Events In 2006
Thursday, 23 March 2023
Nov 15 The State of Hawaii bans smoking in all enclosed public places in the year 2006.
Nov 16 On this day in history rioting in Nuku'alofa, the capital of Tonga, destroys approx. 80% of the CBD; 8 bodies found and foreign forces requested.
Nov 17 In the year 2006 u.S. comedian and actor Michael Richards launches a racially charged tirade at hecklers during a performance at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. Sony launches its next-generation console, the PlayStation 3, in North America.
Nov 19 In the year 2006 the 94th Grey Cup is held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The B.C. Lions beat the Montreal Alouettes 25-14. Nintendo launches its next-generation console, the Wii, in North America.
Nov 20 On this day in history iran and Syria recognize the government of Iraq, restore diplomatic relations, and call for a peace conference.
Nov 20 Lee High School bus crash kills 4 students in Huntsville, Alabama on this day in history.
Nov 21 On this day in history a gas explosion in the coal mine Halemba in Ruda Slaska, Poland, kills 23 miners approximately 1,000 meters below ground.
Nov 21 In the year 2006 israel's Supreme Court finds that Israel must recognize and register same-gender marriages celebrated in other countries.
Nov 21 Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanon's Minister of Industry, is assassinated in Beirut in the year 2006.
Nov 22 A General Election is held for the House of Keys in the Isle of Man in the year 2006.
Nov 22 Dutch general election, 2006: The Christian Democratic Appeal wins a plurality of seats in The Netherlands on this day in history.
Nov 22 On this day in history ten people are trapped and killed in the Kolkata leather factory fire in India.
Nov 23 A series of car bombs and mortar attacks in Sadr City, Baghdad, kill at least 215 people and injure 257 others on this day in history.
Nov 23 On this day in history alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian KGB agent, is killed by Polonium-210 in a London sushi bar.
Nov 24 In the year 2006 michael Stone is arrested for breaking into the parliament buildings at Stormont while armed. Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair's deadline on Northern Ireland power-sharing.
Nov 25 Steve Bracks wins the Victorian state election in the year 2006.
Nov 26 US Judge James Robertson orders the US Treasury to change the dollar bill on this day in history.
Nov 28 nov 29 - The NATO Summit 2006 takes place in Latvia in the year 2006.
Nov 30 In the year 2006 south Africa becomes the fifth nation to legalize gay marriage.
Nov 30 Typhoon Durian triggers a massive mudslide and kills hundreds of people in the Philippines in the year 2006.
Nov 30 On this day in history windows Vista, the newest version of operating system from Microsoft, released for volume license customers.
Dec 01 Felipe Calderón is sworn in as the President of Mexico by the Congress in Mexico in the year 2006.
Dec 01 The 15th Asian Games start in Doha, Qatar; the closing ceremony takes place on dec 15 on this day in history.
Dec 01 In the year 2006 typhoon Durian kills at least 388 people in Albay province on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
Dec 02 In Rome, about two million people, led by opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, demonstrate against Romano Prodi's government in the year 2006.
Dec 02 In the year 2006 stephane Dion is elected the new Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, on the fourth ballot.
Dec 03 Ed Stelmach is elected the new Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta, Canada, after the second ballot results, and second choice votes for Ted Morton have been added up. Ed becomes the Premier-designate of Alberta on this day in history.
Dec 03 Explosive demolition of Germany's tallest chimney at former Westerholt Power Station in the year 2006.
Dec 03 On this day in history hugo Chávez is re-elected President of Venezuela.
Dec 05 The military seizes power in Fiji by means of a coup d'état led by Commodore Josaia Voreqe "Frank" Bainimarama on this day in history.
Dec 09 On this day in history a fire at a hospital in Moscow kills 45 people.
Dec 10 Chivas defeats Toluca in the final of the Mexican Soccer League in the year 2006.
Dec 10 Christer Fuglesang becomes the first Swede in space on this day in history.
Dec 10 STS-116: Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center on the first night launch since the 2003 loss of Columbia on this day in history.
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