Historical Events In 2006
Sunday, 24 October 2021
Dec 10 The Nobel Prize ceremonies take place in Stockholm and Oslo on this day in history.
Dec 11 On this day in history 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 On this day in history the Chinese River Dolphin or Baiji becomes extinct.
Dec 13 U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) suffers a stroke during a radio interview in the year 2006.
Dec 15 An alleged assassination attempt on the Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniyeh sparks inter-Palestinian clashes on this day in history.
Dec 15 Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, abdicates in favour of his son Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck a year earlier than expected in the year 2006.
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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
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 in the year 2006.
Dec 21 In the year 2006 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 On this day in history the Space Shuttle Discovery lands at the Kennedy Space Center, concluding a two week mission to the International Space Station.
Dec 24 Ethiopia admits its troops have intervened in Somalia in the year 2006.
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 in the year 2006.
Dec 29 War in Somalia: Ethiopian and Transitional government troops capture Mogadishu without resistance in the year 2006.
Dec 30 Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad in the year 2006.
Dec 30 Saddam Hussein, former Iraq president, is executed in Baghdad in the year 2006.
Dec 30 On this day in history the Free State Project completes its "First 1,000" pledge.
Dec 30 In the year 2006 the M/V Senopati Nusantara sinks in Indonesia with several hundred casualties.
Dec 31 According to the Met Office, England experienced its warmest year since records began in 1659 with an average temperature of 10.82°C in the year 2006.
Dec 31 At least eleven bombs go off in Bangkok hours before the new year on this day in history.
Dec 31 On this day in history the U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000.