2006 in History – What happened in year 2006

✅ Published on April 11th, 2009 in 21st Century in History

In history, year 2006 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 2006.

Top Historical Events of the Year 2006 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 januaryPrime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke, leaving Ehud Olmert as Acting Prime Minister.
19 januaryIn the deadliest aviation accident in Slovak history, an Antonov An-24 aircraft operated by the Slovak Air Force crashed in northern Hungary, killing 42 of the 43 people on board.
22 januaryAymaran Evo Morales was inaugurated as President of Bolivia,the country's first democratically elected, fully Amerindian leader.
23 januaryStephen Harper wins the election in Canada. He is the first conservative Prime Minister in 12 years.
25 januaryThree independent observing campaigns announced the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb, a super-Earth extrasolar planet 21, 500 ±3, 300 light years away from Earth near the center of the Milky Way.
29 januaryIndia's Irfan Pathan became the first bowler to take a Testcricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match.
01 februaryThe United Airlines 250 Muslim pilgrims were crushed to death during the annual stoning of Satan Rituals in the Mena Valley at Saudi Arabia.
04 februaryA stampede at the Phil Sports Stadium in Pasig City, Metro Manila, in the Philippines, killed 78 people and injured about 400.
05 februaryIn the super bowl XL, the Steelers defeated the Seahawks by 21-10 runs.
07 februaryAL Salam Boccaccio, an Egyptian ferry sank after killing over 1200 people in the Red sea.
11 februaryIn a hunting visit Dick Chancy accidently shot his own friend in a hunting accident.
12 februaryDick Cheney accidentally shoots friend in a hunting accident.
17 februaryA massive landslide in the Philippine province of Southern Leyte killed over 1, 000 people.
19 februaryA methane explosion in a coal mine in Nueva Rosita, Mexico, trapped and killed 65 miners.
22 february1 billionth song was sold by Apple’s iTunes Store.
22 februaryAt least six men staged Britain's biggest cash robbery ever, stealing £53,116,760 in bank notes from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
24 februaryPhilippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared a stateof emergency in an attempt to subdue a possible military coup.
10 marchNASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter attained orbit around Mars.
11 marchMichelle Bachelet was inaugurated as the first female Presidentof Chile.
16 marchThe United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly toestablish the UN Human Rights Council.
20 marchDhaka wildcat strikes took place on May 20, 2006 and lasted for 18 days in and around the capital of Bangladesh. More than 1.8 million workers from 4000 garment factories demonstrated and were engaged in a series of massive strikes.
21 marchA man using a hammer smashed the statue of Phra Phrom in the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, and was subsequently beaten to death by bystanders.
22 marchThe ETA terrorist group declares ceasefire in Spain.
22 marchThe remaining three Christian Peacemaker Teams hostages were rescued from their Iraq captured by a multinational force.
25 marchA gunman in Seattle, Washington, US, entered a rave after party and opened fire, killing six and wounding two, before committing suicide.
26 marchSmoking is banned in bars and restaurants of Scotland.
01 aprilAs mandated by a 2005 Act of the British Parliament, several British policing agencies joined together to become very serious and organised.
01 aprilSeveral British policing agencies joined together to become very serious and organised.
02 aprilOver 60 tornadoes touched down in the central United States, killing 27 people and causing about US$1.1 billion in damages.
06 aprilLithuanian President Rolandas Paksas became the first European Head of state to be removed from office by impeachment.

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