history fiend logo history fiend area
history fiend spacer

Find Events By Day


Follow History Fiend on Twitter

Events and People Who Made History in the Year 2006 AD


January 4: Ehud Olmert becomes Prime Minister of Israel after Ariel Sharon suffers a stroke
January 11: Alaska's Augustine volcano erupts
January 15: Stardust space mission returns dust from a comet to earth
January 23: Stephen Harper, wins the election in Canada and is the first conservative Prime Minister in 12 years
January 31: Samuel Alito sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court


February 1: United Airlines emerges from bankruptcy
February 5: Super Bowl XL: Steelers defeat the Seahawks 21-10
February 7: Egyptian ferry, Al Salam Boccaccio, sinks killing over 1200 people in the Red Sea
February 10: 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy
February 11: Dick Cheney accidentally shoots friend in a hunting accident
February 22: Al-Askari Mosque is bombed, setting off protests and violence across Iraq
February 22: Apple's iTunes store sells it's 1 billionth song


March 10: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter enters Mars orbit
March 11: Slobodan Milosevic found dead in cell in the Hague
March 22: ETA terrorist group declares ceasefire against Spain
March 26: Smoking is banned in restaurants and bars in Scotland


April 19: Han Myung-sook elected Prime Minister of South Korea


May 27: Java, Indonesia suffers a 6.3 magnitue earthquake, killing more than 6,000


June 3: 17 Islamic men are arrested in a plot to bomb targets in Toronto
June 6: Union of Islamic Courts takes over Mogadishu, Somalia
June 7: Terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is killed by U.S. forces in Iraq
June 25: Warren Buffett donates $30 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


July 9: Italy wins the World Cup 5-3 vs. France
July 12: Israel invades Lebanon in response to Hezbollah's kidnapping of Israeli soldiers


August 14: U.N. cease fire takes effect in Lebanon
August 24: Pluto is demoted to a 'dwarf planet'


September 3: Andre Agassi retires after winning 60 career titles
September 12: Pope Benedict XVI quotes a criticism of the Islamic faith leading to mass protests
September 26: Japan elects Shinzo Abe as new Prime Minister of Japan


October 4: Dow closes above 11,800 for the first time
October 9: North Korea conducts first atomic weapons test
October 10: Google buys YouTube.com for $1.6 billion
October 13: Ban Ki-moon is elected to be U.N. Secretary-General
October 17: United States population reaches 300 million people
October 19: Dow closes above 12,000 for the first time
October 31: Bob Barker, from The Price is Right, retires after 35 years as host


November 5: Saddam Hussein sentenced to death by hanging by an Iraqi court
November 8: Donald Rumsfeld resigns as U.S. Secretary of Defense
November 15: Al Jazeera launches Al Jazeera English


December 3: Hugo Chavez, leftist dictator, is re-elected President of Venezuela
December 29: Ethiopian troops eject the Islamic forces from Mogadishu, Somalia
December 30: Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad
<< 20052007 >>

Copyright © 2009 - 2018 History-Fiend.com Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us