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2006 Historical Event(s)
- January 27, 2006 – Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
- January 28, 2006 – The roof of one of the buildings at the Katowice International Fair in Chorzów / Katowice, Poland, collapses due to the weight of snow, killing 65 and injuring more than 170 others.
- January 29, 2006 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.
- April 1, 2006 – The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the “British FBI”, is created in the United Kingdom.
- May 5, 2006 – The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army.
- May 13, 2006 – 2006 São Paulo violence: a major rebellion occurs in several prisons in Brazil.
- May 17, 2006 – The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.
- June 18, 2006 – The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
- October 22, 2006 – A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama.
- December 4, 2006 – An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km south of Tokyo.
Who Were Born On 2006?
- June 3, 2006 – Countess Leonore of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg, Member of the Dutch royal family
- June 18, 2006 – Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg, Dutch royal
- September 6, 2006 – Prince Hisahito of Akishino, Japanese imperial family member
- October 25, 2006 – Krista and Tatiana Hogan, Canadian craniopagus conjoined twins