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2006 Historical Event(s)
- January 27, 2006 – Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
- January 29, 2006 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.
- February 16, 2006 – The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
- April 27, 2006 – Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.
- May 12, 2006 – Iranian Azeris interpret a cartoon published in an Iranian magazine as insulting, resulting in massive riots throughout the country.
- May 18, 2006 – The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.
- August 9, 2006 – At least 21 suspected terrorists were arrested in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot that happened in the United Kingdom. The arrests were made in London, Birmingham, and High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, in an overnight operation.
- August 24, 2006 – The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term “planet” such that Pluto is now considered a Dwarf Planet.
- December 4, 2006 – Six black youths assault a white teenager in Jena, Louisiana, US; the subsequent court case becomes a cause célèbre.
- December 26, 2006 – A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Hengchun, Pingtung, Taiwan, killing two people and causing severe communication disruptions in southeast Asia.
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