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2006 Historical Event(s)
- January 22, 2006 – Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country’s first indigenous president.
- January 29, 2006 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.
- March 25, 2006 – Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
- 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.
- June 18, 2006 – The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
- July 10, 2006 – Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan, shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board.
- July 12, 2006 – The Hezbollah initiate Operation True Promise.
- October 9, 2006 – North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.
- 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