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2006 Historical Event(s)
- January 29, 2006 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.
- March 22, 2006 – Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
- April 2, 2006 – Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed.
- 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 18, 2006 – The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.
- August 27, 2006 – Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
- October 28, 2006 – The funeral service takes place for those executed at Bykivnia forest, outside Kiev, Ukraine. 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s – early 1940s are reburied.
- December 14, 2006 – American spy satellite USA-193 is launched.
- December 30, 2006 – Madrid Barajas International Airport is bombed.
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