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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 20, 2006 – Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country’s banana crop.
- 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 21, 2006 – The Republic of Montenegro holds a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The Montenegrin people choose independence with a majority of 55%.
- May 27, 2006 – The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 am local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.
- June 29, 2006 – Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush’s plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.
- July 3, 2006 – Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.
- October 10, 2006 – The Greek city of Volos floods in one of the prefecture’s worst recorded floods.
- December 4, 2006 – Six black youths assault a white teenager in Jena, Louisiana, US; the subsequent court case becomes a cause célèbre.
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