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2006 Historical Event(s)
- January 16, 2006 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia’s new president. She becomes Africa’s first female elected head of state.
- January 29, 2006 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.
- March 1, 2006 – English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
- March 11, 2006 – Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.
- March 20, 2006 – Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Deby.
- April 17, 2006 – Sami Hammad, a Palestinian suicide bomber, detonates an explosive device in Tel Aviv, killing 11 people and injuring 70.
- 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.
- November 5, 2006 – Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.
- November 11, 2006 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II unveils the New Zealand War Memorial in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
- 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