Historical Events in June 2006

  • 1st NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 3
  • 3rd The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.
  • 5th Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
  • 7th British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert.

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9th King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thialand celebrates the 1st of 3 national holidays to commemorate his 60 years on the throne.

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 10th 138th Belmont: Fernando Jara aboard Jazil wins in 2:27.81
  • 11th 60th Tony Awards: Jersey Boys & The History Boys win

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11th 52nd LPGA Championship won by Se Ri Pak

LPGA Golfer Se Ri Pak
LPGA Golfer
Se Ri Pak
  • 11th 105th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6)
  • 11th 105th Women's French Open: Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Svetlana Kuznetsova (6-4, 6-4)

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17th Sci-Fi author Anne McCaffrey inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • 18th The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
  • 18th 106th US Golf Open: Geoff Ogilvy shoots a 285 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • 19th Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway.
  • 19th Stanley Cup: first time winners Carolina Hurricanes defeat Edmonton Oilers 4-3
  • 20th 60th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, 4 games to 2
  • 21st Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.

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24th "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Kiera Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland - becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion

  • 28th The Republic of Montenegro was admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264.

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29th 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.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush