Historical Events in 2006 (Part 2)

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  • Sep 22 The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.
  • Sep 22 Hezbollah claims "Divine Victory" over Israel in a massive demonstration in Beirut.
  • Sep 24 36th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 18.5-9.5 at The K Club, Ireland

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 26 Martin Scorsese's "The Departed", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg, premieres in New York City (Best Picture 2007)

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
Actor Matt Damon
Matt Damon
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Sep 29 US Representative Mark Foley resigns after allegations of inappropriate emails to house pages were introduced.
  • Sep 30 the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.
  • Oct 2 Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
  • Oct 9 North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Oct 11 "30 Rock", starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan, debuts on NBC

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey
Actor Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
  • Oct 14 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 17 The United States population reaches 300 million
  • Oct 19 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 22 A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama.
  • Oct 22 57th Formula One WDC: Fernando Alonso wins by 13 points
  • Oct 24 Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act.
  • Oct 27 MLB World Series: St. Louis Cardinals defeat Detroit Tigers to win 4-1
  • Oct 28 Funeral service for the peace of the executed at Bykivnia forest, outside of Kiev, Ukraine, with reburial of 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s - early 1940s.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 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.

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 6 40th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins

  • Nov 10 Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj assassinated in Colombo.
  • Nov 11 The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
  • Nov 12 The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.
  • Nov 14 "Casino Royale", 21st James Bond film premieres in London, starring Daniel Craig for the 1st time and Eva Green, premieres in London
  • Nov 17 Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).
  • Nov 18 71st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-15 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 19 94th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Montreal Alouettes, 25-14

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Moises Alou signs a one year-contract with the New York Mets worth $7.5 million

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • Nov 20 58th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
  • Nov 21 Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 21 33rd American Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win

  • Nov 24 Israeli rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • Nov 27 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigned from his position as lifetime senator.
  • Dec 2 15th SEC Championship Game: #4 Florida beats #8 Arkansas, 38-28
  • Dec 2 2nd ACC Championship Game: #16 Wake Forest beats #23 Georgia Tech, 9-6
  • Dec 2 11th Big 12 Championship Game: #8 Oklahoma beats #19 Nebraska, 21-7
  • Dec 3 95th Davis Cup: Russia beats Argentina in Moscow (3-2)
  • Dec 4 An adult giant squid is caught on video by Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo.
  • Dec 5 Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 5 Greg Maddux signs a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth $10 million

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Dec 6 NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
  • Dec 7 A tornado struck Kensal Green, North West London, seriously damaging around 150 properties.
  • Dec 9 Moscow suffers its worst fire since 1977, killing 45 women in a drug rehabitational center.
  • Dec 9 72nd Heisman Trophy Award: Troy Smith, Ohio State (QB)
  • Dec 10 One million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign.

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Dec 11 International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Dec 12 Peugeot produces its last car at the Ryton Plant signalling the end of mass car production in Coventry, formerly a major centre of the British motor industry.
  • Dec 13 The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, announced as extinct.
  • Dec 15 First flight of the F-35 Lightning II.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 B.B. King is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • Dec 20 A judge rules against the death penalty in the case of Naveed Haq, a man convicted in the shooting death and injuries at the Jewish Federation in Seattle.
  • Dec 21 Puzzle Play aired to network Ten, replacing In the Box
  • Dec 22 Australian archaeologist Sue O'Connor finds first evidence of modern humans in Jerimalai cave, near Lene Hara cave in East Timor
  • Dec 26 The 2006 Hengchun earthquake with 7.1 magnitude hit Taiwan.
  • Dec 30 Madrid Barajas International Airport is bombed.