January 4, 2006 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Deaths in History

  • Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai (b. 1946)
  • Robert Howard White, Mayor of Papatoetoe, New Zealand (b. 1914)