June 2006 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.
  • Jun 5 Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
  • Jun 7 British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert.

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Jun 9 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
  • Jun 11 60th Tony Awards: Jersey Boys & The History Boys win

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

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • Jun 18 The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
  • Jun 19 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.
  • Jun 21 Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.
  • Jun 28 The Republic of Montenegro was admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Countess Leonore, Member of the Dutch Royal Family
  • Jun 18 Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Producer Dick Wolf (59) weds fashion publicist Noelle Lippman

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf

Deaths in History

  • Jun 5 Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)
  • Jun 6 Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
  • Jun 7 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian-born Mujahid (b. 1966)
  • Jun 8 Abouna Matta El Meskeen, Coptic Orthodox monk (b. 1919)
  • Jun 11 Bruce Shand, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (b. 1917)
  • Jun 11 Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)
  • Jun 12 Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • Jun 13 Charles Haughey, Taoiseach (b. 1925)
  • Jun 14 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (b. 1930)
  • Jun 16 Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist, (b. 1942)
  • Jun 23 Harriet, Galápagos tortoise (b. 1830)
  • Jun 24 Patsy Ramsey, mother of JonBenét Ramsey (b. 1956)
  • Jun 25 Jaap Penraat, Dutch architect (b. 1918)
  • Jun 27 Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as "The Railway Killer" (b. 1959)
  • Jun 28 Jim Baen, American science fiction publisher and editor (b. 1943)
  • Jun 28 Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)
  • Jun 28 George Unwin, British WWII fighter ace (b. 1913)
  • Jun 30 Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)