On This Day

What Happened in 2006

Historical Events

  • Apr 22 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
  • May 27 Earthquake strikes Java, Indonesia at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta, killing over 6,600 people
  • Oct 4 WikiLeaks is launched, created by internet activist Julian Assange
  • Oct 9 North Korea conducts its first nuclear test, with an estimated yield of between 0.4-2 kilotons
  • Dec 6 NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars
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Did You Know?

The United States population reaches 300 million

On October 17, 2006


Famous People Born in 2006

  • Jun 3 Countess Leonore, Member of the Dutch Royal Family
  • Jun 18 Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg
  • Jun 25 Mckenna Grace, American actress (Designated Survivor), born in Grapevine, Texas
  • Sep 6 Prince Hisahito of Akishino, Japan Imperial Family member, born in Aiiku Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 30 Saniyya Sidney, American actress (King Richard), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 2 NBC correspondent Chip Reid weds Nina Block in Hawaii
  • Jan 5 Adult film actress Linsey Dawn McKenzie (27) weds former Wimbledon F.C. and Northern Ireland footballer Mark Williams (35) at the central London register office
  • Jan 7 Punky pop singer P!nk (26) weds motocross daredevil and "The Surreal Life" actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Famous Divorces

  • Apr 20 Actor-writer Charlie Shanian (39) divorces former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Tori Spelling (32) only 15 months after their lavish $1-million wedding
  • May 6 "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (56) divorces plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (63) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 21 years of marriage
  • Jun 16 Lady Victoria White (43) divorces legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (76) due to irreconcilable differences only 10 months of marriage

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