What Happened on July 4, 2006

Historical Events

  • North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan/East Sea.

Event of Interest

Richard Branson sells Virgin Mobile to NTL for £962.4 million

  • Space Shuttle program: STS-121 Mission - Space Shuttle Discovery launches at 18:37:55 UTC.

Cricket Record

Sri Lanka sets new ODI cricket record score 443-9 in a World Cup win over Netherlands in Amstelveen (Jayasuriya 157, Dilshan 117no)

2006 History

About July 4, 2006

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 17 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado Featuring Timbaland
  • UK #1 Song: Hips Don't Lie - Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean