Historical Events in April 2006

  • Apr 1 The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the 'British FBI', is created in the United Kingdom.
  • Apr 2 Over 60 tornadoes break out, hardest hit is Tennessee with 29 people killed.
  • Apr 2 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Australian Karrie Webb beats Lorena Ochoa of Mexico with a birdie on the 1st playoff hole; earlier eagles same hole to force the playoff

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 2 WrestleMania XXII, Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL: John Cena beats Triple H; Rey Mysterio defeats Kurt Angle and Randy Orton in a Triple Threat title match

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 3 Steve Yzerman scores his final NHL goal (#692) against the Calgary Flames

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • Apr 3 68th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Florida beats UCLA, 73-57; Gators first title; center Joakim Noah named tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • Apr 4 25th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Maryland beats Duke, 78-75 OT; Terrapins' first national title; Laura Harper MOP
  • Apr 6 NZSL (New Zealand sign language) is made an official language of New Zealand
  • Apr 8 Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
  • Apr 8 159th Grand National: 11–1 Irish shot Numbersixvalverde, ridden by Niall Madden wins by 6 lengths from defending champion Hedgehunter

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 9 70th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Phil Mickelson wins his 2nd green jacket by 2 shots from South African Tim Clark

  • Apr 10 Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 10 40th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 11 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Apr 13 Powerful tornadoes rip through Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Apr 17 110th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot wins 2nd men's title in 2:07:14; Rita Jeptoo takes women's title in 2:23:38
  • Apr 22 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
  • Apr 22 Four Canadian soldiers are killed 75 kilometers north of Kandahar, Afghanistan by a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants, the worst single day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War
  • Apr 24 King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.
  • Apr 27 Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City
  • Apr 29 NFL Draft: North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams first pick from Houston Texans