On This Day

Historical Events in June 2006

  • 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

Historic Event

Jun 9 King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand celebrates the 1st of 3 national holidays to commemorate his 60 years on the throne.

  • Jun 10 138th Belmont: Fernando Jara aboard Jazil wins in 2:27.81
  • Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: Justine Henin-Hardenne retains her title; beats Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-4, 6-4 for 5th Grand Slam singles crown

LPGA Championship

Jun 11 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle RockGC: Se Ri Pak wins her 3rd title in the event and 5th major; beats Australian Karrie Webb on first play-off hole

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

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal of Spain wins his 2nd straight French title; beats Roger Federer 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6

  • Jun 13 The US Senate issues a formal resolution apologizing for failure to create anti-lynching legislation

Hall of Fame

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

  • Jun 18 The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched

US Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Geoff Ogilvy of Australia makes clutch pars on the final 2 holes to win by 1, as runners-up Jim Furyk, Colin Montgomerie and Phil Mickelson all fail to par the 72nd hole

  • 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 19 Stanley Cup Final, PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC: Carolina Hurricanes beat Edmonton Oilers, 3-1 for a 4-3 series victory; Hurricane's first Championship
  • Jun 20 NBA Finals: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, 95-92 in Game 6 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Dwyane Wade
  • Jun 21 Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra

Film Premiere

Jun 24 "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland - becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion

  • Jun 28 The Republic of Montenegro admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264
  • Jun 28 NBA Draft: Benetton Treviso (Italy) power forward Andrea Bargnani first pick by Toronto Raptors

Historic Event

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.