Historical Events in October 2006

  • Oct 2 Charles Carl Roberts murders five schoolgirls in a shooting incident at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania; he then commits suicide.

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Oct 4 WikiLeaks is launched, created by internet activist Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange
  • Oct 9 North Korea conducts its first nuclear test, with an estimated yield of between 0.4-2 kilotons

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Oct 11 "30 Rock", starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan, debuts on NBC

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey
Actor Alec Baldwin
Actor
Alec Baldwin
  • Oct 13 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to banker Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank for their microlending practises
  • Oct 14 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 17 The United States population reaches 300 million
  • Oct 19 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 22 Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama
  • Oct 22 57th Formula One WDC: Fernando Alonso wins by 13 points

Music releaseMusic Single

Oct 23 "Irreplaceable" single released by Beyonce (Soul Train Music Awards Best R&B/Soul Single 2007, Billboard Song of the Year 2007)

  • Oct 23 "The Black Parade" 3rd studio album by My Chemical Romance is released
  • Oct 24 Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act
  • Oct 24 MESSENGER spacecraft performs a Venus flyby
  • Oct 27 MLB World Series: St. Louis Cardinals defeat Detroit Tigers to win 4-1
  • Oct 28 Funeral service for the peace of the executed at Bykivnia forest, outside of Kiev, Ukraine, with reburial of 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s - early 1940s.