Year 2006 in History

Events in History

  • 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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Historical Figures Born in 2006

  • Jun 3 Countess Leonore, Member of the Dutch Royal Family
  • Jun 18 Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg
  • Sep 6 Prince Hisahito of Akishino, Japan Imperial Family member, born in Aiiku Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Historical Marriages

  • Jan 28 Jessica McClure (18), who at 18 months fell into an abandoned well weds Daniel Morales (32) in the Greenwood Church of Christ near Midland
  • Feb 3 "The Science Guy" Bill Nye (50) weds author/oboist Blair Tindall at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
  • Feb 14 American mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill (62) weds 3rd wife Lisa Caserta

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