On This Day

Events in History 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

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

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Jun 11 60th Tony Awards: Jersey Boys & The History Boys win
  • Jun 13 The US Senate issues a formal resolution apologizing for failure to create anti-lynching legislation

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

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • Jun 18 The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched
  • 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 21 Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra
  • Jun 28 The Republic of Montenegro admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264

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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.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush