Wednesday 4 October 2006
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Emerald Wulf .
In that special week of October people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake.
In UK Welcome To The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance was in the top 5 hits.
Stranger Than Fiction, directed by Marc Forster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hwang Jin Yi.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Da Vinci Code or 3rd World Farmer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 October 2006 ?
- Tom Bell: English actor on stage, television and film (Born 1933).
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,800 for the first time rising 123.27 points, or 1.05%, finishing at 11,850.61.
- The Dow Jones industrial average reaches another record high close, rising above 11,850 for the first time. (CBS News)
- A United States Appeals Court in Cincinnati, Ohio rules that the U.S. government can continue to use its warrantless domestic wiretap program pending the Justice Department's appeal of a federal judge's ruling outlawing the program. (Reuters)
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Food and Drug Administration searches two spinach packaging companies in the Salinas Valley in California for evidence related to a recent outbreak of ''E. coli'' in the United States and Canada that made 200 people sick. (San Francisco Chronicle)
- The European Union imposes an anti-dumping tariff on leather shoe imports from the Far East - 16.5% on imports from China and 10% on imports from Vietnam. China supplies about 1.25 billion pairs of shoes to the EU each year. (EUobserver.com)
- American Roger Kornberg wins the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for describing the essential process of gene copying in cells, research that can give insight into illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. (Boston Globe)
- Mark Foley scandal:
- The ''Drudge Report'' alleges that one teen with whom Mark Foley engaged in cybersex during a House vote was 18 years old at the time of the communications. (''Drudge Report'')
- A former page states that he was warned of Representative Foley's advances by a departing page in 1995. Among his claims are that Foley made him uncomfortable and offered to buy him ice cream on several occasions. (Chicago Tribune)
- House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert states that he will not resign from his position in the wake of the scandal. (Chicago Sun-Times)
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