Sunday 6 August 2006US date format: 8/6/2006, UK date format: 6/8/2006
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 6, 2006). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado.
In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, directed by Karan Johar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while Cover Of Night by Linda Howard was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs or Caesar IV.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 August 2006 ?
- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
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- About 800 South Korean Christians left Afghanistan after their planned "peace festival" was called off due to concerns that their presence could spark violence. (Yahoo News)
- Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmonov began a state visit to India. (IRNA)
- Tomo Križnar, the Slovenian diplomatic envoy and human-rights activist to Sudan, is formally charged with espionage and illegally entering Darfur. Križnar, who admits entering Darfur without the required visa, was arrested in July. (BBC)
- Israel arrests the Speaker of the Palestinian Parliament, Abdel Aziz Duwaik. Duwaik is a member of Hamas. (ABC News)
- Hezbollah rockets kill at least ten people in Israel. (Associated Press)
- Reuters has pulled a photograph of Beirut, Lebanon, admitting that it was altered by the photographer, Adnan Hajj, saying "photo editing software was improperly used on this image. A corrected version will immediately follow this advisory. We are sorry for any inconvenience." (Ynet News)(Reuters)
- At least six rockets hit Haifa, Israel; one more rocket hits right outside of Haifa, and others hit the Ma'alot, Carmiel area, and Kiryat Shmona. The death toll is at least three in Haifa and 12 for Northern Israel as a whole. (Ynet News), (AP)
- Israeli troops attack the Lebanese town of Qana claiming to destroy the launchers that launched the missiles at Haifa. (USA Today)
- In an interview with the German magazine Welt am Sonntag, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert asks European nations, "Where do they get the right to preach to Israel? European countries attacked Kosovo and killed ten thousand civilians. Ten thousand! And none of these countries had to suffer before that from a single rocket. I'm not saying it was wrong to intervene in Kosovo. But please: Don't preach to us about the treatment of civilians." (al Jazeera)
- Lebanon rejects a draft U.N. resolution calling for an end to the conflict between Israel and Hizbollah, insisting it must include an explicit demand for a full Israeli pullout from south Lebanon.(The Hindu)
- The Déby administration of Chad establishes official relations with the People's Republic of China. Chad had recognized the Republic of China (Taiwan) from 1997-2006. Chadian diplomats cited the prospects of greater financial investments and the PRC status in the United Nations Security Council as the principal factors motivating the diplomatic shift. (Bloomberg)
- Fifteen local employees of the French charity organisation Action Against Hunger are found dead in a town in northeastern Sri Lanka at the center of heavy fighting between Tamil rebels and government forces. Both sides have denied involvement in the killings. (BBC)
- The Dechatu River in Ethiopia floods, killing over 200 people.(BBC) (Reuters)
- BP oil company in Alaska announces it would have to replace 16 miles of feeder lines in its North Slope oil facility, shutting down about 50 percent of Prudhoe Bay's production.
Sport Games on 6 August 2006
Jupiler LeagueFootball (Belgium)
- Roeselare - Club Brugge : 3 - 2
Le ChampionnatFootball (France)
- Sedan - Marseille : 0 - 0
ChampionshipFootball (United Kingdom)
- Coventry - Sunderland : 2 - 1
- Derby - Southampton : 2 - 2
Premier LeagueUK Soccer
- Hearts - Celtic : 2 - 1
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 2006 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Cassie - Me & U
- Ne-Yo - Sexy Love
- Shoulder Lean - Young Dro Featuring T.I.
- So What - Field Mob Featuring Ciara
- Deja Vu - Beyonce Featuring Jay Z
- Snap Yo Fingers - Lil Jon Featuring E-40 & Sean Paul Of The YoungBloodZ
- T.I. - Why You Wanna
- Yung Joc - It's Goin' Down
- LeToya - Torn
- Enough Cryin - Mary J. Blige Featuring Brook-Lyn
Top #10 Latin songs
- Labios Compartidos - Mana
- Down - RKM & Ken-Y
- Angelito - Don Omar
- Hips Don't Lie - Shakira Featuring Wyclef Jean
- Caile - Tito "El Bambino" El Patron
- Diganle - Conjunto Primavera
- Joan Sebastian - Mas Alla Del Sol
- No, No, No - Thalia Featuring Anthony "Romeo" Santos
- Mariano Barba - Aliado Del Tiempo
- Estoy Con El Y Pienso En Ti - Anais
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