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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2006.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2006: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2006?


Events

  • 01 Apr 2006 The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the 'British FBI', is launched in the United Kingdom. (BBC)
  • 02 Apr 2006 Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed.
  • 03 Apr 2006 The jury in the first phase of the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui has decided that he is eligible for the death penalty. (CNN)
  • 04 Apr 2006 2006 labor protests in France: Three million people march against the First Employment Contract (CPE) law, 700 000 in Paris. Student organizations call for a general strike. (Washington Post)
  • 05 Apr 2006 US scientists have successfully implanted artificial bladders (artificial urinary bladders) grown in the laboratory from patients' own cells into patients. (VoA)
  • 06 Apr 2006 An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude is reported in Western Gujarat in India.
  • 07 Apr 2006 For the second time in less than a week, a number of tornados strike the U.S. states of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. (FOX News)
  • 08 Apr 2006 Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight members of the infamous Bandidos biker group are found by a resident in a cornfield in southwest Ontario, Canada. The incident is considered a cleansing of the gang's inner circle. The Ontario Provincial Police launch a full-scale murder investigation. (CBC) (London Free Press (Ontario)) (National Nine News)
  • 09 Apr 2006 Scooter Libby says U.S. President George W. Bush okayed leaks of secret CIA intelligence material. (Buffalo News)
  • 10 Apr 2006 A fire at the Brand India Fair, Victoria Park, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, kills at least 100.
  • 11 Apr 2006 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.
  • 12 Apr 2006 United Front for Democratic Change rebels approach N'Djamena, the capital of Chad. (BBC)
  • 13 Apr 2006 Battle of N'Djamena: The United Front for Democratic Change's attack on the Chadian capital of N'Djamena is repelled by the Chadian army. (Canadian Press) The UN Security Council condemns the rebel attack. (BBC)
  • 14 Apr 2006 Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticizes Israel in a three-day conference attended by Palestinian Hamas officials. He calls the Israeli regime "a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm." (Washington Post)
  • 15 Apr 2006 New York City officially opens the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Cost of construction was US$56 million.
  • 16 Apr 2006 In Dublin, Irish military forces parade for the first time since 1970 in commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising. Taoiseach Bertie Ahern lays a wreath at Kilmainham Jail, where most of the rebel leaders were subsequently shot, in memory of the civilian and military dead of both sides. (BBC)
  • 17 Apr 2006 Sami Hammad, a Palestinian suicide bomber, detonates an explosive device in Tel Aviv, killing 11 people and injuring 70.
  • 18 Apr 2006 Hu Jintao arrives in Seattle, Washington, on his first visit to the United States since becoming President of the People's Republic of China in 2003. (CNN).
  • 19 Apr 2006 The Italian Supreme Court has confirmed the victory of centre-left opposition candidate Romano Prodi in last week's contested Italian general election, 2006, dismissing complaints by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that the vote was marred by irregularities. (BBC) (Reuters)
  • 20 Apr 2006 May – Human Genome Project publishes the last chromosome sequence, in ''Nature''.
  • 21 Apr 2006 April 2006 Nepalese general strike: King Gyanendra of Nepal asks for Prime Minister nominations to be made to assist in ending unrest in the country. (BBC)
  • 22 Apr 2006 Colombian Armed Conflict: Seventeen Colombian soldiers and a secret policeman were killed by rebels in an ambush in the mountains near the Venezuelan border. (BBC)
  • 23 Apr 2006 Osama Bin Laden calls for Jihad against "Crusaders" in Darfur in audiotape released to Al Jazeera. (Reuters)
  • 24 Apr 2006 Famous Bangladeshi social worker and human rights activist Nasreen Pervin Huq died at his own house in Dhaka, Bangladesh, by a tragic accident. She had been the country director of the ActionAid Bangladesh (ActionAid) since 2003 up until her death.
  • 25 Apr 2006 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi appears unmasked in a newly released video taunting the "crusade" by the American-led coalition and Iraqi authorities. At one point, he addresses U.S. President George W. Bush. (BBC), (CNN)
  • 26 Apr 2006 The Governor of Puerto Rico, Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, signs an executive order in which the government's budget will be exclusively used for health and security services. 43 agencies of the government will be shut down, while 15 will provide services partially. Another 60 will continue operating normally. The order is a result of the budget running dry before the end of the fiscal year. (AP via ABC News)
  • 27 Apr 2006 The Scottish National Party wins the Moray by-election, 2006 for the Moray constituency to the Scottish Parliament. (BBC)
  • 28 Apr 2006 U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan becomes the highest-ranking officer to have charges brought against him in connection with the Abu Ghraib abuse. (Seattle Times)
  • 29 Apr 2006 Massive anti-war demonstrations and a march down Broadway in New York City mark the third year of war in Iraq.
  • 30 Apr 2006 Darfur conflict:: The Sudanese government accepts a peace plan brokered by mediators of the African Union. (Reuters), (CNN)Various rebel Janjaweed militias, required to be disarmed according to the deal, struggle to extract last-minute concessions and have yet to give a clear signal on whether they would sign. (Reuters)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States of America

Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Country: United States of America

Amélie

Amélie

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 2006?
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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics

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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask.

The Jesus Papers by Michael Baigent

The Jesus Papers

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What if everything we have been told about the origins of Christianity is a lie?What if a small group had always known the truth and had kept it hidden .

Dark Assassin by Anne Perry

Dark Assassin

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On a patrol boat near Waterloo Bridge, police superintendent William Monk notices a young couple engaged in an intense discussion. Seconds later, the two plunge to their deaths in the icy

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

The Tenth Circle

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New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult shares a powerful novel about the unbreakable bond between parent and child, the temptation to play God, and the dangerous repercussions.Fourteen-year-old

Cobra Ii by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor

Cobra Ii

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Written by the chief military correspondent of the New York Times and a prominent retired Marine general, this is the definitive account of the invasion of Iraq.A