April 2006 calendar

April 2006

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2006?


  • 01 Apr 2006 In the United Kingdom, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (or the "British FBI") is launched.
  • 02 Apr 2006 More than 60 tornadoes are reported in the United States. Tennessee is hardest hit with 29 deaths.
  • 03 Apr 2006 In the first phase, Zacarias Moussaoui was found guilty by the jury.
  • 04 Apr 2006 France 2006: Three million protestors marched against the First Employment Contract (CPE), 700 000 in Paris. Students call for a general strike.
  • 05 Apr 2006 Scientists in the United States have successfully implanted artificial bladders, or artificial urinary bladders, that were grown from cells taken from patients.
  • 06 Apr 2006 In India, Western Gujarat has been hit by an earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude.
  • 07 Apr 2006 A number of tornadoes struck the U.S. state of Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana for the second time in less that a week.
  • 08 Apr 2006 A resident found the bodies of eight Bandidos bikers in Shedden, Ontario, Canada. This incident is considered to be a cleansing of the inner circle of the gang. Ontario Provincial Police open a murder investigation. (CBC) (London Free Press Ontario)
  • 09 Apr 2006 Scooter Libby claims that President George W. Bush allowed leaks of secret CIA intelligence material.
  • 10 Apr 2006 At least 100 people are killed in a fire at Victoria Park, Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), India's Brand India Fair.
  • 11 Apr 2006 Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces Iran's claim to have successfully enriched uranium.
  • 12 Apr 2006 United Front for Democratic Change rebels approach N'Djamena (capital of Chad).
  • 13 Apr 2006 Battle of N'Djamena - The attack by the United Front for Democratic Change on N'Djamena, the capital of Chad, is repulsed by the Chadian army. (Canadian Press). The UN Security Council condemns rebel attacks.
  • 14 Apr 2006 In a three-day conference attended mostly by Palestinian Hamas officials, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, criticizes Israel. He called the Israeli regime "a rotten and dried tree that will be destroyed by one storm".
  • 15 Apr 2006 New York City officially opens Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Construction cost US$56 Million.
  • 16 Apr 2006 The first parade of Irish military forces since 1970 took place in Dublin. It was held to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising. In memory of the civilians and military who died on both sides, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern laid a wreath at Kilmainham Jail.
  • 17 Apr 2006 Sami Hammad (a suicide bomber from Palestine) detonates an explosive device at Tel Aviv, killing 11 and injuring 70.
  • 18 Apr 2006 Hu Jintao makes his first trip to Washington since 2003, when he was elected President of the People's Republic of China. (CNN).
  • 19 Apr 2006 The Italian Supreme Court has affirmed the victory of Romano Prodi, centre-left opposition candidate, in the contested Italian general elections, 2006. It dismissed complaints by Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister, that the vote was marred with irregularities.
  • 20 Apr 2006 May - Human Genome Project publishes last chromosome sequence in Nature's ''Nature.
  • 21 Apr 2006 April 2006 Nepalese General Strike: King Gyanendra of Nepal requests nominations for the post of Prime Minister to help end unrest in the country.
  • 22 Apr 2006 Colombian Armed Conflict: A rebel group ambushed a Colombian mountaintop near the Venezuelan border, killing 17 soldiers and a secret officer.
  • 23 Apr 2006 Osama bin Laden calls for Jihad against the "Crusaders” in Darfur in an audiotape that was released to Al Jazeera
  • 24 Apr 2006 Famous Bangladeshi social worker and activist for human rights, Nasreen Pervin Huk, died in a tragic accident at his home in Dhaka, Bangladesh. From 2003 to her death, she was the country director for ActionAid Bangladesh (ActionAid).
  • 25 Apr 2006 In a video released recently, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is seen unmasked mocking the "crusade", which was led by the American-led coalition. He addresses U.S. President George W. Bush at one point. (BBC),
  • 26 Apr 2006 Anibal Acevedo Vila is the Governor of Puerto Rico. He signed an executive order directing that the budget be used only for security and health services. 43 government agencies will close down while 15 others will continue to provide partial services. 60 other agencies will continue to operate normally. This is due to the fact that the budget ran out before the end the fiscal year.
  • 27 Apr 2006 The Moray by-election is won by the Scottish National Party, 2006.
  • 28 Apr 2006 Steven L. Jordan, U.S Army Lt. Colonel, is the highest ranking officer to face charges in connection with Abu Ghraib abuse.
  • 29 Apr 2006 The third year of war against Iraq is marked by massive anti-war protests and a march down Broadway, New York City.
  • 30 Apr 2006 Conflict in Darfur: The Sudanese government has accepted a peace deal mediated by the African Union. (Reuters, (CNN) Several rebel Janjaweed militias must be disarmed as per the agreement. They are unable to get last-minute concessions and have not yet given a signal about whether or not they will sign.
  • 01 Apr 2006 Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) of the Government of the United Kingdom is enforced, but later merged into National Crime Agency on 7 October 2013.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 2006?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Temperatureyoutube
  2. - Bad Dayyoutube
  3. - So Sickyoutube
  4. - You're Beautifulyoutube
  5. - What You Know

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Crazy
  2. - So Sickyoutube
  3. - Dani California
  4. - No Tomorrow
  5. - Somebody's Watching Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 2006?

The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra

The Secret Supper


Milan, 1497. Leonardo da Vinci is finishing his masterpiece, The Last Supper. After realizing that the painting has clues to a puzzle, Pope Alexander VI decides to execute him.

Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline

Dirty Blonde


Cate Fante is strong, sexy, and she wears designer suits such as overpriced armor. Although she's just been appointed as a judge, Cate Fante lives a double life.

Dark Assassin by Anne Perry

Dark Assassin


William Monk, the police superintendent, notices a young couple engaging in intense conversation while on a patrol boat close to Waterloo Bridge. The two fell to their deaths in the freezing waters seconds later.

American Theocracy by Kevin Phillips

American Theocracy


An ex-Republican strategist and political commentator, he evaluates the political climate today and the inherent dangers presented by factors such as global overreach, religious fundamentalism and ballooning debt. His account draws from historical examples and makes cautionary predictions about America’s …

Chasing Destiny by Eric Jerome Dickey

Chasing Destiny


Billie is just as famous for her beauty than she is for her hot yellow Ducati motorcycle that she rides down L.A.’s most dangerous streets.