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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2006?


Events

  • 01 Aug 2006 El Paso, Texas is hit by heavy, intense rain, causing much flooding and making the Rio Grande overflow its banks, reaching levels not seen in over 50 years. Roads are destroyed, dirt and rocks litter the streets. The West and Northeast sides are most heavily hit. Ciudad Juárez, across the United States-Mexico border is also devastated. (El Paso Times)
  • 02 Aug 2006 Mel Gibson is charged with misdemeanor drunken driving and related offences. (CNN)
  • 03 Aug 2006 North Korea refuses aid after being devastated by flooding. As many as 1.5 million people have been displaced, and over one hundred are dead. CNN news
  • 04 Aug 2006 A massacre, is carried out by Sri Lankan government forces, killing 17 employees of the French INGO Action Against Hunger (known internationally as Action Contre la Faim, or ACF).
  • 05 Aug 2006 The Republic of China (Taiwan) severs diplomatic relations with Chad reducing the number of countries maintaining official relations with it to 24. The ROC foreign ministry cited Chad's intention to establish relations with the People's Republic of China as the reason. (AP)
  • 06 Aug 2006 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.
  • 07 Aug 2006 Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • 08 Aug 2006 CBS News's Mike Wallace holds an interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran. In the interview, Ahmadinejad said that the letter he sent to George W. Bush was meant to ampquotopen a window towards the lightampquot for Bush to ampquotsee that one can look on the world through a different perspective.ampquot He responded to his nation's nuclear program and possible weapons program saying that Iran was ampquotstudyingampquot the offer presented by the United States and the European
  • 09 Aug 2006 The Venezuelan opposition selects Manuel Rosales, governor of Zulia State, as its unity candidate for the December presidential election. (Bloomberg)
  • 10 Aug 2006 Scotland Yard disrupts a major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft traveling from the United Kingdom to the United States.
  • 11 Aug 2006 Pulkovo Airlines Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border in Ukraine, killing 171 people, including 45 children.
  • 12 Aug 2006 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
  • 13 Aug 2006 Iraq sectarian violence:
  • 14 Aug 2006 Chencholai bombing in which 61 Tamil girls are killed in Sri Lankan Airforce bombing.
  • 15 Aug 2006 Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visits the Yasukuni Shrine, drawing many protests from around the region. (San Francisco Chronicle).
  • 16 Aug 2006 John Mark Karr is arrested in Bangkok for the 1996 murder of U.S. child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey. (Denver Post) (USA Today) (MSNBC)
  • 17 Aug 2006 North Korea: According to ABC News, a ampquotsenior State Department officialampquot says that ampquotIt is the view of the intelligence community that a (nuclear) test is a real possibility,ampquot and says that they have seen ampquotsuspicious vehicle movementampquot at a suspected nuclear test site. However, according to Reuters, a United States official said that ampquotWe have no new evidence to support that.ampquot Also according to the Associated Press, the White House said that any
  • 18 Aug 2006 Ford Motor Company will idle 10 plants in North America temporarily as it slashes production by 21%. (CNN Money)
  • 19 Aug 2006 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
  • 20 Aug 2006 With nearly all votes counted, the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo heads toward a run-off election after neither candidate wins a fifty percent majority. Full provisional results show Joseph Kabila with 44.81 percent of the vote, to Jean-Pierre Bemba's 20.03 percent. There have been reports of automatic gunfire, and MLC representatives accused Kabila's Republican Guard of killing one of its men and injuring three policemen. (Reuters) (SBS)
  • 21 Aug 2006 Democratic Republic of the Congo general election: As a meeting between Bemba and foreign ambassadors representing the International Committee Accompanying the Transition to Democracy (CIAT) is taking place in Kinshasa, clashes break between Kabila and Bemba forces Bemba's residence, hosting the meeting, comes under attack, reportedly by heavy machine guns and artillery. Several hours later, the UN spokesperson in the DRC, Jean-Tobias Okala, announced the foreign diplomats, including MONUC
  • 22 Aug 2006 Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
  • 23 Aug 2006 Natascha Kampusch, who is abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
  • 24 Aug 2006 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
  • 25 Aug 2006 The United Nations Security Council approves a new peacekeeping mission in East Timor, United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), which will have 1,608 police and up to 35 military liaison officers. (Xinhua News Agency)
  • 26 Aug 2006 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
  • 27 Aug 2006 Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
  • 28 Aug 2006 A Greyhound Lines bus from New York City to Montreal, carrying 52 people, crashes at mile 115 on Interstate 87 near Elizabethtown killing five people including the driver, and several are seriously injured.
  • 29 Aug 2006 Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad challenges George W. Bush to a live television debate. U.S. government officials decline and criticize the suggestion. (Al Jazeera)
  • 30 Aug 2006 Hurricane John lashes the Pacific coast of Mexico with the potential to cause flash floods and landslides. (Reuters)
  • 31 Aug 2006 Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

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Movies

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Children of Men

Children of Men

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Starring: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Black Book

Black Book

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn

Paprika

Paprika

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Satoshi Kon

Starring: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Marc Forster

Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Country: United States of America

Little Children

Little Children

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Todd Field

Starring: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Husband by Dean Koontz

The Husband

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Koontz is America’s No. 1 author of thrillers [and] The Husband is one of his finest novels.”—The Denver Post We have your wife.

Can'T Wait To Get To Heaven by Fannie Flagg

Can'T Wait To Get To Heaven

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Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a

Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston

Happiness Sold Separately

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The New York Times bestseller about how marriage, love, and how sometimes falling in love with the wrong person at the wrong time can be the right thing.

Cover Of Night by Linda Howard

Cover Of Night

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For breathless action, gripping suspense, and intense romance, bestselling author Linda Howard never misses a beat–and her thrilling new novel will have your heart racing.

Ricochet by Sandra Brown

Ricochet

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seeing Red presents a spine-tingling story of murder and betrayal in high society Savannah, where a homicide detective finds his career—and life—on the line.When