February 2006 calendar

February 2006

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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 February 2006: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2006?


  • 01 Feb 2006 UAL Corporation, United Airlines’ parent company, has emerged from bankruptcy. It was in this position since December 9, 2002. This is the longest such filing in American history.
  • 02 Feb 2006 Leaked documents in the UK reveal that a conversation between U.S. President George W. Bush (and Tony Blair) in 2003 revealed that Blair wanted to follow the US into Iraq without UN resolution and that Bush thought it would be provoking an Iraqi response using Lockheed U-2 spy aircrafts that were falsely marked Lockheed U-2 to give him an excuse to go to war.
  • 03 Feb 2006 A passenger ferry from Egypt carrying over 1,400 passengers, is sunk in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia.
  • 04 Feb 2006 The Wowowee stampede at Pasig City's PhilSports Arena, Philippines kills 74 people, and leaves 600 others injured.
  • 05 Feb 2006 American football: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in Super Bowl XL.
  • 06 Feb 2006 Costa Rica's presidential election is close and difficult to call.
  • 07 Feb 2006 Hamshahri, an Iranian newspaper, announced a competition to find the best Holocaust cartoon "as a test for the boundaries of freedom speech".
  • 08 Feb 2006 The Tripoli Agreement between Sudan and Chad ends the Chadian-Sudanese war.
  • 09 Feb 2006 I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is the former chief of staff of US Vice President Cheney. He tells federal grand juries that his superiors allowed him to provide secret information to reporters as part Bush's defense against intelligence used to justify invasion of Iraq.
  • 10 Feb 2006 Wayne Gretzky, a great player in the National Hockey League, has denied placing bets on illegal sports gambling.
  • 11 Feb 2006 U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot Harry Whittington in the face with an assault rifle on a ranch in south Texas.
  • 12 Feb 2006 Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, creates a political storm when he compares himself to Jesus Christ.
  • 13 Feb 2006 Mwai Kibaki, Kenya's president, announces that two ministers have resigned in relation to two corruption scandals. Both the education minister George Saitoti and Kiraitu Murungi, energy minister, deny any wrongdoing.
  • 14 Feb 2006 On a conscience vote, the British House of Commons votes 384 to 184 to ban smoking in enclosed public places throughout England starting in summer 2007.
  • 15 Feb 2006 Abu Ghraib torture, prisoner abuse: Australian television channel SBS broadcasts video and photos of what it claims are previously unpublished images showing the abuse of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison by US military personnel in 2003.
  • 16 Feb 2006 The United States Army has decommissioned the last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, (MASH).
  • 17 Feb 2006 In the Philippines, there is a massive mudslide. The death toll has been set at 1,126.
  • 18 Feb 2006 Yusuf Mwawa, former Malawian Minister for Education and leader of the anti-corruption campaign in Malawi, was sentenced to five year imprisonment for fraud and corruption.
  • 19 Feb 2006 A methane explosion in a coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.
  • 20 Feb 2006 Don Kennedy, a retired scientist, suggests that Tuvalu's entire population should relocate to Fijian Island of Kioa to preserve Tuvaluan culture. Their homeland is becoming uninhabitable as a result of rising sea levels.
  • 21 Feb 2006 In fighting between the Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism and the Islamic Court in Daynille and Mogadishu (Somalia), 33 people were killed and many more injured.
  • 22 Feb 2006 The South Dakota Senate approves a bill which would outlaw nearly all forms of abortion.
  • 23 Feb 2006 Uganda holds its first multiparty general election in 25 years.
  • 24 Feb 2006 Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.
  • 25 Feb 2006 Idriss deby, President of Chad, announces that 2006 Chad Presidential Elections will be held on May 3. Many opposition leaders have already announced plans to boycott the election. Mohammed Nour continues to threaten violence if there isn't a national forum.
  • 26 Feb 2006 Olivier Awards: George Maguire, James Lomas, and Liam Mower win the Best Actor in Musical Award for their roles in Billy Elliot. They are the first to do this in a joint capacity. Mower, aged 13, is the youngest recipient of this award.
  • 27 Feb 2006 President of Taiwan Chen Shui-bian, the Republic of China (Taiwan), announces that the National Unification Council will cease to function and that the Guidelines for National Unification will be applied. The pan-Blue Coalition, People's Republic of China condemn the move. Chen claims that the PRC's aggression prompted Chen to reverse the decision.
  • 28 Feb 2006 Bombing of Al Askari Mosque: So far, sixty-eight people have been murdered in Baghdad, Iraq. Baghdad was rocked by mortar and car bombs as news commentators speculated about the possibility that Iraq could be embroiled in civil war. (MSNBC). According to the primary morgue in Baghdad, the death toll from violence following the Al Askari Mosque Bombing has exceeded 1,300. This is contrary to previous information from the United States military.
  • 06 Feb 2006 Stephen Harper becomes Prime Minister of Canada.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Check On It
  2. - Grillz
  3. - You're Beautifulyoutube
  4. - Run It!youtube
  5. - Be Without You

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Nasty Girl
  2. - It's Chico Time
  3. - Thunder In My Heart Again
  4. - No Tomorrow
  5. - Boys Will Be Boys


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 2006?

On The Run by Iris Johansen

On The Run


Grace Archer, a single mother, has lived a perfect life for eight years raising her daughter Grace on a small Alabama horse farm.

Money Secrets by Dave Barry

Money Secrets


Ever wished you could understand money? Dave Barry also wishes he understood money. He hasn't let that stop him from writing this book.

The Cat Who Dropped A Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Dropped A Bombshell


Pickax residents are getting ready to mark the 150th anniversary since its foundation. Qwill must be present during all the festivities.

Mary, Mary by James Patterson

Mary, Mary


Someone is murdering Hollywood's A list. Her calling card was "You've got mail." While on family vacation, Alex Cross, an FBI agent, is asked to investigate the shooting death of a leading actress. An e-mail was sent to the Los …

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell



Malcolm Gladwell revolutionized how we see the world in his bestseller The Tipping Point. He revolutionizes how we see the world with Blink.