July 2006 calendar

July 2006

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2006?


  • 01 Jul 2006 First operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, People's Republic of China.
  • 02 Jul 2006 Bono, U2's frontman, says that despite having made promises to Africa one year ago at the Live 8 concerts. Bono stated in a CNN interview that not enough has been done to promote trade fairs.
  • 03 Jul 2006 Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.
  • 04 Jul 2006 North Korea tests four medium-range missiles and one short-range missile. It also tests a Taepodong-2 long-range missile. According to reports, the long-range Taepodong-2 fails mid-air above the Sea of Japan.
  • 05 Jul 2006 North Korea has launched at least two Nodong-2 short-range missiles, one SCU missile and one Taepodong-2 long-range missile.
  • 06 Jul 2006 After 44 years, the Nathula Pass, which connects India and China and was sealed in the Sino-Indian War of 1962, is now reopened. (Zee News),
  • 07 Jul 2006 Disney releases the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in theaters across the USA. Gross revenue for the opening weekend: US$135.6 Million, a record.
  • 08 Jul 2006 The USS "Mustin", which is equipped with surface-to-air missiles and Tomahawk cruise missiles, was deployed to a Japanese port. This is a regular schedule and is not in response North Korea's missile tests.
  • 09 Jul 2006 Sibir Airlines Airbus A310 passenger plane carrying 200 passengers, crashes into the runway and causes injuries to at least 122 people. The crash occurred at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia.
  • 10 Jul 2006 Shortly after takeoff, Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes into Multan, Pakistan killing all 45 passengers.
  • 11 Jul 2006 Bomb attacks in Mumbai in India kill 209 people.
  • 12 Jul 2006 Operation True Promise is initiated by the Hezbollah
  • 13 Jul 2006 Alaksandar Kazulin is a candidate for President in Belarus against Alexander Lukashenko. He was arrested for organizing protests against Lukashenko being re-elected.
  • 14 Jul 2006 In Juba, Sudan, talks begin between the delegations of the Lord's Resistance Army (UG) with the aim to end the conflict in Acholiland. The Ugandan leader, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, the Internal Affairs Minister, stated that he is committed to a quick ceasefire.
  • 15 Jul 2006 Twitter launched.
  • 16 Jul 2006 According to reports, Tropical Storm Bilis claimed the lives of at least 115 people in southeastern China when it struck on Friday.
  • 17 Jul 2006 Space Shuttle Discovery lands safely on Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. This marks the end of a 13-day mission towards the International Space Station.
  • 18 Jul 2006 The 'SS Nomadic, the last floating link to 'Titanic,'' returns home to a huge reception in Belfast.
  • 19 Jul 2006 The vote of 235-193 in the U.S. House of Representatives is not enough to override President George W. Bush’s first-ever veto of a bill to reauthorize federal funding of embryonic and stem cell research (see Stem Cell controversy).
  • 20 Jul 2006 Ethiopian troops enter Somalian territory.
  • 21 Jul 2006 The Supreme Court of Japan ruled that foreign governments can no longer be sued in Japan.
  • 22 Jul 2006 After a terror regime that was carried out by Colombian paramilitaries in order to secure a 450-mile pipeline, a settlement of BP of multimillion pounds has been reached between a group of Colombian farmers and BP.
  • 23 Jul 2006 Human Rights Watch released a report that stated that the US soldiers who complained about torture of Iraqi prisoners had ignored their complaints.
  • 24 Jul 2006 Twenty-three crew members were saved by the United States Coast Guard, Alaska Air National Guard, and the United States Coast Guard from a sinking cargo ship that was heading from Japan to Vancouver.
  • 25 Jul 2006 The United States Senate has passed the Interstate Abortion Bill. This bill would make it illegal to send a minor to another country to have an abortion.
  • 26 Jul 2006 Conflict between Israel and Palestine (Operation Summer Rains).
  • 27 Jul 2006 Because it is illegal to outsource surveillance flight, the Federal Republic of Germany has been deemed guilty of the loss of Bashkirian 2937 & DHL Flight 611.
  • 28 Jul 2006 Six people are shot, one fatally, at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in the U.S. state of Washington in a religiously-motivated killing spree. The attacker was identified as a Muslim American angry about the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war.
  • 29 Jul 2006 2006 Israel-Lebanon Conflict:
  • 30 Jul 2006 Lebanon War: The Israeli Air Force kills at least 28 civilians including 16 children in the Second Qana massacre. Israel considers this an attempt to prevent rockets from being fired from Lebanon towards civilian targets.
  • 31 Jul 2006 New coins are legal tender in New Zealand. The 5 cent piece is no longer valid.
  • 06 Jul 2006 The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Do I Make You Proudyoutube
  2. - Promiscuous
  3. - Hips Don't Lie
  4. - Crazy
  5. - Me & U

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Hips Don't Lie
  2. - Maneater
  3. - Smile
  4. - I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)
  5. - Buttons


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 2006?

Dead Watch by John Sandford

Dead Watch


The #1 New York Times bestseller of Lucas Davenport novels is "a page-turner [and] a new hero" (Minneapolis Star Tribune).

Dragon'S Fire by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey

Dragon'S Fire


Anne McCaffrey, her son Todd, and their daughter, bring new wonders and dangers into the skies of Pern. Todd is a writer who has starred in the best-selling novels Dragon's Kin, and Dragonsblood.

The Book Of The Dead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

The Book Of The Dead


A FBI agent is rotting in high-security prison, for a crime he didn't commit...His brilliant and psychotic brother is about to commit a terrible crime...

Baby Proof by Emily Giffin

Baby Proof


A novel about the question of true love.

Outsider by Diana Palmer



Colby Lane, a former black ops CIA operative, is now retired from his wild years of mercenary work and has found his new calling in his role as assistant chief security officer for the mammoth Ritter Oil