June 2006 calendar

June 2006

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2006?


  • 01 Jun 2006 Extraordinary renditions The Bundesnachrichtendienst (German intelligence agency) declares that it had known of Khalid El-Masri's seizure 16 months before Germany was officially informed of his mistaken arrest in the name of the War on Terror. Germany previously claimed it didn't know about el-Masri being abducted by the CIA, and that he stayed in the Salt Pit in Afghanistan from his return to Germany in May 2004.
  • 02 Jun 2006 Reports indicate that a fireball has been seen crossing Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. It is estimated to have been 20 miles above the Earth's crust. Minnesota is awoken by a sonic boom.
  • 03 Jun 2006 With Montenegro's formal declaration to independence, the union between Serbia and Montenegro is over.
  • 04 Jun 2006 The Islamic Courts militia seizes Balad, a key town near Mogadishu. It was previously held by ARPCT, a member warlord coalition. According to reports, at least 15 people have been killed in fighting.
  • 05 Jun 2006 Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
  • 06 Jun 2006 Toronto terrorist case 2006: Toronto police discover an alleged plot where Steven Vikash Chand alias Abdul Shakur wanted to invade the Parliament of Canada and assassinate Prime Minster Stephen Harper.
  • 07 Jun 2006 Norway's northern Troms County is the site of a meteorite-impact event. Locals liken the explosion to Hiroshima's nuclear explosion. It is believed that the impact site was desolate and there were no injuries or structural damage.
  • 08 Jun 2006 Scientists from Greece have discovered hidden letters in ancient Greek on the Antikythera mechanism. This mechanism is believed to be the first analog computer anywhere in the world.
  • 09 Jun 2006 Launch of the first Kazakh satellite spacecraft ''KazSat’'
  • 10 Jun 2006 Three Guantanamo Bay prisoners kill themselves in protest at the conditions at the Guantanamo bay detention camp. Human rights groups express concern. (Houston Chronicle), New Zealand Herald, (CNN),
  • 11 Jun 2006 Eyewitnesses from Iraq claim that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a U.S. soldier, briefly interrogated him and kicked him in the chest before his death.
  • 12 Jun 2006 Fatah activists attacked the Palestinian parliament building setting fire to the fourth and destroying the building with gunfire. (AP),
  • 13 Jun 2006 In its decision in "Hill v. McDonough", the U.S. Supreme Court allows for the challenge to constitutionality of lethal injection.
  • 14 Jun 2006 Violent riots continue in Conakry (Guinea).
  • 15 Jun 2006 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito broke a tie in a 5-4 ruling in "Hudson v. Michigan", allowing evidence to be admitted in cases in which police didn't knock on doors and announce that they were executing a search warrant.
  • 16 Jun 2006 The United States House of Representatives approves a resolution 256-153 supporting President Bush's policy regarding Iraq.
  • 17 Jun 2006 In Sri Lanka, violence escalates as government troops attack Tamils in a Church in protest against an attack by the Tamil Tigers on the navy.
  • 18 Jun 2006 According to the Washington Post, the United States turned down an Iranian offer to settle differences about recognizing Israel's right of existence and alleged Iranian support for terrorism in 2003.
  • 19 Jun 2006 In Pennsylvania, USA, you can witness a meteor show.
  • 20 Jun 2006 The Miami Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals 4-2.
  • 21 Jun 2006 Pluto's new moons have been officially named Nix & Hydra.
  • 22 Jun 2006 The International Astronomical Union officially named Pluto's newly discovered moons S/2005 P 2, and S/2005 P 1 Nix (after Nyx the Greek Goddess of Darkness and Hydra, a multi-headed monster from Greek mythology), respectively. (SMH),
  • 23 Jun 2006 Seven men were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Miami, Florida. They are accused of plotting to bomb the Sears Tower, as well as other attacks in Miami.
  • 24 Jun 2006 After a brawl between England supporters in Stuttgart and Germany supporters, 378 Germans were arrested. Around 60,000 England supporters were present in Stuttgart to watch Sunday's World Cup 2nd round match with Ecuador.
  • 25 Jun 2006 Gilad Shalit is an Israeli soldier kidnapped in a cross-border attack from the Israeli territory by Palestinian militants.
  • 26 Jun 2006 As a protection against child abduction, electronic IDs will be distributed in Belgium to children under 12 years of age. They will include a code and a hotline.
  • 27 Jun 2006 The neighboring Central African Republic is attacked by rebels from Chad. According to reports, they have formed an alliance with CAR rebels. Violence has erupted in large parts of both countries.
  • 28 Jun 2006 Due to rising levels of the Susquehanna River, up to 200,000 residents in Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania) are being ordered to leave their homes. 46 out of 67 Pennsylvania counties are currently in a state emergency. In neighboring states, such as New York, extensive flooding is also taking place. Governor George Pataki says that this is the worst flooding he's seen in his 12 years of being governor.
  • 29 Jun 2006 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that President George W. Bush’s plan to trial Guantanamo Bay prisoners in military tribunals is a violation of U.S. and international laws.
  • 30 Jun 2006 An order is issued by a judge to arrest Luis Echeverria, former Mexican President, on charges related to the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre.
  • 03 Jun 2006 The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Ridin'
  2. - Hips Don't Lie
  3. - Do I Make You Proudyoutube
  4. - Bad Dayyoutube
  5. - Promiscuous

Top #5 songs in the UK

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


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 2006?

The Cold Moon by Jeffery Deaver

The Cold Moon


An eerie pattern emerges in two murder scenes that were equally brutal on a cold December night. The killer is using a clock with a moon face to tick away the victims' last moments.

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).

Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts

Blue Smoke


The #1 New York Times bestseller Nora Roberts tells a story of gut-level terror, human triumph and the bonds that can carry us through our darkest hours. Reena Hale was born in the devastating--but beautiful--fire that destroyed her family's pizzeria …

Burnt Toast by Teri Hatcher

Burnt Toast


Teri Hatcher is one of the most beloved and accessible women in America. Her portrayal of Susan Mayer, a snarky divorcee, won her the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Award.

Bad Twin by Gary Troup

Bad Twin


Sometimes, evil can be a familiar face. . .Paul Artisan, P.I. A new breed of an old breed, a righter and someone who is driven to the bottom