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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.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2006?


Events

  • 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 had previously claimed that it did not know of el-Masri's abduction by the CIA and his stay in the Salt Pit in Afghanistan until his return to the country in May 2004
  • 02 Jun 2006 A fireball is reported crossing Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Canada, estimated to be 20 miles above the Earth's surface. A sonic boom is heard over Minnesota.
  • 03 Jun 2006 The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.
  • 04 Jun 2006 The Islamic Courts militia captures the key town of Balad, located near the Somalian capital Mogadishu, from a member of the warlord coalition, ARPCT. Reports say at least 15 people are killed in the fighting. (BBC)
  • 05 Jun 2006 Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
  • 06 Jun 2006 2006 Toronto terrorism case: Toronto police uncover an alleged subplot where Steven Vikash Chand, alias Abdul Shakur, intended to lead an invasion of the Parliament of Canada building and assassinate Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (CBC)
  • 07 Jun 2006 A meteorite impact event occurs in northern Troms County, Norway. Locals compare the resultant explosion to the nuclear explosion at Hiroshima. The impact location was apparently desolate, and no structural damage or casualties are reported. (Aftenposten) (PhysOrg)
  • 08 Jun 2006 Scientists in Greece announce to have revealed previously hidden ancient Greek letters on the Antikythera mechanism, thought to be one of the world's first known analog computers. (The Register)
  • 09 Jun 2006 The first Kazakh space satellite ''KazSat'' is launched.
  • 10 Jun 2006 Three prisoners commit suicide at Guantanamo Bay detainment camp in protest against the internationally criticized conditions at the camp. Human rights organizations express concern.(Houston Chronicle), (New Zealand Herald), (CNN), (Reuters)
  • 11 Jun 2006 Iraqi eye-witnesses claim Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was briefly interrogated and kicked in the chest by the U.S. military before his subsequent death. (The Sunday Times)
  • 12 Jun 2006 Fatah activists reportedly attack the Palestinian parliament building, setting fire to the fourth floor and riddling the building with gunfire. (AP), (VoA)
  • 13 Jun 2006 U.S. Supreme Court, in its decision of ''Hill v. McDonough'', allows challenge of constitutionality of lethal injection. (Chicago Tribune)
  • 14 Jun 2006 Violent riots in Conakry, Guinea continue. (CNN)
  • 15 Jun 2006 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito breaks a tie in a 5-4 decision in ''Hudson v. Michigan'', allowing evidence admitted in cases where police did not knock and announce themselves when executing a search warrant. (CNN)
  • 16 Jun 2006 The United States House of Representatives passes a resolution supporting President Bush's policy on Iraq 256-153. (L.A. Times)
  • 17 Jun 2006 Violence intensifies in Sri Lanka as government troops allegedly attack Tamils in a church in response to an attack on the navy by the Tamil Tigers. (BBC)
  • 18 Jun 2006 The ''Washington Post'' reveals that the current United States administration turned down an Iranian attempt to settle disagreements about recognizing the right of existence of Israel and alleged Iranian support of terrorism in 2003. (Washington Post)
  • 19 Jun 2006 A meteor show is observed in various places in Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 20 Jun 2006 The Miami Heat win the NBA Finals over the Dallas Mavericks, 4-2.
  • 21 Jun 2006 Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.
  • 22 Jun 2006 The International Astronomical Union officially names Pluto's recently discovered moons, S/2005 P 2 and S/2005 P 1, Nix (after Nyx, the Greek Goddess of Darkness) and Hydra (multi-headed monster from Greek myth) respectively. (SMH), (National Geographic)
  • 23 Jun 2006 In Miami, Florida, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests seven men, accusing them of planning to bomb the Sears Tower and other attacks in Miami.
  • 24 Jun 2006 In Germany, 378 people (including 122 England fans) are arrested after a violent confrontation between England supporters and Germany supporters in Stuttgart. Approximately 60,000 England supporters are present in Stuttgart for Sunday's World Cup second round game with Ecuador. (BBC)
  • 25 Jun 2006 Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, is kidnapped by Palestinian militants in a cross-border raid from the Israeli territory.
  • 26 Jun 2006 Electronic IDs will be distributed to all under the age of 12 in Belgium, as a means of protection from child abduction, and will carry a special code in addition to a hotline. (The Telegraph Group Limited)
  • 27 Jun 2006 Chadian rebels attack the neighboring Central African Republic. They have reportedly formed an alliance with CAR rebels. Large areas of both countries have descended into violence. (BBC)
  • 28 Jun 2006 Up to 200,000 people in the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area of the northeast United States are ordered to evacuate their homes due to the rising level of the Susquehanna River. 46 of 67 of Pennsylvania's counties are under a state of emergency. Extensive flooding is also occurring in surrounding states, including New York, where Governor George Pataki states ampquotThis is the worst flooding by far I’ve seen in my 12 years as governor.ampquot Governor Jon Corzine declares his entire state under
  • 29 Jun 2006 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.
  • 30 Jun 2006 A judge orders the arrest of former Mexican President Luis Echeverría on charges relating to the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre. (Reuters)

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Movies

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

Country: United States of America

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

Release year: 2006

Directed by: David Frankel

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt

Country: United States of America

Monster House

Monster House

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Gil Kenan

Starring: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Ryan Newman

Country: United States of America

Books

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Clemente by David Maraniss

Clemente

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On New Year's Eve 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver food and

Digging To America by Anne Tyler

Digging To America

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Anne Tyler’s richest, most deeply searching novel–a story about what it is to be an American, and about Iranian-born Maryam Yazdan, who, after 35 years in this country, must finally come

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Blink

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In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.

Don'T Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings by Tyler Perry

Don'T Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

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If you can count on one thing from "Madea" Mabel Simmons, star of the smash hits Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, and Madea's Witness Protection, it's that

At Risk by Patricia Cornwell

At Risk

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A Massachusetts state investigator is called home from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is completing a course at the National Forensic Academy. His boss, the district attorney, attractive but hard-charging, is planning to