March 2006 calendar

March 2006

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2006?


  • 01 Mar 2006 English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
  • 02 Mar 2006 After two extensions, the USA PATRIOT Act was renewed by the United States Senate with a vote of 89-10. Analysts predict that the Act will be renewed by the United States House of Representatives in its next week's vote.
  • 03 Mar 2006 Research In Motion, a Waterloo Ontario-based company, has agreed to pay NTP Inc. $612.5 millions to settle NTP’s patent-infringement lawsuit against RIM. NTP had argued RIM's BlackBerry wireless-communication devices use technology patented by NTP.
  • 04 Mar 2006 Following allegations that she had received money from Silvio Berlusconi, Tessa Jowell, British Culture Secretary, splits with David Mills.
  • 05 Mar 2006 The 2006 Academy Awards were held. Film Crash won Best Picture.
  • 06 Mar 2006 In the House of Lords, the United Kingdom government loses its bid to require passport applicants to have biometric ID cards. The government will attempt to reverse the defeat at the House of Commons and suggested that it could invoke the Parliament Acts 1911 or 1949.
  • 07 Mar 2006 A series of bombings are coordinated by Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist organization based in Varanasi (India).
  • 08 Mar 2006 CeBIT, the world's largest Expo on Information Technology, opens in Hanover (Germany).
  • 09 Mar 2006 Astronomers have announced that the Cassini Huygens probe detected geysers of water at Saturn's moon Enceladus. This could be the first instance of naturally occurring liquid water outside of Earth.
  • 10 Mar 2006 The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
  • 11 Mar 2006 Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav president, was found dead in his cell at The Hague in The Netherlands.
  • 12 Mar 2006 Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi was a 14-year-old girl from Iraq who was raped, murdered and killed with her family during the Mahmudiyah murders.
  • 13 Mar 2006 Tony Blair, the UK Prime Minister, has been embroiled in a cash-for-honours scandal. One millionaire donor revealed that Labour fundraisers had secured secret loans from businessmen in order to be nominated for peerages.
  • 14 Mar 2006 Officials from Washington D.C. unveil plans for a 41,000-seat stadium.
  • 15 Mar 2006 Two gunmen attacked UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Yei, Sudan. One guard was killed and two others were left in critical condition.
  • 16 Mar 2006 Today, thousands of anti-government protesters in Thailand continue to rally against Thaksin Shinawatra, the current Thai Prime Minister. They demand that he resign from his post. Sondhi Limthongkul (opposition leader) declared that he and his party will continue to protest all day until the PM resigns.
  • 17 Mar 2006 The Naval Vessel Register records the United States' two remaining Iowa-class battleships, ending their age as a battleship.
  • 18 Mar 2006 Hamas has announced the formation of a new cabinet to manage the Palestinian Authority-controlled territory. In a desperate attempt to include the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine into the government, Hamas delayed by one day the submission of the cabinet to the approval of Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority.
  • 19 Mar 2006 Three of six men who became seriously ill in a drug trial (of a monoclonal anti-monoclonal antibody TGN 1402) were taken off organ support.
  • 20 Mar 2006 Cyclone Larry strikes eastern Australia and decimates most of the country’s banana crop.
  • 21 Mar 2006 $1M of damage was caused by immigrant workers who were building the Burj Khalifa.
  • 22 Mar 2006 After 118 days in captivity and the death their American colleague Tom Fox, three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages were released by British forces from Baghdad.
  • 23 Mar 2006 Xbox 360 was launched in Australia and New Zealand.
  • 24 Mar 2006 Abdul Rahman should be executed, according to Kabul Clerics. He is accused of being apostasy in his conversion from Islam to Christianity.
  • 25 Mar 2006 Seven people are killed in the Capitol Hill Massacre, Seattle, Washington.
  • 26 Mar 2006 Officially, the military junta in Burma has named Naypyidaw as its new capital. It is located in Mandalay Division. Yangon was once the capital of the nation.
  • 27 Mar 2006 Abd al Karim al Enzi, Iraqi security minister, accuses American soldiers accompanied with Iraqi troops of raiding the Mustafa Shiite Mosque in eastern Baghdad. They also executed 37 unarmed persons who were tied up.
  • 28 Mar 2006 In France, at least 1,000,000 students and union members protest the First Employment Contract law.
  • 29 Mar 2006 Canada has officially severed all ties to Hamas cabinet members and suspended assistance to the Palestinian Authority.
  • 30 Mar 2006 The United Kingdom Terrorism Act 2006 is made a law.
  • 31 Mar 2006 After days of counting votes, Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions won a plurality at the 2006 Ukrainian parliamentary election. Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  • 07 Mar 2006 The terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba coordinates a series of bombings in Varanasi, India.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Check On It
  2. - You're Beautifulyoutube
  3. - So Sickyoutube
  4. - Temperatureyoutube
  5. - Bad Dayyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - It's Chico Time
  2. - Crazy
  3. - No Tomorrow
  4. - So Sickyoutube
  5. - Put Your Records On


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 2006?

Manhunt by James L. Swanson



The greatest manhunt in American History was launched by the murder of Abraham Lincoln. John Wilkes Booth was the Union's assassin and led detectives from April 14 through April 26, 1865.

Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

Devil in Winter


"I am Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I cannot be celibate. That is something everyone knows. "Evangeline Jenner, desperate to escape her scheming family, sought out the assistance of London's most infamous scoundrel.

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner



What is more dangerous: a gun, or a swimming-pool? What does sumo wrestlers and schoolteachers have in common What does it really matter how much parents are important? These are not the typical questions an economist would ask.

Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline

Dirty Blonde


Cate Fante is strong, sexy, and she wears designer suits such as overpriced armor. Although she's just been appointed as a judge, Cate Fante lives a double life.

Marley & Me by John Grogan

Marley & Me


This is the heartwarming story of a family who lost their dog to neurotic behavior.