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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2006?


Events

  • 01 Mar 2006 English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
  • 02 Mar 2006 The United States Senate voted 89–10 to renew the USA PATRIOT Act after two extensions. In its vote next week, the United States House of Representatives will likely also vote to renew the Act, analysts say. (MSNBC)
  • 03 Mar 2006 Research In Motion, a Waterloo, Ontario, Canadian based company, agrees to pay NTP Inc. $612.5 million to settle NTP's patent-infringement suit against RIM. NTP had argued RIM's BlackBerry wireless-communication devices use technology patented by NTP. (AP)
  • 04 Mar 2006 British Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell splits from her husband, David Mills' following allegations of an alleged acceptance of money from Silvio Berlusconi. (BBC)
  • 05 Mar 2006 The 2006 Academy Awards are held, with film Crash winning Best Picture.
  • 06 Mar 2006 The United Kingdom government is defeated in the House of Lords over a plan to make biometric ID cards compulsory for passport applicants. The government is to seek to overturn the defeat in the House of Commons, and has suggested that it might invoke the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949. (United Press International)
  • 07 Mar 2006 The terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba coordinates a series of bombings in Varanasi, India.
  • 08 Mar 2006 The world's biggest Expo on information technology, CeBIT, opens in Hanover, Germany. (news.com)
  • 09 Mar 2006 Astronomers announce that the Cassini–Huygens probe has detected possible geysers of water on Saturn's moon Enceladus, perhaps the first example of naturally occurring liquid water beyond Earth. (AP) (JPL)
  • 10 Mar 2006 The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
  • 11 Mar 2006 The former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević has been found dead in his prison cell in The Hague, Netherlands. (CNN) (Reuters) (BBC) (Times)
  • 12 Mar 2006 Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi, a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl raped and murdered together with her family in the Mahmudiyah killings.
  • 13 Mar 2006 A cash-for-honours scandal has erupted around UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. A millionaire donor has revealed that Labour fundraisers had arranged secret loans from businessmen who were then nominated for peerages. (Daily Mail)
  • 14 Mar 2006 Washington D.C. officials unveil the designs for a new 41,000-seat ballpark.
  • 15 Mar 2006 Two gunmen attacked the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) compound in Yei, Sudan, killing a local guard and leaving two others in critical condition. (Angola Press)
  • 16 Mar 2006 Tens of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters continue their rally against the country's current Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra today. They also demand his resignation from the post. The opposition leader, Sondhi Limthongkul, declared he and his party would not stop protesting all day and night until the PM resigns. (Reuters)
  • 17 Mar 2006 The United States strikes its two remaining Iowa-class battleships from the Naval Vessel Register, ending the age of the battleship.
  • 18 Mar 2006 Hamas announces the formation of its new cabinet to govern the territory under the control of the Palestinian Authority. Hamas, however, in a last-ditch effort to include the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in the government, postponed by one day the submission of the new cabinet to the approval of PNA President Mahmoud Abbas. (IOL) (Al-Jazeera)
  • 19 Mar 2006 Three of the six men left seriously ill during a drugs trial (of a monoclonal antibody TGN 1412) have been taken off organ support. (BBC)
  • 20 Mar 2006 Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country's banana crop.
  • 21 Mar 2006 Immigrant workers constructing the Burj Khalifa and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport riot causing $1M in damage.
  • 22 Mar 2006 Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
  • 23 Mar 2006 Xbox 360 was released in Australia and New Zealand.
  • 24 Mar 2006 Clerics in Kabul call for Abdul Rahman to be put to death. He is accused of committing apostasy for converting from Islam to Christianity. (AP)
  • 25 Mar 2006 Seven people die in the Capitol Hill Massacre in Seattle, Washington.
  • 26 Mar 2006 The military junta ruling Burma officially names Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital.
  • 27 Mar 2006 Iraqi security minister Abd al Karim al Enzi accuses American soldiers accompanied by Iraqi troops to have raided the Mustafa Shiite mosque in eastern Baghdad and executed 37 unarmed people who had been tied up. (Palestine Chronicle) (Times)
  • 28 Mar 2006 At least 1 million union members, students, and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law.
  • 29 Mar 2006 Canada has officially cut all ties with the members of the Hamas cabinet and is suspending assistance to the Palestinian Authority. (CBC)
  • 30 Mar 2006 The United Kingdom Terrorism Act 2006 becomes a law.
  • 31 Mar 2006 In Ukraine, after days of vote tallying, Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions wins a plurality in the 2006 parliamentary election. Central Election Commission of Ukraine

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Movies

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The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Country: United States of America

Inside Man

Inside Man

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States of America

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Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Doug Atchison

Starring: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

Triad Election

Triad Election

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Johnnie To

Starring: Louis Koo, Simon Yam, Nick Cheung, Ka Tung Lam

Chronicle of an Escape

Chronicle of an Escape

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Israel Adrián Caetano

Starring: Rodrigo De la Serna, Pablo Echarri, Nazareno Casero, Lautaro Delgado

Books

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The Island by Heather Graham

The Island

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On a weekend vacation Beth Anderson is unnerved when a stroll on the beach reveals what appears to be a skull.

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.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code

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PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

For Laci by Sharon Rocha

For Laci

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Laci Rocha Peterson, 8 months pregnant, was last seen by her sister, Amy, in the late afternoon of December 23, 2002.

Gone by Lisa Gardner

Gone

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From New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner, author of Alone and The Killing Hour, comes a thriller that goes from heartbreaking to heartstopping in the blink of an eye.…When