November 2006 calendar

November 2006

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2006?


  • 01 Nov 2006 After 48 years in Las Vegas, the Stardust Resort & Casino has closed its doors.
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  • 03 Nov 2006 Ted Haggard, an American evangelical minister, is charged with methamphetamine abuse and homosexual sex acts.
  • 04 Nov 2006 Nine people are killed in a fire at Reno's historic Mizpah Hotel. Not all the ruins have been found yet.
  • 05 Nov 2006 Saddam Hussein, the former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for their roles in the 1982 massacre of 148 Shia Muslims.
  • 06 Nov 2006 Somalian War: There have been heavy fighting between the forces of Union of Islamic Courts (the semi-autonomous region of Somalia) and Puntland (the Union of Islamic Courts).
  • 07 Nov 2006 U.S. Midterm elections: Democrats take control of both Houses of Congress for first time since 1994.
  • 08 Nov 2006 Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Defense Secretary, resigns. President Bush nominates Robert Gates as his replacement. Gates is a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 09 Nov 2006 Ken Mehlman will step down as Chairman of the National Committee of The United States Republican Party.
  • 10 Nov 2006 In Colombo, Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj was assassinated.
  • 11 Nov 2006 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II unveils in London, United Kingdom the New Zealand War Memorial to commemorate the deaths of soldiers from both the British Army and the New Zealand Army.
  • 12 Nov 2006 Ronald Reagan is no longer the longest-living President of the United States than Gerald Ford.
  • 13 Nov 2006 Voters in South Ossetia voted 98-99% for independence from Georgia in a referendum. 78% of the votes have been counted. The poll is not recognized by Russia or the West.
  • 14 Nov 2006 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, stated that he expected Iran's nuclear enrichment program to be complete by February 2007.
  • 15 Nov 2006 A magnitude 8.3 earthquake is recorded in the Kuril Islands. A tsunami measuring 176 cm in height damages Crescent City's dock.
  • 16 Nov 2006 2006 Tonga riots:
  • 17 Nov 2006 Sony launches the PlayStation 3 video gaming system in the USA.
  • 18 Nov 2006 President of Turkmenistan ampquotTurkmenbashiampquot Saparmurat Niyazov schedules a second eye operation in Germany in January amid rumors that his health is poor. Because President Niyazov signed a decree earlier this year that closed all other hospitals and replaced the majority of healthcare personnel with soldiers, Turkmenistan cannot allow him to be operated on.
  • 19 Nov 2006 The Wii videogame system is released by Nintendo in North America and South America. The Wii Sports video game system includes a Nunchuk controller attachment and a wireless Wii remote control. The US price is US$249.99 Sales in the first 8 days totalled 600,000.
  • 20 Nov 2006 Four students are killed in a bus accident at Lee High School in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • 21 Nov 2006 Pierre Gemayel, Anti-Syrian Lebanese MP and Minister Pierre Gemayel are assassinated in suburb Beirut.
  • 22 Nov 2006 Seven people were killed when a gas pipeline bursts in Surabaya, Java.
  • 23 Nov 2006 Sadr City is hit with a series of bombings that kills at most 215 people and injures 257 more. This makes it the second-most deadly sectarian attack since 2003's start of the Iraq War.
  • 24 Nov 2006 Security guards and police seize Michael Stone, a convict killer and loyalist, at Stormont's Northern Ireland parliament building. Stone was carrying a gun and knife as well as several potentially explosive devices.
  • 25 Nov 2006 General Augusto Pinochet issues a statement accepting ampquotpoliticalampquot responsibility for everything that happened in Chile during his rule.
  • 26 Nov 2006 US Judge James Robertson orders US Treasury to modify the dollar bill
  • 27 Nov 2006 The Canadian House of Commons supports Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s motion to make Quebec a nation in a united Canada.
  • 28 Nov 2006 U.S. District Judge James Robertson orders the U.S. Treasury Department make paper currency easier to recognize for blind people in "American Council for the Blind v. Secretary of the Treasury".
  • 29 Nov 2006 The Secretary-General of United Nations Kofi Annan expressed concern over the possibility of fighting in Sudan between army and Sudan People's Liberation Army.
  • 30 Nov 2006 Super Typhoon Durian, (Reming), is the strongest Typhoon to hit Philippines. It impacts Bical Region. Virac Catanduanes Rain is Reported and 740 people are Killed
  • 11 Nov 2006 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II unveils the New Zealand War Memorial in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Money Maker
  2. - My Love
  3. - I Wanna Love You
  4. - Smack That
  5. - Lips Of An Angel

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
  2. - Patience
  3. - Irreplaceable
  4. - Smack That
  5. - Something Kinda Ooooh


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 2006?

The Collectors by David Baldacci

The Collectors


Oliver Stone and his Camel Club are racing to stop Roger Seagraves, who wants to sell America to the highest bidder.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #13: The End by Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events #13: The End


NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES This includes A Series of Unfortunate Events from Lemony Snicket.

For One More Day by Mitch Albom

For One More Day


A new novel from the author of The Five People You Meet In Heaven and Tuesdays With Morrie, which millions of readers have been eagerly awaiting.

First Impressions by Nora Roberts

First Impressions


First ImpressionsVance Banning, a wealthy businessman, moves to rural Maryland after fleeing the rat race as well as the temptation of women who are interested in gold-digging. He pretends to be a carpenter who is out of work and wants …

Act Of Treason by Vince Flynn

Act Of Treason


The aftermath of a terrible Washington explosion is just beginning. Mitch Rapp, CIA superagent, has begun his hunt for a murderer with a personal agenda. This explosive thriller comes from #1 New York