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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2006?


Events

  • 01 Nov 2006 The Stardust Resort & Casino closes after 48 years of business in Las Vegas.
  • 02 Nov 2006 ''No. 5, 1948'' by Jackson Pollock becomes the most expensive painting after it was sold privately at $140 million.ref name=quotArtnetquot
  • 03 Nov 2006 U.S. evangelical minister Ted Haggard is accused of methamphetamine use and engaging in homosexual sex acts. (AP via ABC News)
  • 04 Nov 2006 The death toll in a fire at the historic Mizpah Hotel in Reno, Nevada rises to nine with not all of the ruins having been searched yet. (Las Vegas Sun)
  • 05 Nov 2006 Saddam Hussein, 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 the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.
  • 06 Nov 2006 Somalian War: Heavy fighting has been reported between forces of Union of Islamic Courts and Puntland, the semi-autonomous region of Somalia. (Al Jazeera)
  • 07 Nov 2006 U.S. Midterm elections: Democrats win control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 1994.
  • 08 Nov 2006 U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigns; President Bush nominates Robert Gates, a former Central Intelligence Agency director, as his replacement.
  • 09 Nov 2006 Ken Mehlman is to step down as chairman of the National Committee of the United States Republican Party. (CNN)
  • 10 Nov 2006 Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj is assassinated in Colombo.
  • 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.
  • 12 Nov 2006 Gerald Ford surpasses Ronald Reagan as the longest lived President of the United States.
  • 13 Nov 2006 Voters in South Ossetia vote 98-99% in favor of independence from Georgia in a referendum. 78% of the vote has been counted. Neither Russia nor the West recognize the poll's legitimacy. (CNN)
  • 14 Nov 2006 The President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he expects its nuclear enrichment program to be ready by February 2007. (CNN)
  • 15 Nov 2006 In the Kuril Islands, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake occurs. A tsunami with a recorded wave height of 176 cm damages a dock at Crescent City, California.
  • 16 Nov 2006 2006 Tonga riots:
  • 17 Nov 2006 Sony releases the PlayStation 3 video game 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. President Niyazov cannot be operated on in Turkmenistan because earlier this year he signed a decree that closed all hospitals outside of Ashgabat and replaced most healthcare staff with soldiers. (World Medical Association)
  • 19 Nov 2006 Nintendo releases the Wii video game system in North and South America. It includes a wireless Wii remote controller, a Nunchuk controller attachment, and video game Wii Sports. Price is US$249.99 in the USA. Total sales in first 8 days: 600,000.
  • 20 Nov 2006 Lee High School bus crash kills four students in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • 21 Nov 2006 Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.
  • 22 Nov 2006 A gas pipeline explodes near the city of Surabaya in Java, killing seven people. (Reuters via ABC Australia)
  • 23 Nov 2006 A series of bombing kills at least 215 people and injured 257 others in Sadr City, making it the second deadliest sectarian attack since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.
  • 24 Nov 2006 Convicted killer and loyalist Michael Stone is seized by security guards and police at Northern Ireland's parliament building, Stormont, while carrying a gun, knife and several possibly ampquotviableampquot explosive devices. (BBC)
  • 25 Nov 2006 General Augusto Pinochet issues a statement accepting ampquotpoliticalampquot responsibility for everything that happened in Chile during his rule. (BBC)
  • 26 Nov 2006 US Judge James Robertson orders the US Treasury to change the dollar bill.
  • 27 Nov 2006 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Quebec a nation within a unified Canada.
  • 28 Nov 2006 U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia James Robertson orders the U.S. Treasury Department to make paper currency more recognizable to blind people in ''American Council for the Blind v. Secretary of the Treasury''. (FOXNews.com)
  • 29 Nov 2006 Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, expresses concern about a resumption of fighting in Sudan between the army and the Sudan People's Liberation Army. (BBC)
  • 30 Nov 2006 Super Typhoon Durian (Reming) Strongest Typhoon to Hit Philippines Impacts Bical Region. In Virac Catanduanes of Rain is Recorded and a total of 740 people are killed

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Music charts

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Movies

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A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Country: United States of America

Kin-dza-dza!

Kin-dza-dza!

Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Levan Gabriadze

Sullivan's Travels

Sullivan's Travels

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Country: United States of America

Network

Network

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America

Rocky

Rocky

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in November 2006?
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The Road by Cormac McCarth

The Road

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Father and son journey alone through a desolate America; movie; Pulitzer; Oprah's Book Club, March 2007. (P, Vintage)

Act Of Treason by Vince Flynn

Act Of Treason

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The fallout from a horrific Washington explosion has just begun—and so has CIA superagent Mitch Rapp’s hunt for a killer with a personal agenda—in this explosive thriller from #1 New York

The Audacity Of Hope by Barack Obama

The Audacity Of Hope

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The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call for a new kind of politics a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Thirteenth Tale

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Instant #1 New York Times bestseller “Readers will feel the magnetic pull of this paean to words, books and the magical power of story.”—People “Eerie and fascinating.”—USA

The Collectors by David Baldacci

The Collectors

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Oliver Stone and his Camel Club are in a race to stop a man who is determined to auction off America to the highest bidder: Roger Seagraves is selling America to her enemies, one devastating secret at a time.