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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2006?


Events

  • 01 Oct 2006 General elections are held in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BBC)
  • 02 Oct 2006 Charles Carl Roberts IV, a 32-year-old milk-truck driver, kills five female students at an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania before shooting himself.
  • 03 Oct 2006 Viktor Khristenko, the Russian Industry and Energy Minister, and Baktykozha Izmukhambetov, the Kazakh Energy and Mineral Resources' Minister, sign an intergovernmental agreement creating a joint venture to process gas from the Karachaganak field in West Kazakhstan. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the agreement was the solution to ampquotthe energy problems of key partners, including those in Western Europe.ampquot (Interfax)
  • 04 Oct 2006 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,800 for the first time rising 123.27 points, or 1.05%, finishing at 11,850.61.
  • 05 Oct 2006 The Dow Jones industrial average closes at a record high for the third day in a row. (ABC News Australia Online)
  • 06 Oct 2006 Hazardous waste plant near Apex, North Carolina explodes releasing chlorine gas, resulting in the evacuation of thousands and the hospitalization of over 100 residents.
  • 07 Oct 2006 New Guinea volcano Rabaul caldera erupts. Two hundred people are evacuated but favourable winds help protect nearby towns from the impact. (ABC News Australia)
  • 08 Oct 2006 The results of the Belgian municipal elections show losses for the liberals and progress for the conservatives and nationalists. (CNN)
  • 09 Oct 2006 North Korea claims to have conducted its first-ever nuclear test.
  • 10 Oct 2006 Google buys YouTube for US$1.65 billion.
  • 11 Oct 2006 New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle is killed (born 1972), along with his flight instructor, when his plane crashes into a building in New York City's Upper East Side.
  • 12 Oct 2006 The Federal Reserve finds that economic growth in the United States is ampquotmoderate or mixedampquot with ampquotwidespread coolingampquot in the housing market. (Fox News)
  • 13 Oct 2006 Record Snowfall in Buffalo, New York and surrounding metro area leaves up to two feet of heavy wet snow, three people dead, damaged trees, and over 400,000 residents without power.
  • 14 Oct 2006 College football brawl between University of Miami and Florida International University leads to suspensions of 31 players of both teams.
  • 15 Oct 2006 In Hawaii, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurs. Power outages occur throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Damage estimated at US$73 million.
  • 16 Oct 2006 Hawaii Earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks Hawaii, causing property damage, injuries, landslides, power outages, and the closure of Honolulu International Airport.
  • 17 Oct 2006 The United States population reaches 300 million based on a United States Census Bureau projection.
  • 18 Oct 2006 United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Tokyo for talks with Japanese officials amid fears North Korea could be readying for a second nuclear test. (USA Today)
  • 19 Oct 2006 On the 19th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 12,000 for the first time, at 12,011.73.
  • 20 Oct 2006 OPEC agrees to reduce its output by 1.2 million barrels per day (190,000 m/d), its first cut for more than two years, to halt falling oil prices. (USA Today)
  • 21 Oct 2006 President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda meets rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army for the first time in an attempt to revive the Juba talks. (BBC)
  • 22 Oct 2006 A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama.
  • 23 Oct 2006 Jeffrey Skilling is sentenced to 24 years and four months in US federal prison on charges of fraud and insider trading relating to the financial collapse of Enron.
  • 24 Oct 2006 Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the ''motive clause'', an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act.
  • 25 Oct 2006 The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of marriage equality.
  • 26 Oct 2006 In Australia, Sheikh Taj El-Din Hilaly apologizes after a public uproar over his statement comparing women who did not wear the hijab to ampquotuncovered meatampquot. (BBC News)
  • 27 Oct 2006 Last Ford Taurus rolls off Atlanta assembly line.
  • 28 Oct 2006 Funeral service takes place for those executed at Bykivnia forest, outside Kiev, Ukraine. 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s : early 1940s are reburied.
  • 29 Oct 2006 Mexican federal police seize the center of Oaxaca, which had served as the headquarters for the five-month protest occupation of the city. (International Herald Tribune)
  • 30 Oct 2006 The Esperanza Fire burns over 61 square miles of Cabazon, California mountain territory.
  • 31 Oct 2006 Esperanza Fire

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Movies

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The Prestige

The Prestige

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Love's Abiding Joy

Love's Abiding Joy

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Michael Landon Jr.

Starring: Erin Cottrell, Dale Midkiff, Logan Bartholomew, Frank McRae

The History Boys

The History Boys

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

Starring: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

Unknown

Unknown

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Simon Brand

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan, Joe Pantoliano

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 2006?
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A Spot Of Bother by Mark Haddon

A Spot Of Bother

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A Washington Post Best Book of the YearA Spot of Bother is Mark Haddon’s unforgettable follow-up to the internationally beloved bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Culture Warrior by Bill O'Reilly

Culture Warrior

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With three straight #1 bestsellers and more than 4 million copies of his books in print, the most powerful traditional force in the American media now takes off his gloves in

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Running With Scissors

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The #1 New York Times BestsellerAn Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Book of the YearNow a Major Motion Picture Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away …

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

I Feel Bad About My Neck

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With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious

Mary, Mary by James Patterson

Mary, Mary

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Somebody is murdering Hollywood's A-list. Her calling card: "You've got mail." On a family vacation, FBI agent Alex Cross is asked to investigate the shooting of a top actress and an e-mail sent to the Los Angeles Times with shocking …