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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2006?


Events

  • 01 Sep 2006 Luxembourg becomes the first country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting.
  • 02 Sep 2006 US military hands over the Abu Ghraib prison to the Iraqi government.
  • 03 Sep 2006 Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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  • 05 Sep 2006 Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan
  • 06 Sep 2006 The security officers of Georgia arrest nearly 30 members of the opposition political party ampquotSamartlianobaampquot (Justice) and its satellite organizations on suspicion of plotting a coup against the government. The party, which advocates closer political ties with the Russian Federation, is led by the nation's fugitive security chief Igor Giorgadze who is wanted by Interpol for his alleged involvement in the 1995 attempt on former Georgian President Shevardnadze's life. (BBC)
  • 07 Sep 2006 The National Liberation Forces (FNL) signs a ceasefire with Burundi, the last rebel group to enter the peace process to end the Burundi Civil War.(BBC)
  • 08 Sep 2006 Ralph ampquotBuckyampquot Phillips, the most recent addition to the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, surrenders to Pennsylvania State Police. He is wanted for shooting three New York State troopers, one of whom died, after he escaped from jail. (''The Buffalo News'')
  • 09 Sep 2006 BBC's The Proms 'Last Night at the Proms' took place at Royal Albert Hall in London. The proms were simulcasted to cities across the United Kingdom like Glasgow, Swansea, Belfast, Manchester and London Hyde Park. More than 100,000 people attended the festival in London and elsewhere. The proms are currently in their 112th season. (BBC News)
  • 10 Sep 2006 A lengthy statement from al-Qaeda's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks calls on Muslims to step up their resistance against the United States. (CNN)
  • 11 Sep 2006 The 14th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement begins in Havana, Cuba. (Official Site)
  • 12 Sep 2006 Cypriot authorities respond to an Interpol alert and intercept ''Grigorio-1,'' a North Korean ship bound for Syria. Cypriot security agents found a mobile air defense system and the components of a missile launcher in the ship, though the Government of North Korea insists the ship only contained weather-observation equipment. The Syrian government has requested the ship be allowed to dock in Syria. (World Tribune)
  • 13 Sep 2006 The solar system's largest dwarf planet, designated until now as , is officially named ampquotErisampquot its satellite is now known as ampquotDysnomiaampquot. (SpaceRef)
  • 14 Sep 2006 U.S. Senate committee approves a bill to give more rights to "terrorism" detainees. The White House and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agree that signing the bill into law would end a classified CIA interrogation program, which a recent Supreme Court ruling leaves on tenuous ground. (Chicago Sun-Times) (Wash. Times)
  • 15 Sep 2006 Spinach contaminated with E. coli kills one person and poisons over 100 others in 20 states of the United States.
  • 16 Sep 2006 Winners of the 2006 Lasker Awards for medical research are announced. (Reuters), (laskerfoundation.org)
  • 17 Sep 2006 Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years.
  • 18 Sep 2006 Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape is made public, in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections.
  • 19 Sep 2006 The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.
  • 20 Sep 2006 In the USA, the CW Television Network (a merger of The WB and UPN) officially begins operations.
  • 21 Sep 2006 In Uzbekistan, Komiljon Usmanov is on trial for ampquotthreatening Uzbekistan's constitutional order and public security,ampquot and is accused of allegedly leading the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir organization. Usmanov was sentenced in 2001 to 10 years in jail on similar charges, but was freed under an amnesty. He maintains his innocence. (RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)
  • 22 Sep 2006 The U.S. military officially retires the F-14 Tomcat, famous from the movie ''Top Gun''. (AP)
  • 23 Sep 2006 Ali Abdullah Saleh, in office since 1978, is re-elected as President of Yemen with 77.2% of the votes, prompting allegations of electoral fraud from the Yemeni opposition coalition. (BBC)
  • 24 Sep 2006 Venezuela's Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro is detained in John F. Kennedy International Airport for secondary screening. (BBC)
  • 25 Sep 2006 The Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans re-opens 13 months after Hurricane Katrina with extensive repairs, including the largest re-roofing project in the United States.
  • 26 Sep 2006 Riots break in Dhaka, Bangladesh, due to frequent power outages. Hundreds are injured in confrontations with riot police . (AP)
  • 27 Sep 2006 An armed suspect holds six female students as hostages in Platte Canyon High School located in Bailey, Colorado. One hostage is fatally wounded as the gunman kills himself.
  • 28 Sep 2006 The Platte Canyon High School killer is identified as Duane Morrison, who has no known connections with Bailey, Colorado. (CBS News)
  • 29 Sep 2006 US Representative Mark Foley resigns after allegations of inappropriate emails.
  • 30 Sep 2006 The ''Los Angeles Times'' has reported that Jason Grimsley, a former pitcher for several Major League Baseball teams who has been accused of supplying performance-enhancing drugs to several players, allegedly named stars Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, and Miguel Tejada in a sworn statement as users of performance-enhancers. (LA Times)

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Movies

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The Departed

The Departed

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Country: United States of America

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Dor

Dor

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Nagesh Kukunoor

Starring: Ayesha Takia, Shreyas Talpade, Gul Panag, Girish Karnad

Children of Men

Children of Men

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Starring: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Marc Forster

Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Country: United States of America

Away from Her

Away from Her

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Sarah Polley

Starring: Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent, Stacey LaBerge

Books

Which were the most popular books released in September 2006?
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Overcoming Life'S Disappointments by Harold S. Kushner

Overcoming Life'S Disappointments

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From Harold S. Kushner, author of the inspirational #1 bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People, comes a book that shows us how to be our best selves even when

The Ruins by Scott Smith

The Ruins

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Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights,

All Aunt Hagar'S Children by Edward P. Jones

All Aunt Hagar'S Children

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Three years after the publication of his much-heralded, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Known World, Edward P. Jones returned with an elegiac, luminous masterpiece, All Aunt Hagar's Children.

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

Triptych by Karin Slaughter

Triptych

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In the city of Atlanta, young women are dying—at the hands of a killer who signs his work with a single, chilling act of mutilation.