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Major Events of 2006

2006 (Roman Numerals: MMVI) was the 6th year of the 21st century. 2006 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Sunday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 2006.
News Events of 2006

Apple announces first Intel-based Macintosh computer.

Former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein sentenced to death.

Saddam Hussein

Microsoft releases first versions of Windows Vista.

Following a referendum, Montenegro declares its independence from Serbia.

Twitter launched.

International Astronomical Union redefines "planet" so that Pluto is no longer considered a "planet" but instead a "dwarf planet".


North Korea claims to have conducted its first nuclear weapon test.

Atomic Bomb

Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.

Sports in 2006
2006 Was Designated As
  • International Year of Deserts and Desertification

  • International Asperger's Year

  • Year of Mozart (250 years since Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth)

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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