Your chance to see what was in the news during the year that you, your children, or your family & friends were born
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.
Microsoft releases first versions of Windows Vista.
Following a referendum, Montenegro declares its independence from Serbia.
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.
Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
Sports in 2006
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