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2006

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2006 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2006
MMVI
Ab urbe condita 2759
Armenian calendar 1455
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԵ
Chinese calendar 4642/4702-12-2
(乙酉年十二月初二日)
— to —
4643/4703-11-12
(丙戌年十一月十二日)
Ethiopian calendar 1998 – 1999
Hebrew calendar 5766 – 5767
Hindu calendars
- Vikram Samvat 2061 – 2062
- Shaka Samvat 1928 – 1929
- Kali Yuga 5107 – 5108
Iranian calendar 1384 – 1385
Islamic calendar 1427 – 1428
Thai solar calendar 2549

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.

It has been designated:

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[edit] Climate

The first half of 2006 has been tied with 1998 as the warmest for any year since the 1890s, indicating it may top 2005 as the warmest year on record.

[edit] Events

[edit] January

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Image:New Horizons Jan19 06.jpg
New Horizons, the world's first probe to Pluto, is launched on January 19.

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Tropical Cyclone Larry, considered the worst tropical cyclone to hit Queensland, off the Australian coast on March 18

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A jury in April deliberates over the sentence of convicted terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui and later recommends life in prison without parole on May 3

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Image:2006 Java earthquake map.gif
The location of the epicenter of the earthquake that struck Indonesia on May 27

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Busch Stadium was also afected with the tarp and stands damaged and 30 injured.

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Image:2006 North Korean nuclear test.png
Position of earthquake caused by North Korea's nuclear test.


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[edit] Predictions and scheduled events

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[edit] Major religious holidays

[edit] Births

[edit] Deaths

Main article: Deaths in 2006

[edit] January

[edit] February

[edit] March

[edit] April

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[edit] July

[edit] August

[edit] September

[edit] October

[edit] November

[edit] Unknown/undecided dates

  • Brazil will officially adopt the Digital TV System (Probably Japanese, or a new system, the Brazilian Digital TV System)
  • White House proposed plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico will maintain its territorial status or change to another status (to be decided then in other referenda)
  • To those who believe in The Bible Code, 2006 will be the year of the apocalypse.
  • A bridge linking Savannakhet, Laos, over the Mekong, to Mukdahan, Thailand is expected to be completed late in the year.
  • The Stardust Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada will officially close in late 2006 after 55 years of continuous operation to make way for the $4 billion dollar Echelon Place, a new mega resort scheduled to officially open in 2010.
  • Boston's Big Dig, or Central Artery/Tunnel Project will be substantially completed after 15 years of construction, totaling $14.6 billion.
  • 2006 also spells the end of the VHS format for all movie releases in the United States thus ending its 30 years of mainstream use. All new movies and programs will now be released only on DVD.

[edit] Nobel Prizes

[edit] 2006 in fiction and popular culture

[edit] Books

[edit] Comics and manga

[edit] Computer and video games

[edit] Music

[edit] Television

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