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Events in 2006

14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
16 January: Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.
29 January: In this Chinese New Year the Rooster makes room for the Year of the Dog.
22 March: The ETA announces a ceasefire, ending half a century of terrorist attacks in Spain for an autonomous Basque country.
12 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
16 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
24 May: The documentary film by former United States vice president Al Gore about global warming “An Inconvenient Truth” is released.
4 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
24 Augustus: The XXVIth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Prague passes the resolution on the final definition of a planet, classifying Pluto, Ceres and Eris as dwarf planets.
11 September: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1427 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
2 October: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
11 October: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
17 November: “Casino Royale”, the twentyfirst James Bond film and the first to star Daniel Craig as the not so secret agent, is released in the United Kingdom.
13 December: The Person of the Year according to Time magazine is “you”, the usually anonymous individual contributing content to the Web 2.0.
18 December: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
26 December: Gerald Ford, the 38th president of the United States, dies in Rancho Mirage, California at age 93.

People in 2006

Time Person of the Year
You, Time Person of the Year.
Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Margaret Thatcher, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Neil Armstrong, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 2006

The year 2006 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1911, 1922, 1933, 1939, 1950, 1961, 1967, 1978, 1989 and 1995 in the century before it and 2017, 2023, 2034, 2045, 2051, 2062, 2073, 2079, 2090 and 2102 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?2006 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 April 2017.
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