2006 Newspaper Headlines
There were many interesting and newsworthy 2006 newspaper headlines, which shocked, saddened and excited the nation. The 2006 Winter Olympic Games were held in Italy in February, followed by the Commonwealth Games in Australia in March. Later in the year Germany hosted the FIFA World Cup which was eventually won by Italy in a penalty shoot-out against France in the final. Other major 2006 newspaper articles were written about the sentencing and execution of Saddam Hussein in the late months of 2006 by the Iraqi court, which was huge news that reached the far corners of the world.
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January 15, 2006
NASA’s Stardust mission successfully ends, the first to return dust from a comet.
January 26, 2006
General Motors reports a $8.6 billion loss for 2005, its biggest loss since 1992.
February 10-26, 2006
The 2006 Winter Olympic Games are held in Turin, Italy.
March 16, 2006
The Blu-ray Disc format is released in the United States.
March 15-26, 2006
The 2006 Commonwealth Games takes place in Melbourne, Australia.
April 16, 2006
Albert II, Prince of Monaco, becomes the first ever reigning monarch to reach the North Pole.
April 29, 2006
Massive anti-war demonstrations and a march down Broadway in New York City mark the third year of the war in Iraq.
May 27, 2006
An earthquake strikes central Java in Indonesia, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale. Over 6,000 people are killed, at least 36,000 are injured and 1.5 million people are left homeless.
June 9 – July 9, 2006
Germany holds the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The competition is eventually won by Italy, following a penalty shoot-out against France in the final.
July 12, 2006
Israeli troops invade Lebanon in response to Hezbollah kidnapping two Israeli soldiers and killing three others. Hezbollah declares open war against Israel two days later.
August 10, 2006
London Metropolitan Police make twenty-one arrests in connection to a terrorist plot involving an airplane travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. Liquids and gels are banned from hand luggage and airports are plunged into chaos due to lengthy security checks.
September 2, 2006
A Nimrod MR2 based at RAF Kinloss, Scotland, crashes in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, due to a technical fault. All fourteen of the crew on board are killed.
September 12, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI gives a lecture in Germany; he quotes a criticism of the Islamic faith, sparking mass protests.
October 9, 2006
North Korea claims to have conducted its first ever nuclear test.
October 10, 2006
Google buys YouTube for $1.65 billion.
November 5, 2006
Saddam Hussein and two of his senior allies are sentenced to death by hanging after an Iraqi court finds them guilty of crimes against humanity.
November 16, 2006
Nintendo Wii is released in America.
December 26, 2006
Former President Gerald Ford dies at the age of 93 in California.
December 30, 2006
Saddam Hussein, former Iraq president, is executed in Baghdad.
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