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More interesting facts on 2006
- on November 22, 2006, at least ten people were killed in a burning leather factory in India after being trapped behind locked emergency exits?
- on August 26, 2006 the Philippines won the inaugural World Cup of Pool held at Newport, Wales?
- on January 21, 2006 Ilan Halimi, a French Jew, was kidnapped by a gang of Muslim immigrant youths and subsequently tortured to death, with the motive being either money or anti-Semitism?
- on December 20, 2006, two members of the Italian Radical Party controversially introduced two homosexual figures to the nativity scene at the Italian Congress?
- only six of the 12 Eurozone member states have not yet issued €2 commemorative coins, and only four have no plans to do so by 2006?
- the parastatal Kenya Railways Corporation will be managed by a private consortium come November 1, 2006?
- the Islamic Emirate of Waziristan is a rebel organization that gained de facto recognition from the Government of Pakistan on September 5, 2006 as a result of negotiations between Islamabad and local tribesmen to end the Waziristan War?
- the Smithsonian American Art Museum is currently closed due to a major building renovation but is scheduled to reopen on July 4, 2006?
- on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006, the Louisville Slugger Company produced more than 400 pink baseball bats for game use by more than 50 professional baseball players?
- a new free trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership between Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore will come into effect on 1 January 2006?
- Hurricane Sergio in 2006 was the strongest Pacific hurricane on record in the month of November?
- Jackson Pollock 's No. 5, 1948 was sold by David Geffen to David Martinez for the inflation adjusted price of $140 million dollars, making it the world's most expensive painting sold at an auction as of November, 2006?
- Internet entrepreneur Pete Ashdown is running against incumbent Orrin Hatch for the 2006 U.S. Senate race in Utah?
- Scieno Sitter, a content-control software package created by the Church of Scientology, was referred to in the 2006 fictional film The Bridge?
- national legislative elections will be held in Thailand on April 2, 2006, following the decision by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to dissolve the lower house of the Thai legislature, the House of Representatives?
- WildlifeDirect was established in 2006 to support wildlife protection in Africa via the use of weblogs?
- Super Typhoon Chanchu of 2006 (pictured) was only the second super typhoon recorded in the South China Sea?
- The Berghoff restaurant in Chicago will close on 28 February 2006 after 107 years of operation by three generations of the Berghoff family?
- Indian-American teenager Gaurav Raja memorized 10,980 digits of pi in 2006 to break the North American pi memorization record?
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