2006

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From top left, clockwise: the 2006 Winter Olympics are held in Turin, Italy; Israel and Lebanon enter conflict; train bombings in Mumbai kill 209 people; Montenegro votes to declare independence from Serbia; the 2006 FIFA World Cup is held in Germany and is won by Italy; Gol Transportes Aereos Flight 1907 crashes in the Amazon rainforest after a mid-air collision with an Embraer Legacy 600 business jet; an earthquake in Yogyakarta kills over 5,700 people; the IAU votes on the definition of planet, which demotes Pluto and other Kuiper belt objects and redefines them as "dwarf planets". 2006 Events Collage 3.0.jpg
From top left, clockwise: the 2006 Winter Olympics are held in Turin, Italy; Israel and Lebanon enter conflict; train bombings in Mumbai kill 209 people; Montenegro votes to declare independence from Serbia; the 2006 FIFA World Cup is held in Germany and is won by Italy; Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 crashes in the Amazon rainforest after a mid-air collision with an Embraer Legacy 600 business jet; an earthquake in Yogyakarta kills over 5,700 people; the IAU votes on the definition of planet, which demotes Pluto and other Kuiper belt objects and redefines them as "dwarf planets".

Millennium: 3rd millennium
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2006 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2006
MMVI
Ab urbe condita 2759
Armenian calendar 1455
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԵ
Assyrian calendar 6756
Baháʼí calendar 162–163
Balinese saka calendar 1927–1928
Bengali calendar 1413
Berber calendar 2956
British Regnal year 54  Eliz. 2   55  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2550
Burmese calendar 1368
Byzantine calendar 7514–7515
Chinese calendar 乙酉年 (Wood  Rooster)
4703 or 4496
     to 
丙戌年 (Fire  Dog)
4704 or 4497
Coptic calendar 1722–1723
Discordian calendar 3172
Ethiopian calendar 1998–1999
Hebrew calendar 5766–5767
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2062–2063
 - Shaka Samvat 1927–1928
 - Kali Yuga 5106–5107
Holocene calendar 12006
Igbo calendar 1006–1007
Iranian calendar 1384–1385
Islamic calendar 1426–1427
Japanese calendar Heisei 18
(平成18年)
Javanese calendar 1938–1939
Juche calendar 95
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4339
Minguo calendar ROC 95
民國95年
Nanakshahi calendar 538
Thai solar calendar 2549
Tibetan calendar 阴木鸡年
(female Wood-Rooster)
2132 or 1751 or 979
     to 
阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
2133 or 1752 or 980
Unix time 1136073600 – 1167609599

2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 6th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade.

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2006 was designated as the International Year of Deserts and Desertification. [1]

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Births and deaths

Nobel Prizes

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New English words and terms

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Montenegro</span> Country in Southeast Europe

Montenegro is a country in Southeast Europe, located in the Balkans. It is bordered by Bosnia and Herzegovina to the north, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, Albania to the southeast, and Croatia and the Adriatic Sea to the northwest with a coastline of 293.5 km. Podgorica is the country's capital and its largest city; it covers 10.4% of Montenegro's territory of 13,812 square kilometres (5,333 sq mi), and is home to roughly 31% of its total population of 621,000. Cetinje is the former royal capital and cultural centre of Montenegro and is the location of several national institutions, including the official residence of the President of Montenegro.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Serbia and Montenegro</span> Federal republic (1992–2003) and political union (2003–2006) in the Balkans

Serbia and Montenegro, known until 2003 as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, FR Yugoslavia or simply Yugoslavia, was a country in Southeast Europe located in the Balkans that existed from 1992 to 2006, following the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The country bordered Hungary to the north, Romania to the northeast, Bulgaria to the southeast, North Macedonia to the south, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the west, and Albania to the southwest. The state was founded on 27 April 1992 as a federation comprising the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Montenegro. In February 2003, it was transformed from a federal republic to a political union until Montenegro seceded from the union in June 2006, leading to the full independence of both Serbia and Montenegro.

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">2004</span> Calendar year

2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2004th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 4th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2009</span> Calendar year

2009 (MMIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2009th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 9th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2003</span> Calendar year

2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2003rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 3rd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2007</span> Calendar year

2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 7th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo</span> Officially mandated mission of the United Nations in Kosovo

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo is the officially mandated mission of the United Nations in Kosovo. The UNMIK describes its mandate as being to "help the United Nations Security Council achieve an overall objective, namely, to ensure conditions for a peaceful and normal life for all inhabitants of Kosovo and advance regional stability in the Western Balkans."

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2014</span> Calendar year

2014 (MMXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2014th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 14th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2017</span> Calendar year

2017 (MMXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Serbia national football team</span> Mens national association football team representing Serbia

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Accession of Albania to the European Union</span> Ongoing accession process of Albania to the EU

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Accession of Montenegro to the European Union</span> Ongoing accession process of Montenegro to the EU

Accession of Montenegro to the European Union is on the agenda for future enlargement of the EU.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Accession of Serbia to the European Union</span> Ongoing accession process of Serbia to the EU

Serbia applied to join the European Union (EU) in 2009 and has been a candidate for membership since 2012, along with nine other states. Serbia is the largest country in Southeast Europe seeking entry into the EU.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Accession of Kosovo to the European Union</span>

The accession of Kosovo to the European Union (EU) is on the current agenda for future enlargement of the EU. Kosovo is currently recognized by the EU as a potential candidate for accession.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Enlargement of NATO</span> Collective geopolitical action by NATO states

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Montenegro–NATO relations</span> Bilateral relations

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