Events of the year 2006 grab bag

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Can you name the grab bag of events of 2006?

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He is sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United StatesJanuary 31
The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat this team 21–10 in Super Bowl XLFebruary 5
He becomes the 22nd Prime Minister of CanadaFebruary 6
The 2006 Winter Olympics are held in this European cityFebruary 10–26
He wins the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Truman CapoteMarch 5
President Evo Morales nationalizes this nation's gas fieldsMay 1
This country with capital at Podogorica declares its independenceJune 3
This Shakira single is released and sells a record 266,500 downloads in its first weekJune 8
This man donates over US$30 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationJune 25
This sequel starring Johnny Depp is the top grossing movie in the worldJuly 6 onward
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Creator of The Nightwatch, the 400th anniversary of this Dutch painter's birth is celebratedJuly 15
He wins the Tour de France, but subsequently fails a drug testJuly 23
This man for whom the Earth's radiation belts are named passes awayAugust 9
His painting The Scream is recovered in a police raid in Oslo, NorwayAugust 31
This writer release the post-apocalyptic novel 'The Road'September 26
This country claims to have conducted its first-ever nuclear testOctober 9
Google buys this website for $1.65 billion USDOctober 10
30 Rock pilot airs with this character buying $150 worth of hot dogs at a standOctober 11
Andrew Fire and Craig Mello win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on this biological molecule with a 3 letter abbreviationNovember
This former president of Iraq is executed in BaghdadDecember 30

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