Historical Events of 2006

Can you name the significant events of the year 2006?

This prime minister of Israel suffers a hemorrhagic strokeJanuary 4
Celebrations are held to honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of this Salzburg-born composerJanuary 27
The 2006 Winter Olympics are held in this European cityFebruary 10–26
The Bush administration officially reports that this vice president shot Harry Whittington during a hunting tripFebruary 12
This film receives the Oscar for Best Picture at the 78th Academy AwardsMarch 5
The first recorded U.K. instance of this disease is found in a swan in ScotlandApril 5
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake devastates this Southeast Asian countryMay 27
This musician releases her first single, 'Tim McGraw'June 19
This second installment of the swashbuckling Disney series is released, going on to become the highest-grossing film of the yearJuly 7
This country wins its fourth FIFA World Cup titleJuly 9
He is named the winner of the Tour de France, though he later loses this title due to a failed drug testJuly 23
The International Astronomical Union demotes this astronomical body from 'planet' to 'dwarf planet'August 24
This artist's 'The Scream' is recovered in a police raid in Oslo, NorwayAugust 31
Cormac McCarthy releases this post-apocalyptic novel, which is later awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction September 26
This country claims to have conducted its first nuclear testOctober 9
Google announced that it would purchase this website for $1.65 billion USDOctober 9
The final book in this children's series, written by 'Lemony Snicket', is releasedOctober 13
Nintendo releases this video game consoleNovember 19
Andrew Fire and Craig Mello receive their Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on this 3-letter biological moleculeDecember 10
This former president of Iraq is executed in BaghdadDecember 30
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