July 6, 2022

2006 (MMVI) was a common year beginning on a Sunday according to the Gregorian calendar for the decade of the 2000s. It was designated: The International Year of Deserts and Desertification, by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The Year of the Dog, according to the Chinese horoscope. The Year of Mozart, commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Year of Oruro, commemorating the 400th (four hundredth) anniversary of the founding of this city in Bolivia, founded under the name of Villa de San Felipe de Austria. The Year of Ibarra, commemorating the 400th (quatricentennial) anniversary of the founding of this city in Ecuador, founded under the name of Villa de San Miguel de Ibarra. The Year of Rembrandt, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the birth (in the Netherlands) of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. The Year of Tesla, celebrating the 150th (one hundred and fiftieth) anniversary of the birth of the world-renowned Croatian inventor, physicist and electrical engineer, Nikola Tesla. International Asperger's Year, marking the 100th (hundredth) birth of Dr. Hans Asperger, discoverer of Asperger's Syndrome. In Argentina, it was declared a Year of Homage to Dr. Ramón Carrillo, marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Nation's first Minister of Public Health. In Cuba the year was declared the Year of the Energy Revolution. In Ecuador: The 100th (hundredth) anniversary of the birth of the newspaper El Comercio was commemorated. The 100th (hundredth) anniversary of the birth of Banco Pichincha was commemorated. In Spain: The 75th (seventy-fifth) anniversary of the establishment of the Second Spanish Republic was commemorated.[1] The 70th (seventieth) anniversary of the military coup d'état and the beginning of the Civil War were commemorated. The 50th (fiftieth) anniversary of the arrival of television was commemorated with the birth of the Televisión Española (TVE) chain. In Mexico, the bicentennial of the birth of Benito Juárez was celebrated.



January 1: The new anti-smoking law comes into force in Spain.[2] Australia leaves the OFC and becomes a member of the AFC. Russia cuts natural gas to Ukraine due to a price discussion.[3] January 2: In Mexico, the morning television program produced by Tv Azteca, Venga la Alegría, is broadcast for the first time on Azteca Trece (currently Azteca UNO). January 4: the first victim of bird flu in Turkey dies.[4] January 10 – The Ukrainian parliament dismisses the government in retaliation for the gas agreement signed with Russia.[5] January 13: in Acassuso, Argentina, a robbery is perpetrated at Banco Río, with loot of more than 8 million dollars.[6] January 14 – In a coal mine in Romania, a natural gas explosion kills 7 people.[7] January 15: In the second round of the presidential election in Chile, Michelle Bachelet is elected with 53.49% of the votes as the first female president of Chile.[8] Wikipedia in Spanish turns 5 years old. January 19: Launch of the American probe New Horizons towards Pluto.[9] In Tel Aviv, a terrorist blew himself up with an explosion, injuring 20 people.[10] January 20 – The Disney Channel Original Movie, High School Musical, premieres in the US to a record audience of 30 million viewers.[11] January 22: in Bolivia, Evo Morales officially takes office as president[12] January 24 – In Canada, Stephen Harper wins the federal election, forming a minority government.[13] January 25: In the Palestinian Territories, Hamas wins the majority of seats in the Legislative Council elections.[14] Mondo Mini Shows begins its television broadcast of the series born on the Internet Happy Tree Friends January 27: The 250th anniversary of the birth of the baby is celebrated around the world.