October 2006 in history

October 2006 events chronologically

Oct 2 Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide
Oct 9 North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device
Oct 14 The college football brawl between University of Miami and Florida International University leads to suspensions of 31 players of both teams
Oct 16 Hawaii earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks Hawaii, causing property damage, injuries, landslides, power outages, and the closure of Honolulu International Airport
Oct 22 A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama
Oct 28 The funeral service takes place for those executed at Bykivnia forest, outside Kiev, Ukraine. Eight hundred seventeen Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s – early 1940s are reburied
Oct 28 A group of ferocious activists of Bangladesh Awami League attacked one of their rival political party meeting in Dhaka with oars and sculls and killed their 14 activists

Born in October 2006

Oct 25 Krista and Tatiana Hogan are Canadians who are craniopagus conjoined twins. They are joined at the top, backs, and sides of their heads. They were born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and are the only unseparated craniopagus twins currently alive in Canada. They live with their mother, Felicia Simms, in Vernon, British Columbia and often travel to Vancouver for care at BC Children's Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children

Top 7 most famous people died in October 2006

Oct 7 Anna Politkovskaya a Russian journalist, writer, and human rights activist known for her opposition to the Second Chechen War and President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
Oct 9 Marek Grechuta a Polish singer, songwriter, composer, and lyricist.
Oct 9 Paul Hunter an English professional snooker player. His media profile developed swiftly and he became known as the "Beckham of the Baize" because of his good looks and flamboyant style
Oct 27 Ghulam Ishaq Khan the 7th President of Pakistan from 1988 until his resignation in 1993, the only president to have come from the civil bureaucracy.
Oct 28 Red Auerbach an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics. After he retired from coaching, he served as president and front office executive of the Celtics until his death. As a coach, he won 938 games and nine National Basketball Association championships in ten years. As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won an additional seven NBA titles, for a grand total of 16 in a span of 29 years, making him one of the most successful team officials in the history of North American professional sports
Oct 30 Clifford Geertz remembered mostly for his strong support for and influence on the practice of symbolic anthropology, and who was considered "for three decades...the single most influential cultural anthropologist in the United States." He served until his death as professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Oct 31 P. W. Botha Pieter Willem Botha, DMS , commonly known as "P. W." and Die Groot Krokodil , was the leader of South Africa from 1978 to 1989, serving as the last Prime Minister from 1978 to 1984 and the first executive State President from 1984 to 1989