Wednesday, January 03, 2007

2006: The Year in Review

Looking back at the past year, I decided to post about some of the more interesting events that occurred over the previous 12 months. Here it is.

In February:
The Pittsburg Steelers defeat the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in Super Bowl XL. (Okay, maybe not defeated, I think the word I would actually choose is they stole the Super Bowl away from the Seahawks).
Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots Harry Whittington with a shotgun while on a hunting trip.

In March:
The ETA (Basque nationalists) declare a permanent ceasefire with Spain.

In June:
Montenegro declares its independence from Serbia-Montenegro.

In July:
Italy defeats France in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
North Korea fires 7 test missiles, including a long-range missile.
Fidel Castro temporarily hands over control of Cuba to his brother, Raul.
Israel invades Lebanon in response to the Hezbollah kidnapping of 2 Israeli soldiers.

In October:
Charles Carl Roberts kills 5 female students in an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The St. Louis Cardinals win the 2006 World Series, defeating the Detroit Tigers.

In November:
The Democrats take control of both houses of Congress.

In December:
Former President of the United State Gerald Ford dies at the age of 93.
Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is executed in Baghdad.

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