Retrospecticus: What Happened in '06 - Part 2

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Written by Scott Gilbert


Apr 20 – U of G Board of Governors passes tuition increase for 06/07
Apr 30 – Old CSA executive official end contract
May 1 – New CSA begins transition
June 1 - Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival started up
June 10 – OPIRG’s speed river clean


April 5 - Dan Freeman-Maloy, and York University student, won the right to sue Larna Marsden, the president of the university
May 2 - The Harper government tabled it's first budget
May 17 – Canada’s participation in the war in Afghanistan was extended by a close vote in the House of Commons


May 4 - Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called missing 20th hijacker from the 9/11 attacks was sentenced to life in prison
May 25 – Enron’s Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling are dealt a guilty sentence for their financial crimes.
June 28 - Israeli troops and armored vehicles crossed into southern Gaza early on Wednesday June 28 2006 in what the Israeli military said was an attempt to rescue a soldier kidnapped by Palestinian militants.

Science and Technology:

Apr 3 - Mars rover's broken wheel is annouced “beyond repair“
Apr 28 - Two NASA satellites were launched on missions to reveal the secrets of clouds and aerosols
May 17 - A University College London (UCL) study finds that the equatorial icecaps in the Rwenzori Mountains, East Africa, will disappear within twenty years because of global warming


April 28 - The intense and unforgettable drama, "United 93," a film which details the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, is released to theatres.
April 28 - Hot Docs, a Canadian International Documentary Film Festival opens with a lineup of 99 documentaries from 23 countries to be featured on Toronto screens.
May 19 - The highly anticipated Da Vinci Code film is released, based on the best-selling book by now-famous author Dan Brown.
June 23 - Movie and TV producer Aaron Spelling, who crated the all-time favourtie TV show “Beverly Hills 90210”, dies at the age of 83


Apr 28 – Legendary ABC Sports football play-by-play broadcaster Keith Jackson announced his official retirement
May 3 – 2006 Raymond James Victoria tennis tournament open begin
May 22 – Baseball Canada announces roster
June 9 – FIFA world cup begins, world goes crazy

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