Historical Events for April 2006
Events 1 - 11 of 11
1st - The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the 'British FBI', is created in the United Kingdom.
2nd - Over 60 tornadoes break out, hardest hit is Tennessee with 29 people killed.
6th - NZSL (New Zealand sign language) is made an official language of New Zealand
8th - Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
10th - Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States.
11th - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.
13th - Powerful tornadoes rip through Iowa City, Iowa.
22nd - 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
22nd - Four Canadian soldiers are killed 75 kilometers north of Kandahar, Afghanistan by a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants, the worst single day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War.
24th - King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.
27th - Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.