Historical Events for December 2006
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4th - An adult giant squid is caught on video by Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo.
5th - Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
6th - NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
7th - A tornado struck Kensal Green, North West London, seriously damaging around 150 properties.
9th - Moscow suffers its worst fire since 1977, killing 45 women in a drug rehabitational center.
10th - One million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign.
11th - The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
12th - Peugeot produces its last car at the Ryton Plant signalling the end of mass car production in Coventry, formerly a major centre of the British motor industry.
13th - The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, announced as extinct.
15th - First flight of the F-35 Lightning II.
20th - A judge rules against the death penalty in the case of Naveed Haq, a man convicted in the shooting death and injuries at the Jewish Federation in Seattle.
21st - Puzzle Play aired to network Ten, replacing In the Box
26th - The 2006 Hengchun earthquake with 7.1 magnitude hit Taiwan.
30th - Madrid Barajas International Airport is bombed.