News and Events of 2006

World Events

World Statistics

Population: 6.5 billion
population by decade

Nobel Peace Prize:
Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh) and the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh

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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: George W. Bush
Vice President: Richard Cheney
Population: 300 million

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Economics



Sports

Super Bowl
Pittsburgh d. Seattle (21–10)
World Series
St. Louis Cardinals d. Detroit Tigers (4–1)
NBA Championship
Miami d. Dallas (4–2)
Stanley Cup
Carolina d. Edmonton (4–3)
Wimbledon
Women: Amelie Mauresmo d. Justine Henin-Hardenne (2–6, 6–3, 6–4)
Men: Roger Federer d. Rafael Nadal (6–0, 7–6 [7–5], 6–7 [2–7], 6–3.)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Barbaro
NCAA Basketball Championship
Florida d. UCLA (73–57)
NCAA Football Champions
Florida
World Cup
Italy d. France (1–1 [5–3 after shootout])
2006 Winter Olympics

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Oscars awarded in 2006
Academy Award, Best Picture: Crash

Nobel Prize for Literature: Orhan Pamuk (Turkey)

2006 Emmy Awards

2006 Tony Awards

Grammys awarded in 2006
Record of the Year: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," Green Day
Album of the Year: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, U2
Song of the Year: "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own," U2

Miss America: Jennifer Berry, Tulsa, Okla.

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Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Roger D. Kornberg (U.S.)

Physics: John C. Mather and George F. Smoot (both U.S.)

Physiology or Medicine: Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello (both U.S.)

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