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  • Major Events of 2006

     

    Sports

    • MLB 2006: World Series
      St. Louis Cardinals win 4-2 against the Detroit Tigers
      -Oct 21... St. Louis 7 at Detroit 2
      -Oct 22... St. Louis 1 at Detroit 3
      -Oct 24... Detroit 0 at St. Louis 5
      -Oct 26... Detroit 4 at St Louis 5
      -Oct 27...Detroit 2 at St Louis 4
    • NFL
      Super Bowl XL
      Pittsburgh Steelers win 21-10 against Seattle Seahawks
      -Super Bowl Box Score
      Pittsburgh...0 7 7 7- 21
      Seattle...... 3 0 7 0- 10
    • Professional Golf
      Men's Major Winners
      -The Masters: Phil Mickelson...-7 to par
      -US Open: Geoff Ogilvy...+5 to par
      -British Open: Tiger Woods...-18 to par
      -PGA Championship: Tiger Woods...-18 to par
      Women's Major Winners
      -Kraft Nabisco Championship: Karrie Webb...-9 to par
      -US Women's Open: Annika Sorenstam
      -LPGA Championship: Se Ri Pak...-8 to par
      -Weetabix Women's British Open: Sherri Steinhauer...-7 to par


    Popular Songs

    1 Daniel Powter Bad Day
    2 Sean Paul Temperature
    3 Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland Promiscuous
    4 James Blunt You're Beautiful
    5 Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean Hips Don't Lie
    6 Natasha Bedingfield Unwritten
    7 Gnarls Barkley Crazy
    8 Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone Ridin'
    9 Justin Timberlake Sexyback
    10 Beyonce feat. Slim Thug Check on It

    Popular Movies

    • The Departed
    • The Prestige
    • 300
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    • V for Vendetta
    • The Lives of Others
    • Casino Royale
    • The Holiday
    • The Fountain
    • Childern of Men

     

     

     

    76th Academy Awards

    • Best Picture: Crash
    • Best Director: Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain
    • Best Actor: Phillip Seymour Hoffman for Capote
    • Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line
    • Best Supporting Actor: George Clooney for Syriana
    • Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz for The Constant Gardener

    Grammy Awards

    • Record of the Year: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"- Green Day
    • Song of the Year: "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own"- U2
    • Album of the Year: "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb"- U2
    • Best New Artist: John Legend

     

    Nobel Prizes

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    • Peace: Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank "for their efforts to create economic and social development from below".
    • Physiology or Medicine: Andrew Fire and Craig Mello "for their discovery of RNA interference-gene silencing by double-stranded RNA".
    • Economic Sciences: Edmund S. Phelps "for his analysis of intertemporal tradeoffs in macroeconomic policy".
    • Chemistry: Roger D. Kornberg "for his studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription".
    • Physics: John C. Mather and George F. Smoot "for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation".
    • Literature: Orhan Pamuk "who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures".

    Pulitzer Prizes

    • Public Service: Times-Picayune and the Sun Herald
    • National Reporting: James Risen and Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times
    • International Reporting: Joseph Kahn and Jim Yardley, New York Times
    • Editorial Writing: Rick Attig and Doug Bates, The Oregonian
    • Editorial Cartooning: Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    • Commentary: Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times
    • Criticism: Robin Givhan, Washington Post
    • Feature Writing: Jim Sheeler, Rockey Mountain News
    • Beat Reporting: Dana Priest, Washington Post
    • Explanatory Reporting: The Chicago Tribune, Staff
    • Investigative Reporting: Susan Schmidt, James Grimaldi, and R. Jeffrey Smith, Washington Post
    • Breaking News: Staff of Times-Picayune
    • Fiction: Geraldine Brooks, March
    • Biography/Autobiography: Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin, American Prometheus:The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
    • History: David Oshinsky, Polio: An American Story
    • Poetry: Claudia Emerson, Late Wife
    • General Nonfiction: Caroline Elkins, Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya
    • Music: Yehudi Wyner, Piano Concerto: Chiavi in Mano