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  • Major Events of 2006

     

    Sports

    • Sports

      • MLB: 2007 World Series
        Boston Red Sox win 4-0 against the Colorado Rockies

      -Oct 24& x2026; Colorado 1 at Boston 13

      -Oct 26& x2026; Colorado 1 at Boston 2

      -Oct 27& x2026;Boston 10 at Colorado 5

      -Oct 28& x2026;Boston 4 at Colorado 3

      • NFL: Super Bowl XLI
        Indianapolis Colts win 29-17 against the Chicago Bears

      -Super Bowl Box Score:
      Indianapolis& x2026; 6 10 6 7= 29

      Chicago& x2026;& x2026;..14 0 3 0= 17

      • Professional Golf
        Men's Majors winners
        - The Masters: Zach Johnson& x2026;71-73-76-69= 289

      - US Open: Angel Cabrera& x2026; 69-71-76-69=285
      - British Open: Pádraig Harrington& x2026;277

      - PGA Championship: Tiger Woods& x2026; 71-63-69-69=272

      Women's Majors winners
      - Kraft Nabisco Championship: Morgan Pressel& x2026; 74-72-70-69= 285
      - US Women's Open: Cristie Kerr& x2026;71-72-66-70=279
      - LPGA Championship: Suzann Pettersen& x2026;274 (-14)
      - Weetabix Women's British Open: Lorena Ochoa & x2026;287 (-5)


    Popular Songs

    1 Beyonce Irreplaceable
    2 Rihanna feat. Jay-Z Umbrella
    3 Gwen Stefani feat. Akon The Sweet Escape
    4 Fergie Big Girls Don't Cry
    5 T-Pain feat. Yung Joc Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')
    6 Carrie Underwood Before He Cheats
    7 Plain White T's Hey There Delilah
    8 Akon feat. Snoop Dogg I Wanna Love You
    9 Nelly Furtado Say It Right
    10 Fergie feat. Ludacris Glamorous

    Popular Movies

     

     

     

    76th Academy Awards

    • Best Picture: The Departed
    • Best Director: Martin Scorsese for The Departed
    • Best actor in a leading role: Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland
    • Best actress in a leading role: Helen Mirren for The Queen
    • Best actor in a supporting role: Alan Arkin for Little Miss Sunshine
    • Best actress in a supporting role: Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls

    Grammy Awards

    • Record of the Year: “Not Ready to Make Nice”- Dixie Chicks
    • Song of the Year: “Not Ready to Make Nice”- Dixie Chicks
    • Album of the Year: Taking the Long Way- Dixie Chicks
    • Best New Artist: Carrie Underwood

     

    Nobel Prizes

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    • Peace: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold Gore Jr. "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change".
    • Physiology or Medicine: Mario R. Capecchi, Sir Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies "for their discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells"
    • Economic Sciences: Leonid Hurwicz, Eric S. Maskinand Roger B. Myerson "for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory"
    • Chemistry: Gerhard Ertl "for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces"
    • Physics: Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg "for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance"
    • Literature: Doris Lessing "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    •  • Public Service: The Wall Street Journal
      • Breaking News Reporting: Staff of The Oregonian, Portland
      • Investigative Reporting: Brett Blackledge of The Birmingham (AL) News
      • Explanatory Reporting: Kenneth R. Weiss, Usha Lee McFarling, reporters, and Rick Loomis, photographer, of the Los Angeles Times
      • Local Reporting: Debbie Cenziper of The Miami Herald
      • National Reporting: Charlie Savage of The Boston Globe
      • International Reporting: Staff of The Wall Street Journal
      • Feature Writing: Andrea Elliott of The New York Times
      • Commentary: Cynthia Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
      • Criticism: Jonathan Gold of LA Weekly
      • Editorial Writing: Arthur Browne, Beverly Weintraub and Heidi Evans of New York Daily News
      • Editorial Cartooning: Walt Handelsman of Newsday, Long Island, NY
      • Breaking News Photography: Oded Balilty of Associated Press
      • Feature Photography: Renée C. Byer of The Sacramento Bee
      • Fiction: The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf)
      • Drama: “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire
      • History: The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Alfred A. Knopf)
      • Biography or Autobiography: The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher by Debby Applegate (Doubleday)
      • Poetry: Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin)
      • General Nonfiction: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright (Alfred A. Knopf)
      • Music: Sound Grammar by Ornette Coleman