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This article is about the year 1006. For the number, see 1006 (number).
|Centuries:||10th century – 11th century – 12th century|
|Decades:||970s 980s 990s – 1000s – 1010s 1020s 1030s|
|Years:||1003 1004 1005 – 1006 – 1007 1008 1009|
|1006 by topic|
|Lists of leaders|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1759|
|Bahá'í calendar||−838 – −837|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
3702 or 3642
— to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
3703 or 3643
|- Vikram Samvat||1062–1063|
|- Shaka Samvat||928–929|
|- Kali Yuga||4107–4108|
|Japanese calendar||Kankō 3
|Minguo calendar||906 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1549|
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- A major eruption of Mount Merapi volcano covers all of central Java with volcanic ash, caused devastation throughout central Java, and destroyed a Hindu kingdom on the island of Java.
- Granaries for famine relief are set up across China.
- Aelfheah (St. Alphege) goes to Pope John XVIII at Rome for his pallium and becomes Archbishop of Canterbury.
- May 1 – The brightest supernova ever recorded, SN 1006, occurs in the constellation of Lupus. It is observed and described in China, Japan, the Middle East, Europe, and elsewhere. The records of the event were suppressed in some western countries. The Supernova provided enough light to read by on a night with a dark moon.
- July 21 - Gisela of Burgundy
- "A history of Merapi". Retrieved 2007-02-20.