2006 in Denmark
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List of years in Denmark
- January 21 — The son of Crown Prince Frederik is baptised as Christian Valdemar Henri John.
- January 26 - People in Saudi Arabia call for a boycott of Danish products, which spreads to other countries due to the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy.
- January 29 - Libya closes its embassy in Denmark over the Muhammad Drawings controversy.
- February 4 - The Danish, and as a consequence of sharing the same building, the Chilean and Swedish embassies in Damascus, are firebombed by protestors denouncing the publication of what they consider sacrilegious cartoons depicting Muhammad. The Norwegian embassy is also burned.
- February 5 - The Danish embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, is set on fire by protesters because of the continued controversy over the cartoons depicting Muhammad, and rumors of Qur'an burnings in Denmark.
- February 7 - Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy
- An Iranian newspaper, Hamshahri, has announced a competition for the best cartoon of the Holocaust "as a test of the boundaries of free speech".
- As the Danish embassy in Tehran is attacked by hundreds of protesters, five people are killed in Afghanistan as protests against European Muhammed cartoons sweep across the country.
- February 18 - Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy
- Italian reform minister Roberto Calderoli resigns after criticism for wearing a T-shirt depicting the cartoons. The incident triggered yesterday's rioting outside the Italian consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which at least 10 people died.
- Sixteen people are killed in northern Nigeria as demonstrators protest the cartoons by storming and burning Christian churches and businesses.
- March 15 - Five arrests are made over the UK Islamist demonstration outside the Danish Embassy in London against the cartoons depicting Muhammad.
- September 23 - Remains of Dagmar of Denmark, the mother of the last Tsar of Russia, are transported from the Roskilde Cathedral to Saint Petersburg in order to be reburied in the Peter and Paul Cathedral on 28 September.
- December 13 — Lars Barfoed resigns as Minister of Family and Consumption because of issues with his ministry's food inspections. Carina Christensen is named as his successor the 15 December.
- June 22 — Lundgaard & Tranberg's Kilen building for CBS in Copenhagen wins a 2006 RIBA European Award at the Royal Institute of British Architects' annual awards ceremony in London.
- June 30 — In the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Kim Herforth Nielse from 3XN receives the Dedalo Minosse Prize for the firm's Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam.
- February 19 – Pernille Fischer Christensen's A Soap wins the Jury Grand Prix at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival.
- April 6 — FC Copenhagen wins 2005–06 Royal League by defeating Lillestrøm SK 1–0 in the final.
- May 11 — Randers FC wins the 2005–06 Danish Cup after a 1-0 win against Esbjerg fB in the final at Parken Stadium.
- February 5 — Denmark takes the bronze medals at the 2006 European Men's Handball Championship by defeating Croatia.
- GOG Svendborg is defeated 31–30 by BM Ciudad Real in the second leg of the Round of 16 of the 2006–07 EHF Champions League and is finished in the tournament after 64–58 on aggregate.
- KIF Kolding defeats MKB Veszprém KC 31–28 in the second leg of the Round of 16 of the 2006–07 EHF Champions League but is finished in the tournament after 60–53 on aggregate.
- January 14 — Mikkel Kessler defends his WBA super-middleweight title against Eric Lucas in Brøndby, Denmark.
- April 12–16 — With four gold medals, three silver medals and three bronze medals, Denmark finishes as the best nation at the 20th European Badminton Championships in Den Bosch, Netherlands.
- May 21 — Thomas Bjørn wins Nissan Irish Open on the 2006 European Tour.
- July 23 — Denmark wins the 2006 Speedway World Cup in Reading, England.
- July 23 — Team CSC finishes second in the Team classification of the 2006 Tour de France and Michael Rasmussen wins the Mountains classification.
- October 14 — Mikkel Kessler is elevated to WBA "super champion" status after winning the WBC title in a unification battle against WBC World Champion Markus Beyer, at the Parken Stadium. He won by knockout at 2:58 in round 3.
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