|Covid-19|Granaries for famine relief are set up across China.
Holmgang (dueling) is declared illegal in Iceland.
A major eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano covers all of central Java with volcanic ash, causes devastation throughout central Java, and destroys a Hindu kingdom on the island of Java.
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 are suppressed in some western countries. The Supernova provides enough light to read by on a night with a dark moon.
Constantine X, Byzantine emperor (d. 1067)
July 21 - Gisela of Burgundy
Year 1006 (MVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
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