We selected SN1006, the brightest and closest to Earth of all supernovas historically observed, for a study of 14C production by e−,e+-bremsstrahlung cascades initiated by hard γ rays (>10 MeV) from that event. During the cascade, bremsstrahlung energies eventually fall within a giant (n,γ), (n,2γ) cross-section, peaking at 23 MeV and approaching effectively zero below 10 MeV and above 40 MeV. The neutrons are absorbed primarily in the reaction 14N(n,p)14C. Cellulose from single-year tree rings from ad 1003 to ad 1020 was measured to determine ∆14C. Three years after the first visual observation of SN1006, ∆14C rose and remained above pre-ad 1009 values until ad 1018. Comparison of the 7 years before ad 1009 with the 9 years following show an average increase of 6.1 ± 1.6 (s.d.)‰ (significant at the 99.6% confidence level). Such a pulse of 14C requires a total production of neutrons of 17.1 × 107n cm−2e, implying an input of 11.3 × 104 ergs cm−2e γ-ray energy. This requires the total supernova γ-ray energy (>10 MeV) to have been 1 × 1050 ergs.