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  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 10, 2006

    Apple Inc.

    First Apple computers to use Intel's Core

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 10, 2006

    On January 10, 2006, the new MacBook Pro and iMac became the first Apple computers to use Intel's Core Duo CPU.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 16, 2006

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal and Bryant made headlines by engaging in handshakes and hugs before the game

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 16, 2006

    When the Lakers faced the Heat on January 16, 2006, O'Neal and Bryant made headlines by engaging in handshakes and hugs before the game, an event that was believed to signify the end of the so-called "Bryant–O'Neal feud" that had festered since the center left Los Angeles.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 22, 2006

    Kobe Bryant

    Career-high 81 points

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 22, 2006

    On January 22, 2006, Bryant scored a career-high 81 points in a 122–104 victory against the Toronto Raptors. In addition to breaking the previous franchise record of 71 set by Elgin Baylor, Bryant's 81-point game was the second-highest point total in NBA history, surpassed only by Chamberlain's 100-point game in 1962. Whereas Chamberlain was fed repeatedly by teammates for inside shots in a blowout win, Bryant created his own shot—mostly from the outside—in a game which the Lakers trailed at halftime by 14 and did not pull away until the fourth quarter. Chamberlain, playing in an era when the games were paced faster and scoring opportunities were more plentiful, accounted for 59 percent of his team's points in Philadelphia's 169–147 win, compared to Bryant scoring 66 percent of the Lakers' 122 points.




  • Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Jan 23, 2006

    Ford

    The Way Forward

    Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Jan 23, 2006

    Fields previewed Ford Motor Company's restructuring plan, named The Way Forward, at the December 7, 2005, board meeting of the company and it was unveiled to the public on January 23, 2006.




  • Piedmont, Alabama, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 23, 2006

    Desmond Doss: Hacksaw Ridge

    Death

    Piedmont, Alabama, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 23, 2006

    After being hospitalized for difficulty breathing, Doss died on March 23, 2006, at his home in Piedmont, Alabama. He was buried on April 3, 2006, in the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Frances died three years later on February 3, 2009, at the Piedmont Health Care Center in Piedmont, Alabama.




  • Piedmont, Alabama, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 23, 2006

    Desmond Doss

    Death

    Piedmont, Alabama, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 23, 2006

    After being hospitalized for difficulty breathing, Doss died on March 23, 2006, at his home in Piedmont, Alabama.




  • Grand Prairie, Texas, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 30, 2006

    Papa John's Pizza

    Six Flags Received an annual Sponsorship From Papa John's

    Grand Prairie, Texas, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 30, 2006

    On March 30, 2006, Six Flags announced that its parks' pizza would exclusively be from Papa John's. In turn, Six Flags received an annual sponsorship and promotional opportunities from Papa John's.


  • Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
    Monday Apr 3, 2006

    Desmond Doss

    Burring

    Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
    Monday Apr 3, 2006

    He was buried on April 3, 2006, in the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Frances (his 2nd wife) died three years later on February 3, 2009, at the Piedmont Health Care Center in Piedmont, Alabama.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2006

    Eminem

    Proof murdered

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2006

    In 2006, Proof, who was Eminem's childhood friend, was murdered.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2006

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Second career triple-double

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2006

    On April 11, 2006, O'Neal recorded his second career triple-double against the Toronto Raptors with 15 points, 11 rebounds and a career high 10 assists.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday May 1, 2006

    Kobe Bryant

    Bryant's second child

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday May 1, 2006

    Bryant's second daughter, Gianna, was born in May 2006.


  • Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 2006

    Bill Gates

    More time to philanthropy

    Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 2006

    On June 15, 2006, Gates announced that over the next two years he would transition out of his day-to-day role to dedicate more time to philanthropy. He divided his responsibilities between two successors when he placed Ray Ozzie in charge of day-to-day management and Craig Mundie in charge of long-term product strategy.


  • Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 2006

    Michael Jordan

    Charlotte Bobcats

    Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 2006

    On June 15, 2006, Jordan bought a minority stake in the Charlotte Bobcats, becoming the team's second-largest shareholder behind majority owner Robert L. Johnson. As part of the deal, Jordan took full control over the basketball side of the operation, with the title "Managing Member of Basketball Operations".


  • U.S.
    Friday Jun 16, 2006

    Jimmy Hoffa

    Detroit Free Press

    U.S.
    Friday Jun 16, 2006

    On June 16, 2006, the Detroit Free Press published in its entirety the so-called "Hoffex Memo", a 56-page report prepared by the FBI for a January 1976 briefing on the case at FBI Headquarters in Washington. Although not claiming conclusively to establish the specifics of his disappearance, the memo records a belief that Hoffa was murdered at the behest of organized crime figures, who regarded his efforts to regain power within the Teamsters as a threat to their control of the union's pension fund.


  • Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 20, 2006

    Shaquille O'Neal

    2006 Finals

    Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 20, 2006

    In the 2006 Finals, the Heat were underdogs against the Dallas Mavericks led by Dirk Nowitzki, and the Mavericks won the first two games at home in dominating fashion. The Heat led by Wade and a balanced effort by O'Neal, Antoine Walker and Jason Williams would go on to win all three of the next games at home, before closing out the series in Dallas to deliver the first NBA title for the franchise and O'Neal's fourth title. With Wade carrying the offensive load, O'Neal did not need to have a dominating series, and finished with an average of 13.7 points and 10.2 rebounds for the series.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jul 27, 2006

    Stan Lee

    Who Wants to Be a Superhero?

    U.S.
    Thursday Jul 27, 2006

    From July 2006 until September 2007 Lee hosted, co-created, executive-produced, and judged the reality television game show competition Who Wants to Be a Superhero? on the Sci-Fi Channel.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Jul 31, 2006

    Michael Ballack

    Ballack's debut for Chelsea

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Jul 31, 2006

    Ballack's debut for Chelsea came on 31 July 2006, during a practice match at UCLA's intramural football pitch. Chelsea presented him to the media the following day where the club also gave him his favoured number 13 shirt, worn throughout his career.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Aug 26, 2006

    Amazon

    Amazon launches Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

    U.S.
    Saturday Aug 26, 2006

    Amazon launches Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), a virtual site farm allowing users to use the Amazon infrastructure to run applications ranging from running simulations to web hosting.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 19, 2006

    Amazon

    Amazon launches Fulfillment by Amazon

    U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 19, 2006

    Amazon launches Fulfillment by Amazon, giving small businesses the ability to use Amazon.com's own order fulfillment and customer service infrastructure - and customers of Amazon.com shipping offers when buying from 3rd-party sellers.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Oct 1, 2006

    Netflix

    Cinematch recommendation algorithm

    U.S.
    Sunday Oct 1, 2006

    Netflix developed and maintains an extensive personalized video-recommendation system based on ratings and reviews by its customers. On October 1, 2006, Netflix offered a $1,000,000 prize to the first developer of a video-recommendation algorithm that could beat its existing algorithm Cinematch, at predicting customer ratings by more than 10%.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 9, 2006

    YouTube

    Google announced that it had acquired YouTube

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 9, 2006

    On October 9, 2006, Google announced that it had acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 8, 2006

    Nancy Pelosi

    Democrats took control of the House

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 8, 2006

    In the 2006 midterm elections, the Democrats took control of the House, picking up 30 seats.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 13, 2006

    Google LLC

    Finishing the youtube's acquiring Deal

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 13, 2006

    The YouTube Deal was Finalized on November 13, 2006.


  • U.S.
    Monday Nov 13, 2006

    Java (programming language)

    Java Virtual Machine

    U.S.
    Monday Nov 13, 2006

    On 13 November 2006, Sun Microsystems released much of its Java virtual machine (JVM) as free and open-source software (FOSS), under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 13, 2006

    YouTube

    The deal with Google was finalized

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 13, 2006

    The deal with Google was finalized on November 13, 2006.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Nov 16, 2006

    Nancy Pelosi

    Democratic candidate for speaker

    U.S.
    Thursday Nov 16, 2006

    On November 16, 2006, the Democratic caucus unanimously chose Pelosi as the Democratic candidate for speaker.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Thursday Nov 30, 2006

    Windows

    Windows Vista

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Thursday Nov 30, 2006

    After a lengthy development process, Windows Vista was released on November 30, 2006, for volume licensing and January 30, 2007, for consumers. It contained a number of new features, from a redesigned shell and user interface to significant technical changes, with a particular focus on security features. It was available in a number of different editions and has been subject to some criticism, such as a drop of performance, longer boot time, criticism of new UAC, and stricter license agreement. Vista's server counterpart, Windows Server 2008 was released in early 2008.


  • California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 11, 2006

    Java (programming language)

    Java SE 6

    California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 11, 2006

    On December 11, 2006, Sun Microsystems released Java SE 6.


  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 26, 2006

    Christopher Jarrett Medina Gardner

    The Pursuit of Happyness

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 26, 2006

    The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith as Chris Gardner, Thandie Newton as Jackie Medina and Jaden Smith as Christopher Jarrett Medina Gardner, focused on Gardner's nearly one-year struggle with homelessness.


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