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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.




  • Damadola, Pakistan
    Friday Jan 13, 2006

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    The Airstrike on Damadola

    Damadola, Pakistan
    Friday Jan 13, 2006

    On January 13, 2006, the Central Intelligence Agency, aided by Pakistan's ISI, launched an airstrike on Damadola, a Pakistani village near the Afghan border where they believed al-Zawahiri was located. The airstrike was supposed to kill al-Zawahiri and this was reported in international news over the following days. Many victims of the airstrike were buried without being identified. Anonymous U.S. government officials claimed that some terrorists were killed and the Bajaur tribal area government confirmed that at least four terrorists were among the dead.




  • 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.




  • Pakistan
    Monday Jan 30, 2006

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    Al-Zawahiri's video about The Airstrike

    Pakistan
    Monday Jan 30, 2006

    Anti-American protests broke out around the country and the Pakistani government condemned the U.S. attack and the loss of innocent life. On January 30, a new video was released showing al-Zawahiri unhurt. The video discussed the airstrike, but did not reveal if al-Zawahiri was present in the village at that time.




  • Volgodonsk, Russia
    Tuesday Jan 31, 2006

    Vasily Zaitsev

    Vasily Zaytsev was reburied on Mamayev Hill in Volgograd with full military honors

    Volgodonsk, Russia
    Tuesday Jan 31, 2006

    On 31 January 2006, Vasily Zaytsev was reburied on Mamayev Hill in Volgograd with full military honors.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Feb 2, 2006

    Second Chechen War

    Sadulayev made large-scale changes in his government, ordering all its members to move into Chechen territory

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Feb 2, 2006

    On 2 February 2006, Sadulayev made large-scale changes in his government, ordering all its members to move into Chechen territory. Among other things, he removed First Vice-Premier Akhmed Zakayev from his post (although later Zakayev was appointed a Foreign Minister). Sadulayev was killed in June 2006, after which he was succeeded as the separatist leader by the veteran terrorist commander Doku Umarov.


  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Feb 19, 2006

    Francesco Totti

    He suffered a fracture of his left fibula and ligament damage

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Feb 19, 2006

    On 19 February 2006, he suffered a fracture of his left fibula and ligament damage during a match against Empoli after being fouled by Richard Vanigli.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Mar 1, 2006

    Nintendo

    Nintendo DS Lite

    Kyoto, Japan
    Wednesday Mar 1, 2006

    In the first half of 2006, Nintendo released the Nintendo DS Lite, a version of the original Nintendo DS with lighter weight, brighter screen, and better battery life. In addition to this streamlined design, its prolific subset of casual games appealed to the masses, such as the Brain Age series. Meanwhile, New Super Mario Bros. provided a substantial addition to the Mario series when it was launched to the top of sales charts.


  • London, England
    Wednesday Mar 8, 2006

    David Cameron

    Cameron became a member of the Privy Council

    London, England
    Wednesday Mar 8, 2006

    As is customary for an Opposition leader not already a member, upon election Cameron became a member of the Privy Council, being formally approved to join on 14 December 2005, and sworn of the Council on 8 March 2006.


  • Hague, Netherlands
    Saturday Mar 11, 2006

    Slobodan Milošević

    Death

    Hague, Netherlands
    Saturday Mar 11, 2006

    On 11 March 2006, Milošević was found dead in his prison cell in the UN war crimes tribunal's detention centre, located in the Scheveningen section of The Hague, Netherlands.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Mar 15, 2006

    United Nations

    Human Rights Council

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Mar 15, 2006

    In 2006, "The United Nations Commission on Human Rights" was replaced by a Human Rights Council consisting of 47 nations.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday Mar 17, 2006

    St. Patrick's Day

    Buenos Aires's party

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday Mar 17, 2006

    In Buenos Aires, a party is held in the downtown street of Reconquista, where there are several Irish pubs; in 2006, there were 50,000 people in this street and the pubs nearby. Neither the Catholic Church nor the Irish community, the fifth largest in the world outside Ireland, takes part in the organization of the parties.


  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Mar 21, 2006

    Lacoste

    Bernard's Death

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Mar 21, 2006

    Bernard died in Paris on 21 March 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.


  • Camberley, England
    Saturday Apr 1, 2006

    Prince Harry

    Graduation

    Camberley, England
    Saturday Apr 1, 2006

    In April 2006, Harry completed his officer training and was commissioned as a Cornet (second lieutenant) in the Blues and Royals, a regiment of the Household Cavalry in the British Army.


  • 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.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Apr 6, 2006

    Hurricane Katrina

    Retirement of The Name Katrina

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Apr 6, 2006

    Because of the large death toll and destruction of property along the Gulf Coast, the name Katrina was officially retired on April 6, 2006, by the World Meteorological Organization at the request of the U.S. government. The name will never again be used for another North Atlantic hurricane. It was replaced by Katia on List III of the Atlantic hurricane naming lists, which was used in the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season.


  • Italy
    Sunday Apr 9, 2006

    Silvio Berlusconi

    2006 General Election

    Italy
    Sunday Apr 9, 2006

    Operating under a new electoral law written unilaterally by the governing parties with strong criticism from the parliamentary opposition, the April 2006 general election was held. The results of this election handed Romano Prodi's centre-left coalition, known as The Union, (Berlusconi's opposition) a very thin majority: 49.8% against 49.7% for the centre-right coalition House of Freedoms in the Lower House, and a two-senator lead in the Senate (158 senators for The Union and 156 for the House of Freedoms).


  • Milan, Italy
    Sunday Apr 9, 2006

    Kaká

    First Rossoneri hat-trick

    Milan, Italy
    Sunday Apr 9, 2006

    On 9 April 2006, he scored his first Rossoneri hat-trick against Chievo, with all three goals scored in the second half.


  • 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.


  • Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2006

    Adidas

    Adidas announced an 11-year Deal To become The Official NBA Clothing Provider

    Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2006

    On 11 April 2006, Adidas announced an 11-year deal to become the official NBA clothing provider. The company has been making NBA, NBDL, and WNBA jerseys and products as well as team-coloured versions of the "Superstar" basketball shoe. This deal (worth over $400 million) took over the previous Reebok deal that had been put in place in 2001 for 10 years.


  • 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.


  • Casibare, Puerto Lleras, Meta, Colombia
    Wednesday Apr 12, 2006

    Colombian conflict

    Completing disarmament Process of Colombia's Paramilitary Groups

    Casibare, Puerto Lleras, Meta, Colombia
    Wednesday Apr 12, 2006

    Starting in 2004 a disarmament process was begun of Colombia's paramilitary groups (especially the AUC) and was completed on April 12, 2006, when 1,700 fighters turned in their weapons in the town of Casibare.


  • Lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 27, 2006

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Rebuilding of the World Trade Center

    Lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 27, 2006

    The construction of One World Trade Center began on April 27, 2006, and reached its full height on May 20, 2013. The spire was installed atop the building at that date, putting 1 WTC's height at 1,776 feet (541 m) and thus claiming the title of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.


  • 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.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Sunday May 7, 2006

    Zinedine Zidane

    Retirement

    Madrid, Spain
    Sunday May 7, 2006

    On 7 May 2006, Zidane, who had announced his plans to retire after the 2006 World Cup, played his farewell match and scored in a 3–3 draw with Villarreal.


  • Rome, Italy
    Thursday May 11, 2006

    Francesco Totti

    Returned from Injury

    Rome, Italy
    Thursday May 11, 2006

    Totti was at risk of missing the 2006 World Cup, but returned to the side on 11 May 2006 as a substitute in Roma's 3–1 Coppa Italia final defeat to Inter.


  • London, England
    Monday May 15, 2006

    Michael Ballack

    Moving to Chelsea

    London, England
    Monday May 15, 2006

    Ballack agreed to join English Premier League club Chelsea on a free transfer on 15 May 2006.


  • Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France
    Wednesday May 17, 2006

    Lionel Messi

    Champions League 2006

    Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France
    Wednesday May 17, 2006

    First Champions League Leo Messi achieved with FC Barcelona against Arsenal with "2:1".


  • Colombia
    Sunday May 28, 2006

    Colombian conflict

    The 2006 Colombian Presidential Election

    Colombia
    Sunday May 28, 2006

    In May 2006, the Colombian presidential election resulted in Uribe winning re-election with a historic first round vote tally of 62%, followed by leftist Carlos Gaviria with 22% and Horacio Serpa.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Thursday Jun 1, 2006

    Nokia

    Jorma Ollila retired as CEO

    Espoo, Finland
    Thursday Jun 1, 2006

    On 1 June 2006, Jorma Ollila became the company's chairman and retired as CEO, replaced by Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.


  • Russia
    Saturday Jun 10, 2006

    Second Chechen War

    The military campaign lasted only 2 years

    Russia
    Saturday Jun 10, 2006

    In a 10 July 2006, interview with the BBC, Sergei Ivanov, Russia's then–prime minister and former minister of defense, said that "the war is over," and that "the military campaign lasted only 2 years".


  • Germany
    Saturday Jun 10, 2006

    Lionel Messi

    2006 World Cup

    Germany
    Saturday Jun 10, 2006

    Messi had joined the first team in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.


  • 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.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jun 20, 2006

    Sony Corporation

    The Blu-ray Optical disc Format

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jun 20, 2006

    Sony was one of the leading developers of the Blu-ray optical disc format, the newest standard for disc-based content delivery. The first Blu-ray players became commercially available in 2006. The format emerged as the standard for HD media over the competing format, Toshiba's HD DVD, after a two-year-long high-definition optical disc format war.


  • 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.


  • Europe
    Monday Jun 26, 2006

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2006 European Heat Wave

    Europe
    Monday Jun 26, 2006

    The 2006 European heat wave was a period of exceptionally hot weather that arrived at the end of June 2006 in certain European countries. The United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany and western parts of Russia were most affected. The death toll from this heat wave is estimated to be 3,418 people.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 9, 2006

    Zinedine Zidane

    2006 FIFA World Cup

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 9, 2006

    The 2006 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match that took place on 9 July 2006 at the Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany, to determine the winner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Italy beat France 5–3 on penalties after the match finished 1–1 after extra time. France's Zinedine Zidane was sent off in his last-ever match, for headbutting Italy's Marco Materazzi's chest in retaliation to Materazzi's verbal provocation.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 9, 2006

    Francesco Totti

    2006 FIFA World Cup Final

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 9, 2006

    Italy won the World Cup 2006


  • Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 9, 2006

    Shakira

    Singing in the closing ceremony song of the FIFA World Cup 2006

    Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 9, 2006

    Shakira and Wyclef Jean also recorded a Bamboo version of the song to serve as the closing ceremony song of the FIFA World Cup 2006.


  • Mumbai, India
    Monday Jul 10, 2006

    Narendra Damodardas Modi

    2006 Mumbai train bombings

    Mumbai, India
    Monday Jul 10, 2006

    In July 2006, Modi criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh " for his reluctance to revive anti-terror legislation" such as the 2002 Prevention of Terrorism Act. He asked the national government to allow states to invoke tougher laws in the wake of the 2006 Mumbai train bombings.


  • 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.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Monday Jul 31, 2006

    Raúl Castro

    Temporary Control Over The Presidency

    Havana, Cuba
    Monday Jul 31, 2006

    On 31 July 2006, Fidel Castro's personal secretary, Carlos Valenciaga, announced on state-run television that Fidel Castro would provisionally hand over the duties of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (party chief), President of the Council of State of Cuba (head of state), President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba (prime minister), and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to Raúl Castro while Fidel underwent and recovered from intestinal surgery to repair gastrointestinal bleeding.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Monday Jul 31, 2006

    Fidel Castro

    Delegated his Presidential

    Havana, Cuba
    Monday Jul 31, 2006

    Castro underwent surgery for intestinal bleeding, and on 31 July 2006, delegated his presidential duties to Raúl Castro.


  • 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.


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