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  • Venzuela
    Sunday Dec 3, 2006

    Hugo Chávez

    The presidential election of 2006

    Venzuela
    Sunday Dec 3, 2006

    In the presidential election of December 2006, which saw a 74% voter turnout, Chávez was once more elected, this time with 63% of the vote, beating his closest challenger Manuel Rosales, who conceded his loss. The election was certified as being free and legitimate by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Carter Center. After this victory, Chávez promised an "expansion of the revolution".




  • Oslo, Norway
    Sunday Dec 10, 2006

    Muhammad Yunus

    The Nobel Peace Prize

    Oslo, Norway
    Sunday Dec 10, 2006

    Yunus was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Grameen Bank, for their efforts to create economic and social development.




  • 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.




  • Sandhurst, London Rd, Camberley, United Kingdom
    Thursday Dec 14, 2006

    Prince William

    Second Lieutenant

    Sandhurst, London Rd, Camberley, United Kingdom
    Thursday Dec 14, 2006

    After completing the Royal Military course, William was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at Sandhurst on 15 December 2006; the graduation parade was attended by the Queen and the Prince of Wales, along with other members of the Royal Family. William officially received his commission as a lieutenant at midnight. As "Lieutenant Wales"—a name based on his father's title Prince of Wales—he followed his younger brother into the Blues and Royals as a troop commander in an armored reconnaissance unit, after which he spent five months training for the post at Bovington Camp, Dorset.




  • Caracas, Venzuela
    Friday Dec 15, 2006

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez announcement about The United Socialist Party of Venezuela

    Caracas, Venzuela
    Friday Dec 15, 2006

    On 15 December 2006, Chávez publicly announced that those leftist political parties who had continually supported him in the Patriotic Pole would unite into one single, much larger party, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela, PSUV). In the speech which he gave announcing the PSUV's creation, Chávez declared that the old parties must "forget their own structures, party colours and slogans, because they are not the most important thing for the fatherland".




  • Sandhurst, Camberley, England, U.K.
    Saturday Dec 16, 2006

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    The Increased Attention

    Sandhurst, Camberley, England, U.K.
    Saturday Dec 16, 2006

    On 15 December 2006, Middleton attended Prince William's Passing Out Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which increased the media attention.




  • Delhi, India
    Monday Dec 18, 2006

    Virat Kohli

    His father death

    Delhi, India
    Monday Dec 18, 2006

    Kohli's father died on 18 December 2006 due to a stroke after being bed-ridden for a month. Regarding his early life, Kohli has said in an interview, According to Kohli, his father supported his cricket training during his childhood, "My father was my biggest support. He was the one who drove me to practice every day. I miss his presence sometimes."


  • Delhi, India
    Tuesday Dec 19, 2006

    Virat Kohli

    Showing a professional reaction

    Delhi, India
    Tuesday Dec 19, 2006

    Virat came into the spotlight in December when he decided to play for his team against Karnataka on the day after his father's death and went on to score 90. He went directly to the funeral after he was dismissed.


  • 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.


  • Caracas, Venzuela
    Thursday Dec 28, 2006

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez announced That The Government would Not Renew RCTV's broadcast License

    Caracas, Venzuela
    Thursday Dec 28, 2006

    On 28 December 2006, President Chávez announced that the government would not renew RCTV's broadcast license which expired on 27 May 2007, thereby forcing the channel to cease operations on that day.


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