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  • 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.


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