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  • Hong Kong
    Sunday Jun 1, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    Artistes 512 Fund Raising Campaign

    Hong Kong
    Sunday Jun 1, 2008

    The Artistes 512 Fund Raising Campaign, an 8-hour fundraising marathon, was held on June 1 in Hong Kong; it was attended by some 200 Sinosphere musicians and celebrities.




  • China
    Sunday Jun 1, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    Sad Children's Day

    China
    Sunday Jun 1, 2008

    On Children's Day, June 1, 2008, many parents went to the rubble of schools to mourn for their children. The surviving children, who were mostly living in relief centers, performed ceremonies marking the special day, but also acknowledging the earthquake.




  • U.S.
    Monday Jun 2, 2008

    Ford

    Jaguar and Land Rover Sold

    U.S.
    Monday Jun 2, 2008

    On June 2, 2008, Ford sold its Jaguar and Land Rover operations to Tata Motors for $2.3 billion.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 19, 2008

    Apple Inc.

    iTunes Store

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 19, 2008

    The iTunes Store quickly became the market leader in online music services, with over five billion downloads by June 19, 2008.




  • New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 22, 2008

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal freestyled a diss rap about Bryant

    New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 22, 2008

    However, on June 22, 2008, O'Neal freestyled a diss rap about Bryant in a New York club. While rapping, O'Neal blamed Bryant for his divorce from his wife Shaunie and claims to have received a vasectomy, as part of a rhyme. He also taunted Bryant for not being able to win a championship without him. O'Neal led the audience to mockingly chant several times "Kobe, tell me how my ass tastes."




  • Beijing, China
    Monday Jun 23, 2008

    Kobe Bryant

    First Olympic medal

    Beijing, China
    Monday Jun 23, 2008

    On June 23, 2008, he was named to the USA Men's Senior National Team for the 2008 Summer Olympics. This was his first time going to the Olympics. Bryant scored 20 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, along with six assists, as Team USA defeated Spain 118–107 in the gold medal game on August 24, 2008, for its first gold medal in a worldwide competition since the 2000 Olympics. He averaged 15.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists while shooting .462 from the field in eight Olympic contests.




  • North America
    Tuesday Jun 24, 2008

    IKEA

    IKEA Home Stuff

    North America
    Tuesday Jun 24, 2008

    In 2008, IKEA paired up with the makers of video game The Sims 2 to make a stuff pack called IKEA Home Stuff, featuring many IKEA products. It was released on 24 June 2008 in North America and 26 June 2008 in Europe. It is the second stuff pack with a major brand, the first being The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 26, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Warning

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 26, 2008

    On June 26, 2008, Senator Charles Schumer , a member of the Senate Banking Committee, chairman of Congress' Joint Economic Committee and the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, released several letters he had sent to regulators, which warned that, "The possible collapse of big mortgage lender IndyMac Bancorp Inc. poses significant financial risks to its borrowers and depositors, and regulators may not be ready to intervene to protect them." Some worried depositors began to withdraw money.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Jun 27, 2008

    Microsoft

    Gates Retired

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Jun 27, 2008

    Gates retired from his role as Chief Software Architect on June 27, 2008, a decision announced in June 2006, while retaining other positions related to the company in addition to being an advisor for the company on key projects.


  • Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Meiereistraße, Vienna, Austria
    Sunday Jun 29, 2008

    Michael Ballack

    Losing the Final of UEFA Euro 2008

    Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Meiereistraße, Vienna, Austria
    Sunday Jun 29, 2008

    Germany, captained by Ballack, lost to Spain 1–0 in the final of UEFA Euro 2008.


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