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  • FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Wednesday Jun 1, 2011

    Sepp Blatter

    2011 Election

    FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Wednesday Jun 1, 2011

    In 2011, elections were scheduled for the FIFA presidency, in which Blatter was again the incumbent candidate, running for a fourth consecutive term. There being no other nominations, Blatter ran unopposed in the ensuing presidential election and was re-elected for a fourth term, with 186 of the 203 votes cast.




  • Sweden
    Wednesday Jun 1, 2011

    League of Legends

    First eSports championship

    Sweden
    Wednesday Jun 1, 2011

    The Season 1 Championship was held at DreamHack in Sweden, in June 2011 and had US$100,000 in prizes. The European team Fnatic defeated teams from Europe, the USA, and Southeast Asia to win the tournament and received US$50,000 in prize money. Over 1.6 million viewers watched the streamed broadcast of the event, with a peak of over 210,000 simultaneous viewers in one semi-final match.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 1, 2011

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal announced his retirement via social media

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 1, 2011

    On June 1, 2011, O'Neal announced his retirement via social media. On a short video on Twitter, O'Neal tweeted, "We did it. Nineteen years, baby. I want to thank you very much. That's why I'm telling you first. I'm about to retire. Love you. Talk to you soon."




  • Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Jun 3, 2011

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Officially announce his retirement

    Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Jun 3, 2011

    On June 3, 2011, O'Neal held a press conference at his home in Orlando to officially announce his retirement. O'Neal established himself as an overpowering low post presence, putting up career averages of 23.7 points on .582 field goal accuracy, 10.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.




  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Monday Jun 6, 2011

    Johan Cruyff

    Appointed to the new Ajax board of advisors

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Monday Jun 6, 2011

    On 6 June 2011, he was appointed to the new Ajax board of advisors to implent his reform plans.




  • U.S.
    Monday Jun 6, 2011

    Netflix

    Changing prices

    U.S.
    Monday Jun 6, 2011

    In July 2011, Netflix changed its prices, charging customers for its mail rental service and streaming service separately. This meant a price increase for customers who wanted to continue receiving both services.




  • Milan, Italy
    Wednesday Jun 8, 2011

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Finally Moved To A.C. Milan

    Milan, Italy
    Wednesday Jun 8, 2011

    All agreements between Milan and Barcelona were confirmed on 18 June 2011.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Wednesday Jun 8, 2011

    Bitcoin

    The price rose to $31.50

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Wednesday Jun 8, 2011

    The price rose to $31.50 on 8 June. Within a month the price fell to $11.00. The next month it fell to $7.80, and in another month to $4.77.


  • Brazil
    Thursday Jun 9, 2011

    Lula da Silva

    Battisti was released

    Brazil
    Thursday Jun 9, 2011

    Battisti was released on 9 June 2011 from prison after the Brazilian Constitutional Court denied Italy's request to extradite him. Italy planned to appeal to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.


  • Turkey
    Monday Jun 13, 2011

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Winning 2011 elections

    Turkey
    Monday Jun 13, 2011

    In the June 2011 elections, Erdoğan's governing party won 327 seats (49.83% of the popular vote) making Erdoğan the only prime minister in Turkey's history to win three consecutive general elections, each time receiving more votes than the previous election. The second party, the Republican People's Party (CHP), received 135 seats (25.94%), the nationalist MHP received 53 seats (13.01%), and the Independents received 35 seats (6.58%).


  • Afghanistan
    Wednesday Jun 15, 2011

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    The Leader of al-Qaeda

    Afghanistan
    Wednesday Jun 15, 2011

    As of 2 May 2011, he became the leader of al-Qaeda following the death of Osama bin Laden. This was confirmed by a press release from al-Qaeda's general command on June 16. Al-Zawahiri's succession to command of al-Qaeda was announced on several of their websites on June 16, 2011. On the same day, al-Qaeda renewed its position that Israel was an illegitimate state and that it wouldn't accept any compromise on Palestine.


  • Germany
    Thursday Jun 16, 2011

    Michael Ballack

    Leaving the National Team

    Germany
    Thursday Jun 16, 2011

    On 16 June 2011, it was announced that Ballack would no longer be a part of the national team. The German Football Association (DFB) offered him two friendlies to reach 100 matches for Germany, which he refused, accusing Löw of disrespecting him ever since his injury dating back to March 2010 and calling the invitation to compete in another two games for Germany a "farce".


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

    LeBron James

    Won the 11-12 Playoffs

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

    Won the 11-12 Playoffs with Heats


  • Espoo, Finland
    Wednesday Jun 22, 2011

    Symbian OS

    Agreement with Accenture

    Espoo, Finland
    Wednesday Jun 22, 2011

    On 22 June 2011, Nokia made an agreement with Accenture for an outsourcing program. Accenture will provide Symbian-based software development and support services to Nokia through 2016; about 2,800 Nokia employees became Accenture employees as of October 2011


  • Brussels, Belgium
    Friday Jun 24, 2011

    Qasem Soleimani

    Official Journal of the European Union

    Brussels, Belgium
    Friday Jun 24, 2011

    On 24 June 2011, the Official Journal of the European Union said the three Iranian Revolutionary Guard members now subject to sanctions had been "providing equipment and support to help the Syrian government suppress protests in Syria".


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