Popping the Olin Bubble: April Edition

3/1 Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown, “slut” on his radio show.

3/2 Maryland legalized same-sex marriage–the 8th state to do so.

3/3 The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began in Anchorage, Alaska.

3/4 Vladamir Putin re-elected as Prime Minister of Russia in disputed election.

3/5 A 19-year-old Tibetan student, Tsering Kyi, died from self-immolation in protest of China’s treatment of Tibet–the 25th to do so.

3/6 Seven alleged hackers from the US, UK, and Ireland charged with computer-related crimes.

3/7 An avalanche in Afghanistan killed 42 during harshest winter in 15 years.

3/8 KONY 2012 video went viral.

3/9 China announced that they had a $31.5 billion trade deficit last month.

3/10 The state of California ruled one of the flavorings used in Coca-Cola and Pepsi a carcinogen. Both companies to change secret recipes to avoid displaying warning.

3/11 American solider stationed in Afghanistan killed 16 civilians, 9 of them children.

3/12 16-year-old Moroccan girl Amina Filali committed suicide after a harsh beating from her husband whom she was forced to marry after he raped her.

3/13 28 people, including 22 school children, from Belgium were killed in a bus crash in Switzerland. Another 24 children were injured.

3/14 The case of Trayvon Martin was placed in the hands of the state attorney. Trayvon Martin was an unarmed 17-year-old shot dead by a neighborhood watch captain in a gated community in Florida on Feb 26th.

3/15 Encyclopedia Brittanica announced that they will no longer be printing physical editions.

3/16 The Archbishop of Canterbury declared that he will step down at the end of this year.

3/17 Egypt’s Coptic Pope Shenouda III died from cancer. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt’s population of 80 million.

3/18 Evidence came to light that Bin Laden was plotting to assassinate Obama. Note that he didn’t ever want to assassinate Bush.

3/19 A gunman shot and killed a teacher and three children at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France.

3/20 A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits 108 miles southeast of Acapulco, Mexico.

3/21 The lawyer representing Staff Sgt Robert Bales, the American soldier who allegedly killed 16 Afghani civilians on the 11th, claims that there is “no forensic evidence” against Bales.

3/22 The gunman responsible for the Toulouse killings killed by police sniper after a 32-hour siege. Also cat named Sugar survived 19-story fall in Boston with no injuries.

3/23 British government officials proposed minimum price per unit of alcohol in England and Wales to ‘turn the tide’ against binge drinking.

3/24 The African Union set up military force to hunt down Joseph Kony.

3/25 The Afghan families who lost relatives in the March 11 Kandahar massacre paid compensation by the US military.

3/26 The Supreme court ruled human genes cannot be patented.

3/27 A JetBlue plane diverted when veteral pilot became inhcoherent, panicking about potential terrorists.

3/28 Google’s self-driving car takes blind man to Taco Bell.

3/29 MBTA proposes 23% increase in fares to solve budget issues.

3/30 DOW Jones rose 8%.