Popping the Olin Bubble: September Edition

9/1 Thieves steal millions of dollars of prized maple syrup from a warehouse in Quebec.

9/2 The White House releases President Obama’s beer recipe.

9/3 South Africa frees ~50 miners who were held for murder charges relating to the deaths of 34 other miners who were shot by police.

9/4 Three Indian white tiger cubs are shown to the public for the first time at the Liberec Zoo in the Czech Republic.

9/5 A news channel in Chile releases an internal army document declaring that homosexuals and Jehovah’s Witnesses would be excluded from admission to the Chilean army.

9/6 The Chilean Army formally apologizes for the document released on the previous day.

9/7 A 14-year-old girl in Pakistan, Rimsha Masih, is released on bail. She was arrested after a young man claimed to have seen her carrying burnt pages of the Koran in a trash bag.

9/8 Mashco-Piro tribe, an out-of-contact people living in Peru, raids an illegal logging site using bows and arrows.

9/9 At least 1500 people gather in Kiev, Ukraine, to protest a government crackdown on an independent TV channel.

9/10 North Korea accepts an offer of aid from South Korea for the first time.

9/11 US embassies in Egypt and Libya are attacked after publicity begins for an anti-Muslim film.

9/12 More than 100 workers are killed in factory fires in Pakistan, including separate fires at a clothing and shoe factory.

9/13 Egypt’s ex-Prime Minister is sentenced to three years in prison on corruption charges.

9/14 A third person dies from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome contracted from staying in Yosemite National Park.

9/15 Two US Marines are killed at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan in an attempted attack by the Taliban on the UK’s Prince Harry, who is stationed there.

9/16 The US orders all non-essential diplomatic staff to leave Sudan and Tunisia.

9/17 The Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft lands safely in Kazakhstan. Soyuz carried three astronauts for a 4-month long mission to the ISS.

9/18 Iraq reopenes its borders to refugees from Syria, admitting 100 a day and giving priority to children, the wounded, the sick, and the elderly.

9/19 Forensic tests show that only George Zimmerman’s DNA is on the grip of the gun used to fatally shoot Trayvon Martin.

9/20 The Czech government bans all exports of hard liquor to the EU after 23 people die from methanol poisoning.
9/21 Yoko Ono awards Russian punk band Pussy Riot the LennonOno grant for peace.

9/22 Alain Robert, the French ‘spiderman’, climbs a 388-meter Chinese building with the assistance of suction devices and a safety rope.

9/23 Egypt’s Supreme Court upholds last summer’s decision to dissolve the Egyptian parliament after the legislative body was deemed unconstitutional.

9/24 Thousands of residents in Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo simultanously flush their toilets in an attempt to prevent sewer pipes from becoming clogged.

9/25 Iran blocks access to Gmail and Google as the country intends to create a national intranet separate from the internet.

9/26 China’s first aircraft carrier enters into service. The ship is a refurbished Soviet ship purchased from Ukraine.

9/27 Herbert Lom, best known for playing Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther films, dies peacefully at age 95.

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