Popping the Olin Bubble: March 2012 Edition

2/1 Egyptian protestors outside the presidental palace in Cairo, demand President Mohammed Morsi to leave office.

2/2 The five men accused of raping a female student in India plead not guilty.

2/3 The inventor of the Etch A Sketch, Andre Cassagnes, dies at 86.

2/4 A skeleton found under a carpark in Leicester, England are confirmed to be the bones of the English king Richard III.

2/5 Curtis Cooper discovers a 17.4 million digit prime number.

2/6 The USPS announces cessation of Saturday first-class mail delivery.

2/7 53+ people are killed in a crash between a bus and a truck in Zambia.

2/8 A new edition of Anne of Green Gables causes controversy for featuring a blonde, buxom farm girl with come-hither eyes.

2/9 Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, reshuffles his cabinet and appoints seven new ministers.

2/10 Boeing conducts the first test flight of the Dreamliner since it was taken out of service for battery problems.

2/11 Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation at the end of February.

2/12 South Korean officials report an “artificial earthquake” in North Korea, suggesting a nuclear test. North Korea confirms the successful test of such a device.

2/13 Another Tibetan monk self-immolates in protest of the Chinese occupation of Tibet.

2/14 German authorities find horse meat in lasagna sold in Germany.

2/15 A meteor breaks up near Chelyabinsk, Russia, injuring more than 1,200 from shattering of windows caused by the shock waves and debris.

2/16 A suicide bomber kills General Ali Aouni, the head of the Iraqi intelligence academy.

2/17 A series of car bombs kills 37+ people and injures >130 in Baghdad.

2/18 Nestlé removes its beef pasta meals from France, Spain, and Italy, after confirmation of horse meat content.

2/19 NASA loses direct contact with the ISS due to an equipment failure; communications are restored three hours later.

2/20 Sony announces the PlayStation 4.

2/21 A study finds that bumblebees can sense electric fields around flowers.

2/22 The first North Korean video game, Pyongyang Racer, is released.

2/23 Iran announces newly discovered uranium deposits and plans to build 16 new nuclear plants.

2/24 Italy’s first day of a general election.

2/25 Ikea withdraws Swedish meatballs from sale in 14 countries following tests revealing traces of horse meat.

2/26 Nineteen tourists die after a hot air balloon crash near Luxor, Egypt.

2/27 Pope Benedict XVI gives his farewell address at the Vatican City.

2/28 Shell announces suspension of its Arctic offshore drilling program for the rest of 2013.

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