The Monthly Roundup: A Few Things That Made The Second Month of 2011 TICK


February 2011:

Credit: (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

 

Super Bowl XLV. The Packers have defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, which was held in Dallas, Texas on February 6.  Packers QB Aaron Rodger’s performance was incredible as he completed 24/39 pass attempts for 304 yard and 3 TD’s, thus becoming MVP of Super Bowl XLV.

Protests Spread. Anti-government protests continue to spread to other nations after the Cairo protests eventually settled down following former Egyptian President Mubarik’s resignation.  Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is now feeling that same pressure, if not more.  The Libyan leader, who has been in power since 1969 has a worse relationship with western nations who would love to see him go.

Expansion of the iPhone. The iPhone 4 was released for Verizon Wireless users on February 10th.

Cosmic Census. NASA releases its first cosmic census of the universe, estimating that at least 50 billion planets exist in the Milky Way Galaxy

Final Flight of a Legend.  Space shuttle Discovery launches for its final mission.  The shuttle is carrying equipment to the International Space Station.

Oscars. The King’s Speech wins best picture at the 83rd Academy Awards.

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