March: The Monthly Roundup

As March is coming to a close, it’s been a pretty newsworthy month.  So, here’s a look back at some of the biggest headlines.

Japan Earthquake:  An 8.9 Earthquake caused chaos in Japan.  It resulted in a tsunami and left the world’s third largest economy with its biggest crisis since the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The quake also resulted in a Japanese nuclear crisis.  Casualties amount to over 10,000.

Libya: Revolts in Libya caused Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to move against Libyan rebels.  The United States, along with France and the United Kingdom have partaken in limited military operations to stop Gadhafi from spreading violence.  While the U.S. and its allies would love to see Ghadafi ousted, the end result still remains unclear.

iPad 2: Apple revealed the design for its latest venture: The iPad 2. 

Loss of a Hollywood Legend: Famed Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor passed away from congestive heart failure.  The two time academy award winning actress starred in such films including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, Cleopatra, and Butterfield 8.  She was considered by many to be the most attractive woman in the world during the 1950’s and is remembered for her effortless fight against AIDS.

NFL Season in Jeopardy: The NFL Players Association filed for decertification after negotiations with the NFL for a new labor agreements failed to lead any productive result.

Loss of a Political Trailblazer: Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to stand for the office of U.S. Vice President on a major party ticket passes away from blood cancer.


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