Saturday, June 25, 2011


Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week...
*Civil unrest continues in Yemen, Syria, and Libya.
*Although the act is expected to be challenged, the state of New York has passed legislation that in time will make same gender marriages legal within their boundaries.
*President Barack Obama has announced that over 30,000 United States military personnel will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by next summer. France has since made a similar statement regarding its own personnel.
*The strain of E.coli currently causing medical problems in Germany has been discovered to be a new combination of two existing strains.
*A previously unknown tribe might have been discovered within Brazil's portion of the Amazon Rain Forest.
*This famous painting by Vincent Van Gogh on the left, originally believed to be a self portrait of the artist, is now thought to be a portrait of the artist's brother Theo Van Gogh. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

*Representing California, Alyssa Campanella was declared Miss America for 2011.
*The comic book industry lost legendary pencil artist Gene Colan on Thursday.
*The entertainment industry is sadder for the passing of actor Peter Falk, perhaps known best for his portrayal of Columbo on television.
*Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band has passed away.
*A spokesman for Glen Campbell has announced that the musician has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

*Rory McIlroy won the 2011 US Open golf championship.
*The second round of Interleague play in Major League Baseball continues through next weekend.

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