Saturday, June 2, 2012


Amongst the events happening around the world this past week:
*Hosni Mubarak, along with his former interior minister Habib al-Adly, was sentenced to life in prison for failure to prevent the killing of civilian protesters during the uprising that removed Mubarak form the Egyptian Presidency last year after being in office for 30 years.
*Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison for his actions during the Sierra Leone Civil War.
*Professional and amateur astronomers alike will be watching Venus transit in front of the Sun next week, for this will be the last opportunity to witness the phenomenon until 2117!
*The Dragon (commercial) space capsule successfully returned to Earth to complete its maiden voyage to the International Space Station.
*THIS MONTH: Big Ben is to be renamed the Elizabeth Tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jublie (60th) anniversary on the throne of England.
*After the Texas Primary Tuesday, Mitt Romney finally won enough delegates to secure the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination.
*Civil unrest continues in Syria and Bahraini.

*Dario Franchitti won the 2012 Indy 500 auto race.
*In their Friday night game against the Saint Louis Cardinals, Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in the New York Mets' history of playing professional baseball.

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