Over 15,000 lives, with thousands more still missing, after a 9.0 earthquake hits Eastern Japan and produces a devastating tsunami. The force of the quake was so massive it shifted the Earth on its axis by 10 cm. John Galliano’s job as designer for fashion house Christian Dior, following a series of anti-Semitic comments. The fate of Tibet, after China forbids foreign tourists and the 14th Dalai Lama formally submits his resignation as political leader to the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile. Previews of the most expensive Broadway production in history, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, suspended in the wake of serious workplace safety violations. The beloved polar bear Knut, 4, at the Berlin Zoo. Chance for a Genesis reunion, when Phil Collins announces his retirement due to health concerns. Actress Elizabeth Taylor, 79.