9.28.2011

Lost Last Month

July 2011

Water, to a devastating degree, throughout the Horn of Africa. Greece's credit rating. America's 30-year Space Shuttle program, after Space Shuttle Atlantis lands at the Kennedy Space Center to close its final mission. British artist Lucien Freud, 88. "Don't ask, don't tell," the ban on gay men and women in the military, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit orders the Obama administration to stop enforcing the policy. The sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, after concerns over the credibility of the alleged victim arise. The Wimbledon championships by Maria Sharapova to Petra Kvitova, and by Rafael Nadal to the new world number one, Novak Djokovic. The whereabouts of the Higgs boson, aka "the god particle," as experiments continue at the Tevatron and Large Hadron Colliders. Nearly 100 Norwegian lives, after a bomb explodes in Oslo and a deranged gunman opens fire at a camp in Utøva. English singer Amy Winehouse, 27. Sports records, when cyclist Cadel Evans becomes the first Australian to win the Tour de France and former Welsh rugby player Richard Parks becomes the first person ever to complete the Explorers Grand Slam - climbing all of the Seven Summits and reaching both the North and South Poles in a single calendar year.

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