Lost Last Month

August 2011

The original U.S. debt ceiling, after the Senate passes legislation to raise it, which President Obama signs into law. Fear and terror, when Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords bravely makes her first appearance on Capitol Hill since being shot, in order to vote on the bill. The NFL lockout, after players ratify a new collective bargaining agreement. Thirty-seven lives, many of which were members of the U.S. Navy SEALs, in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Great American lyricist Jerry Leiber, 78. The credit rating of the United States, immediately followed by a stock market decline. President Obama's health care insurance mandate, struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Steve Jobs's job, after he resigns as CEO of Apple.

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