Timecapsule Timeline

Calendar Months

   "Most newspaper article events happen anywhere from days, to months, to years before they reach publication. Consequently, most newspaper articles (on this timeline) are preceded by the date of the newspaper in which they appear." [E.M.]    *Color Code

October 2010

2010 - Astronomic Configuration - October 1st, 2010: "Sun [7 Libra], Moon [9 Cancer], Mercury [25 Virgo], Venus [12 Scorpio], Mars [11 Scorpio], Jupiter [27 Pisces R.], Saturn [7  Libra], Uranus [28 Pisces R.], Neptune [26 Aquarius R.], Pluto [2 Capricorn], Chiron [26 Aquarius R.]."

[Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201010.html]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 1st, 2010: "Stocks ended a month-long rally on a weak note, but they still managed to have their best September in 71 years. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 47 points Thursday [09/30/10]. But it still rose 7.7 percent for the month and 10.4 percent for the third quarter." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 10/01/10]

2010 - Fossilized Penguin / Peru - October 1st, 2010: "[....] Researchers unearthed remains of a nearly 5-foot-tall penguin that roamed what is now Peru about 36 million years ago [See: journal Science - 09/30/10], and they also discovered fossilized feathers that show that, back then, the flightless bird was a more motely mix of reddish-brown and gray. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Fossil shows tall, reddish penguin once roamed Peru / Feather find is stroke of luck; they are rarely preserved.), p. A25, S.L.P.D., 10/01/10]

2010 - Volcano Trivia / Indonesia - "Bandung. Twenty-one volcanoes across Indonesia could erupt at any time, leading to natural disasters, officials have warned. [NP] An official from the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG) told the Jakarta Globe on Friday that the alert for 18 volcanoes had been raised from Level 1, or 'normal,' to Level 2, or 'beware.' [NP] Hendrasto, the head of the PVMBG’s Volcano Observation Unit, said that three other volcanoes were on Level 3, or 'standby,' just one step below full alert, or Level 4. [....]" [Based on Jakarta Globe article (21 Volcanoes Across Country Ready to Erupt), by Candra Malik | October 01, 2010]

*Link: http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/indonesia/21-volcanoes-across-country-ready-to-erupt/399206

2010 - Ireland's bank bailout grows - October 1st, 2010: "Ireland will have to pump $16 billion more into the country's croppled banking system, dealing more grief to shellshocked Irish taxpayers. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Ireland's bank bailout grows), p. B3, S.L.P.D., 10/01/10]

2010 - Outstanding Public Debt / U.S.A. - October 1st, 2010: "The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Oct 2010 at 03:16:09 PM GMT is: $13,473,261,301,225.38. The estimated population of the United States is 309,214,053 so each citizen's share of this debt is $43,572.60. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4.06 billion per day since September 28, 2007! Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House! [Based on: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/] - [T.D. - 10/01/10]

2010 - U.S. Chief of Staff / Pete Rouse - October 1st, 2010: "Obama taps longtime aide [Pete Rouse] as chief of staff, for now" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/01/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 2nd, 2010: "Stocks began October on a winning note after mostly good news on the economy. The Dow rose 42 points Friday [10/01/10]. Shares of big industrial companies including Boeing and General Electric rose after a report showed that manufacturing activity grew again in September." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/01/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1111 - October 3rd, 2010: "Sunspot 1111 is growing again, but it does not yet pose a threat for strong flares. Credit: SDO/HMI. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/03/10]

2010 - Border Crossing Closed / Pakistan - October 3rd, 2010: "Pakistan keeps key border crossing closed ['for a third day Saturday']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 10/03/10]

2010 - Trial starts in civilian killings - October 4th, 2010: "[....] But a case being heard this week before a military court at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Seattle could surpass all that have come before in the two wars [Afghanistan & Iraq]: accusations that a drug-addled Army unit formed a secret self-described 'kill team' that killed Afghan civilians for sport, posing for pictures with victims and taking body parts as trophies. [....] In a videotaped interrogation, one defendant said they would kill civilians without provocation after making it seem as if they were under attack. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Trial starts in civilian killings / Accusations that GIs wantonly killed Afghans might be worst of atrocity cases.) by Charlie Savage, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/04/10]

2010 - Key NATO supply route is hit again - October 4th, 2010: "Key NATO supply route is hit again [... today, the third such strike inside Pakistan in as many days, police said.'] / About 20 tanker trucks heading to closed Khyber Pass crossing are set ablaze" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/04/10]

2010 - Afghanistan starts closure of security firms - October 4th, 2010: "[....] Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced in August that private security contractors would have to cease operations by the end of the year - wiping out an industry with tens of thousands of guards who protect military convoys, government officials and businessmen. Some security contractors have been criticized for operating more like private militias." [Based on: News Services article (Afghanistan starts closure of security firms), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/04/10]

2010 - Alumina Plant Reservoir Burst / Western Hungary - October 4th, 2010: "Red sludge ['600,000 to 700,000 cubic yards of sludge'] floods towns in Hungary [10/04/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 10/05/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan - October 4th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 13:28:39 (UTC) on Monday, October 4th, 2010. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 24.286°N, 125.305°E; Depth 35.9 km (22.3 miles)] was located @ SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010bzat.php]-[T.D. - 10/04/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - October 5th, 2010: "On Oct. 5th, the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) near Earth tipped south and temporarily punctured our planet's magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in and fueled this display over Greenland [see link]: [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/06/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 5th, 2010: "Stocks fell Monday [10/04/10] after downbeat economic reports. The Dow lost nearly 80 points after factory orders fell more than expected and contracts for new homes were below last year's pace. Traders also refrained from buying while waiting for Friday's employment report." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/05/10]

2010 - U.S. Missile Strike / Pakistan - October 5th, 2010: "U.S. strike in Pakistan [10/04/10] kills 5 German militants tied to alert for Europe" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/05/10]

2010 - Arsonists burn mosque in West Bank - October 5th, 2010: "Arsonists torched a mosque in a West bank village Monday, scrawling 'revenge' on a wall in Hebrew and charring copies of the Quran in an attack that threatened to stoke tension over deadlocked Mideast peacemaking. Palestinians say they suspect hard-line Jewish settlers of setting the fire in the village of Beit Fajjar, near the city of Hebron. [NP] In another village, Burin, near the city of Nablus, Jewish settlers protested Monday against the construction of a mosque. They claim they are not being allowed to build a synagogue although the area's Muslim residents were given permission to construct the mosque." [Based on: News Services article (Arsonists burn mosque in West Bank), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 10/05/10]

2010 - Biggest 3 credit card firms sued by U.S. - October 5th, 2010: "Biggest 3 credit card firms sued by U.S. [10/04/10] / MasterCard, Visa, American Express are accused of anti-competitive practices." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/05/10]

2010 - Trivia / Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, Iran - October 5th, 2010: "Iran's atomic energy chief said that a delay in the launch of the nation's first nuclear power plant was not caused by a powerful computer virus that has crippled data management systems around the world - but his explanation may not have reassured Persian Gulf residents. Ali Akbar Salehi blamed a leak in the pool now holding the fuel rods for the Bushehr nuclear power plant." [Based on: News Services article (Leak, not virus, troubled nuclear plant, official says), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 10/05/10]

2010 - Aryan City Discovered / Russia-Kazakhstan Border - "4,000-Year-Old Aryan City Discovered Near Russia-Kazakhstan Border "

[Based on: Title for AHN News Staff article (4,000-Year-Old Aryan City Discovered Near Russia-Kazakhstan Border), October 5, 2010 1:49 p.m. EST]

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7020118366?4,000-Year-Old%20Aryan%20City%20Discovered%20Near%20Russia-Kazakhstan%20Border

2010 - Tornadoes / Arizona - October 6th, 2010: "Tornadoes tear across Arizona [10/06/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/07/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 6th, 2010: "Stocks surged to their highest level in five months Tuesday [10/05/10] after a measure of the service sector, the most important driver of the U.S. economy, surged ahead in September, a hopeful sign for the country's main source of employment. The Dow rose 193 points to 10,944.72." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/06/10]

2010 - Nobel Prize in Physics - October 6th, 2010: "It is the thinnest and strongest material known to mankind - no thicker than a single atom and 100 times tougher than steel. Could graphene be the next plastic? Maybe so, says one of two scientists [Andre Geim & Konstantin Novoselov of the University of Manchester in England] who won a Nobel Prize on Tuesday for isolating and studying it. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article ('Next plastic' leads to nobel / Two Russian-born researchers share prize for discovering super-thin graphene.), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 10/06/10]

2010 - Rogue Trading Scandal / France - October 6th, 2010: "A French court convicted ex-trader Jerome Kerviel on all counts Tuesday [10/05/10] in history's biggest rogue trading scandal. Kerviel was sentenced to at least three years in prison and ordered to pay his former employer, Societe Generale SA, France's second-biggest bank, damages of $6.7 billion. [NP] Kerviel was found guilty on charges of forgery, breach of trust and unauthorized computer use for covering up bets worth nearly $69 billion between late 2007 and early 2008, resulting in $6.7 billion in losses for the bank. He was also banned for life from working in the financial industry." [Based on: News Services article (French court orders rogue trader to pay $6.7 billion in reparations), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/06/10]

2010 - Life Sentence / Times Square Bomber - October 6th, 2010: "Times Square bomber [Faisal Shahzad] gets life [10/05/10], warns war with Muslims on way" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/06/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 7th, 2010: "Stocks dipped Wednesday after a disappointing report on the jobs market renewed concern about the economy. The S&P 500 fell about a point. Treasury yields sank to new lows as investors sought safety and anticipated more stimulus measures from the Federal Reserve." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/07/10]

2010 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry - October 7th, 2010: "[....] The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the award [10/06/10] honors their [American Richard Heck and Japanese researchers Eiichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki] development of palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic systems. The academy called palladium-catalyzed cross couplings a tool used by researchers worldwide and in commercial production of pharmaceuticals and molecuels used to make electronics. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (American, 2 Japanese share Nobel), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 10/07/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 8th, 2010: "Stocks edged lower Thursday as uncertainty built up ahead of Friday's employment report. Better-than-expected retail sales and better news on claims for unemployment insurance had initially lifted the market. The Dow closed at 10,948.58, down 0.2 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 10/08/10]

2010 - Nobel Prize in Literature - October 8th, 2010: "Peruvian writer [Mario Vargas Llosa] wins Nobel [10/07/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A24, S.L.P.D., 10/08/10]

2010 - Amur Leopard / St. Louis Zoo - October 8th, 2010: "Young Amur leopard makes debut at St. Louis Zoo [....] Anastasia, a critically endangered Amur leopard cub, was born Oct. 8 to mother Mona at the St. Louis [Mo.] Zoo. [....]" [Based on: Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 01/27/11]

2010 - Consumer Borrowing / U.S.A. - October 8th, 2010: "Consumer borrowing fell again in August as consumers cut back on credit card use for the 24th consecutive month, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. [NP] Borrowing declined by $3.3 billion. It was the 18th drop in the past 19 months. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Consumer borrowing continues to drop), p. B6, S.L.P.D., 10/08/10]

2010 - Caustic Muck / Danube River - October 8th, 2010: "Caustic muck is flowing into Danube in Hungary [10/07/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 10/08/10]

2010 - Project will map human brain circuits - October 8th, 2010: "[....] A consortium led by scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine [St. Louis, Mo.] and the University of Minnesota has launched a project, dubbed the Human Connectome, that will diagram all the major circuits in a healthy human brain. The effort, which includes researchers from St. Louis University, is the first of its kind and will lay the groundwork for understanding how the human brain functions - and eventually, how it doesn't. [....] The task is staggering. The brain consists of 90 billion neurons, connected by 150 trillion synapses - the connections that transmit signals from neuron to neuron. These connections make up the pathways that allow one part of the brain to 'talk' to another. It is these circuits that the Connectome project will try to map. The Human Genome Project, by comparison, mapped the 3 billion base pair sequences that make up human DNA. [....]" [Based on: Article (Project will map human brain circuits / WU scientists are leading team in ambitious 5-year research; effort called significant boon to area) by Georgina Gustin, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/08/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Is., Alaska - October 8th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 03:26:13 (UTC) on Friday, October 8th, 2010. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 51.421°N, 175.434°W; Depth 20.6 km (12.8 miles)] was located @ ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usa0003x78.php]-[T.D. - 10/10/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Is., Alaska - October 8th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 03:49:11 (UTC) on Friday, October 8th, 2010. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 51.499°N, 175.261°W; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010cdam.php]-[T.D. - 10/10/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Halmahera, Indonesia - October 8th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 05:43:10 (UTC) on Friday, October 8th, 2010. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 2.754°N, 128.198°E; Depth 144.9 km (90.0 miles)] was located @ HALMAHERA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010cdaz.php]-[T.D. - 10/10/10]

2010 - Astronomers Worldwide Forge New Rules for ET Engagement - October 8th, 2010: "Astronomers Worldwide Forge New Rules for ET Engagement"

[Based on title (Astronomers Worldwide Forge New Rules for ET Engagement) for AOL News article, 10/08/10]

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/astronomers-worldwide-forge-new-rules-for-et-engagement/19663059

2010 - Poem - October 9th, 2010: "Conceived this date in history. The poem: Proverbial Riddle [1st on page], by Etznab Mathers, a.k.a. D.R.D."

2010 - Poem - October 9th, 2010: "Conceived this date in history. The poem: Spark of God [2nd on page], by Etznab Mathers, a.k.a. D.R.D."

2010 - Nobel Peace Prize - October 9th, 2010: "Nobel peace Prize goes to jailed writer in China [10/08/10] / Award highlights repression there as dissident [Liu Xiaobo] has waged long fight for freedom of expression." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/09/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 9th, 2010: "The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 11,000 for the first time in five months Friday [10/09/10] as investors grew optimistic that the Federal Reserve would take more steps to give the economic recovery some momentum. A weaker jobs reported [< typo?] helped fuel that optimism." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/09/10]

2010 - Flu shots urged for all in U.S. - October 9th, 2010: "Flu shots urged for all in U.S. / Ages 18-49 now included - The reason? H1Ni virus is expected to be back. / Free for many - Reforms require new policies to cover the vaccines." [Based on: Title for article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/09/10]

2010 - Afghan governor, 18 others killed in bombing - October 9th, 2010: "Afghan governor [Mohamed Omar], 18 others killed [10/08/10] in bombing ['... as they prayed in a crowded mosque, officials said.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/09/10]

2010 - German militant is latest link in al-Qaida campaign - October 9th, 2010: "The Islamic militant ['Ahmad Wali Siddiqui '... arrested by the U.S. military in July in Afghanistan ... .'] whose disclosures under U.S. interrogation in Afghanistan triggered Europe's terror alert is an old friend of a man convicted in the 9/11 attacks and, as the strikes were being planned, frequented the same mosque [al-Quds] where the Hamburg-based plotters often met, officials say. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (German militant is latest link in al-Qaida campaign / Officials say Ahmad Wali Siddiqui was friends with 9/11 plotters.) by Juergen Baetz, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/09/10]

2010 - Greenpeace says sludge is more toxic than reported - October 9th, 2010: "[....] Greenpeace experts in Vienna said analysis of the sludge showed dangerously high levels of arsenic and mercury that posed a long-term risk to the ecosystem and drinkable water in the area around the town of Kolontar. The experts accused the Hungarian government, which had access to the analysis a day after the accident, of concealing the mud's toxicity." [Based on: News Services article (Greenpeace says sludge is more toxic than reported), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/09/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1112 - October 10th, 2010: "Sunspot 1112 is growing but does not yet pose a threat for strong flares. Credit: SDO/HMI." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/10/10]

2010 - Pakistan to reopen key border crossing - October 10th, 2010: "[....] Pakistan closed the northwest crossing at Torkham on Sept. 30 in an apparent protest over a NATO helicopter incursion that killed two of its soldiers on the border." [Based on: News Services article (Pakistan to reopen key border crossing), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 10/10/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - october 11th, 2010: "The solar wind is stirring up geomagnetic storms around the Arctic Circle. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after local nightfall on Oct. 11-12th. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/11/10]

2010 - Tropical Storm Paula / Honduras - October 11th, 2010: "Honduran emergency officials urged coastal residents to evacuate low-lying areas Monday [10/11/10] and Mexico issued a hurricane warning as Tropical Storm Paula battered the Caribbean coast with strong winds and rain. Paula was expected to develop into a hurricane by today [10/12/10]." [Based on: News Services article (Tropical Storm Paula forms near Honduras), p. A15, S.L.P.D.,10/12/10]

*Link: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=46391

2010 - Pakistan reopens border crossing - October 11th, 2010: "Pakistan reopens border crossing [10/10/10] NATO uses in war / Pakistan had shut Afghanistan entry after U.S. copter strike killed 2 soldiers." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/11/10]

2010 - Israeli Cabinet approves loyalty oath for immigrants - October 11th, 2010: "Israel's Cabinet approved on Sunday a requirement that new immigrants swear allegiance to the nation. The declaration would not have to be made by Israel's Arab citizens, nor by immigrants under the Law of Return, under which every Jew has the right to become an Israeli citizen upon immigration. It will affect mainly an estimated 25,000 Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip who are married to Israeli Arabs and are seeking citizenship on the grounds of family reunification." [Based on: Title for News Services article (Israeli Cabinet approves loyalty oath for immigrants), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/11/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 12th, 2010: "The stock market finished at about the same place where it started Monday [10/11/10] as traders awaited a packed week of reports to get a better view of where the economy is headed. The Dow Jones industrial average ended the day 10 points above the 11,000 milestone." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/12/10]

2010 - Nobel Prize in Economics - October 12th, 2010: "Peter Diamond's research on unemployment is good enough to earn him a Nobel Prize ['and two other economists .... Dale Mortensen ... and Christopher Pissarides'] in economics - but not to get him on the Federal Reserve. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Nobel is his, but not seat on Fed / MIT professor wins prize, but GOP senators are blocking nomination.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 10/12/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Tonga - October 12th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 12:02:55 (UTC) on Tuesday, October 8th, 2010. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 20.485°S, 173.951°W; Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles)] was located @ TONGA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usa0003ylz.php]-[T.D. - 10/12/10]

2010 - Near Earth Object / 2010 TD54 - October 12th, 2010: [see link]

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2010%20TD54&orb=1

2010 - Helen Thomas on being anti-Semitic: 'Baloney!' - October 12th, 2010: "Helen Thomas on being anti-Semitic: 'Baloney!' / 'You cannot criticize Israel in this country and survive,' former White House correspondent says" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, 10/12/10]

*Link: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39632575/ns/today-entertainment/

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 13th, 2010: "Stocks rose Tuesday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting kept hope alive that the central bank would take more action to stimulate the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 10 points to 11,020.40, while the S&P 500 rose about 4 points to 1,169.77." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/13/10]

2010 - Chilean miners on way up  - October 13th, 2010: "Chilean miners on way up [10/12/10] / Rescue of 33 Chileans, one by one in capsule, is expected to take one of two days." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D.,10/13/10]

2010 - Solar Flare / Sunspot 1113 - October 13th, 2010: "New sunspot 1113 emerged over the sun's northeastern limb yesterday [10/13/10] and immediately announced itself with a towering eruption. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recorded the blast on Oct. 13th around 1600 UT: [....] Magnetic fields reconnecting above the sunspot produced a B4-class solar flare and hurled a narrow coronal mass ejection into space: SOHO movie. Earth was not in the line of fire--but this could change in the days ahead as the sunspot turns to face our planet. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/14/10]

2010 - Mysterious Objects / New York - October 13th, 2010: "Mystery shiny objects floating over Manhattan spark UFO frenzy [10/13/10] " [Based on: Title for article by Oren Yaniv, Rocco Parascandola and Lukas I. Alpert, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS, 10/13/10]

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/10/13/2010-10-13_mystery_shiny_objects_floating_over_manhattan_spark_ufo_frenzy.html#ixzz12N3OQJYz

2010 - U.S. judge orders end to 'don't ask' policy - October 13th, 2010: "U.S. judge [9th Circuit Court Judge Virginia Phillips] orders end [10/12/10] to 'don't ask' policy / Military may hold off on enforcing injunction as Justice Department, Pentagon review it." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D.,10/13/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 14th, 2010: "Better-than-expected earnings reports from JP Morgan Chase, Intel and railroad operator CSX helped push the broad S&P 500 index up 8 points. The Dow Jones industrial average finished up 76 points for the fourth day of gains. Commodities jumped sharply, and bond prices rose." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/14/10]

2010 - Third-Quarter Results / JPMorgan Chase - October 14th, 2010: "[....] The first major bank to report third-quarter results [JPMorgan Chase] earned $4.42 billion, or $1.01 per share, beating expectations. It earned $3.59 billion, or 82 cents last year. Revenue fell 15 percent to $24.3 billion." [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D.,10/14/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 15th, 2010: "Stocks closed little changed Thursday on another disappointing jobs report and growing concern over an investigation of banks' foreclosure practices. The Dow fell 1.51, or less than 0.01 percent, to 1,1094.57, while the S&P 500 fell 4.29, or 0.36 percent, to 1.173.81" [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 10/15/10]

2010 - U.S. intensifies strikes on Taliban - October 15th, 2010: "[....] U.S. pilots pounded the Taliban with 2,100 bombs or missiles from June through September, with 700 in September alone, Air force officers here [Afghanistan] said Thursday. That is an increase of nearly 50 percent over the same period last year, records show. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (U.S. intensifies strikes on Taliban / Attempt to break military stalemate also may be aimed at propelling peace talks.), p. A7, S.L.P.D.,10/15/10]

2010 - Third-Quarter Income / Google Inc. - October 15th, 2010: "Google Inc. reported a 32 percent jump in net income in the third quarter to $2.2 billion, or $6.72 per share, from $1.6 billion, or $5.13 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 23 percent to $7.3 billion." [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article, p. B5, S.L.P.D.,10/15/10]

2010 - Tunnel Breakthrough / Swiss Alps - October 15th, 2010: "Tunnel breakthrough [10/15/10 - 'creating the world's longest railway tunnel']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D.,10/16/10]

2010 - Conspiracy Theory / Plum Island - October 15th, 2010: Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (Season 2 episode): Plum Island (Aired: 10/15/2010)

"Jesse storms Congress to find out if the government is conducting dangerous experiments at the Plum Island Animal Research Center off the coast of Long Island. The center, which began as a bio-warfare lab run by former Nazi scientists, has been blamed for spreading diseases and viruses throughout the mainland, including African swine flu and Lyme disease. Some suspect the mysterious Montauk Monster emanated from the facility. TV-14"

*Link: http://www.trutv.com/shows/conspiracy_theory/episodes/index.html

2010 - U.S. military says 77,000 Iraqis killed over 5 years - October 15th, 2010: "A new U.S. military tally puts the death toll of Iraqi civilians and security forces in the bloodiest years of the war thousands below Iraqi government figures. [NP] The little-noticed body count is the most extensive data on Iraqi war casualties ever released by the American military. It tallied deaths of almost 77,000 Iraqis between January 2004 and August 2008. But the tally falls short of the estimated 85,694 deaths of civilians and security officials between January 2004 to Oct. 31, 2008, as counted last year by the Iraqi Human Rights Ministry." [Based on: News Services article (U.S. military says 77,000 Iraqis killed over 5 years), p. A15, S.L.P.D.,10/15/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 16th, 2010: "Concerns about banks and a disappointing drop in revenue at General Electric halted a broad market rally Friday. The Dow fell about 32 points, while the S&P 500 rose 2. The Nasdaq composite index rose 33 points after Google reported better-than-expected earnings." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/16/10]

2010 - Died / Barbara Billingsley - October 16th, 2010: Reportedly died this date in history. American actress ('Leave It to Beaver", etc.), Barbara Billingley (Born Barbara Lillian Combes, December 22nd, 1915). She was 94.

2010 - Settlement / Countrywide Financial Corp. - October 16th, 2010: "Countrywide fraud case settled for $67.5 million [settlement announced Friday - 10/15/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D.,10/16/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia - October 16th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 15:44:32 (UTC) on Saturday, October 16th, 2010. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 7.343°S, 125.662°E; Depth 20.6 km (12.8 miles)] was located @ KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usa00040wu.php]-[T.D. - 10/16/10]

2010 - Solar Flares / Sunspot 1112 - October 17th, 2010: "Fast-growing sunspot 1112 is crackling with solar flares. SDO movies show the three strongest of the past 24 hours: an M3-flare @ 1910 UT on Oct. 16th, a C1-flare @ 0900 UT and another C1-flare @ 1740 UT on Oct. 17th. So far, none of the blasts has hurled a substantial CME toward Earth." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/17/10]

2010 - Terror Warning / France - October 18th, 2010: "Saudis warn of terror attack in France" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D.,10/18/10]

2010 - Typhoon Megi / Philippines - October 18th, 2010: "Storm [Typhoon Megi] heads for Philippines; thousands flee" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D.,10/18/10]

2010 - Died / Tom Bosley - October 19th, 2010: "Tony Award winner Tom Bosley dies ['after a brief battle with lung cancer' - 10/19/10] / 'Happy Days' regular - Actor, 83, best known for role as Richie's dad, Mr. Cunningham." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D.,10/20/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 19th, 2010: "Stocks rose Monday [10/18/10] after Citigroup's stronger-than-expected profit boosted shares across the banking industry. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.7 percent to 11,143.69. The S&P 500 added 0.7 percent to 1,184.71, while the Nasdaq rose 0.5 percent to 2,480.66." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/19/10]

2010 - iPhones help Apple set records - October 19th, 2010: "Apple Inc. said Monday [10/18/10] that net income for the most recent quarter soared 70 percent on strong sales of iPhones, though iPad sales fell short of expectations. [NP] Apple sold 4.2 million of its new tablet-style computer during the fiscal fourth quarter, fewer than the approximately 5 million analysts, on average, had expected. [NP] The company sold 14.1 million iPhones from July through September, more than the 12 million or so analysts expected. [NP] Net income rose to $4.3 billion, or $4.64 per share, from $2.5 billion, or $2.77, a year ago. Revenue jumped 67 percent to $20.3 billion. Both revenue and net income were records for Apple. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (iPhones help Apple set records), p. A10, S.L.P.D.,10/19/10]

2010 - Israel says Hamas has missiles - October 19th, 2010: "Gaza's Hamas rulers have obtained anti-aircraft missiles, Israel's prime minister said Monday, in a potentially game-changing development that could threaten the Israeli air force's ability to strike at the Islamic militant group." [Based on: News Services article (Israel says Hamas has missiles), p. A5, S.L.P.D.,10/19/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - October 20th, 2010: "Earth is entering a solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole. Credit: SDO/AIA." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/20/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 20th, 2010: "Stocks fell sharply Tuesday after a surprise interest rate hike in China raised concerns that the country's economy may slow. The Dow Jones industrial average fell below 11,000 for the first time in a little more than a week, reversing a streak that had sent the average up nearly 7 percent for the year." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 10/20/10]

2010 - Minerals Embargo / China - October 20th, 2010: "China extends minerals [rare earth minerals] embargo / West's trade actions anger Chinese, who hold up shipments to U.S., Europe [also Japan]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D.,10/20/10]

*Trivia: "[....] China reduced its second-half export quota for the minerals by 72 percent this year, saying it needs to shut polluting mines and ensure it can meet domestic demand for clean-energy technology and advanced industry. [....]" [Based on: Wire Reports article (China pledges to keep rare earths coming), p. A11, S.L.P.D.,10/21/10]

*Trivia: "China ends earth elements embargo ['to the U.S., Europe and Japan']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. B3, S.L.P.D.,10/29/10]

2010 - CIA chief says tactics weaken al-Qaida - October 20th, 2010: "The stepped-up pace of CIA operations in Pakistan 'is taking a serious toll' on al-Qaida's operational abilities, CIA Director Leon Panetta said Tuesday. [NP] Panetta did not specifically mention missile strikes by unmanned drones, because the U.S. government does not officially acknowledge the program. But it is well-known that drones are the main tool the CIA uses to target militants in Pakistan. [....] There have been 89 drone strikes in Pakistan this year, up from 53 last year, according to the New America Foundation, which counts them using Pakistani media and other reports. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (CIA chief says tactics weaken al-Qaida), p. A6, S.L.P.D.,10/20/10]

2010 - Third-Quarter Loss / Bank of America Corp. - October 20th, 2010: "Bank of America Corp. reported a $7.3 billion third-quarter loss. The largest U.S. lender's loss of 77 cents a diluted share widened from a loss of $1 billion, or 26 cents, a year ago." [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A10, S.L.P.D.,10/20/10]

2010 - Arctic Report Card - October 21st, 2010: "Arctic Report Card: Region Continues to Warm at Unprecedented Rate" [Based on: NOAA News article (Arctic Report Card: Region Continues to Warm at Unprecedented Rate / Record temperatures in Greenland, thinning sea ice, record snow cover decreases and links to some Northern Hemisphere weather are among dramatic changes), October 21, 2010]

*Link: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20101021_arcticreportcard.html

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 21st, 2010: "Airline Stocks led a market rebound on Wednesday. The Dow rose 1.2 percent to 11.107.97. The broader S&P 500 rose 1.1 percent to 1,178.17, and the technology-focused Nasdaq edged up 0.8 percent to 2,457.39. Rising shares outpaced losers 3 to 1 on the NYSE." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 10/21/10]

2010 - Turkey resists U.S. on Iran sanctions - October 21st, 2010: "Turkey on Wednesday rebuffed a U.S. effort to persuade it to scale back its trade ties with Iran, despite a persistent U.S. lobbying campaign this week in Washington and Ankara. [NP] Ali Babacan, Turkey's deputy foreign minister, told reporters in Washington that Turkish companies will remain 'free to make their own decisions' about whether to comply with U.S. and European sanctions aimed at cutting off trade with Iran." [Based on: News Services article (Turkey resists U.S. on Iran sanctions), p. A9, S.L.P.D.,10/21/10]

2010 - Back to status quo on gays in military - October 21st, 2010: "Back to status quo on gays in military / Appeals court [10/20/10] stalls repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.' " [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D.,10/21/10]

2010 - Israelis step up building on West Bank - October 21st, 2010: "Israeli settlers have begun building new homes at an extraordinary pace since the government lifted its freeze on West Bank housing starts - almost 550 in three weeks, according to an Associated Press count. That's more than a quarter as many as all of last year, and many are going up in areas that under practically any peace scenario would become part of a Palestinian state, a trend that could doom U.S.-brokered peace talks." [Based on: News Services article (Israelis step up building on West Bank), p. A9, S.L.P.D.,10/21/10]

2010 - Britain plans steep public spending cuts - October 21st, 2010: "[....] Public spending would be cut by a total 83 billion pounds, or around $130 billion, by 2015. [NP] Britain's public deficit is among the highest among developed economies, running at 11.5 percent of total economic output, compared to 10.7 percent in the United States and 5.4 percent in Germany. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Britain plans steep public spending cuts / Almost half a million jobs will be lost over four years as country tries to trim huge debt.), p. A9, S.L.P.D.,10/21/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Gulf of California - October 21st, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 17:53:14 (UTC) on Thursday, October 21st, 2010. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 24.843°N, 109.171°W; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ GULF OF CALIFORNIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010crbl.php]-[T.D. - 10/21/10]

2010 - Flooding / Thailand - October 22nd, 2010: "Flooding in Thailand ['17 people dead over the past two weeks']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A18, S.L.P.D.,10/22/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 22nd, 2010: "Stocks rose modestly Thursday after pulling back from big gains earlier in the day. The Dow had been up as much as 105 points after Caterpillar, Travelers and McDonald's all beat earnings expectations. The average turned negative in the afternoon but finished up 39 points for the day." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B9, S.L.P.D., 10/22/10]

2010 - Moon is wetter than believed - October 22nd, 2010: "Moon is wetter than believed / New measurements also indicate that it is surprisingly rich in chemicals ['The findings were reported in six related papers published online Thursday by the journal Science.']." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D.,10/22/10]

2010 - Tropical Storm Richard / Caribbean - October 22nd, 2010: "Tropical Storm Richard formed in the Caribbean and forecasters expected it to intensify into a hurricane by the weekend. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Hurricane in forecast), p. A8, S.L.P.D.,10/22/10]

2010 - WikiLeaks releases Iraq war papers - October 22nd, 2010: "WikiLeaks releases Iraq war papers [10/22/10] / Reports on prisoners prompts Amnesty International to question whether international law was violated." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A4, S.L.P.D.,10/23/10]

2010 - Bailout Trivia / Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac - October 22nd, 2010: "The taxpayer bailouts of housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could cost as much as $363 billion through 2013, according to government projections released Thursday. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Economy will set Fannie, Freddie tab / Estimates of cost for bailout of housing agencies range from $221 billion to $363 billion.), p. A8, S.L.P.D.,10/22/10]

2010 - Pentagon adjusts rules on 'don't ask, don't tell' - October 22nd, 2010: "The Pentagon said Thursday that decisions about discharging homosexual service members would now be made by the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force. ['The new rules ... take authority ... away from uniformed officers'] [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Pentagon adjusts rules on 'don't ask, don't tell'), p. A8, S.L.P.D.,10/22/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - October 23rd, 2010: "High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. A high-speed solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, setting the stage for possible geomagnetic storms." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/23/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1117 - October 23rd, 2010: "After three days of quiet stagnation, sunspot 1117 is growing again. Credit: SOHO/MDI." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/23/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 23rd, 2010: "Stocks closed mixed Friday after a busy week of earnings news. The Dow fell 0.1 percent to 11,132.56. The S&P 500 index rose 0.2 percent to 1,183.08, and the Nasdaq rose 0.8 percent to 2,249.39. Trading volume on the new york Stock exchange was very light at 772 million shares." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/23/10]

2010 - Bank Closures / U.S.A. - October 23rd, 2010: "Four more banks are shut down; total hits 136 this year" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D.,10/23/10]

2010 - KPC Bacteria / Chicago, Illinois - October 23rd, 2010: "Deadly bacteria [Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase] spreading ['in Chicago hospitals and nursing homes']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A12, S.L.P.D.,10/23/10]

2010 - Sun in Scorpio - October 24th, 2010: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Scorpio." [Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201010.html]

2010 - Hurricane Richard - October 25th, 2010: "Hurricane Richard hits Belize near its capital [10/24/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D.,10/25/10]

2010 - Geomagnetic Storm Warning - October 24th, 2010: "NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of severe geomagnetic storms around the poles on Oct. 25th. The forecast is prompted by a possible double whammy: both a solar wind stream and a CME could hit Earth's magnetic field on that date. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 10/24/10]

2010 - Light Earthquake / Wyoming - October 24th, 2010: "Earthquake [4.6] hits Wyoming [10/24/10]; landslide reported on trail" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D.,10/25/10]

2010 - Catholic bishops from Mideast confront Israel - October 24th, 2010: "Bishops from the Middle East who were summoned to Rome by the pope demanded Saturday [10/23/10] that Israel accept U.N. resolutions calling for an end to its 'occupation' of Arab lands. In a final jouint communique, the bishops also told Israel it shouldn't use the Bible to justify 'injustices' against the Palestinians." [Based on: News Services article (Catholic bishops from Mideast confront Israel), p. A10, S.L.P.D.,10/24/10]

2010 - Major Earthquake / Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia - October 25th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A major earthquake occurred at 14:22:22 (UTC) on Monday, October 25th, 2010. The magnitude 7.7 event [Location: 3.484°S, 100.114°E; Depth 20.6 km (12.8 miles)] was located @ KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usa00043nx.php]-[T.D. - 10/25/10]

*Trivia: "Quake triggers tsunami alert in Indonesia" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D.,10/26/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia - October 25th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 19:37:30 (UTC) on Monday, October 25th, 2010. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 2.984°S, 100.391°E; Depth 22.9 km (14.2 miles)] was located @ KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010cvbr.php]-[T.D. - 10/25/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia - October 25th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 22:59:53 (UTC) on Monday, October 25th, 2010. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 3.281°S, 100.497°E; Depth 21.5 km (13.4 miles)] was located @ KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usa00044dt.php]-[T.D. - 10/30/10]

2010 - Cyclone / Myanmar - October 26th, 2010: "Cyclone [Myanmar, last week] kills 27" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D.,10/26/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 26th, 2010: "Stocks rose moderately Monday [10/25/10] on growing expectations that the Federal Reserve will take steps to boost the economy. The Dow rose 31.49 points, or 0.3 percent, to 11,164.05. The broader S&P 500 index rose 2.54 or 0.2 percent, to 1,185.62. Bond prices were flat." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 10/26/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 27th, 2010: "Stocks rose slightly Tuesday after traders got a mixed batch of corporate earnings reports. The Dow rose 5.41, or 0.1 percent, to 11,169.46. The S&P 500 edged up 0.02 point to 1,185.64, while the Nasdaq composite index rose 6.44, or 0.3 percent, to 2,497.29." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 10/27/10]

2010 - Death Sentence / Tariq Aziz - October 27th, 2010: "Saddam spokesman [Tariq Aziz] sentenced [10/26/10] to death." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D.,10/27/10]

2010 - Volcanic Eruption & Tsunami / Indonesia - October 27th, 2010: "Eruption [Mt. Merapi], tsunami [10 ft. high, from major earthquake on the 25th] straining Indonesia / Nation tries to help tens of thousands who fled; death toll hits at least 300." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D.,10/28/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 28th, 2010: "Stock prices fell Wednesday as investors became concerned about the size and pace of the Federal Reserve's program to buy Treasury bonds. Another day of mixed earnings and economic reports also dragged down shares. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 43 points." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/28/10]

2010 - More Ash / Mt. Merapi - October 28th, 2010: "Indonesia's Mount Merapi spewed clouds of ash into the air in a new eruption Thursday, a top vulcanologist said, as the death toll from an earlier eruption rose to 34. [....] "[Based on: dpa article (More ash spews from Mt. Merapi), p. A23, S.L.P.D.,10/29/10]

2010 - Volcanic Eruptions / Russia - October 28th, 2010: "Volcanoes erupt in Russia" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A23, S.L.P.D.,10/29/10]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=46660

2010 - Early Human Remains / China - October 28th, 2010: "[....] The research, based at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing, was published Oct. 25 in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [NP] The discovery of early modern human fossil remains in the Zhirendong (Zhiren Cave) in south China that are at least 100,000 years old provides the earliest evidence for the emergence of modern humans in eastern Asia, at least 60,000 years older than the previously known modern humans in the region. [....]" [Based on: ScienceDaily article (Modern Humans Emerged Far Earlier Than Previously Thought, Fossils from China Suggest), 10/28/10]

*Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101025172924.htm

2010 - Typhoon Chaba / Philippine Sea - October 28th, 2010: "On October 28, 2010, Typhoon Chaba continued raging over the Philippine Sea, its clouds extending over Japan’s Ryukyu Islands, including Okinawa. [....]" [Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=46676]

2010 - Ancient Aliens / Mysterious Places - Premiere Date: 10/28/2010

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-2#slide-5

2010 - Indonesian relief lags after tsunami - October 28th, 2010: "Aid was slowly reaching Indonesia's Mentawai islands Thursday [10/28/10], three days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami devestated the area, leaving more than 340 people dead, officials said. [....]" [Based on: dpa article (Indonesian relief lags after tsunami), p. A23, S.L.P.D.,10/29/10]

2010 - Genome Trivia - October 29th, 2010: "Is the Shape of a Genome as Important as Its Content?" [Based on: Title for ScienceDaily article, 10/29/10]

*Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101029122215.htm
*Related Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090312140852.htm

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 29th, 2010: "Stocks were mixed Thursday after investors got weak earnings news from 3M and other companies. The Dow fell 12 points, but the broader S&P 500 rose 1 and the Nasdaq rose 4. Rising stocks narrowly outpaced losers on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 1 billion shares." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 10/29/10]

2010 - Conspiracy Theory / Area 51 - October 29th, 2010: Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (Season 2 episode): Area 51 (Aired: 10/29/2010)

"Questions surrounding the military's secret research base in the Nevada desert have been swirling around for years. Jesse faces off against guards at Area 51, to find out why the Joint Terrorism Task Force raided the homes of two Area 51 watchdogs and to review alleged evidence that the government has been faking UFO sightings and alien abductions in order to cover up darker secrets at the base. TV-PG-L"

*Link: http://www.trutv.com/shows/conspiracy_theory/episodes/index.html

2010 - Intelligence Spending / U.S.A. - October 29th, 2010: "It used to be a closely guarded secret, but on Thursday the U.S. government disclosed for the first time in more than a decade what it spent on total intelligence gathering in the fiscal year that just ended: $80.1 billion. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (Intelligence spending soars) by Ken Dilanian, p. A20, S.L.P.D.,10/29/10]

2010 - Oil field services firm is cited in gulf spill - October 29th, 2010: "Oil field services firm is cited in gulf spill / Halliburton knew weeks before blast that cement was faulty, panel finds ['the presidential commission investigating the accident said Thursday.']." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D.,10/29/10]

2010 - Suicide Bomber / Iraq - October 30th, 2010: "12 killed near Baghdad [suicide bomber, Balad Ruz, 10/29/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A12, S.L.P.D.,10/30/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - October 30th, 2010: "Stocks edged higher Friday to close out one of the stock market's best months of the year. The Dow rose 5 points to 11,118. The S&P 500 fell a point to 1,183, while the Nasdaq rose less than a point to 2,507. Three stocks rose for every two that fell on the New York Stock Exchange." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 10/30/10]

2010 - Iran OKs nuclear talks - October 30th, 2010: "Iran OKs nuclear talks / EU official gets notice that nation accepts invitation to negotiate over program suspected by West." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A12, S.L.P.D.,10/30/10]

2010 - Tropical Storm Tomas - October 30th, 2010: "Storm [Tropical Storm Tomas] likely to grow, hit Caribbean next week" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A12, S.L.P.D.,10/30/10]

2010 - Bombs set off scramble - October 30th, 2010: "Bombs ['shipped from Yemen ... addressed to synagogues in Chicago'] set off scramble / Explosives intercepted - 2 packages from Yemen are found in Britian, Dubai [10/29/10]. / Urgent search - More suspicious packages sought amid 'credible terrorist threat.' " [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D.,10/30/10]

Trivia: "Bombs bear mark of al-Qaida / Devices show high level of sophistication. U.S. says [10/30/10]; 2 women are held. / Evidence mounts that top leadership of al-Qaida, including the radical U.S.-born cleric Anwar-Awlaki, was behind the bombs." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, pp. A1 & A15, S.L.P.D.,10/31/10]

Trivia: [....] The two bombs contained 300 and 400 grams of the industrial explosive PETN, according to a German security official. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Greece foils four parcel bomb attacks), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 11/02/10]

*Trivia: "One of the bombs hidden last month in two U.S.-bound packages from Yemen was timed to explode over the East Coast of the United States, British authorities said Wednesday [11/10/10]. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (Bomb was timed for blast over East Coast / Brits say it was defused with about 3 hours to go.), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 11/11/10]

2010 - Synagogues go on the alert - October 30th, 2010: "Synagogues go on the alert / Authorities give no specifics, as jewish leaders to be on lookout for suspicious packages." [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A7, S.L.P.D.,10/30/10]

2010 - U.S. economy grows, slowly - October 30th, 2010: "U.S. economy grows, slowly / 2 percent increase in third quarter [from July to September] is not enough to lower jobless rate." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A8, S.L.P.D.,10/30/10]

2010 - Consumer Confidence / U.S.A. - October 30th, 2010: "Consumer confidence [U.S.A.] still falling [67.7 in October from 68.2 in September]" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D.,10/30/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Pacific-Antarctic Ridge  - October 30th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 15:18:38 (UTC) on Saturday, October 30th, 2010. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 56.767°S, 142.613°W; Depth 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program] was located @ PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usa00046et.php]-[T.D. - 11/02/10]

2010 - Early evidence found of sophisticated human tools - October 30th, 2010: "Early humans developed sophisticated techniques for sharpening stone spear points more than 75,000 years ago, at least 50,000 years earlier than archaeologists had previously believed, researchers reported Thursday. [....]" [Based on Los Angeles Times article (Early evidence found of sophisticated human tools / Refined techniques for sharpening spear points date back more than 75,000 years, archaeologists say, much more than previously believed.) by Thomas H. Maugh II, 10/30/10]

http://www.archaeologynews.org/story.asp?ID=678929&Title=Early%20evidence%20found%20of%20sophisticated%20human%20tools

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