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1st - At least 73 people are killed in the Egyptian football riots in Port Said
2nd - Cold snap across Europe kills more than 100 people (over 400 people by 08-02)
2nd - MV Rabaul Queen sinks off the coast of Papa New Guinea with 246 people saved and 126 missing (100 of these estimated to be trapped inside)
2nd - NHL player Sam Gagner becomes the first player to scores eight points in one game for the Edmonton Oilers against the Chicago Blackhawks since 1989
4th - Tens of thousands of people are stranded by floods in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland
5th - Super Bowl XLVI: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 21-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB
6th - 6.9 magnitude quake hits near the central Philipines with 43 confirmed deaths
6th - Queen Elizabeth II marks her 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 11th - Israeli Air Force conducts four air strikes in Gaza Strip
12th - Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow is re-elected president of Turkmenistan with 97% of the vote
12th - Zambia defeat Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations
12th - 54th Grammy Awards: Rolling In The Deep, Bon Iver wins
15th - United Kingdom unemployment rate reaches 17 year high of 8.4%
15th - Fire at Comayagua prison, Honduras, kills 358
17th - The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, resigns over a corruption scandal
17th - Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece
18th - Kateri Tekakwitha canonized as the first native American saint
19th - 44 people killed in prison brawl in Apocada, Mexico, between two rival drug cartels
20th - Scientists successfully regenerate Silene stenophylla from a 31,800 year old piece of fruit, greatly surpassing the previous record of 2,000 years
20th - South Korea angers North Korea as it proceeds with live fire drills in disputed Korean sea borders
21st - Yemen voters go to the polls for a presidential election where the only candidate on the ballot paper is vice-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi
22nd - Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds
23rd - A series of bomb attacks across 12 Iraqi cities kills 60 and injures 200
25th - Syrian Army kills 100 civilians in artillery shelling of Homs and Hama
25th - Al Qaeda suicide bombing kills at least 26 people in Mukalla, Yemen
25th - World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries
25th - Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79
26th - The film The Artist wins five Academy Awards and becomes the first silent film to win since 1927
26th - Bus plunges off a cliff in Shanxi, China causing 15 deaths
26th - Train derailment kills 3 and injures 45 in Burlington, Ontario
Actress Meryl StreepActress Meryl Streep 26th - 84th Academy Awards - "The Artist," Jean Dujardin & Meryl Streep win
27th - Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor
28th - Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral
28th - Discovery of the largest prehistoric penguin, Kairuku grebneffi, at nearly 5ft tall

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