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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
Singer-songwriter Gordon LightfootSinger-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot 6th - Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
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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