Portal:Current events/March 2008

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March 2008 was the third month of that leap year. The month, which began on a Saturday, ended on a Monday after 31 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from March 2008.

  • Sixteen Shiite militiamen are killed in airstrikes supporting Iraqi government forces during the Battle of Basra (2008). (AP via Google News)
  • Libby Trickett of Australia sets a new world record (21.28 seconds) for the 50 metres freestyle at the selection trials for the Australian swimming team at the 2008 Summer Olympics. (AFP via Google News)[actual date: March 28 not March 29]
  • Zimbabweans vote in the presidential and parliamentary elections. (Reuters)
  • Cities around the world participate in Earth Hour, an international event that asks households and businesses to turn off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances between 8-9pm local time. (Toronto Star) (Reuters via Yahoo! News) (AP via Yahoo! News) (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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