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  • Ecuador
    Saturday Mar 1, 2008

    Colombian conflict

    The Military Operation in Ecuador on a FARC Position

    Ecuador
    Saturday Mar 1, 2008

    On March 1, 2008, the Colombian armed forces launched a military operation 1.8 kilometres into Ecuador on a FARC position, killing 24, including Raúl Reyes, member of the FARC Central High Command. This led to the 2008 Andean diplomatic crisis between Colombia and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, supported by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.




  • Caldas, Colombia
    Monday Mar 3, 2008

    Colombian conflict

    Killing Iván Ríos

    Caldas, Colombia
    Monday Mar 3, 2008

    On March 3, Iván Ríos, also a member of the FARC Central High Command was killed by his security chief "Rojas". In March 2008 alone, FARC lost 3 members of their Secretariat, including their founder.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 5, 2008

    Carlos Slim

    The World's Second-Richest Person 2008

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 5, 2008

    On March 5, 2008, Forbes ranked Slim as the world's second-richest person, behind Warren Buffett and ahead of Bill Gates.




  • New York, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 6, 2008

    Atari, Inc.

    Infogrames acquisition

    New York, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 6, 2008

    On March 6, 2008, Infogrames made an offer to Atari Inc. to buy out all remaining public shares for a value of $1.68 per share, or $11 million total. The offer would make Infogrames sole owner of Atari Inc., thus making it a privately held company. On April 30, 2008, Atari Inc. announced its intentions to accept Infogrames' buyout offer and to merge with Infogrames. On October 8, 2008, Infogrames completed its acquisition of Atari Inc., making it a wholly owned subsidiary.




  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 6, 2008

    iOS

    IPhone SDK

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 6, 2008

    On March 6, 2008, Apple held a press event, announcing the iPhone SDK.




  • London, England
    Friday Mar 7, 2008

    Margaret Thatcher

    Collapsing at a House of Lords dinner

    London, England
    Friday Mar 7, 2008

    After collapsing at a House of Lords dinner, Thatcher, suffering low blood pressure, was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital in central London on 7 March 2008 for tests.




  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Mar 9, 2008

    Francesco Totti

    500th overall appearance for Roma

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Mar 9, 2008

    On 9 March, he reached his 500th overall appearance for Roma, scoring the second goal of the match from a penalty kick in a 2–0 away win over Napoli.


  • U.S.
    Monday Mar 17, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    The Federal Reserve guaranteed Bear Stearns' bad loans to facilitate its acquisition by JPMorgan Chase

    U.S.
    Monday Mar 17, 2008

    March 17, 2008: The Federal Reserve guaranteed Bear Stearns' bad loans to facilitate its acquisition by JPMorgan Chase.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2008

    Visa Inc.

    Visa sold 406 million shares at US$44 per share ($2 above the high end of the expected $37–42 pricing range), raising US$17.9 billion in the largest initial public offering in U.S. history

    U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2008

    The IPO took place on March 18, 2008. Visa sold 406 million shares at US$44 per share ($2 above the high end of the expected $37–42 pricing range), raising US$17.9 billion in the largest initial public offering in U.S. history.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 20, 2008

    Visa Inc.

    the IPO underwriters exercised their overallotment option

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 20, 2008

    On March 20, 2008, the IPO underwriters (including JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs & Co., Bank of America Securities LLC, Citi, HSBC, Merrill Lynch & Co., UBS Investment Bank and Wachovia Securities) exercised their overallotment option, purchasing an additional 40.6 million shares, bringing Visa's total IPO share count to 446.6 million, and bringing the total proceeds to US$19.1 billion.


  • Europe
    Wednesday Mar 26, 2008

    Visa Inc.

    Honor All Cards

    Europe
    Wednesday Mar 26, 2008

    On March 26, 2008, the European Commission opened an investigation into Visa's multilateral interchange fees for cross-border transactions within the EEA as well as into the "Honor All Cards" rule (under which merchants are required to accept all valid Visa-branded cards).


  • U.S.
    Saturday Mar 29, 2008

    Dwayne Johnson

    Non-Wrestling Appearances

    U.S.
    Saturday Mar 29, 2008

    On March 29, 2008, Johnson appeared to induct his father and grandfather Peter Maivia and Rocky Johnson into the WWE Hall of Fame.


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