3-30-2010 The Day in Review

[![](http://blog.stanfordreview.org/content/images/2010/03/1269920377-4829284-300x243.jpg "NCAA Xavier Stanford Basketball")](http://blog.stanfordreview.org/content/images/2010/03/1269920377-4829284.jpeg)Stanford Women’s basketball [goes](http://www.gostanford.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/032910aaa.html) to the Final 4 on a buzzer beater.

Hamid Karzai proves difficult.

This one seems to be hanging around.

Stanford scientist Fritz Prinz [discovers](http://www.dailytech.com/Enter+the+Matrix+Researchers+Use+Algae+as+Living+Batteries/article18000.htm) that algae can be used as little batteries.
Dammit. Kids really do[ like pizza](http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=10239625).

Stanford swimmers befallen by norovirus en route to NCAA championships.

Carly “Carly for California” Fiorina outs herself as never having attended a Passover seder.

House Hipster? And she’s not even from Brooklyn!

Nissan powers up with the Leaf, its new electric car.

Test your art knowledge…er…hot girl knowledge?

Sarkozy visits the White House, jokes about fast food.

Tony Blair’s fake tan!

Recessions make it hard to do a Census. Who knew?

FEATURED ARTICLE:

Mark Bowden profiles General David Petraeus.

ON THIS DAY:

![Secretariat winning the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths (1973)](http://www.championsgallery.com/Secretariat%20The%20Photo%20Double%20Signed.jpg)
Secretariat winning the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths (1973)
Would-be assassin John Hinckley, Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan in the chest today in 1981. The bullet missed Reagan’s heart by one inch, though did cause his lung to collapse. The president made a speedy recovery, and in fact his approval rating rose even higher after the assassination attempt.

Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born today in 1970.

The Queen Mother died today in 2002. She was 102.

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