Coretta Scott King = dies at 78
Samuel Alito = sworn in to U.S. Supreme Court
Or, as captured in Whitehouse.org parody of State of the Union speech:
THE PRESIDENT: "Today our nation lost a beloved, graceful, courageous woman – Coretta Scott King – whose husband's noble dream was shoved down the throats of the Old Confederacy by Democrat turncoats. How appropriate then, that on the very day of her death, Republicans should confirm a new Supreme Court Justice who spent his Princeton days eating lunch behind a clubhouse door that read "NO NIGGERS ALLOWED." (Applause.)"