yesterday was

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A good day for:

Pithecophaga jefferyi, the Philippine eagle, which has replaced the maya, a type of sparrow, as the national bird of the Philippines. Supporters of the change argued that the maya is a pest that eats rice crops. Others questioned the wisdom of replacing it with a bird of prey.

A bad day for:

Huang Hsin-min, a Taiwanese policeman, in debt from video games, who tried to rob a bank with a toy gun. He ran away when an alarm button was pressed, but was caught after leaving the gun wrapped in clothes with his name on them near the scene of the crime.