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Superman Returns - timeline
A meteorite containing Kryptonite found in a mine in Ethiopia. It's named 'Addis Ababa L9 Pallasite Meteorite'. (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Lois Lane wins the coveted Pulitzer Prize for her editorial, "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman.". (Metropolis, USA)
September: Superman returns from his journey to the ruins of the planet Krypton. (Smallville, Ks.)
Wednesday 27th September: Superman saves space shuttle from destruction.
Thursday 28th September: Superman foils a bank robbery at Newhart Federal Bank; Lex Luthor steals a sample of kryptonite from the Metropolis Museum of Natural History. (Metropolis, USA)
Friday 29th September: Superman dislodges the new land mass and tosses it into space and nearly dies from exposure to kryptonite and the long fall back to earth. (Metropolis, USA)