This Day in Failure: March 15

2011: The 21-foot-high Omega digital clock counting down to the 2012 Summer Olympics breaks down just hours after being unveiled in London’s Trafalgar Square. The timepiece remains stuck at 500 days seven hours six minutes 56 seconds for several hours before workers are able to repair it.

1999: Relatives of Buddy Holly file a suit against MCA Records for allegedly forging contracts, illegally producing albums and non-payment of royalties.

1938: The U.S. Secret Service launches a “Know Your Money” campaign, an effort to beat the long-standing problem of counterfeit currency.