The currency closed down 1.97 cents (U.S.) to 80.24 cents after going as low as 80.04 cents as investors dumped a wide variety of currencies and bought into the U.S. dollar.
So ... the rescue package for the US financial sector was poorly received, and investors responded by buying USD? Now that's a strategy for countries facing a currency crisis: engineer a financial meltdown! People will flock to buy your currency!
It's okay to say "Here's the news. We haven't a freaking clue as to why it happened."