What Happened in 2012

Significant Events

  • Feb 27 Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor
  • Jul 10 The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages
  • Jul 18 Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army
  • Aug 16 Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador
  • Nov 1 Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang
  • Nov 14 CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away)
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Did You Know?

Scientists successfully regenerate the flowering plant, Silene stenophylla from a 31,800 year old piece of fruit, greatly surpassing the previous record of 2,000 years

On February 20, 2012


World Leaders in 2012

Famous People in 2012

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 4 Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry (66) weds PR executive Amanda Sheppard (29) in Turks and Caicos Island
  • Jan 7 Lady Antebellum singer-songwriter Hillary Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell (25) at the Appel Inn near Albany, New York
  • Jan 14 Pink Floyd vocalist George Roger Waters (68) weds filmmaker Laurie Durning
  • Jan 19 Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai
  • Feb 18 Activist and contributor for ABC News Elizabeth Smart (24) weds Matthew Gilmour (22) in Hawaii

Famous Divorces

  • Feb 9 Actress Parminder Nagra files for divorce from photographer James Stenson due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • Mar 18 "Twilight" actor Peter Facinelli (38) divorces "Beverly Hills 90210" actress Jennie Garth (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
  • Apr 6 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) divorces British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) due to irreconcilable differences after almost seven years of marriage
  • Apr 9 Salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) divorces pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage
  • Apr 25 Comedian and actor Martin Lawrence (47) files for divorce from Shamicka Gibbs due to irreconcilable differences after 1.5 years of marriage
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