What Happened on December 9, 2012

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 13 people are killed and 10 are injured after a bus rolls of a cliff and falls 100 meters in Taiwan
  • 6 people are killed and 41 are injured after a bus plunges 30 metres down a gorge in Guatemala
  • Incumbent Ghanaian president John Mahama wins the general election amidst allegations of fraud

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title

  • The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, dies in a plane crash at 43

Singer Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera
  • Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor, dies at 91
  • Sir Patrick Moore, English amateur astronomer and author, dies from an infection at 89