What Happened in 2012 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 736

  • Sep 18 10 soliders are killed and 70 injured by a missile attack by Kurdish militants in Bingol, Turkey
  • Sep 18 26 people are killed in a fire in a Pemex gas facility in Reynosa, Mexico
  • Sep 18 The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools reach a deal that ends an 8-day strike.
  • Sep 18 World's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant undertaken at the University of Gothenburg
  • Sep 19 9 people are killed and 20 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Afghanistan
  • Sep 20 50 people are killed and dozens injured after a gas station is bombed by the Syrian Army in Ain Issa
  • Sep 20 14 people are killed in a cafe suicide bominbg in Somalia
  • Sep 20 AU Optronics fined $500 million for a LCD screen price-fixing
  • Sep 21 Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, wins a leadership ballot
  • Sep 22 7 pedestrians are killed by a drunk driver who hit a bus stop at 200km an hour in Moscow
  • Sep 23 Iran blocks the use of Google as a search engine
  • Sep 23 20 Iranian US Visas are denied, including diplomats and two ministers, ahead of the UN general assembly meeting in New York
  • Sep 23 Scientists discover four genetically distinct types of breast cancer

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 23 64th Emmy Awards: "Homeland", "Modern Family", Damian Lewis & Claire Danes win

Actress Claire Danes
Claire Danes
  • Sep 24 Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores
  • Sep 25 50 Taiwanese ships clash with the Japan Coast Guard in waters off the Senkaku Islands
  • Sep 25 Anouchka van Miltenburg is elected President of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands
  • Sep 26 Syrian army massacres 40 civilians in Thiabieh, Damascus
  • Sep 26 Greek trade unions call a general strike to protest austerity measures
  • Sep 26 Japanese automakers suspend operations in China
  • Sep 27 UN publicly releases documents from China and Japan detailing their contesting claims for the Senkoku Islands
  • Sep 27 The Mars Curiosity rover discovers what evidence of a fast-moving streambed-in Mars
  • Sep 27 The 2004 Japanese discovery of the 133th element has been confirmed
  • Sep 28 Aircraft crash kills 16 people in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Sep 28 Nigeria suspends flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of Nigerian women travelled without a male escort
  • Sep 30 Two opposition Venezuelan politicians are shot dead a week before the presidential election
  • Sep 30 Car bomb blasts kill at least 32 people across Iraq
  • Sep 30 Melbourne Storm defeat the Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2012 NRL Grand Final
  • Sep 30 39th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14.5-13.5 at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, U.S
  • Oct 1 3 NATO soldiers and 16 Afghan police are killed by a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan
  • Oct 1 36 people are killed in a ferry collision in Hong Kong
  • Oct 1 California becomes the first US state to ban conversion therapy for minors
  • Oct 2 20 students are gunned down in Mubi, Nigeria
  • Oct 2 10 people are killed after a minibus and truck collide in Ilocos Norte, Philippines
  • Oct 3 34 people are killed by a series of bombings in Aleppo, Syria
  • Oct 4 Turkey’s parliament approves cross-border military operations in Syria
  • Oct 4 19 people are killed after being buried by a landslide in Yunnan, China
  • Oct 4 Jordan’s King Abdullah dissolves parliament in preparation for new elections

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Oct 4 Formula One legend Michael Schumacher retires

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Oct 5 Anglo Platinum Limited fires 12,000 striking workers in South Africa

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Oct 6 Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • Oct 6 The Leeds Rhinos defeat the Warrington Wolves 26-18 to win the 2012 Super League grand final
  • Oct 7 13 people are killed after a Sudanese military aeroplane crashes near Khartoum
  • Oct 7 Sébastien Loeb wins the World Rally Championship for the ninth consecutive year
  • Oct 8 35 people are killed by a Nigerian military bomb struck a convoy in Maiduguri

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 8 Hugo Chávez is re-elected as president of Venezuela for a fourth term

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Oct 8 Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, the first elected Libyan Prime Minister, is voted out of office by the Libyan parliament

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Oct 8 John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent

Developmental biologist John B. Gurdon
Developmental biologist
John B. Gurdon
Physician Shinya Yamanaka
Shinya Yamanaka

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Oct 9 25,000 people in Athens protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Oct 9 Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics

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Oct 9 Women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai is shot three times by a Taliban gunman as she tried to board her school bus in Swat district of northwest Pakistan

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai

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Oct 10 Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on G protein-coupled receptors

Physician-scientist Robert Lefkowitz
Robert Lefkowitz
Professor Brian Kobilka
Brian Kobilka
  • Oct 11 A further 83 people are killed throughout Syria by the Syrian army
  • Oct 11 A US appeal court overturns a district court ruling banning the sale of Samsung

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Oct 11 Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer, wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature

Novelist Mo Yan
Mo Yan
  • Oct 12 The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves of an African-led force to oust Islamist militants in northern Mali
  • Oct 12 The European Union wins the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, sparking a series of critical commentary
  • Oct 13 15 people are killed by a market suicide bombing in Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan
  • Oct 13 Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bild sells for $34 million, the highest sold artwork by a living artist
  • Oct 14 20 people are gunned down in a mosque in Dogo Dawa, Nigeria
  • Oct 15 Hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her novel "Bring Up the Bodies"
  • Oct 16 Conflict in Maiduguri, Nigeria, leads to 24 militant deaths and several structures set ablaze
  • Oct 17 Exoplanet Alpha Centauri Bb discovered orbiting Alpha Centauri announced (later thought to be a false finding)

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Oct 17 Lance Armstrong loses a host of endorsements in the wake of his doping scandal

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • Oct 17 Tens of thousands protest against austerity measures in Greece
  • Oct 18 Syrian military airstrikes kill 40 people in Maaret al-Numan
  • Oct 18 Google stock trading suspended after premature release of a quarterly report indicating a 20% drop in profits and a 9% fall in share price
  • Oct 18 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 19 8 people are killed and 78 injured by a car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Oct 22 6 Italian scientists are convicted of manslaughter for their failure to predict the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake
  • Oct 22 Hurricane Sandy forms in the Western Caribbean Sea
  • Oct 22 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 23 12 people are killed and 40 are injured in a hospital fire in Tainan, Taiwan
  • Oct 23 "Skyfall", 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem premieres in London
  • Oct 24 Libyan militias capture Bani Walid resulting in 130 civilian deaths
  • Oct 24 3 people are shot dead and two critically wounded after being shot by an unknown gunman in Downey, California
  • Oct 24 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Jamaica killing 1 person and causing over $50 million in damage
  • Oct 25 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba and Haiti killing 65 people and causing over $80 million in damage
  • Oct 25 The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games
  • Oct 26 64 people are killed in West Burma after continued sectarian clashes
  • Oct 26 41 people are killed and 50 injured by a suicide bombing of a mosque in Maymana, Afghanistan
  • Oct 26 China blocks the New York Times from searches and social media in response to an investigation into Premier Wen Jiabao
  • Oct 26 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in the Bahamas killing 2 people and causing over $300 million in damage
  • Oct 27 46 people are killed and 123 injured in Iraq after a series of attacks and bombs
  • Oct 27 Thousands demonstrate in Madrid against proposed budget cuts
  • Oct 28 Syrian ceasefire collapses and 128 people are killed in ongoing civil war violence
  • Oct 28 15 people are killed and 33 injured by a series of Baghdad car bombings
  • Oct 28 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2012 Formula One Indian Grand Prix
  • Oct 28 MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat the Detroit Tigers to win 4-0
  • Oct 28 Pablo Sandoval is named MLB 2012 World Series MVP.
  • Oct 29 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey resulting in 110 deaths and $50 billion in damage and forces the New York stock exchange to close
  • Oct 29 Publishing companies Penguin and Random House merge to form the world's largest publisher
  • Oct 30 Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion
  • Oct 31 The New York stock exchange opens after being closed for two days after Hurricane Sandy
  • Nov 1 Google's Gmail becomes the world's most popular email service
  • Nov 1 22 people are killed and 111 injured after a fuel tanker explodes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 1 Yellow fever kills 32 people and sickens 50 more in Darfur, Sudan
  • Nov 1 Acid is poured over a 15 year old girl by her parents after being seen talking to a young man in an "honour killing" in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
  • 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 1 2 Iranian fighter jets fire on a US General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone in international air space

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