What Happened in 2012 (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 736 of 736

  • Dec 16 Corinthians defeat Chelsea 1-0 to win the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup
  • Dec 16 A gang rape of a woman on a bus in India that resulted in her death leads to national and international outrage
  • Dec 17 Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the world's oldest verified man at 116 years old
  • Dec 17 17 people are killed and 70 are injured by a blast in a market in the Khyber Agency, Pakistan
  • Dec 17 10 girls collecting firewood are killed by a mine blast in east Afghanistan
  • Dec 17 18 people drown after an overloaded boat sinks in Cotonou, Benin
  • Dec 17 NASA completes a successful mission to map the Moon’s gravity field
  • Dec 18 4 people are killed and 11 are injured after an apartment block collapses in Palermo, Italy
  • Dec 18 6 health workers dispensing polio vaccinations are gunned down in Pakistan
  • Dec 18 The Seleka rebel coalition kills 15 people during its capture of Bria, the Central African Republic
  • Dec 19 UBS bank is fined $1.5 billion for its role in manipulating the Libor rate
  • Dec 19 Park Geun-hye wins the South Korean presidential election to become the nation’s first female president
  • Dec 20 Apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities
  • Dec 20 Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for $8 billion
  • Dec 21 39 people are killed in violent clashes in Kenya
  • Dec 21 The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar reaches the date
  • Dec 21 "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube
  • Dec 21 The NHL announces a further cancellation of games until January 14 brining the total number of cancelled games to 625
  • Dec 22 6 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus
  • Dec 22 8 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Dec 22 Tomasz Adamek outpoints Steve Cunningham in a split decision in the IBF heavyweight title eliminator at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 23 200 civilians are killed by Syrian government warplanes in Helfaya, Syria
  • Dec 23 The Seleka rebel coalition takes over Bambari, the third largest town in the Central African Republic
  • Dec 24 11 kindergarten children are killed after a minivan plunges into a roadside pond in Jiangxi, China
  • Dec 25 27 people are killed after an Antonov An-72 plane crashes near Shymkent, Kazakhstan
  • Dec 25 8 people are killed and thousands left homeless after two fires strike Manila, Philippines
  • Dec 26 China opens the world’s longest high speed rail route from Beijing to Guangzhou
  • Dec 27 NASA unveils plans to capture a 500 ton asteroid in 2025
  • Dec 28 13 people are killed and 19 are injured after a bus plunges into a river in western Nepal

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Dec 28 Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Dec 29 200 people are executed by the Syrian army in Homs
  • Dec 29 21 security personnel are killed by Pakistani Taliban near Peshawar
  • Dec 29 5 people are killed in a Tupolev Tu-204 plane crash in Moscow
  • Dec 30 19 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Dec 30 9 people are killed and 26 are injured in a tour bus crash off interstate 84, Oregon, US
  • Dec 30 The opening of Line 6 of the Beijing subway makes it the longest metro network in the world at 442km

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Famous Deaths

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