Historical Events in 2012 (Part 4)

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  • Nov 1 46th Country Music Association Award: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert wins
  • Nov 3 Syrian rebels launch a major assault on Taftanaz airbase
  • Nov 4 Bishop Tawadros appointed as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church
  • Nov 4 Kimi Raikkonen wins Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012
  • Nov 4 Syrian rebels capture a major oil field in Deir ez-Zor Governorate
  • Nov 5 50 Syrian military personnel are killed by a suicide car bomb in Hama
  • Nov 5 Widespread flooding in Nigeria kills 363 people and displaces 2.1 million
  • Nov 6 5 people are shot at a poultry processing plant in Fresno, California

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Barack Obama re-elected as US President

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 6 US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State
  • Nov 6 Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington
  • Nov 7 48 people are killed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Guatemala
  • Nov 7 Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage
  • Nov 9 25 people are killed and 62 injured after a train carrying liquid fuel bursts into flames in Burma
  • Nov 9 An Algerian C-295 military transport plane crashes near Avignon, France, killing 6 people
  • Nov 10 20 Syrian troops are killed by suicide bombings in Daara
  • Nov 10 27 people are killed and dozens injured in a prison conflict in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Nov 10 Israeli counter strike on Palestinian militants in Gaza kills 5 and injure 30
  • Nov 10 17 people are killed in a helicopter crash as a result of bad weather in Turkey
  • Nov 10 The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeat Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes
  • Nov 10 22nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 21-6 in Chestnut Hill
  • Nov 11 12 people are killed by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Burma
  • Nov 12 Into the Silence by Wade Davis wins the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Nov 12 Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • Nov 13 3 Syrian tanks enter the demilitarized zone of Golan Heights
  • Nov 14 A series of protests against austerity measures occur across Europe including Spain, Portugal, and Greece
  • Nov 14 CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away)

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 14 "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2", based on the book by Stepenie Meyer, directed by Bill Condon, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, is released

  • Nov 15 At least 95 people are killed in Syrian conflicts
  • Nov 15 Deep Horizon Oil Spill: BP settles for $4.5 Billion
  • Nov 15 The Eurozone economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.1% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.2% in the previous quarter
  • Nov 16 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' grosses $500 million in 24 hours to become the biggest entertainment launch of all time
  • Nov 17 50 schoolchildren and a bus driver are killed after a train collides with a school bus in Manfalut, Egypt
  • Nov 18 Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets
  • Nov 18 Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix
  • Nov 18 Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 Nascar Sprint Cup

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 18 39th American Music Awards: Katy Perry & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • Nov 18 101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2)
  • Nov 20 Toshiba unveils a robot designed to help in nuclear disasters
  • Nov 21 An Israel and Hamas ceasefire is negotiated
  • Nov 21 Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo is sacked and replaced by Rafael Ben
  • Nov 22 6 attacks across Pakistan kill 37 people and injure 92
  • Nov 22 2 people are killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog in Texas
  • Nov 23 JR Tokai unveil a maglev LO train prototype capable of travelling up to 500km per hour
  • Nov 24 Gangnam Style becomes the most viewed youtube video surpassing 808 million views
  • Nov 24 Ernest Bai Koroma is re-elected President of Sierra Leone
  • Nov 24 The continued NHL lockout results in all games to December 14 being cancelled
  • Nov 24 77th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 49-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 25 11 people are killed and 30 are wounded by twin car bombs hitting a Protestant church in Nigeria
  • Nov 25 16 people are killed and 44 injured after a wedding party bus plunges 300 ft down a gorge in India
  • Nov 25 100th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 35-22

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 25 26th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Beyoncé win

  • Nov 25 63rd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by three points
  • Nov 26 10 children are killed and 15 people are injured after a Syrian government Jet drops a cluster bomb on a playground
  • Nov 26 The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion
  • Nov 27 29 people are killed and 126 are wounded by 8 car bombings across Iraq
  • Nov 27 The Eurozone announces that it will make loans of 43.7 billion euros to Greece
  • Nov 28 54 people are killed and 120 are injured by two car bombs in Damascus, Syria

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 28 "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" 1st of the Hobbit film series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
  • Nov 29 30 people are killed and 100 are wounded by bombs in Hillah and Karbala, Iraq
  • Nov 29 The UN votes to approve Palestine’s status change from an observer to an observer state
  • Nov 29 Luiz Felipe Scolari takes over as Brazilian Football coach
  • Nov 30 At least 32 people are killed in a Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crash in the Congo
  • Dec 1 8 people are killed and 36 injured after a bus overturns in Bolivia
  • Dec 1 Enrique Peña Nieto sworn in as President of Mexico
  • Dec 1 Ukranian Anna Ushenina wins the Women's World Chess Championship 2012
  • Dec 1 21st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 32-28
  • Dec 1 8th ACC Championship Game: #13 Florida State beats Georgia Tech, 21-15
  • Dec 2 9 people are killed after 30 cars are trapped in Sasago Tunnel, Japan
  • Dec 2 Borut Pahor is elected President of Slovenia
  • Dec 2 Pier Luigi Bersani is elected Italian Prime Minister
  • Dec 4 29 people are killed by a mortar attack in Bteeha, Syria
  • Dec 4 Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines killing at least 81 people
  • Dec 5 8 people are killed and 12 injured by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in South Korea
  • Dec 5 In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne cuts the UK growth forecast for 2013 to 1.2% from the 2% forecast in the budget
  • Dec 6 7 people are killed and 770 injured during Egyptian protests
  • Dec 6 Typhoon Bopha’s death toll rise to 418 with 318 missing and 179,000 displaced
  • Dec 6 A 243 million year old Nyasasaurus fossil is discovered in Tanzania
  • Dec 8 UN climate conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020
  • Dec 9 13 people are killed and 10 are injured after a bus rolls of a cliff and falls 100 meters in Taiwan
  • Dec 9 6 people are killed and 41 are injured after a bus plunges 30 metres down a gorge in Guatemala
  • Dec 9 Incumbent Ghanaian president John Mahama wins the general election amidst allegations of fraud
  • Dec 9 The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 9 Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title

  • Dec 10 Google begins selling US$99 laptops
  • Dec 10 11 people are killed and 23 are injured after a bus falls into a roadside pond in Minquan County, China
  • Dec 10 9 people are killed and 32 are wounded after a bus falls of a 300 meter cliff in Columbia
  • Dec 10 Norwegian Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov’s 13-year Elo rating record
  • Dec 10 Japan is again in recession as the GDP figures for the second quarter of 2012 are revised to show a contraction of 0.03% and the third quarter figures fall by a further 0.9%
  • Dec 10 78th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (QB) (first freshman to win the award)
  • Dec 11 125 people are killed and 200 are injured by bombings in Aqrab, Syria
  • Dec 11 HSBC bank settles with US authorities to pay $1.9 billion for drug cartel money laundering

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 11 British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking
  • Dec 13 A car bombing in Qatana, outside Damascus, kills 16 people and injures 12
  • Dec 13 Japan scrambles fighter jets in response to a Chinese plane in the Senkaku Islands dispute
  • Dec 14 28 people, including 20 children, are shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
  • Dec 14 Australian Joel Parkinson wins the 2012 ASP World Tour
  • Dec 14 Gene Wolfe wins the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award
  • Dec 15 18 Asylum seekers drown in the Aegean Sea on the way to Greece from Turkey
  • Dec 16 4 people are killed after Cyclone Evan strikes Fiji
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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