Historical Events on May 12 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 219 of 219

  • 1997 Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox
  • 1997 Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
  • 1997 Susie Maroney, 22, of Australia, is 1st to swim from Cuba to Florida
  • 1997 Tornado narrowly misses downtown Miami
  • 1999 Sir David Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament.
  • 2001 46th Eurovision Song Contest: Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL for Estonia wins singing "Everybody" in Copenhagen

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2002 Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 2003 The Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by Al Qaeda, kill 26.
  • 2003 Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.
  • 2007 2007 Karachi riots, which killed over 50 people in Karachi and above 100 injured, on the arrival of Chief Justice of Pakistan; Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in Karachi city.
  • 2007 52nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marija Serifovic wins singing "Molitva" in Helsinki
  • 2008 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people
  • 2010 An Afriqiyah Airways Flight crashes and kills everyone but one person on board.
  • 2012 The discovery of a missing Mayan calender piece disproves 2012 Armageddon

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2013 Pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints

Pope Francis
  • 2013 Paris Saint-Germain win the Ligue 1 French football title
  • 2013 59th British Academy Television Awards: "The Revolution Will Be Televised" Best Comedy, "Last Tango in Halifax" Best Drama
  • 2014 Voters in Ukraine reject rule from Kiev
  • 2016 Michel Temer, former vice-president, becomes Brazilian interim President after a vote to impeach Dilma Rousseff