Historical Events on May 12 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 220 of 220

  • 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.
  • 2006 A major rebellion occurs in São Paulo as members of criminal organization Primeiro Comando da Capital attack police officers and stations, eventually escalating to several prisons in Brazil leaving around 130 dead
  • 2007 Riots in Karachi, Pakistan are started by the arrival at Karachi's airport of independently minded Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and go on to kill 48 people
  • 2007 52nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marija Serifovic wins singing "Molitva" in Helsinki
  • 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, measuring 7.8 in magnitude occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 87,000, injuring 374,643 and leaving homeless between 4.8 million and 11 million people
  • 2010 An Afriqiyah Airways Flight crashes and kills everyone but one person on board.
  • 2012 The discovery of a missing Mayan calendar piece disproves 2012 Armageddon

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2013 Pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints

Pope Francis
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 Eastern Ukraine vote for self-rule in referendum
  • 2016 Michel Temer, former vice-president, becomes Brazilian interim President after a vote to impeach Dilma Rousseff
  • 2017 Brazil declares end to Zika national emergency as cases decrease