2012 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 500 of 584

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Physician
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
Physician-scientist
Robert Lefkowitz
Professor Brian Kobilka
Professor
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
Novelist
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 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 23 12 people are killed and 40 are injured in a hospital fire in Tainan, Taiwan
  • 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 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 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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)
  • 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

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