On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 2012

Historical Events

  • 11 people are killed and 23 are injured after a bus falls into a roadside pond in Minquan County, China
  • 78th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (QB); first freshman to win the award
  • 9 people are killed and 32 are wounded after a bus falls of a 300 meter cliff in Columbia
  • Google begins selling US$99 laptops
  • 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%

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Norwegian Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov’s 13-year Elo rating record

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen
Chess Grandmaster
Magnus Carlsen

Famous Deaths

  • Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi President, dies from heart surgery complications at 81
2012 Highlights

About December 10, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius