On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 2012

Historical Events

  • 4 people are killed and 11 are injured after an apartment block collapses in Palermo, Italy

Historic DiscoveryPolio

6 health workers dispensing polio vaccinations are gunned down in Pakistan

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Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
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  • The Seleka rebel coalition kills 15 people during its capture of Bria, the Central African Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Marcus Worsley, British Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, dies at 87
2012 Highlights

About December 18, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius