What Happened on October 8, 2012

Historical Events

  • 35 people are killed by a Nigerian military bomb struck a convoy in Maiduguri

Election of Interest

Hugo Chávez is re-elected as president of Venezuela for a fourth term

Nobel Prize

John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent

  • Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, the first elected Libyan Prime Minister, is voted out of office by the Libyan parliament
2012 History

About October 8, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One More Night - Maroon 5
  • UK #1 Song: Diamonds - Rihanna