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Events in History in 2012 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 585

  • Jun 16 32 people are killed by a car bomb in Baghdad
  • Jun 16 Coca-Cola begins business in Myanmar after 60 years
  • Jun 16 30 people are killed and 15 injured after a bus falls into a gorge in Osmanabad, India
  • Jun 17 France's Socialist Party wins a majority in the legislative election
  • Jun 17 Greek voters return to the polls after the failed May 6 election
  • Jun 18 15 people are killed and 40 injured in a suicide attack in Baquba, Iraq
  • Jun 19 A man is beheaded for witchcraft and sorcery in Saudi Arabia
  • Jun 19 Antonis Samaras, the leader of the New Democracy party in Greece, forms a coalition government
  • Jun 20 Western Libyan tribal clashes kill 105 people and injure 500
  • Jun 20 A Syrian fighter pilot lands in Jordan and defects from the Syrian uprising
  • Jun 21 Moody's downgrades 15 major banks in the UK, US, Canada and Europe
  • Jun 21 A boat of 200 asylum seekers headed to Australia capsizes and 110 survivors are rescued
  • Jun 22 Two Baghdad market bombings kill 14 people and injure 106
  • Jun 23 Greece proposes to slow down austerity measures by two years
  • Jun 23 A coach crashes in Croatia killing 8 Czech tourists and injuring 44
  • Jun 23 76 monks are hospitalized in Thailand following an attack by a swarm of bees

  • Jun 24 Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood becomes President of Egypt
  • Jun 25 33 Syrian army officers defect to Turkey
  • Jun 28 A series of car bombs in Iraq kills 14 and injures 50 people
  • Jun 29 16 Naxalite Maoist insurgents in India are killed by police
  • Jun 29 Three bombs in Balid, Iraq, kill 6 people and injure 45
  • Jun 29 15,000 Japanese anti-nuclear protesters blockade the Japanese Prime Minister's office in Tokyo
  • Jun 30 30 people attending a funeral in Zamalka, Syria, are killed on a day that saw 83 civilian deaths
  • Jun 30 Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia
  • Jun 30 Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as President of Egypt
  • Jul 1 17 people are killed and 45 injured in an attack on two churches in Garissa, Kenya
  • Jul 2 GlaxoSmithKline settles the largest healthcare fraud case in history for US$3 Billion
  • Jul 2 Monsoon rain in East India kills at least 79 people and leaves 2.2 million homeless
  • Jul 3 Truck bombing kills 25 people and wounds 40 in Diwaniyah, Iraq
  • Jul 3 Antonio Esfandiari wins a record $18.3 million after winning the 2012 World Series of Poker $1,000,000 Buy-In
  • Jul 4 Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announce the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson
  • Jul 5 The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)
  • Jul 5 South Korea announce plans to begin "scientific' whaling of minke whales
  • Jul 5 Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party is elected President of Mexico after a recount following irregularities
  • Jul 6 Gunmen kill 18 people in Turbat, Pakistan
  • Jul 7 Floods in the Krasnodar region, Russia, kill 140 people

  • Jul 8 Roadside car bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province
  • Jul 8 Tens of thousands protest over election corruption in Mexico City after Enrique Peña Nieto's win in the country's presidential election
  • Jul 10 The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages
  • Jul 11 Police academy suicide bombing kills 20 in Sana'a, Yemen
  • Jul 11 S/2012 P 1, the fifth moon of Pluto is discovered
  • Jul 12 200 people are killed by the Syrian army in Tremseh
  • Jul 12 90-155 people are killed after an oil tanker crashes and explodes in Okogbe, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Jul 13 China's economic growth drops to 7.6%, its lowest level for three years
  • Jul 13 19-30 people are killed after a train collides with a truck in Malelane, South Africa
  • Jul 14 Suicide bomber attacks a wedding reception and kills 22 people and inures 22 in northern Afghanistan
  • Jul 14 Floods on the Japanese island of Kyushu kill 20 and displace 250,000
  • Jul 15 39 pilgrims are killed in a bus crash in Parasi, Nepal
  • Jul 15 A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station
  • Jul 17 17 people are wounded in a bar shooting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Jul 18 6 Israeli tourists are killed and 30 injured after a bomb explodes on a tourist bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria
  • Jul 18 14 people are killed after a bomb explosion at Pakistan's Orakzai Agency
  • Jul 18 Violence across Syria results in 97 deaths
  • Jul 18 Syrian suicide bombing kills three high profile government officials, including Syria's Minister of Defence
  • Jul 18 24 people are killed after a ferry sinks off the coast of Zanzibar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
  • Jul 20 21 people are killed and 29 injured in a bus accident in Nayarit, Mexico
  • Jul 22 Car bombs kills 20 people and injures 80 in Madaen and Najaf, Iraq
  • Jul 22 At least 77 people are killed by torrential rain in Beijing, China
  • Jul 22 Pranab Mukherjee is elected 13th President of India
  • Jul 23 A series of attacks across Iraq kill 103 people
  • Jul 24 Four barrels containing 248 human fetuses are found in Sverdlovsk, Russia
  • Jul 24 John Dramani becomes President of Ghana after the death of President John Atta Mills

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jul 24 Danielle Steel’s novel “Friends Forever: A Novel” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • Jul 25 Italy's credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones
  • Jul 25 Ivica Dačić is sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia
  • Jul 25 The UK economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.2% in GDP in the first quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.3% in the last quarter of 2011
  • Jul 25 The double dip recession in the UK economy continues with a fall of 0.7% in GDP in the second quarter of 2012
  • Jul 26 At least 200 people are killed in a day of violence in Syria
  • Jul 26 Insurgent attack kills 19 people and destroys a helicopter at Baqubah, Iraq
  • Jul 26 North Korea is hit by Tropical Storm Khanun, killing 88 people and leaving 60,000 people homeless
  • Jul 28 18 people are killed and 11 injured in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia
  • Jul 29 Tropical Storm Khanun kills 88 people and leaves 60,000 homeless in North Korea
  • Jul 30 Train fire kills 32 and injures 27 people in Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Jul 30 Indian power grid failure leaves over 300 million without electricity
  • Jul 31 Two car bombs kill 21 people in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Jul 31 A second power grid failure in India in two days leaves 670 million people without power
  • Aug 1 Typhoon Saola kills 82 people and displaces over 150,000 in the Philippines, Taiwan and China
  • Aug 2 23 people are killed after two blasts in a fruit market in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Aug 3 United Nations General Assembly reproaches The United Nations Security Council over its lack of action in Syria
  • Aug 4 45 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Abyan, Yemen
  • Aug 5 Gunman opens fire on Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin killing six people and committing suicide
  • Aug 5 19 people are killed by Kurdish rebels in Hakk
  • Aug 6 Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century
  • Aug 6 A large fire erupts at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Ohio, injuring six employees
  • Aug 7 21 people are killed by a gun attack in a church in Okene, Nigeria
  • Aug 7 Heavy rain forces 20,000 people to flee their homes in Manila, Philippines
  • Aug 7 200,000 people are evacuated from Shanghai in anticipation of Typhoon Haikui
  • Aug 8 China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies
  • Aug 8 16 people are killed from flooding from heavy rain in Manilla, Philippines
  • Aug 9 The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70

  • Aug 11 153 people are killed and 1300 injured in Tabriz and Ahar, Iran after two earthquakes of up to 6.4 magnitude
  • Aug 11 13 people are killed and 15 injured by a lightning strike at a Mosque in Bangladesh
  • Aug 14 46 people are killed and 80 injured after a series of suicide bombings in Afghanistan
  • Aug 14 Hungary falls back into recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the second quarter of 2012 following a fall of 1.0% in the first quarter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 16 Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks Founder
Julian Assange
  • Aug 16 113 people are killed and over 200 wounded in a series of attacks across Iraq
  • Aug 16 South African police open fire on striking mine workers and kill at least 34 people
  • Aug 17 Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years
  • Aug 17 Gay pride events are banned for a century in Moscow
  • Aug 18 Al-Qaeda militants kill 14 people in an attack in Aden, Yemen
  • Aug 18 NATO air strikes kill at least 13 militants in Afghanistan
  • Aug 19 32 people are killed after a plane crash in Talodi, Sudan
  • Aug 20 20 people are killed in a riot in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Aug 21 20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus
  • Aug 22 47 people are killed in the Syrian civil war
  • Aug 22 48 people are killed in Kenyan tribal wars between the Pokomo and Orma
  • Aug 22 Russia and Vanuatu become members of the World Trade Organization
  • Aug 23 Four people are killed and 28 injured in a hot air ballooning accident in Slovenia
  • Aug 23 At least 30 are killed as a result of monsoon rain in Rajasthan, India
  • Aug 24 Monsoon rains and floods kill 26 people in Pakistan
  • Aug 24 Yangmingtan Bridge collapses in China killing three people
  • Aug 24 A US jury in California finds that Samsung is guilty of patent infringement and awards over US$1 billion in damages to Apple meanwhile in a South Korea court both are found guilty of patent infringement
  • Aug 25 330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
  • Aug 25 85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar
  • Aug 25 39 people are killed and 80 are injured after a gas leak in North Venezuelan refinery
  • Aug 25 Voyager 1 spacecraft, becomes the 1st spacecraft to enter interstellar space (launched in 1977)
  • Aug 26 17 villagers in Afghanistan's Kajaki district are beheaded by an unknown organization
  • Aug 26 36 people are killed in a bus crash in Yan'an, China
  • Aug 26 A Legionella outbreak in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 and infects 104
  • Aug 27 First interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Aug 28 Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate

Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator Mitt Romney
Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator
Mitt Romney
  • Aug 29 Georgian hostage crisis results in 3 police officers and 10 militants being killed
  • Aug 29 Operation Eagle, undertaken by the Egyptian Army, results in the deaths of 11 suspected terrorists and the arrest of another 23
  • Aug 29 Banana Spider venom is found to be effective in relieving erectile dysfunction
  • Aug 30 Cholera outbreak kills 229 people in Sierra Leone
  • Aug 30 A blast in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, China, kills 26 miners with 21 missing
  • Aug 31 Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 1 Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATO base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district
  • Sep 1 US drone strike kills 5 people in North Waristan, Pakistan
  • Sep 1 Islamist rebels seize Douentza, Mali
  • Sep 1 Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines
  • Sep 2 15 people are killed by a car bomb attack at a refugee camp in Sbeineh, Palestine
  • Sep 3 New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan
  • Sep 3 3 people are killed and 19 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sep 3 Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea
  • Sep 4 25 people are killed at a funeral suicide bombing in Nangarhar, Pakistan
  • Sep 4 42 people are killed and 25 injured as a passenger bus falls down a ravine in Morocco
  • Sep 4 Pauline Marois becomes the first female premier of Quebec
  • Sep 4 Carpet that can help prevent falls among the elderly by warning them of unusual footsteps is developed
  • Sep 5 54 people are killed and 50 injured after a firecracker factory explodes in Nadu
  • Sep 5 Austerity measure requires Greece to increase its maximum working days to six per week
  • Sep 5 25 are killed and 4 wounded after an ammunition store exploded in Afyon, Turkey
  • Sep 6 61 illegal immigrants die after a fishing boat capsizes off the coast of Turkey

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Sep 6 Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Sep 7 US drone attack kills 8 people in Kismayo, south Somalia
  • Sep 7 64 people are killed and 715 injured after a series of earthquakes in south-west China
  • Sep 7 Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada
  • Sep 8 6 people are killed by a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Sep 8 8 people are killed after a tractor is hit by a train in Romania
  • Sep 9 17 people are killed and at least 40 injured after two car bombs explode in Aleppo, Syria

  • Sep 9 100 people are killed and 350 injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq
  • Sep 10 16 people are killed by a suicide bombing n Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • Sep 10 Teachers in Chicago strike effecting 350,000 students
  • Sep 10 10,000 miners demonstrate at Lonmin mines in Marikana, South Africa
  • Sep 10 29 people are killed by floods and heavy rain in Vietnam
  • Sep 10 A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children
  • Sep 11 50 Al-Shabaab fighters are killed in conflict with the Somali National Army
  • Sep 11 The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is stormed, looted and burned down, killing five people, including the US ambassador
  • Sep 11 The US is warned by Moody's that its AAA credit rating is at risk if lawmakers fail to produce a long-term debt reduction plan
  • Sep 11 29 people are killed and 11 injured after a bus runs off a mountain highway in Nepal
  • Sep 11 Japan nationalizes three of the disputed Senkaku Islands
  • Sep 12 18 soldiers are killed by a rebel car bomb in Syria
  • Sep 12 314 people are killed in factory fire in Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sep 12 Apple unveils its iPhone 5 and iOS 6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Excavators announce that they may have found the remains of King Richard III of England under a carpark in Leicester

King of England Richard III
King of England
Richard III
  • Sep 13 19 people are killed after a freight elevator crashes from 100 meters in Wuhan, China
  • Sep 13 33,000 people are evacuated after Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for Russian punk band Pussy Riot to be freed

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev
  • Sep 13 Dr Mustafa Abushagur is elected as Prime Minister of Libya
  • Sep 14 21 people are killed after a ferry sank in Indonesia
  • Sep 15 Japan announces that it will phase out nuclear energy by the 2030s
  • Sep 16 8 female civilians are killed by a NATO airstrike in Laghman, Afghanistan
  • Sep 16 8 police officers are killed by a roadside bombing by Kurdistan Workers' Party militants in Turkey
  • Sep 16 14 people are killed and 7 wounded by a roadside bomb Jandol, Turkey
  • Sep 16 Anti-Japanese protesters set fire to Panasonic plant in Qingdao, China
  • Sep 16 Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike
  • Sep 16 37th Toronto International Film Festival: "Silver Linings Playbook" directed by David O. Russell wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 17 Panasonic suspends operations at its three factories in China
  • Sep 17 China dispatches 1,000 fishing boats to Senkaku Islands
  • Sep 17 13 people are killed in a bus accident in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

  • Sep 17 Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's DNA in a torn condom
  • Sep 17 United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan
  • Sep 18 10 Turkish soldiers are killed and 70 injured in missile attack by Kurdish militants in Bingol, Turkey
  • Sep 18 26 people are killed in a fire in a Pemex gas facility in Reynosa, Mexico
  • Sep 18 The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools reach a deal that ends an 8-day strike.
  • Sep 18 World's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant undertaken at the University of Gothenburg
  • Sep 19 9 people are killed and 20 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Afghanistan
  • Sep 20 50 people are killed and dozens injured after a gas station is bombed by the Syrian Army in Ain Issa
  • Sep 20 14 people are killed in a cafe suicide bombing in Somalia
  • Sep 20 AU Optronics fined $500 million for a LCD screen price-fixing
  • Sep 21 Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, wins a leadership ballot
  • Sep 22 7 pedestrians are killed by a drunk driver who hit a bus stop at 200km an hour in Moscow
  • Sep 23 Iran blocks the use of Google as a search engine
  • Sep 23 20 Iranian US Visas are denied, including diplomats and two ministers, ahead of the UN general assembly meeting in New York
  • Sep 23 Scientists discover four genetically distinct types of breast cancer
  • Sep 24 Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores
  • Sep 25 50 Taiwanese ships clash with the Japan Coast Guard in waters off the Senkaku Islands
  • Sep 25 Anouchka van Miltenburg is elected President of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands
  • Sep 26 Syrian army massacres 40 civilians in Thiabieh, Damascus