Tuesday 12 June 2012
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic).
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
Inseparable, directed by Dayyan Eng, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades Freed by E L James was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gravity Falls.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beach Buggy Blitz or Fable Heroes.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 June 2012 ?
- Blessed Ternan, bishop, confessor [ GTZ: Scotland]
- Blessed John of Sahagun, hermit, confessor
- Roman Empire ? sixth day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
- Philippines ? Araw ng Kalayaan (Independence Day) 1898
- Russian Federation ? Russia Day (Independence Day) 1990
- United Kingdom ? Trooping the Colour (Military celebration of the monarch's official birthday held in London on the second Saturday of June)
- Brazil ? Dia dos Namorados (Lover's Day; similar to St. Valentine's)
- World Day Against Child Labor
- Saints Basilides, Quirinus, Nabor and Nazarius (and Celsus), martyrs
- Saint Pharaildis, virgin [GTZ: Artois]
- Blessed Eskill, bishop, martyr [ GTZ: Scandinavia]
- Saint Ursinus, bishop of Bourges, confessor (Translation day) [GTZ: Rouen]
- Saint Leo III died 816
- Saint Odulf of Oirschot died 865
- Blessed Guido (died 1250)
- Saints Nabor and Nazarius, martyrs [GTZ: St. Avold]
- Blessed Onuphrius, monk
- Saint Rufus, bishop, martyr [WTS (Bruges)]
- Saint Cunera [HCC]
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- Arab Spring:
- Bahraini uprising: The 11-year-old child imprisoned by the regime speaks of being chased down while playing in the street. (Al Jazeera)
- In the wake of serious rioting, Tunisia declares an overnight curfew for eight regions, including the capital Tunis,. (BBC)
- Russian and Polish football fans clash in Warsaw ahead of their UEFA Euro 2012 match. (Al Jazeera)
- Mexican Drug War: 14 corpses are found in an abandoned truck in the Mexican state of Veracruz. (''Washington Post'')
- Unrest continues in Burma as more buildings are burned. (BBC)
- The first female Nobel Prize laureate in Economics, Elinor Ostrom, dies at the age of 78. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- Tokyo passes Luanda as the world's most expensive city to live in, according to new research. (BBC)
- Heavy rain causes flash floods in Taiwan and the death of four people in landslides leading to the evacuation of 3,000 people. (AP via ABC News America)
- Six flood warnings and 42 flood alerts remain in place in London and South East England. (ITV)
- Israeli lawmakers dedicate a session of parliament to possible commemorations of the Armenian genocide, now that relations with Turkey have deteriorated since Israel killed nine Turks in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea in 2010. (''Los Angeles Times'')
- The ''NME'' issues a public apology to English singer and lyricist Steven Patrick Morrissey over an article it published in 2007, which falsely suggested he was racist and led to a libel case. (BBC)
- John Major, who was British Prime Minister between 1990 and 1997, tells the Leveson Inquiry that Rupert Murdoch warned him before the 1997 general election to switch policy on Europe or his newspapers would not support him. The Conservative Party subsequently lost power to Labour, with Murdoch's ''The Sun'' tabloid daily supporting Major's rival Tony Blair. (''The Guardian'')
- A coroner in Australia's Northern Territory rules that a dingo was responsible for the death of baby Azaria Chamberlain at Uluru in August 1980. (BBC)
- A day after the arrest of opposition politicians, a mass anti-Putin protest takes place in central Moscow. (AP via ''Time'')
- The Falkland Islands government announces that it will hold a referendum on the islands' sovereignty next year. (BBC)
- Turkey announces plans to introduce elective Kurdish language course in schools, a step aimed at easing tension that Kurdish minority activists argue does not go far enough. (Al Jazeera)
- Voters in the 8th congressional district in the US state of Arizona go to the polls for a special election caused by the resignation of Gabrielle Giffords due to health reasons with Democrat Ron Barber duly elected. (The Hill)
- An extensive study concludes that several factors aligned to cause the extinction of wooly mammoths. (Live Science)
- The World Health Organization (WHO) concludes that diesel exhaust causes cancer. (BBC)
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