Saturday 12 May 2012
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye.
Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov, directed by Lev Kuleshov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012
while Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
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- August 12 ampndash The 2012 World Expo takes place in Yeosu, South Korea.ref name =quotExpo_2012quot 2012 World Expo (English) Retrieved January 23, 2012.
- Arab Spring:
- Syrian uprising: At least eight more people are killed in the ongoing violence in Syria, despite the presence of 145 United Nations ceasefire monitors. (Al Jazeera)
- The United States resumes shipping armaments to Bahrain, after a pause that coincided with the ongoing popular uprising against the Bahraini regime. (Al Jazeera)
- The United States conducts two drone strikes in southeastern Yemen, killing 11 suspected Al-Qaeda militants. (''Huffington Post'')
- Nigerian police claim to have captured a senior commander of the radical Islamist militant group Boko Haram. (BBC)
- Four NATO soldiers die in separate incidents in southern Afghanistan ndash two in a gun attack by insurgents, one in a roadside bombing, and one of non-combat injuries. (CNN)
- Eurozone debt crisis:
- The European Commission states that the combined eurozone economy is likely to contract by 0.3% in 2012, as an ongoing debt crisis and high unemployment continue to wrack the 17 euro-using nations. (Sky News Australia)
- The Spanish ampquotIndignantsampquot protest movement celebrates its first anniversary, with at least 100,000 people gathering in Spanish cities to protest against the politicians and bankers widely blamed for the country's economic downturn. Similar protests take place in other world cities, including London, Lisbon, Frankfurt and Tel Aviv, as part of a global day of action. (''Wall Street Journal'')
- Leading European Central Bank policymakers state that crisis-hit Greece may be able to abandon the euro without compromising the wider eurozone. (Reuters)
- Three Boston University students are killed and another five are injured in a minivan crash during a trip to New Zealand. (''Boston Herald'')
- China denies that its military has been placed on a war footing amid an ongoing dispute with the Philippines over territorial claims in the South China Sea. (BBC)
- Two Palestinians held in Israeli prisons are reportedly close to death, having refused to eat for 74 days. A further 1,600 prisoners have been on hunger strike since 17 April. Leaders of the strikers wait for a response from the Israeli Prison Service to calls for negotiation on issues such as the allowing of family visits for prisoners from Gaza and the ending of the use of extended solitary confinement. (''Ha'aretz'')
- President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls Israel ampquotnothing more than a mosquitoampquot and downplays the idea of war between the two countries, ahead of talks regarding Iran's nuclear program. (CNN)
- President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez returns home after successfully completing of a course of radiotherapy for cancer in Cuba. (BBC)
- The President of Greece, Karolos Papoulias, begins efforts at forming a coalition government, after three failed attempts by major political parties to reach a coalition agreement. (BBC)
- In the United States, prospective Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney condemns same-sex marriage as illegitimate. At the evangelical Christian Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, he describes marriage as exclusively ampquota relationship between one man and one woman.ampquot (BBC)
- The discovery of a missing piece of the Mayan calendar appears to render the 2012 phenomenon obsolete, by proving that the Maya did not believe 2012 to be the end of the world. (WBRC)
- Fans clash in Istanbul, Turkey, as Galatasaray draw with Fenerbahçe S.K. to secure their 18th Turkish football title. (Al Jazeera)
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