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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2012.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2012: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2012?


Events

  • 01 Apr 2012 2011-2012 Syrian uprising: Dozens are killed as the Syrian army bombards the city of Homs with artillery fire. (ABC News)
  • 02 Apr 2012 The Colombian leftist group FARC releases its last remaining police and military captives. (BBC)
  • 03 Apr 2012 2011–2012 Bahraini uprising: Fears are expressed for the life of Abdulhadi Khawaja, one of the several opposition leaders sentenced to life imprisonment. (CNN) (Los Angeles Times)
  • 04 Apr 2012 2012 South Sudan–Sudan border conflict: The Sudan People's Liberation Army says it shot down a Sudanese MiG-29 jet fighter in South Sudan's Unity state. (CNN)
  • 05 Apr 2012 A rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai desert hits the Israeli city of Eilat but causes no injuries or property damage. (Reuters)
  • 06 Apr 2012 The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad unilaterally declares the independence of Azawad from Mali.
  • 07 Apr 2012 The airport at the Yemeni capital Sana'a is closed after forces loyal to General Mohammed Saleh al-Ahmar, the former Chief of the Air Force and half-brother of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, threaten to attack aircraft. (Al Jazeera)
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  • 11 Apr 2012 2012 South Sudan–Sudan border conflict: Sudan says that after a battle South Sudan controls Heglig, its largest oil field. (BBC)
  • 12 Apr 2012 Mutinous soldiers in Guinea-Bissau stage a coup d'état and take control of the capital city, Bissau. They arrest interim President Raimundo Pereira and leading presidential candidate Carlos Gomes Júnior in the midst of a presidential election campaign.ref name=quotapquot
  • 13 Apr 2012 Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3, a North Korean Earth observation satellite, explodes shortly after launch. The United States and other countries had called the impending launch a violation of United Nations Security Council demands.ref name =quotNK_satellitequot/ The launch was planned to mark the centenary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the republic.ref name =quotNK_satellitequot
  • 14 Apr 2012 Anti-austerity demonstrators take place at the ruling Labour Party's centenary conference with protesters using a coffin draped in the Irish tricolour. (The Belfast Telegraph) (The Irish Times) (Irish Examiner)
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  • 23 Apr 2012 At least two people are killed and hundreds of others injured in clashes between police and protestors during a nationwide strike in Bangladesh, which was triggered by the unexplained disappearance of opposition politician Ilyas Ali. (Al Jazeera)
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  • 25 Apr 2012 Pakistan successfully tests the Shaheen-1A nuclear-capable ballistic missile, which is able to reach targets in India. (Reuters)
  • 26 Apr 2012 Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is found guilty on 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Sierra Leone Civil War.
  • 27 Apr 2012 At least four explosions hit the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk with at least 27 people injured. (BBC)
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  • 29 Apr 2012 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia kill four members of Colombian Army on a mission to destroy cocaine laboratories in Caquetá Department with another four soldiers, a police officer and a French journalist missing. (BBC)
  • 30 Apr 2012 Two bombs explode in the northern Syrian town of Idlib killing at least eight people. (AP via Yahoo! News)

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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Country: United States of America

Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games

Directed by: René Clément

Starring: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Country: United States of America

High Noon

High Noon

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States of America

Books

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Celebrity In Death by J. D. Robb

Celebrity In Death

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#1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb knows that some roles are to die for… Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she’s managing to have a reasonably

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs

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Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs—the inspiration for the movie Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, directed

Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

Unorthodox

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The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a

Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry

Dorchester Terrace

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“[A] magic kingdom of Victorian murder and intrigue.”—The New York Times Book Review Thomas Pitt is now the powerful head of Britain’s Special Branch, and some people fear that he

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

Lone Wolf

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A life hanging in the balance…a family torn apart. The #1 internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells an unforgettable story about family secrets, love, and letting go.