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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 2012: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2012?


Events

  • 01 Aug 2012 According to a poll conducted by British Film Institute's magazine 'Sight and sound', Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 thriller suspense thriller "Vertigo" was named the greatest film of all times.
  • 02 Aug 2012 Syrian Civil War
  • 03 Aug 2012 Mexican Drug War: Another member of Los Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel, is arrested by the Mexican Army. He was responsible for the decapitation of 49 bodies and their dumping on a roadside in May 2012. The suspect is also one of 37 escapees from the Apodaca prison riot earlier in the year.
  • 04 Aug 2012 Arab Spring
  • 05 Aug 2012 Civil war in Syria:
  • 06 Aug 2012 ''Curiosity'', the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, successfully lands on Mars.ref name=MarsScienceLaboratory
  • 07 Aug 2012 Mexican Drug War: The United States has frozen the assets of three Belize-based associates belonging to Mexico's top drug lord Joaquin ampquotEl Chapoampquot Guzman.
  • 08 Aug 2012 Armed men open fire on a checkpoint at the Egyptian city Arish, Sinai Peninsula.
  • 09 Aug 2012 Civil war in Syria:
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  • 23 Aug 2012 Tropical Storm Isaac (2012): In its 23.00 PM bulletin, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reduces its hurricane warning level for Hispaniola Island in the Caribbean Sea to a hurricane watch and storm warning.
  • 24 Aug 2012 Civil war in Syria:
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  • 26 Aug 2012 Unknown organised people have taken the lives of seventeen villagers, including two women, in Afghanistan's southern Kajaki region.
  • 27 Aug 2012 Blockade of Gaza Strip: According to a United Nations report, the Gaza Strip won't be ampquota living placeampquot by 2020 because its infrastructure in water, sanitation, and health is not up to the task of a growing population.
  • 28 Aug 2012 Civil war in Syria:
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  • 31 Aug 2012 At least three people are killed in a shooting at the Pathmark grocery store, Old Bridge, New Jersey.
  • 06 Aug 2012 NASA's rover lands on the surface of Mars.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 2012?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Call Me Maybe
  2. - Whistle
  3. - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  4. - Payphone
  5. - Wide Awake

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 2012?

Criminal by Karin Slaughter

Criminal

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"[A] gripping, nail-biting story The Washington Post "Slaughter’s best yet ."--Lee Child Will Trent, a brilliant agent with The Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The Amateur by Edward Klein

The Amateur

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You think you know Barack Obama the real Barack Obama? The Amateur is the only way to find out.

The Corruption Chronicles by Tom Fitton

The Corruption Chronicles

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WASHINGTON'S CORRUPTEST PRESIDENT: BARACK OBAMA FLOUTING FEDERAL LAW * CORRUPTION* VIOLATING CAAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS* TERRORIST TYPES* VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD* GOVERNMENT CON GAMES* EXTORTION BECAUSE

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins

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The award-winning, bestselling author of The Financial Lives of the Poets returns to us with his most entertaining, romantic, and pure enjoyment novel yet.

Mission To Paris by Alan Furst

Mission To Paris

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"A master spy novelist ."--The Wall Street Journal" Page after page of stunning ."--James Patterson NEW YORK TIMES RESELLER Late summer 1938.