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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 Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 suspense thriller ''Vertigo'' is named as the greatest film of all time in a poll by the British Film Institute's ''Sight and Sound'' magazine. (BBC)
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  • 03 Aug 2012 Mexican Drug War: The Mexican Army arrests another member of Los Zetas drug cartel responsible for decapitating 49 bodies and dumping them on a roadside in May 2012 the suspect is one of the 37 fugitives of the Apodaca prison riot earlier this year. (Fox News)
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  • 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 freezes the assets of three Belize-based associates of Mexico's top drug lord, Joaquín ampquotEl Chapoampquot Guzmán. (The Huffington Post)
  • 08 Aug 2012 Armed men open fire at a checkpoint in the Egyptian city of Arish on the Sinai Peninsula. (Reuters)
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  • 23 Aug 2012 Tropical Storm Isaac (2012): The U.S. National Hurricane Center lowers its previous hurricane warning threat level for Hispaniola island in the Caribbean Sea to a storm warning and hurricane watch in its 23.00 PM bulletin. (NHC)
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  • 26 Aug 2012 Seventeen villagers including two women in Afghanistan's southern Kajaki district are beheaded by unknown organised people. (AP via ''The Australian'')
  • 27 Aug 2012 Blockade of the Gaza Strip: A United Nations report finds that the Gaza Strip will not be ampquota liveable placeampquot by 2020 as basic infrastructure in water, health, education and sanitation ampquotis struggling to keep pace with a growing populationampquot. (BBC)
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  • 31 Aug 2012 A shooting at a Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge, New Jersey, kills at least three people. (BBC)

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Music charts

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Movies

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Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Directed by: Sean Penn

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Country: United States of America

Elite Squad

Elite Squad

Directed by: José Padilha

Starring: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

That Obscure Object of Desire

That Obscure Object of Desire

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau

Country: United States of America

Confession

Confession

Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 2012?
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Fifty Shades Freed by E L James

Fifty Shades Freed

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THE OFFICIAL MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION. The major motion picture releases on February 10 in time Valentine's Day 2018 and is based on volume three of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy with more than 150 million copies sold …

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

The Dog Stars

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A San Francisco Chronicle and Atlantic Monthly Best Book of the Year Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows.

Judgment Call by J. A. Jance

Judgment Call

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The New York Times bestselling master of mystery and suspense, J.A. Jance—whom the Chattanooga Times ranks “among the best, if not the best”—brings back her enormously popular series protagonist, Cochise County

Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

Wicked Business

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Janet Evanovich, mega-bestselling author of the beloved Stephanie Plum series, is back and better than ever. Her novels, hailed by GQ as “among the great joys of contemporary crime fiction,” deliver

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire

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Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy.Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark.