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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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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

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

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

Release year: 2012

Directed by: David O. Russell

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

End of Watch

End of Watch

Release year: 2012

Directed by: David Ayer

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera

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Books

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Haven by Kay Hooper

Haven

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THE NEW BISHOP/SCU NOVELAfter years away, Jessie Rayburn has finally returned home—unwelcomed—to a town of menacing whispers: Baron Hollow, North Carolina.

Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

Fifty Shades Darker

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MORE THAN 150 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDENOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREDaunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a …

The Kingmaker'S Daughter by Philippa Gregory

The Kingmaker'S Daughter

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In this New York Times bestseller that inspired the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, Philippa Gregory tells the tale of Anne Neville, a beautiful young woman who must navigate

The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner

The Next Best Thing

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Blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner returns with an irresistible story about a young woman trying to make it in Hollywood…At three years old, Ruth Saunders miraculously survives the car crash that takes her parents’ lives on …

Double Cross by Ben Macintyre

Double Cross

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties.