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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2012?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2012 At least 79 people were killed and more than 1,000 were injured after a football match in Port Said, Egypt.ref name=quotcnnquot
  • 02 Feb 2012 The Philippines military claim to have killed Abu Sayyaf leader Umbra Jumdail, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, a leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, and Singaporean Abdullah Ali. (AP via Google News)
  • 03 Feb 2012 Insurgency in the North Caucasus: The Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov orders his subordinates to halt attacks on the civilian population of Russia, while leaving military and security personnel as legitimate targets. (RFE/RL)
  • 04 Feb 2012 2011–2012 Syrian uprising:
  • 05 Feb 2012 An explosion hits the gas pipeline between Egypt, Israel and Jordan in the North Sinai Governorate west of Arish. (AP via MSNBC)
  • 06 Feb 2012 The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of her accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and the 60th anniversary of her becoming Head of the Commonwealth.
  • 07 Feb 2012 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • 08 Feb 2012 Pakistani officials claim that US drone missiles have killed ten people in Spalga village in North Waziristan. (AP via Google News) (Reuters)
  • 09 Feb 2012 Syria:
  • 10 Feb 2012 Arab Spring:
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  • 12 Feb 2012 Syrian uprising:
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  • 14 Feb 2012 The Syrian army continues its bombardments of Homs, as Arab officials confirm that regional governments would be prepared to arm the opposition if the fighting does not cease. (Reuters)
  • 15 Feb 2012 A fire at a prison in Comayagua, Honduras kills 360.
  • 16 Feb 2012 A United States drone attack kills five militants in the Pakistani town of Spalga in north Waziristan. (''Dawn'')
  • 17 Feb 2012 Arab Spring:
  • 18 Feb 2012 2011–2012 Syrian uprising:
  • 19 Feb 2012 Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France following sanctions put in place by the European Union and the United States in January.
  • 20 Feb 2012 South Korea proceeds with live-fire drills near the disputed Korean sea border despite threats from North Korea of ampquotmercilessampquot strikes in retaliation. (AP via News Limited)
  • 21 Feb 2012 Greek government debt crisis: Eurozone finance ministers reach an agreement on a second, €130-billion Greek bailout.
  • 22 Feb 2012 Afghanistan Quran protests:
  • 23 Feb 2012 A series of attacks across Iraq leave at least 60 killed and more than 200 injured. (AP via MSNBC) (The Telegraph) (Reuters)
  • 24 Feb 2012 Arab Spring:
  • 25 Feb 2012 2012 Afghanistan Quran burning protests:
  • 26 Feb 2012 A mass suicide bomber kills at least two people outside a church in the Nigerian city of Jos. (BBC)
  • 27 Feb 2012 Arab Spring: As a result of ongoing protests, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is succeeded by Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi.
  • 28 Feb 2012 2011–2012 Syrian uprising:
  • 29 Feb 2012 Violence in the Xinjiang region of China leaves 20 people dead. (''The Hindu'')

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Pyaasa

Pyaasa

Directed by: Guru Dutt

Starring: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman

To Be or Not to Be

To Be or Not to Be

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Country: United States of America

Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Country: United States of America

Mother India

Mother India

Directed by: Mehboob Khan

Starring: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Country: United States of America

Logan

Logan

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Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Obamas by Jodi Kantor

The Obamas

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When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to her fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit.

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

The Summer Garden by Sherryl Woods

The Summer Garden

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Falling for "Maddening Moira" O'Malley was the unexpected highlight of Luke O'Brien's Dublin holiday. So when she pays a surprise visit to Chesapeake Shores, Luke is thrilled…at first.

Fairy Tale Interrupted by RoseMarie Terenzio

Fairy Tale Interrupted

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Working Girl meets What Remains, the behind-the-scenes story of an unlikely friendship between America’s favorite First Son, John F. Kennedy Jr.

Private Games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

Private Games

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On your markPrivate, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.