February 2012 calendar

February 2012

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2012?


  • 01 Feb 2012 After a football match in Port Said (Egypt), at least 79 people were reported to have been killed and over 1,000 injured.
  • 02 Feb 2012 The Philippines claims to have killed Abu Sayyaf leader Umbra Jumdail and Malaysian Zulkifli Bin Hir, both leaders of Jemaah Islamiyah and Singaporean Abdullah Ali.
  • 03 Feb 2012 Insurgency in North Caucasus: Doku Umarov, the Chechen rebel leader orders his subordinates not to attack the civilian population of Russia. However, he leaves military and security personnel as legitimate victims.
  • 04 Feb 2012 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • 05 Feb 2012 An explosion occurs in the pipeline connecting Egypt, Israel, and Jordan in the North Sinai Governorate west to Arish.
  • 06 Feb 2012 The Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th Anniversary of her accession the the thrones in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, as well as the 60th Anniversary of her becoming Head the Commonwealth.
  • 07 Feb 2012 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • 08 Feb 2012 Officials in Pakistan claim that US drone missiles killed ten people at Spalga village, North Waziristan.
  • 09 Feb 2012 Syria:
  • 10 Feb 2012 Arab Spring
  • 11 Feb 2012 Arab Spring
  • 12 Feb 2012 Uprising in Syria:
  • 13 Feb 2012 Syria:
  • 14 Feb 2012 As the Syrian army continues to bombard Homs with bombs, Arab officials confirmed that they would be willing to arm the opposition if necessary.
  • 15 Feb 2012 360 people were killed in a fire at a prison located in Comayagua (Honduras).
  • 16 Feb 2012 Five militants were killed in a drone attack by the United States in Spalga, Pakistan in north Waziristan.
  • 17 Feb 2012 Arab Spring
  • 18 Feb 2012 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • 19 Feb 2012 Following the imposition of sanctions by the European Union in January, Iran has suspended oil exports from the United Kingdom and France.
  • 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.
  • 21 Feb 2012 The Eurozone's finance ministers reached an agreement to bail out Greece, a second bailout worth EUR130 billion.
  • 22 Feb 2012 Afghanistan Quran protests:
  • 23 Feb 2012 At least 60 people are killed in an attack on Iraq, and over 200 others are injured.
  • 24 Feb 2012 Arab Spring
  • 25 Feb 2012 2012 Afghanistan Quran burning protests:
  • 26 Feb 2012 At least two people are killed by a mass suicide bomber in Jos, Nigeria.
  • 27 Feb 2012 Arab Spring: In response to ongoing protests, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was succeeded by Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi.
  • 28 Feb 2012 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • 29 Feb 2012 Twenty people are killed in violence in the Xinjiang area of China.
  • 01 Feb 2012 Seventy-four people are killed and over 500 injured as a result of clashes between fans of Egyptian football teams Al Masry and Al Ahly in the city of Port Said.
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Music charts

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  1. - Set Fire To The Rain
  2. - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)youtube
  3. - Part Of Me
  4. - We Found Love
  5. - Good Feeling


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 2012?

A Universe From Nothing by Lawrence Krauss

A Universe From Nothing


Lawrence Krauss, best-selling author and renowned physicist, offers a paradigm-shifting perspective on how everything exists in the first place.

The Summer Garden by Sherryl Woods

The Summer Garden


Luke O'Brien's Dublin vacation was unexpectedly highlighted by his falling for "Maddening Moira". Luke is delighted when she surprises Chesapeake Shores.

Darth Plagueis by James Luceno

Darth Plagueis


He was the Sith lord with the greatest power. But could he have been the only one to never die? "Did anyone ever hear the Tragedy Of Darth Plagueis The Wise?" It's a Sith myth.

Thinking, Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast And Slow


Major New York Times BestsellerWinner of The National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award 2012Selected by New York Times Book Review to be one of the top books of 2011.

Hilarity Ensues by Tucker Max

Hilarity Ensues


The New York Times bestseller I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell and Assholes Finish First presents a brand new collection of thirty comically funny stories.