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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2012?


Events

  • 01 Jul 2012 Syrian uprising (2011–present):
  • 02 Jul 2012 Four foreign aid workers held hostage inside Somalia are rescued by Somali forces after they were kidnapped from a Kenyan refugee camp on June 29. (BBC) (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
  • 03 Jul 2012 Syrian uprising (2011-present):
  • 04 Jul 2012 CERN announces the discovery of a new particle with properties consistent with the Higgs boson after experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.ref name=cern1207
  • 05 Jul 2012 Syrian uprising (2011–present)
  • 06 Jul 2012 Syrian uprising (2011-present): French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius states that a Syrian commander in the National Guard, Manaf Tlass who fled to Turkey some days ago, is on his way to Paris. (BBC)
  • 07 Jul 2012 The Lebanese army in Wadi Khaled is placed on alert after rockets from Syria kill two people in its territory. (Now Lebanon) (Lebanese News Agency)
  • 08 Jul 2012 Syrian uprising (2011–present):
  • 09 Jul 2012 Mexican Drug War:
  • 10 Jul 2012 A gunman holds a parent hostage at a school in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, on the outskirts of Paris. (BBC)
  • 11 Jul 2012 Mexican Drug War: The Mexican newspaper ''El Mañana'' from the northern city of Nuevo Laredo will stop reporting on Mexico's drug-related violence after a second grenade attack at its installations. (''Huffington Post'')
  • 12 Jul 2012 Syrian uprising (2011-present):
  • 13 Jul 2012 Delta Air Lines flight 126 en route to Madrid turns around and lands back at JFK following a security problem with some cut wires being discovered in the plane's bathroom. (NBC)
  • 14 Jul 2012 Arab Spring:
  • 15 Jul 2012 Syrian uprising (2011-present):
  • 16 Jul 2012 Mexican Drug War: The Mexican Federal Police arrested one of the three ringleaders responsible for the deadly shootout last month in the Mexico City International Airport's busy food court. An anonymous tip-off led police to his whereabouts. (''Global Post'')
  • 17 Jul 2012 Marissa Mayer, who was a top executive at Google for the past 13 years, is appointed Yahoo! Inc.'s CEO. (AP)
  • 18 Jul 2012 2012 Burgas bus bombing:
  • 19 Jul 2012 Syrian uprising (2011–present):
  • 20 Jul 2012 Syrian uprising (2011–present):
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  • 23 Jul 2012 Syrian uprising (2011–present):
  • 24 Jul 2012 Hong Kong and China's Guangdong Province is hit by Category 4 Typhoon Vicente, resulting in scores of people injured, cancellation of flights and closure of businesses. (Reuters) (AAP via Herald Sun)
  • 25 Jul 2012 Syrian civil war:
  • 26 Jul 2012 Syrian civil war:
  • 27 Jul 2012 August 12 ampndash The 2012 Summer Olympics are held in London, United Kingdom.
  • 28 Jul 2012 Tanks of the Syrian Army commence attacks against the rebel-held city of Aleppo. (BBC)
  • 29 Jul 2012 Syrian Civil War (2011–present):
  • 30 Jul 2012 31 ampndash In the worst power outage in world history, the 2012 India blackouts leave 620 million people without power.
  • 31 Jul 2012 The Syrian military continues to pound Aleppo with artillery. Opposition forces claim that they have driven the Syrian army out of the city. (Reuters)

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Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Country: United States of America

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Country: United States of America

Mimino

Mimino

Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Vakhtang Kikabidze, Mher Mkrtchyan, Elena Proklova, Evgeniy Leonov

Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Country: United States of America

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Starring: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 2012?
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Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night

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The #1 New York Times–bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls Trilogy—“as enchanting, engrossing, and impossible to put down as its predecessor” (Miami Herald) J.

The Third Gate by Lincoln Child

The Third Gate

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An archaeological expedition digging where it shouldn’t. . . A crown so powerful it is rumored to be cursed. . .

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay

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The third book in Suzanne Collins's phenomenal and worldwide bestselling Hunger Games trilogy is now available in paperback."My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead."Katniss

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Wild

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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERAt twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed.

Xo by Jeffery Deaver

Xo

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COUNTRY-POP INGÉNUE Kayleigh Towne’s career is just reaching new heights with her huge hit single “Your Shadow”—but increased fame is also bringing unwanted attention.