June 2012 calendar

June 2012

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2012?


  • 01 Jun 2012 Syrian uprising: The United Nations Human Rights Council votes against the resolution that condemned the massacre perpetrated by Syrian forces in Houla, May 25, despite Russia and China voting against it.
  • 02 Jun 2012 Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • 03 Jun 2012 Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • 04 Jun 2012 Mexican Drug War: 11 gunmen shoot victims at a rehabilitation center in Torreon (Coahuila).
  • 05 Jun 2012 6 amdash This is the century's second and final solar transit of Venus. The 2117 and 2125 pairs are expected to be the next.
  • 06 Jun 2012 NATO planes strike Afghanistan with an air attack, killing civilians.
  • 07 Jun 2012 U.S. drone strikes on Pakistan by the CIA raise serious legal issues, declares Navi Pillay, United Nations human rights chief at the conclusion of a fact-finding trip to Pakistan.
  • 08 Jun 2012 Arab Spring
  • 09 Jun 2012 Arab Spring
  • 10 Jun 2012 Syrian activists claim that 35 people died in the Syrian Army's offensive in Homs in the last day.
  • 11 Jun 2012 Arab Spring
  • 12 Jun 2012 Arab Spring
  • 13 Jun 2012 At least 93 people are killed and more than 300 injured in a series of bombings that took place across Iraq including Baghdad and Hillah.
  • 14 Jun 2012 Arab Spring
  • 15 Jun 2012 Shuqra is captured by the Yemeni army, which was the third stronghold of militants to fall within the last week.
  • 16 Jun 2012 Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • 17 Jun 2012 Multiple bombings have killed at least 12 people in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.
  • 18 Jun 2012 Arab Spring
  • 19 Jun 2012 Arab Spring
  • 20 Jun 2012 After seizing four hostages from the Credit Industriel et Commercial bank, in Toulouse in southern France, a gunman was arrested. This is the same bank where Mohammed Merah killed five people in March.
  • 21 Jun 2012 Arab Spring
  • 22 Jun 2012 Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • 23 Jun 2012 An elder was severely injured when Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel from Gaza Strip. Israel launches a missile attack in return, killing two Palestinians.
  • 24 Jun 2012 In clashes in Aleppo with rebels, at least 16 Syrian soldiers were killed.
  • 25 Jun 2012 Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • 26 Jun 2012 Arab Spring
  • 27 Jun 2012 Uprising in Syria:
  • 28 Jun 2012 Mexican Drug War: Mexican Mayor kidnapped is tortured and murdered in Oaxaca.
  • 29 Jun 2012 Mexican Drug War: 7 people are injured when a car bomb explodes in front of the Nuevo Laredo city hall. This is the third car explosion in Nuevo Laredo this season. Most of the violence can be attributed to the country's most powerful cartels, Los Zetas Cartel and Sinaloa Cartel.
  • 30 Jun 2012 Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • 03 Jun 2012 A plane carrying 153 people on board crashes in a residential neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, killing everyone on board and six people on the ground.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 2012?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Somebody That I Used To Know
  2. - Call Me Maybe
  3. - Payphone
  4. - We Are Young
  5. - Wide Awake


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 2012?

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up The Bodies



Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Lincoln


This riveting historical story of the events surrounding the assassination and murder of Abraham Lincoln is the first book of history by Bill O'Reilly. The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor tells the story

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand



#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NOW a MAJOR MOTION PHOTO * Check out special features inside. For author chats, join the Random House Reader's Circle.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl


The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When Nick's intelligent and beautiful wife vanishes, presents are being wrapped and reservations made.

Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

Istanbul Passage


Istanbul Passage, in the best tradition of espionage books by Alan Furst and John LeCarre, brilliantly illustrates why Joseph Kanon, Edgar Award-winning author, has been called "the heir apparent".