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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2012?


Events

  • 01 Jun 2012 Syrian uprising: The United Nations Human Rights Council votes to condemn the massacre carried out by Syrian forces in the town of Houla on May 25, despite Russia, China and Cuba voting against the resolution. (''The Guardian'')
  • 02 Jun 2012 Syrian uprising (2011–present):
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  • 04 Jun 2012 Mexican Drug War: gunmen kill 11 people at a rehabilitation clinic in the city of Torreón, Coahuila. (Reuters)
  • 05 Jun 2012 6 ampndash The century's second and last solar transit of Venus occurs. The next pair are predicted to occur in 2117 and 2125.
  • 06 Jun 2012 NATO planes launch an air strike on Afghanistan, allegedly killing civilians in the process. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • 07 Jun 2012 U.S. military drone attacks carried out by the CIA on Pakistan raise serious legal questions, announces United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay at the end of a fact-finding visit to Pakistan. (BBC)
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  • 10 Jun 2012 Syrian activists claim that at least 35 people have died in an Syrian Army offensive in Homs over the past day. (Reuters)
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  • 13 Jun 2012 A series of bombings across Iraq, including Baghdad, Hillah and Kirkuk, kills at least 93 people and wounds over 300 others. (Al Jazeera) (BBC)
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  • 15 Jun 2012 The Yemeni army captures Shuqra, the third militant stronghold to fall in the last week. (BBC)
  • 16 Jun 2012 Syrian uprising (2011-present):
  • 17 Jun 2012 Multiple bombings kill at least 12 people in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
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  • 20 Jun 2012 A gunman is detained after seizing four hostages at the Crédit Industriel et Commercial bank in the southern French city of Toulouse, the same city where Mohammed Merah shot dead five people in March. (BBC)
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  • 23 Jun 2012 Palestinian militants fire rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel severely injuring an elder. Israel launches a missile strike in return, killing two Palestinians. (The Jerusalem Post) (BBC)
  • 24 Jun 2012 At least 16 Syrian soldiers are killed in clashes with rebels in Aleppo. (BBC)
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  • 28 Jun 2012 Mexican Drug War: A kidnapped Mexican mayor is found tortured and killed in the state of Oaxaca. (Fox News)
  • 29 Jun 2012 Mexican Drug War: A car bomb explodes outside the city hall in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, injuring 7 bystanders. This is the third car bomb in Nuevo Laredo this year, and much of the violence is blamed on the country's most powerful cartels: Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel. (''San Antonio Express-News'')
  • 30 Jun 2012 Syrian uprising (2011–present):

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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

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Country: United States of America

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Country: United States of America

The Thing

The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Country: United States of America

Books

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Canada by Richard Ford

Canada

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The only writer ever to win both the Pulitzer Prize and Pen/Faulkner Award for a single novel (Independence Day) Richard Ford follows the completion of his acclaimed Bascombe trilogy with Canada.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire

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Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy.Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark.

Mission To Paris by Alan Furst

Mission To Paris

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“A master spy novelist.”—The Wall Street Journal “Page after page is dazzling.”—James Patterson NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Late summer, 1938.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In

Service by Marcus Luttrell and James D. Hornfischer

Service

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Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have