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 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)
  • 25 Jun 2012 Syrian uprising (2011-present):
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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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People Like Us

People Like Us

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Alex Kurtzman

Starring: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer, Olivia Wilde

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Marc Webb

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2012

Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale

Country: United States of America


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Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell

Beautiful Sacrifice


This author delivers pure, undiluted excitement." Jayne Ann Krentz Romantic suspense is her true forte. Minneapolis Star-Tribune Elizabeth Lowell s keen ear for dialogue and intuitive characterizations consistently place

Tangle Of Need by Nalini Singh

Tangle Of Need


Discover the exhilarating risks of passion in the breathtaking new Psy-Changeling novel by Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling "alpha author of paranormal romance" (Booklist).Adria,

Screwed! by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann



America is being Screwed!, say Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, by China, Russia, the EU, and other nations with the help of our own political and business leaders.

Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley



Douglas Brinkley presents the definitive, revealing biography of an American legend: renowned news anchor Walter Cronkite.An acclaimed author and historian, Brinkley has drawn upon recently disclosed letters, diaries, and other artifacts

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris



In the penultimate novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Sookie Stackhouse must work with her first love to clear her current undead flame of murder...Felipe