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November 2012

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2012?


  • 01 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: Syrian rebels kill 28 soldiers in attacks on military checkpoints near the town of Saraqeb in northern Idlib province, hours after a wave of bombings hit Damascus and its outskirts, according to a report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; five rebels also died in gun battles following the attacks. (National Post) (The Jerusalem Post)
  • 02 Nov 2012 Dozens of young men are shot dead by the military in Maiduguri, Nigeria, according to residents of the city. (BBC)
  • 03 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: A major assault by rebel forces in Syria takes place against the Taftanaz airbase. (Al Jazeera)
  • 04 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war:: Syrian opposition groups hold a meeting in Doha, Qatar, to discuss reforming the structure of the group, a few days after a War Crime investigation commenced at the UN. (BBC)Rebels capture a strategic oilfield in eastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate. (BBC)
  • 05 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war:: Heavy fighting is reported in the Palestinian neighborhoods of southern Damascus between rebels and government forces. (The New York Times)A suicide car bomber detonates a bomb in the Hama province of Syria killing 50 Syrian military personnel. This attack is the largest attack on Bashar al-Assad's forces in the civil war so far. (Reuters)
  • 06 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war:: The brother of the Syrian parliament speaker is shot and killed by gunmen in the capital Damascus. (Daily Star Lebanon)Seven generals defect to Turkey. (CNN)
  • 07 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: A car bomb in Damascus kills a judge. (New York Times)
  • 08 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejects an offer to safely leave Syria and vows to "live and die" in the country. (CBC)
  • 09 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: The United Nations says 4 million people could require humanitarian aid by 2013. (Al Jazeera)
  • 10 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war:: Two suicide bombings in Daraa killed at least 20 Syrian troops. (Fox News)
  • 11 Nov 2012 Syrian opposition groups sign a deal in Qatar to form a coalition against president Bashar al-Assad. (Reuters)
  • 12 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war:: A second mortar shell from Syria has been fired at an Israeli military outpost in the Golan Heights, after a similar incident the day before. The Israel Defence Forces have responded with tank fire at the source of the bombardment, scoring several direct hits on artillery units belonging to the Syrian Army. (NY Times)
  • 13 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war:: Three Syrian tanks have entered the demilitarized zone in the Golan Heights. Israel has launched a formal complaint to the United Nations. (Haaretz)France and six other states recognize the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. (France24)
  • 14 Nov 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense:: Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari is killed in a targeted air strike carried out by the Israel Defense Forces and the Shin Bet.(YNetnews)
  • 15 Nov 2012 At least 95 people are killed across Syria according to the Local Coordination Committees, including 46 in Damascus and its suburbs. (CNN)
  • 16 Nov 2012 Hostess Brands announces it will file for bankruptcy and liquidate its assets, stating that a bakery union's worker strike stemming from contract disputes "crippled" its operations. 18,500 workers are expected to be laid off. (Bloomberg)
  • 17 Nov 2012 Suspected insurgents detonate a motorcycle bomb in Mueang Yala District, southern Thailand, killing one person and wounding 20, one day ahead of the United States President Barack Obama’s visit to the country. (Washington Post) (Bangkok Post)
  • 18 Nov 2012 An Israeli strike on a home in Gaza has killed at least 10 people, officials say, as Sunday became the deadliest day since Israel launched an operation against Hamas militants last week. Over 80 Israeli alleged terrorist targets were hit today by IDF bombs including rocket firing sites and weapon smuggling tunnels. The IDF releases a video showing rocket launching sites adjacent to a Mosque and accuses Hamas of using human shields. (BBC) (The Jerusalem Post)
  • 19 Nov 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense:: Israeli air strikes kill at least 20 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip including Islamic Jihad members, while over 130 rockets are fired towards Israel injuring several, amid ceasefire talks in Egypt. (BBC) (The Jerusalem Post)Rockets originating from the Egyptian-administrated Sinai Peninsula strike parts of southern Israel. (Weekly Standard)
  • 20 Nov 2012 The pro-Israel non-governmental organization HonestReporting brings attention to footage captured by the BBC and transmitted by CNN that shows a Palestinian man being carried away from a bomb blast only to reappear moments later uninjured. CNN's Anderson Cooper who was reporting on the original story issued a retraction during his television show. (Honest Reporting) (Fox News)
  • 21 Nov 2012 A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, announced by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, comes into effect at 7:00 pm local time. (CBC News) (The Jerusalem Post) (CNN)
  • 22 Nov 2012 In six terrorist and sectarian attacks across Pakistan over last 24 hours at least 37 people were killed and 92 others injured. (Xinhua)
  • 23 Nov 2012 American actor Larry Hagman, best known for starring roles in Dallas, I Dream of Jeannie, and the 2012 revival of Dallas, dies from complications of throat cancer in Dallas. (The Wrap)
  • 24 Nov 2012 Royal Thai Police use tear gas against thousands of protesters calling for the overthrow of the Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 61 people are injured. (BBC) (RIA Novosti)
  • 25 Nov 2012 At least 11 people are killed and about 30 wounded in twin car bombs that hits a Protestant church in a major military establishment in Jaji, Kaduna State, north central Nigeria. (Reuters)
  • 26 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war:: A Syrian government jet aircraft drops a cluster bomb on a playground in the village of Deir al-Asafir, leaving 10 children dead and 15 people wounded, activists say. (BBC)
  • 27 Nov 2012 At least 29 people are killed and 126 wounded in eight car bombings across Iraq. (CNN)
  • 28 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war:: At least 54 people are killed and more than 120 injured by two car bomb explosions in a south-eastern district of Damascus, Syria's capital. (BBC) (AFP via MSN News)
  • 29 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war:: Syrian opposition fighters battle the Syrian Army outside Damascus, forcing the closure of the main airport road, and the suspension of some flights. (Reuters)The internet and phone networks in Syria are cut off, in an unprecedented move. (Bangkok Post) (Al Arabiya)
  • 30 Nov 2012 An unpublished list compiled by Mexico's Attorney General's Office is leaked showing that more than 25,000 people disappeared in Mexico's drug war, placing the probable death toll of the six-year conflict at around 100,000 deaths. (The Independent)

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - One More Night
  2. - Diamonds
  3. - Gangnam Style
  4. - Some Nights
  5. - Die Young


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Country: United States of America

Promised Land

Promised Land

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Starring: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Hal Holbrook



Release year: 2012

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

Starring: Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci


Which were the most popular books released in November 2012?
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The Joy Of Hate by Greg Gutfeld

The Joy Of Hate


From the irreverent star of Fox News’s Red Eye and The Five, hilarious observations on the manufactured outrage of an oversensitive, wussified culture.Greg

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

This Is How You Lose Her


Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek).

Nypd Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

Nypd Red


PROTECT THE RICH. SERVE THE FAMOUS. HUNT THE GUILTY.NYPD Red is the elite, highly trained task force assigned to protect the rich, the famous, and the connected.

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

The Twelve


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for a special preview of Justin Cronin’s The City of Mirrors in the back of the book.The

My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr

My Kind of Christmas


Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that started it all… While the Riordan brothers have a reputation for being rough-and-tumble, Patrick has always been the gentle, sweet-natured one.