November 2012 calendar

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: 28 soldiers killed by rebels in an attack on military checkpoints in the northern Idlib province. This happened hours after a wave bombings struck Damascus. Five rebels were also killed in gun battles that followed the attacks.
  • 02 Nov 2012 According to local residents, dozens of young men were shot by the military in Maiduguri (Nigeria), according to reports.
  • 03 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: Major assault on Taftanaz Airbase by rebel forces in Syria.
  • 04 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: Syrian opposition groups meet in Doha (Qatar) to discuss reforming their group's structure, just days after an UN War Crime investigation began. (BBC).Rebels seize a strategic oilfield located in eastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate.
  • 05 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: There is heavy fighting between rebels, government forces and civilians in southern Damascus. (The New York Times). 50 military personnel in Syria were killed when a suicide bomber attacks a car. This is the most serious attack against Bashar al-Assad's forces during the civil war.
  • 06 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: Gunmen kill the brother of the speaker of the Syrian parliament in Damascus. (Daily Star Lebanon). Seven generals defect to Turkey.
  • 07 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: A car bomb in Damascus kills one judge.
  • 08 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad rejects a safe exit from Syria offer and vows to "live, and die" in Syria.
  • 09 Nov 2012 Syrian civil War: 4 Million people could need humanitarian assistance by 2013, according to the United Nations.
  • 10 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: At least 20 troops were killed in Daraa suicide bombings.
  • 11 Nov 2012 Syrian opposition groups sign an agreement in Qatar to form coalition against President Bashar al-Assad.
  • 12 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: After a similar incident on the previous day, a second mortar shell from Syria was fired at an Israeli military post in the Golan Heights. Israel Defence Forces responded by firing tanks at the source of the bombardment and scoring several hits on artillery units of the Syrian Army.
  • 13 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: Three Syrian tanks entered the Golan Heights demilitarized zone. Israel has filed a formal complaint with the United Nations. (Haaretz).France and six other countries recognize the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces to be the legitimate representative for the Syrian people.
  • 14 Nov 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense: Hamas' military chief Ahmed Jabari was killed in an air strike by the Shin Bet and the Israel Defense Forces.
  • 15 Nov 2012 According to the Local Coordination Committees (46 in Damascus or its suburbs), at least 95 people have been killed in Syria.
  • 16 Nov 2012 Hostess Brands announced it would file for bankruptcy and liquidate all its assets. The company stated that a strike by workers at a bakery union over contract disputes had "crippled" the operations of its business. Expect to lose 18,500 workers.
  • 17 Nov 2012 One person is killed and 20 others are injured when insurgents set off a motorcycle bomb in Mueangyla District, south Thailand. This attack happened one day before President Barack Obama's visit.
  • 18 Nov 2012 Officials say that at least 10 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli attack on a Gaza home. This is the most deadly day Israel has launched since its operation against Hamas militants last Wednesday. IDF bombs hit more than 80 Israeli terrorist targets today, including weapon smuggling tunnels and rocket firing sites. IDF releases video of rocket launch sites near a Mosque. Hamas is accused of using human shields.
  • 19 Nov 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense: Israeli air strikes kill at most 20 Palestinians in Gaza Strip, including Islamic Jihad members. Over 130 rockets are fired toward Israel, injuring many, amid ceasefire negotiations in Egypt. (BBC) (The Jerusalem Post)Rockets originating from the Egyptian-administrated Sinai Peninsula strike parts of southern Israel.
  • 20 Nov 2012 HonestReporting, a pro-Israeli non-governmental organization, brings to your attention footage taken by the BBC and broadcast by CNN. It shows a Palestinian man being taken away by a bomb blast but then reappearing moments later uninjured. Anderson Cooper, CNN's Anderson Cooper, was reporting on the original story and issued a retraction during his television program.
  • 21 Nov 2012 At 7:00 PM local time, the ceasefire between Israel & Hamas was announced by Mohamed Kamel Amr, Egyptian Foreign Minister, and Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State.
  • 22 Nov 2012 At least 37 people were killed in six terrorist attacks and sectarian attacks on Pakistani soil over the last 24 hours, while 92 more were injured.
  • 23 Nov 2012 American actor Larry Hagman, who is best known for his roles in Dallas, I Dream of Jeannie and the 2012 revival of Dallas, has died from complications of throat cancer.
  • 24 Nov 2012 Royal Thai Police used tear gas on thousands of protesters who wanted to overthrow the Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 61 people are hurt.
  • 25 Nov 2012 Twin car bombs explode in Jaji, Kaduna State in north central Nigeria, killing at least 11 and wounding around 30 others.
  • 26 Nov 2012 Syrian civil war: An aircraft of the Syrian government dropped a cluster bomb on a village playground in Deir al-Asafir. It left 10 children dead and fifteen others injured, activists claim.
  • 27 Nov 2012 Eight car bombings in Iraq have resulted in the deaths of at least 29 and injuries to 126 others.
  • 28 Nov 2012 Two car bomb explosions in Damascus' south-eastern area killed at least 54 people and left more than 120 others injured in the civil war in Syria.
  • 29 Nov 2012 Civil war in Syria: Syrian opposition fighters fight the Syrian Army outside Damascus. This forced the closing of the main runway and suspension of certain flights. In an unprecedented move, the internet and phone networks in Syria have been cut off.
  • 30 Nov 2012 A leaked list from Mexico's Attorney General's Office shows that more than 250,000 people were killed in the drug war. This puts the death toll for the six-year conflict at approximately 100,000.
  • 01 Nov 2012 A fuel tank truck crashes and explodes in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, killing 26 people and injuring 135.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in November 2012?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinne

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel


Youth: Greg's world is turned upside-down when his school holds a Valentine's Day party and he gets a date, but Rowley doesn't.

The Racketeer by John Grisham

The Racketeer


"The Racketeer is guilty only of one thing: keeping our attention until the last page USA Today #1 New York Times Bestseller" Only four federal judges were ever murdered in the United States' history.

The Outpost by Jake Tapper

The Outpost


This inspiring and heartbreaking story about one of America's most bloody battles in Afghanistan is hailed as a classic by critics all over the world.

The Signal And The Noise by Nate Silver

The Signal And The Noise


"Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise is The Soul of A New Machine for the 21st Century." DriftNate silver author Rachel Maddow developed a unique system to predict baseball's performance.

Mugged by Ann Coulter



An honest book about race is rare. This is one of very few Thomas Sowell's best Thomas Sowell books. For decades the Left has played the role of heroes in a civil rights movement, from which they were mostly absent. …