2012: On This Year


2012 (MMXII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2012 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2012 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2012, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2012, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2012, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2012, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2012.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2012 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 2012 known for ?

  • The year started off on a rather stringent note for Iran as the European Union went ahead to impose the oil restriction to try to get Iran to stop its nuclear weapons efforts as well as to halt the uranium enrichment.
  • Almost a month later, Iran took a stand to revenge and warned six European countries through their ambassadors including Italy, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, and Greece that they would be cut from the Iranian oil.
  • In other bizarre news, at least 73 people died at a soccer match when the fans of two rival teams playing in Port Said in Egypt got into a fight. On the other hand, in Russia, Vladimir Putin won the presidential elections with a landslide vote of 64% giving him his third term in office.
  • In more sad news, however, a U.S. soldier went wild and brutally killed 17 civilians comprising of 9 children in Afghanistan on a door to door rampage. Two weeks later, the Sgt. Robert Bales was found guilty and charged with 17 counts of intentional murder.
  • March 21 was a good day for Syria as Bashar al-Assad, Syrian President at the time agreed to a cease-fire after being in a civil war for several months. However, close to five months later on August 2, Kofi Annan resigned as UN’s special envoy to Syria. He cited that the Syrian government had refused to implement the peace plan that was backed by the UN. In turn, it resulted in more violence by the rebels, and it caused dissonance within the Security Council.
  • May 1st marked the first death anniversary of Osama bin Laden, and U.S President Barack Obama made a rather surprising visit to Afghanistan where he signed an agreement with Hamid Karzai, Afghan’s president citing that Afghanistan would receive development assistance from U.S for the next ten years from the withdrawal time of the troops. Five days later, Francois Hollande became the first Socialist president in France since 1995 when Francois Mitterrand left office.
  • The pop culture got a hard hit as Whitney Houston, one of the world’s greatest voices was found dead in a hotel’s bathtub at the age of 48. Other icons such as Phyllis Diller, Andy Williams, Andy Griffith, Dick Clark, just to mention but a few also died in 2012.

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2012: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 2012, during the 85th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 24/02/2013 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 2012:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2012?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Argo, directed by Ben Affleck, starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 2012?

Life of Pi
The Oscar for Best Director went to Ang Lee, for the movie Life of Pi , starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2012?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Daniel Day-Lewis, for the movie Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 2012?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Jennifer Lawrence, for the movie Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2012?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Christoph Waltz, for the movie Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2012?

Les Misérables
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Anne Hathaway, for the movie Les Misérables, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried produced in the United States of America.
world population

2012: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Barack Obama
In 2012, Barack Obama was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. In 2012, Obama was re-elected President of the United States, defeating Mitt Romney.

2012: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 2012 were:

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove


A grumpy yet lovable man's solitary life is turned upside down when a boisterous young family moves in next door, leading to a comical and heartwarming tale of unexpected friendship and personal transformation.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking


At least one-third of the people we know are introverts, who often prefer listening, working independently, and making significant contributions to society, despite the cultural preference for extroversion. Susan Cain's book argues that we undervalue introverts and explores the rise …

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.

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin

A Dance With Dragons



Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire


Suzanne Collins continues the incredible story of Katniss everdeen in Suzanne Collins' phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy. Katniss has won the annual Hunger Games along with Peeta Mellark, a district tribute.

Dragon chinese zodiac sign

2012: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2012?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2012 was the Year of the Dragon.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Dragon sign.

Nobel Prize

2012: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

2012: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 2012 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • John B. Gurdon
  • Shinya Yamanaka

2012: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 2012 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • European Union

2012: Who won the Nobel Prize in Literature ?

In 2012 the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to:
  • Mo Yan

2012: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physics ?

In 2012 the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to:
  • Serge Haroche
  • David J. Wineland

2012: Who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences ?

In 2012 the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to:
  • Alvin E. Roth
  • Lloyd S. Shapley

2012: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 2012 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Brian K. Kobilka
  • Robert J. Lefkowitz
world population

2012: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 2012 were Jacob, Mason and Ethan for boys and Sophia, Emma and Isabella for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

2012: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 2012 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jacob
  • Mason
  • Ethan
  • Noah
  • William
  • Liam
  • Michael
  • Jayden
  • Alexander
  • Aiden

2012: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 2012 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Isabella
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Emily
  • Abigail
  • Mia
  • Madison
  • Elizabeth

vinyl songs

2012: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 2012, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye

2012: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 2012 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye
  2. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
  3. We Are Young by Fun.
  4. Starships by Nicki Minaj
  5. Some Nights by Fun.
  6. Payphone by Maroon 5
  7. Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson
  8. Glad You Came by The Wanted
  9. Wild Ones by Flo Rida
  10. Lights by Ellie Goulding

2012: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2012 were:

The Dark Knight Rises

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Country: United States of America

The Dark Knight Rises

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Country: United States of America

The Avengers

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Country: United States of America

The Avengers

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Country: United States of America

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

world population

2012: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 2012 was 7,125,828,059 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 53.0% of the total population, which is roughly 3.8 billion individuals.The annual population change in 2012 was an increase of +84.5 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.2% over the previous year.The average population density in 2012 was 30 persons per square mile (or 48 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 2012?

Here's what happened in 2012:

  • Jan 1, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Jan 2, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Jan 3, 2012: Followingmath of the 2011 Libyan civil War: Elements of ex-anti-Gaddafi forces of Tripoli and Misrata clashed in the middle of Tripoli with five people reported to have been killed.
  • Jan 4, 2012: Two bombs exploded in Maiduguri, northern Nigeria. The Boko Haram movement is believed to be behind them.
  • Jan 5, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • Jan 6, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising. According to Syrian state media 26 people were killed and 63 injured when a suicide bomber attacked a Damascus police station. The Syrian opposition claims that the Syrian government orchestrated the attack and that security forces have given them information that Aleppo will be next.
  • Jan 7, 2012: After Boko Haram, a radical Islamic group, issues an ultimatum to all Christians for them to flee the north, at least 37 people were killed in attacks on northeastern Nigeria in just two days.
  • Jan 8, 2012: Georgia declares that 15 Georgian sailors who were held hostage for more than a year by pirates in Somalia are now free thanks to the government's efforts.
  • Jan 9, 2012: Insurgency in North Caucasus: There are clashes between Russian forces and Islamist militants at the Vedensky district, Chechnya. According to reports, 8 people were killed and 16 others were injured.
  • Jan 10, 2012: At least 29 people are killed and more than 50 injured in a bombing at Khyber Agency in Pakistan.
  • Jan 11, 2012: The United States denies any involvement with a bomb explosion that claimed the life of an Iranian scientist.
  • Jan 12, 2012: Shia insurgency in Yemen: At least 20 people are killed in Sunni Shia fighting in north Yemen.
  • Jan 13, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising. Security forces kill at most 13 protesters, including three kids, during ongoing demonstrations in Syria.
  • Jan 14, 2012: In Basra, an Iraqi city, a suicide bomber injures over 130 people and kills at most 53.
  • Jan 15, 2012: A bomb explodes near a Shia Muslim procession, killing at least 18 and injuring 30 others in Khanpur, Pakistan.
  • Jan 16, 2012: Romanian protests continue for fifth consecutive day: Protests continue against President Traian Basescu and Emil Boc in over 60 cities throughout the country.
  • Jan 17, 2012: 2012 Afar Region Tourist Attack: Unknown assailants attack 2 Hungarians in northeastern Ethiopia, 2 Germans, and 1 Austrian.
  • Jan 18, 2012: Francesco Schettino, an Italian captain of a cruise ship, admits to making navigational mistakes that resulted in the capsize of the Costa Concordia in Italian waters on January 13th, killing at least 11 people.
  • Jan 19, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising. The Arab League observer mission has ended. Its report will be reviewed at the weekend.
  • Jan 20, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising. At least 10 people are murdered in violence following Friday prayers.
  • Jan 21, 2012: A series of coordinated bombing attacks on Kano, Nigeria, has resulted in more than 140 deaths. Boko Haram, an Islamist group, is responsible for the attacks that targeted police stations in Kano.
  • Jan 22, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising. Arab League ministers met in Cairo, Egypt to discuss the extension its monitoring mission in Syria.
  • Jan 23, 2012: Relations Iran-European Union: In protest at Iran's efforts to enrich uranium, the European Union adopts an embargo.
  • Jan 24, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising: 52 civilians were killed by security forces in Syria, of which 39 were killed in Hama.
  • Jan 25, 2012: Syrian uprising of 2011-12: 18 protesters were killed by security forces.
  • Jan 26, 2012: Tuareg Rebellion (2011-present: Tuareg rebels seize the fourth Malian city in less than a week.
  • Jan 27, 2012: A young Tibetan man was shot to death by Chinese security forces in Sichuan province. This is at least the third such shooting this week.
  • Jan 28, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising. The Arab League suspends their observer mission, citing an increase in violence.
  • Jan 29, 2012: Oakland, California: More than 100 arrests made after police confront protesters using stun grenades and tear gas.
  • Jan 30, 2012: Two people were shot and killed by police in Podor as a result of protests against a Constitutional Council decision that President of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade could run for reelection.
  • Jan 31, 2012: According to the People's Republic of China, 29 Chinese citizens who were abducted while working in a Sudan construction project are still missing.
  • Feb 1, 2012: After a football match in Port Said (Egypt), at least 79 people were reported to have been killed and over 1,000 injured.
  • Feb 2, 2012: The Philippines claims to have killed Abu Sayyaf leader Umbra Jumdail and Malaysian Zulkifli Bin Hir, both leaders of Jemaah Islamiyah and Singaporean Abdullah Ali.
  • Feb 3, 2012: Insurgency in North Caucasus: Doku Umarov, the Chechen rebel leader orders his subordinates not to attack the civilian population of Russia. However, he leaves military and security personnel as legitimate victims.
  • Feb 4, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • Feb 5, 2012: An explosion occurs in the pipeline connecting Egypt, Israel, and Jordan in the North Sinai Governorate west to Arish.
  • Feb 6, 2012: The Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th Anniversary of her accession the the thrones in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, as well as the 60th Anniversary of her becoming Head the Commonwealth.
  • Feb 7, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • Feb 8, 2012: Officials in Pakistan claim that US drone missiles killed ten people at Spalga village, North Waziristan.
  • Feb 9, 2012: Syria:
  • Feb 10, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Feb 11, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Feb 12, 2012: Uprising in Syria:
  • Feb 13, 2012: Syria:
  • Feb 14, 2012: As the Syrian army continues to bombard Homs with bombs, Arab officials confirmed that they would be willing to arm the opposition if necessary.
  • Feb 15, 2012: 360 people were killed in a fire at a prison located in Comayagua (Honduras).
  • Feb 16, 2012: Five militants were killed in a drone attack by the United States in Spalga, Pakistan in north Waziristan.
  • Feb 17, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Feb 18, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • Feb 19, 2012: Following the imposition of sanctions by the European Union in January, Iran has suspended oil exports from the United Kingdom and France.
  • Feb 20, 2012: South Korea proceeds with live-fire drills near the disputed Korean sea border despite threats from North Korea of ampquotmercilessampquot strikes in retaliation.
  • Feb 21, 2012: The Eurozone's finance ministers reached an agreement to bail out Greece, a second bailout worth EUR130 billion.
  • Feb 22, 2012: Afghanistan Quran protests:
  • Feb 23, 2012: At least 60 people are killed in an attack on Iraq, and over 200 others are injured.
  • Feb 24, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Feb 25, 2012: 2012 Afghanistan Quran burning protests:
  • Feb 26, 2012: At least two people are killed by a mass suicide bomber in Jos, Nigeria.
  • Feb 27, 2012: Arab Spring: In response to ongoing protests, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was succeeded by Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi.
  • Feb 28, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • Feb 29, 2012: Twenty people are killed in violence in the Xinjiang area of China.
  • Mar 1, 2012: Syria:
  • Mar 2, 2012: Despite having been granted permission to assist 4,000 people earlier, the Red Cross is now denied access to the Baba Amr District of Homs.
  • Mar 3, 2012: Syria:
  • Mar 4, 2012: 2012 Brazzaville explosions at the arms dump: At least 250 people were killed in a series of explosions at the munitions dump at Brazzaville. (Reuters),
  • Mar 5, 2012: Syrian refugees fleeing Homs accuse security forces for atrocities.
  • Mar 6, 2012: A South Korean panel names the 95 Koreans who were killed in the bombing of Tokyo by the United States during World War II.
  • Mar 7, 2012: Five policemen die in an insurgency in North Caucasus. The widow of a deceased Islamic militant in Dagestan (Russia) commits suicide bombing.
  • Mar 8, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • Mar 9, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Mar 10, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Mar 11, 2012: 16 civilians are killed by a US soldier in Afghanistan's Panjwayi District, near Kandahar.
  • Mar 12, 2012: In South Sudan, around 100 people are killed in ethnic clashes or cattle raids.
  • Mar 13, 2012: The ''Encyclopaedia Britishnica'' has been discontinued after 244 years.
  • Mar 14, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • Mar 15, 2012: Three militant camps in Eritrea are attacked by Ethiopian forces
  • Mar 16, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian Uprising: Protests known by activists as ampquotThe Friday For International Military Interventionampquot spread across the northern city Aleppo, to the central areas of Hama and Homs and to the southern province of Daraa.
  • Mar 17, 2012: Syria:
  • Mar 18, 2012: Three people are shot to death in Don Benito (Spain), in an incident that occurred during a shooting.
  • Mar 19, 2012: Uprising in Syria:
  • Mar 20, 2012: Human Rights Watch claims that there were serious violations of human rights in the clash between Myanmar Armed Forces (MYF) and the Kachin Independence Army. This conflict has resulted in approximately 75,000 people being displaced.
  • Mar 21, 2012: Uprising in Syria:
  • Mar 22, 2012: After mutinous soldiers attacked government offices, Amadou Toumani Toure is elected President of Mali.
  • Mar 23, 2012: The Financial Services Committee of Congress receives a memo quoting Edith O'Brien (treasurer of defunct broker MF Global), stating that Jon S. Corzine personally ordered the transfer of customers' funds to a brokerage account at JP Morgan Chase last Oct.
  • Mar 24, 2012: Turkish security forces kill 15 Kurdish militants all women in the south-eastern Bitlis Province. These women were all members of the PKK.
  • Mar 25, 2012: Uprising in Syria:
  • Mar 26, 2012: A police officer in Afghanistan shoots and kills two British soldiers before being shot to death.
  • Mar 27, 2012: An explosion of landmines in Maharashtra (India) kills 15 police officers and injures thirteen others.
  • Mar 28, 2012: 2012 Sabha conflict:
  • Mar 29, 2012: Adrienne Rich, an essayist, poet and public intellectual, has died. She is credited with helping to bring the oppression against women and lesbians into the forefront of poetic discourse.
  • Mar 30, 2012: Pakistan:
  • Mar 31, 2012: 2012 rebellion in northern Mali: Tuareg rebels attack Gao in northern Malian, just a day after they took the provincial capital Kidal.
  • Apr 1, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising. Dozens of people are killed when the Syrian army bombards Homs with artillery fire.
  • Apr 2, 2012: FARC, a leftist Colombian group, releases its last police and military prisoners.
  • Apr 3, 2012: 2011-2012 Bahraini Uprising: There are fears for Abdulhadi Khawaja's life, one of many opposition leaders who were sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • Apr 4, 2012: 2012 South Sudan-Sudan border dispute: The Sudan People's Liberation Army claims it has shot down a Sudanese MiG-29 fighter jet fighter in South Sudan's Unity State.
  • Apr 5, 2012: The Israeli city of Eilat was hit by a rocket from Egypt's Sinai Desert, but it did not cause any injuries or property damage.
  • Apr 6, 2012: The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad declares unilaterally Azawad's independence from Mali
  • Apr 7, 2012: After General Mohammed Saleh al-Ahmar (the former Chief of Air Force and half-brother to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh) threatened to attack aircraft, Sana'a's airport has been closed.
  • Apr 8, 2012: Uprising in Syria:
  • Apr 9, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Apr 10, 2012: Uprising in Syria:
  • Apr 11, 2012: Conflict at the border of South Sudan and Sudan 2012: Sudan claims that South Sudan has taken control of Heglig, its largest oilfield after a battle.
  • Apr 12, 2012: Mutinous soldiers from Guinea-Bissau stage an attempted coup d'etat to take over Bissau, the capital. In the middle of a presidential election campaign, they arrest interim President Raimundo Pereira as well as Carlos Gomes Junior, a leading presidential candidate.
  • Apr 13, 2012: Kwangmyongsong-3 is a North Korean satellite for Earth observation. It explodes soon after launch. The United States and other countries had called the impending launch a violation of United Nations Security Council demands.ref name =quotNK_satellitequot/ The launch was planned to mark the centenary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the republic.ref name =quotNK_satellitequot
  • Apr 14, 2012: Protesters against austerity gather at the centenary conference of the Labour Party, with demonstrators using a coffin covered in the Irish tricolour.
  • Apr 15, 2012: 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • Apr 16, 2012: Uprising in Syria:
  • Apr 17, 2012: Conflict at the border of South Sudan and Sudan:
  • Apr 18, 2012: 2011-2012 Bahraini uprising:
  • Apr 19, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Apr 20, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Apr 21, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Apr 22, 2012: Bahraini uprising:
  • Apr 23, 2012: Two people have been killed and many more injured by clashes between police officers and protestors in a nationwide strike in Bangladesh. This was triggered in part by the mysterious disappearance of Ilyas Ali, an opposition politician.
  • Apr 24, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Apr 25, 2012: Pakistan successfully tested the Shaheen-1A, a nuclear-capable missile ballistic missile capable of reaching targets in India.
  • Apr 26, 2012: Charles Taylor, former Liberian president, is found guilty of 11 counts of aiding in abetting war crime and crimes against humanity during Sierra Leone Civil War.
  • Apr 27, 2012: At least four explosions were heard in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. There were at least 27 victims.
  • Apr 28, 2012: 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Apr 29, 2012: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia killed four members of the Colombian Army in a mission to destroy Cocaine Labs in Caqueta Department. Four more soldiers, a French journalist and a police officer were also killed.
  • Apr 30, 2012: At least eight people were killed when two bombs explode in Idlib, a northern Syrian city.
  • May 1, 2012: Syrian uprising: Both government and opposition forces are accused of violating the ceasefire, according to the United Nations.
  • May 2, 2012: New York City auction sells a pastel version of "The Scream" by Edvard Munch. This is a world record for an art auction.
  • May 3, 2012: Threety-four people are killed by gunmen who oppose the burning of a colleague at a northern Nigeria cattle market.
  • May 4, 2012: When armed forces open fire on protestors near Egypt's defense ministry in Cairo, at least one person is killed and at most 373 are injured, water cannons, tear gas and rocks are used to shoot at them.
  • May 5, 2012: At least nine militants are killed in a drone attack by the United States in Pakistan's North Waziristan.
  • May 6, 2012: Unknown circumstances have caused the deaths of hundreds of dolphins off the coast of Peru.
  • May 7, 2012: A NATO air strike in Badghis Province results in at least 14 civilians being killed and 6 more civilians being injured.
  • May 8, 2012: Arab Spring
  • May 9, 2012: Mexican Drug War
  • May 10, 2012: Syrian uprising: Two explosions in rapid succession in Damascus' embattled capital, Syria. Several people were reportedly killed or seriously injured.
  • May 11, 2012: Syrian uprising: The death toll from the Damascus double-bombing on May 10, 2011, has reached 55. As many as 370 people have been reported injured. The attacks involved the use of over 1,000 kilograms (2.200 lb) explosives according to Syrian authorities.
  • May 12, 2012: August 12 and 28: The 2012 World Expo will be held in Yeosu (South Korea).ref name=quotExpo_2012quot Retrieved January 23 2012.
  • May 13, 2012: Mexican Drug War
  • May 14, 2012: Syrian uprising: At most 30 people are killed in a clash between rebel fighters and the government forces in Rastan. According to reports, 23 of those who died are government soldiers.
  • May 15, 2012: Syrian uprising: Twenty civilians were killed in Idlib, a province in Syria. Security forces opened fire on a funeral procession.
  • May 16, 2012: After trying to expel the villagers from their land where a Russian plantation project was to be located, Cambodian police and soldiers clashed with the villagers. According to reports, a teenage girl was killed.
  • May 17, 2012: Conflict in 2012 East DR Congo: The Democratic Republic of Congo's military has been bombarding positions that it believes are being held by rebels, who have been fighting the army in the country's eastern for several weeks.
  • May 18, 2012: Mexican Drug War
  • May 19, 2012: 9 people were killed when a car bomb explodes in front of a military base in Deir ez-Zor.
  • May 20, 2012: Syrian uprising: Near a United Nations convoy in Damascus' capital, Damascus in the district Douma, a roadside bomb explodes.
  • May 21, 2012: At least 120 people were killed and more than 350 injured when a suicide bomber attacked soldiers practicing for the Unity Day parade in Sana'a in Yemen. Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility.
  • May 22, 2012: Tokyo Skytree is now open to the public. It stands at 634m high and is self-supporting.
  • May 23, 2012: Five people are killed in a drone attack by the United States in North Waziristan.
  • May 24, 2012: Ten people are killed in a drone attack by the United States in Pakistan's North Waziristan area.
  • May 25, 2012: Ten police officers were injured in an explosion of a car bomb in Nuevo Laredo in Mexico's border city. Los Zetas, Mexico's largest drug trafficking organization, was suspected to be behind the attack.
  • May 26, 2012: Afghanistan War:
  • May 27, 2012: War in Afghanistan: An NATO air strike kills eight families, including six children.
  • May 28, 2012: Arab Spring
  • May 29, 2012: Uprising in Syria:
  • May 30, 2012: Uprising in Syria:
  • May 31, 2012: 14 people are killed in a series of bombings that took place in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.
  • Jun 1, 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.
  • Jun 2, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jun 3, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jun 4, 2012: Mexican Drug War: 11 gunmen shoot victims at a rehabilitation center in Torreon (Coahuila).
  • Jun 5, 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.
  • Jun 6, 2012: NATO planes strike Afghanistan with an air attack, killing civilians.
  • Jun 7, 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.
  • Jun 8, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Jun 9, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Jun 10, 2012: Syrian activists claim that 35 people died in the Syrian Army's offensive in Homs in the last day.
  • Jun 11, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Jun 12, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Jun 13, 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.
  • Jun 14, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Jun 15, 2012: Shuqra is captured by the Yemeni army, which was the third stronghold of militants to fall within the last week.
  • Jun 16, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jun 17, 2012: Multiple bombings have killed at least 12 people in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.
  • Jun 18, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Jun 19, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Jun 20, 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.
  • Jun 21, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Jun 22, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jun 23, 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.
  • Jun 24, 2012: In clashes in Aleppo with rebels, at least 16 Syrian soldiers were killed.
  • Jun 25, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jun 26, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Jun 27, 2012: Uprising in Syria:
  • Jun 28, 2012: Mexican Drug War: Mexican Mayor kidnapped is tortured and murdered in Oaxaca.
  • Jun 29, 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.
  • Jun 30, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jul 1, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jul 2, 2012: After being kidnapped at a Kenyan refugee camp, four foreign aid workers were held hostage in Somalia.
  • Jul 3, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jul 4, 2012: CERN announces that a new particle has been discovered by experiments at Large Hadron Collider.
  • Jul 5, 2012: Uprising in Syria
  • Jul 6, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present). Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister, states that Manaf Tlass, a commander in Syria's National Guard, fled to Turkey a few days ago and is now on his way to Paris.
  • Jul 7, 2012: After two deaths by rockets fired from Syria, the alert has been placed on Wadi Khaled's Lebanese Army.
  • Jul 8, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jul 9, 2012: Mexican Drug War
  • Jul 10, 2012: A gunman takes a parent hostage at Vitry-surSeine school, France, near Paris.
  • Jul 11, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jul 12, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jul 13, 2012: Delta Air Lines Flight 126, en route to Madrid, turns around and lands back in JFK after a security issue with some cut wires discovered in the plane’s bathroom.
  • Jul 14, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Jul 15, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jul 16, 2012: Mexican Drug War: One of the three Mexican Federal Police ringleaders in the fatal shootout at Mexico City International Airport's busy Food Court last month was arrested by the Mexican Federal Police. Police were able to track him down after an anonymous tip.
  • Jul 17, 2012: Marissa Mayer, a former top executive at Google, was appointed Yahoo! Inc.'s CEO.
  • Jul 18, 2012: 2012 Burgas bus bombing
  • Jul 19, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jul 20, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jul 21, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jul 22, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jul 23, 2012: Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Jul 24, 2012: The Category 4 Typhoon Vicente strikes Hong Kong and China's Guangdong Province, causing scores of injuries, cancellations of flights, and the closure of many businesses.
  • Jul 25, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Jul 26, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Jul 27, 2012: August 12 and 13 ampndash 2012 Summer Olympics will be held in London, United Kingdom.
  • Jul 28, 2012: The Syrian Army launches an attack on Aleppo, a rebel-held city.
  • Jul 29, 2012: Syrian Civil War (2011-present).
  • Jul 30, 2012: 31 Ampndash The 2012 India blackouts left 620 million people without electricity, making it the worst power cut in history.
  • Jul 31, 2012: The Syrian military continues to bombard Aleppo with artillery. Opposition forces claim they have driven out the Syrian army from the city.
  • Aug 1, 2012: According to a poll conducted by British Film Institute's magazine 'Sight and sound', Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 thriller suspense thriller "Vertigo" was named the greatest film of all times.
  • Aug 2, 2012: Syrian Civil War
  • Aug 3, 2012: Mexican Drug War: Another member of Los Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel, is arrested by the Mexican Army. He was responsible for the decapitation of 49 bodies and their dumping on a roadside in May 2012. The suspect is also one of 37 escapees from the Apodaca prison riot earlier in the year.
  • Aug 4, 2012: Arab Spring
  • Aug 5, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 6, 2012: ''Curiosity'', the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, successfully lands on Mars.ref name=MarsScienceLaboratory
  • Aug 7, 2012: Mexican Drug War: The United States has frozen the assets of three Belize-based associates belonging to Mexico's top drug lord Joaquin ampquotEl Chapoampquot Guzman.
  • Aug 8, 2012: Armed men open fire on a checkpoint at the Egyptian city Arish, Sinai Peninsula.
  • Aug 9, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 10, 2012: Mexican Drug War
  • Aug 11, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 12, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 13, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 14, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 15, 2012: Mexican Drug War
  • Aug 16, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 17, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 18, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 19, 2012: Mexican Drug War
  • Aug 20, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 21, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 22, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 23, 2012: Tropical Storm Isaac (2012): In its 23.00 PM bulletin, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reduces its hurricane warning level for Hispaniola Island in the Caribbean Sea to a hurricane watch and storm warning.
  • Aug 24, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 25, 2012: Civil war in Syria
  • Aug 26, 2012: Unknown organised people have taken the lives of seventeen villagers, including two women, in Afghanistan's southern Kajaki region.
  • Aug 27, 2012: Blockade of Gaza Strip: According to a United Nations report, the Gaza Strip won't be ampquota living placeampquot by 2020 because its infrastructure in water, sanitation, and health is not up to the task of a growing population.
  • Aug 28, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 29, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 30, 2012: Syrian Civil War
  • Aug 31, 2012: At least three people are killed in a shooting at the Pathmark grocery store, Old Bridge, New Jersey.
  • Sep 1, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Sep 2, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Sep 3, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Sep 4, 2012: Mexican Drug War
  • Sep 5, 2012: At least five militants are killed in a drone strike by the United States in Hadhramaut, eastern Yemen.
  • Sep 6, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Sep 7, 2012: Canada has officially cut diplomatic ties to Iran and closed its Tehran embassy. It also ordered the expulsion from Ottawa of Iranian diplomats. This was due to support for Syria and allegations of rights abuses.
  • Sep 8, 2012: Bahraini uprising (2011-present):
  • Sep 9, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Sep 10, 2012: Mexican Drug War
  • Sep 11, 2012: 18 amndash After the screening of the Youtube trailer for the film "Innocence of Muslims", a series of protests are launched against United States diplomatic missions around the world. The attacks in Libya result in the deaths J. Christopher Stevens (the United States Ambassador to Libya), and three other Americans.
  • Sep 12, 2012: Civil war in Syria
  • Sep 13, 2012: Lakhdar Brahimi is the U.N.-Arab League special envoy to the Syrian civil War. Fighting continues in the east of Damascus.
  • Sep 14, 2012: Protests against Islam 2012:
  • Sep 15, 2012: Afghanistan War:
  • Sep 16, 2012: Syrian Civil War: Violence continues between rebels and government forces in many Syrian provinces.
  • Sep 17, 2012: Syrian Civil War: UN Human Rights Investigators expand the secret list of Syrians suspected of war crimes by expanding it. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Diplomat, urges the U.N. Security Council bring the situation before the International Criminal Court.
  • Sep 18, 2012: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's faction Hezb-e-Islami claims responsibility for the suicide bomber who attacked Kabul Airport in Afghanistan, killing twelve people.
  • Sep 19, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Sep 20, 2012: Civil war in Syria:
  • Sep 21, 2012: Australia temporarily shuts down its High Commission in Pakistan's capital Islamabad. As a result, it is afraid of violent protests against Western countries.
  • Sep 22, 2012: 2012 diplomatic missions attack
  • Sep 23, 2012:
  • Sep 24, 2012: Syrian civil war: At least 24 people have been killed in violence across Syria.
  • Sep 25, 2012: Syrian civil war: Save the Children reports on the dire situation of children in Syria.
  • Sep 26, 2012: Syrian civil war: At least four military guards are killed in twin explosions close to the headquarters of the Syrian Armed Forces, central Damascus. (Al Jazeera). Press TV correspondent Maya Nasser was killed in sniper fire as she reported from Damascus after reporting on twin bomb blasts. (The Guardian).Qatar calls on the Arab world to intervene in Syria. (Al Jazeera). Local activists have reported that the Syrian army killed more than 40 civilians in Thiabieh, a suburb of Damascus.
  • Sep 27, 2012: Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health expressed concern that the novel coronavirus similar to SARS, which is reported to have originated in the country, could affect the Hajj, a religious pilgrimage scheduled to take place next month. It is recommended that travelers take all precautions.
  • Sep 28, 2012: Somalia and the African Union launch a coordinated attack on Kismayo, Somalia's port city. This is to retake the city from al Shabaab militants.
  • Sep 29, 2012: Somali Civil War: Al-Shabaab militants leave the Somali port of Kismayo, after Somalia and African Union forces launched an coordinated attack on Kismayo Friday.
  • Sep 30, 2012: Hunderts of Muslims in Bangladesh are angry at a Facebook photo that a Buddhist man posted, and which allegedly insulted Islam. They have set fire to at least four Buddhist temples as well as fifteen homes.
  • Oct 1, 2012: After the Battle of Kismayo, Al-Shabaab Islamist militants were evacuated by the African Union, troops from the African Union enter Kismayo, a Somali port.
  • Oct 2, 2012: At least 20 students were killed by gunmen at a hostel located far from the Federal Polytechnic campus of Mubi in northeastern Nigeria.
  • Oct 3, 2012: The Turkish police in Hatay Province confronts Syrian refugees living in rented homes with the decision to join a refugee camp, or return to Syria.
  • Oct 4, 2012: After Syrian forces attacked the Turkish border town Akcakale, five people were killed by them, the Turkish parliament approved a motion authorizing crossborder military operations against Syria.
  • Oct 5, 2012: A sustained bombing campaign is being launched against Homs, a Syrian city. This is the worst that it has seen in five years.
  • Oct 6, 2012: According to the South Korean Ministry of National Defense, a North Korean soldier defected to South Korea after killing his superiors.
  • Oct 7, 2012: At 15:25 BST, a Mark Rothko Seagram mural is displayed at the Tate Modern.
  • Oct 8, 2012: Mexican Drug War: Initial reports by the Mexican Navy suggest that Heriberto Lazo Lazcano Lazcano (the top leader of Los Zetas' most dangerous Mexican criminal group) may have been shot and killed during a shootout. His identity is currently being confirmed by forensic tests.
  • Oct 9, 2012: Syrian civil war: A suicide bomber attacks an intelligence agency building in Damascus. Several people are reported to have been killed. Al-Nusra Front rebels claim responsibility.
  • Oct 10, 2012: Civil war in Syria: Rebels seize control of Maarrat al-Nu'man, a strategic town on the main road connecting Damascus and Aleppo.
  • Oct 11, 2012: Qassem M.Aqlan, the Yemeni chief security officer at the U.S. Embassy in Sana'a, is shot to death by a gunman.
  • Oct 12, 2012: Arab Spring:: Syrian civil War: Rebels seize an airbase east of Aleppo. (Al Jazeera). The Bahraini Uprising (2011-present). Police use tear gas and stun guns to attack anti-government protestors in Manama. (Reuters)Egypt - Supporters and enemies of President Mohamed Morsi clash at Tahrir Square. More than 100 people were injured.
  • Oct 13, 2012: President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was shot.
  • Oct 14, 2012: Gunmen opened fire on a mosque in Dogo Dawa, Nigeria's state of Kaduna. At least 20 people were killed.
  • Oct 15, 2012: Syrian civil war: Turkish authorities search an Armenian plane bound for Aleppo, after it was grounded in the east.
  • Oct 16, 2012: Senkaku Islands dispute: Seven People's Liberation Army Navy warships were spotted by Japanese helicopters in Japanese territorial waters close to Yonaguni.
  • Oct 17, 2012: During an ambush in Hashaba (Sudan), one UNAMID peacekeeper was killed and three others were wounded.
  • Oct 18, 2012: Civil war in Syria: At least 40 civilians were killed in military airstrikes by the Syrian government in Maaret al Numan, Idlib governorate.
  • Oct 19, 2012: At least 8 people are killed and 78 injured when a car bomb explodes in Beirut's Sassine Square.
  • Oct 20, 2012: Syrian civil war: UN special envoy Lakhdar brahimi (Arab League) meets with Walid Muallem, Syrian Foreign Minister, Damascus to try to negotiate a temporary ceasefire for next week's Eid al-Adha holiday.
  • Oct 21, 2012: 2012 Beirut bombing: Lebanese security force fire tear gas and shots at crowds as protesters try to break into prime minister Mikati's government offices. This was in response to a car bomb which killed Wissam al Hassan, intelligence chief.
  • Oct 22, 2012: After rocket fire from Gaza on southern Israel and mortar attacks on an IDF patrol close to the border, the Israeli air force struck a rocket-launching squad in northern Gaza Strip. Three people were reported to have been killed.
  • Oct 23, 2012: An Israeli artillery strike in the northern Gaza Strip has resulted in at least one death and two more injuries.
  • Oct 24, 2012: Siege of Bani Walid (2012): Militias loyal the Libyan government capture Bani Walid, with locals claiming 130 civilians were killed by artillery shelling from militia forces.
  • Oct 25, 2012: Syrian civil war: The Syrian government announced via state media that they will suspend military operations from Friday through Monday during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. This is part of a ceasefire proposal made by U.N. special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.
  • Oct 26, 2012: The latest round of sectarian clashes between Buddhists, Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists has killed at least 64 people in western Burma. 3,200 Rohingya were also displaced.
  • Oct 27, 2012: Iraqi insurgency: 46 people were killed and 123 more were injured by a series of attacks.
  • Oct 28, 2012: Syrian civil war: Opposition activists have reported at least 128 deaths in the country as the UN-brokered ceasefire seems to be crumbling. At least 22 people were killed when the Syrian Army bombed three districts of Damascus and the city Bara near Idlib. (CNN/Reuters) Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri promises support to the rebels in a new video posted to a jihadist site.
  • Oct 29, 2012: According to Syrian state media, two car bombings killed civilians in Syria's civil war.
  • Oct 30, 2012: Syrian civil war: Qatar claims that the government of Syria is conducting a "war against extermination" of its citizens. An activist group claims that at least 50 people have been killed in the country.
  • Oct 31, 2012: Syrian civil war: An opposition force in Damascus assails a commander of the Syrian Air Force. (The New York Times). Leaders of the rebel Free Syrian Army begin negotiations with Kurdish representatives to end clashes between Kurds, the Free Syrian Army, and Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Hundreds of hostages were taken and over 40 fighters killed in the conflict.
  • Nov 1, 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.
  • Nov 2, 2012: According to local residents, dozens of young men were shot by the military in Maiduguri (Nigeria), according to reports.
  • Nov 3, 2012: Syrian civil war: Major assault on Taftanaz Airbase by rebel forces in Syria.
  • Nov 4, 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.
  • Nov 5, 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.
  • Nov 6, 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.
  • Nov 7, 2012: Syrian civil war: A car bomb in Damascus kills one judge.
  • Nov 8, 2012: Syrian civil war: Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad rejects a safe exit from Syria offer and vows to "live, and die" in Syria.
  • Nov 9, 2012: Syrian civil War: 4 Million people could need humanitarian assistance by 2013, according to the United Nations.
  • Nov 10, 2012: Syrian civil war: At least 20 troops were killed in Daraa suicide bombings.
  • Nov 11, 2012: Syrian opposition groups sign an agreement in Qatar to form coalition against President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Nov 12, 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.
  • Nov 13, 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.
  • Nov 14, 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.
  • Nov 15, 2012: According to the Local Coordination Committees (46 in Damascus or its suburbs), at least 95 people have been killed in Syria.
  • Nov 16, 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.
  • Nov 17, 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.
  • Nov 18, 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.
  • Nov 19, 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.
  • Nov 20, 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.
  • Nov 21, 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.
  • Nov 22, 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.
  • Nov 23, 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.
  • Nov 24, 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.
  • Nov 25, 2012: Twin car bombs explode in Jaji, Kaduna State in north central Nigeria, killing at least 11 and wounding around 30 others.
  • Nov 26, 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.
  • Nov 27, 2012: Eight car bombings in Iraq have resulted in the deaths of at least 29 and injuries to 126 others.
  • Nov 28, 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.
  • Nov 29, 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.
  • Nov 30, 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.
  • Dec 1, 2012: Syrian civil war: Syrian jets bomb rebel positions in Damascus, as the country's third-day Internet and phone blackout begins. Officials from the government announce that the road to the capital's airport has been secured. Rebels however insist that clashes continue.
  • Dec 2, 2012: Seven Taliban are killed and at least five Afghans are injured when the Taliban launch an attack against the NATO airstrip in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan.
  • Dec 3, 2012: Syrian civil war: As the civil war in Syria worsens, the United Nations suspends operations and withdraws non-essential personnel. (AAP via News Limited). Jihad Makdissi, the spokesperson for the Syrian foreign ministry, has been fired or is in poor health.
  • Dec 4, 2012: Syrian civil war: The Syrian Army and rebels near Damascus clash. (AAP via News Limited). A mortar attack damages a school in Bteha, a small town north of the capital. SANA, the state news agency, reports that at least 29 people have been killed and activists claim 9 more. (New York Times).NATO sends Patriot missiles in Turkey to protect its citizens from civil war.
  • Dec 5, 2012: Syrian civil war: Hungary closes Damascus embassy and removes all personnel.
  • Dec 6, 2012: 2012 Egyptian protests: At least 7 people were killed and over 770 injured in clashes between supporters of President Mohamed Morsi and those opposing him in front of Cairo's Presidential Palace. To secure the building, the Egyptian Army deploys several tanks as well as armoured troop carriers.
  • Dec 7, 2012: US Airways presents a formal merger proposal for American Airlines' parent company. The proposed merger values the combined entity at $8.5Billion.
  • Dec 8, 2012: (WND)Syrian civil war: Russia arm Syria with Iskander rockets as a response to NATO's installation of Patriot missile defense system in Turkey. (WND) Fighting takes place in Damascus as rebels claim that Damascus International Airport has been declared a "legitimate" target.
  • Dec 9, 2012: Violent clashes are occurring in Bangladesh after protesters block roads across the country to demand an independent body to supervise the next general elections. After police used tear gas and rubber bullets, at least two people were injured and another 100 were killed.
  • Dec 10, 2012: Civil war in Syria: Rebel forces take control of parts of Sheikh Suleiman's army base near Aleppo, after several weeks of intense fighting. Ground fighting continues in Damascus' suburbs, as the government launches more air strikes against opposition forces. (Al Jazeera). The U.S. State Department has declared Jabhat al-Nusra, a rebel group in Syria, a terrorist organization.
  • Dec 11, 2012: Syrian civil war: At least 125 people have been killed and 200 others injured by bombings in Aqrab (Alawite village), Syria. (AAP), (Reuters) (BBC). President Barack Obama recognizes Syria's rebel opposition to be the "legitimate representatives of the Syrian people."
  • Dec 12, 2012: Syrian civil war: Two explosions and a car bomb explode outside the Palace of Justice and Interior Ministry in Damascus. (Al Jazeera). The government forces fired Scud-type missiles at the rebels in northern Syria.
  • Dec 13, 2012: Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia's Deputy Foreign Ministry, confirms that his country is working to mobilize plans to evacuate its citizens out of Syria. The statement acknowledges that the rebels may win, as the Syrian government loses more and more territory.
  • Dec 14, 2012: Syrian civil war:: American Admiral James G. Stavridis is NATO's Supreme Allies Commander Europe. He claims that Scud missiles launched by Syria at rebel forces have "fairly close to" the border with Turkey.
  • Dec 15, 2012: Cyclone Evan is expected in northern Tonga, before moving south towards Fiji.
  • Dec 16, 2012: Syrian civil war: Reports say that Syrian war planes attacked a Palestinian refugee camp located in Damascus. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that at least eight people were killed. (BBC)Islamist rebels claim they have taken a Syrian Army infantry unit in Aleppo.
  • Dec 17, 2012: Rebel forces seize control of the Yarmouk Palestine refugee camp in Damascus from the dozens of people who were killed in airstrikes that day. Outside the northern border of the area, tanks and Syrian troops, along with a few PFLP-GC fighters, are gathered.
  • Dec 18, 2012: After five days in captivity in northern Syria, Richard Engel, chief foreign correspondent of NBC News, and his production crew were released. Engel claims they were taken by members of the Shabiha, a plainclothes militia that is loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad. After a firefight in which 2 of the captors were killed, rebel forces at the checkpoint released the men.
  • Dec 19, 2012: Terrorist attacks in Kenya 2012: Two people were injured in blasts that occurred outside Al-Amin mosque, Nairobi's Somali-dominated Eastleigh District. These explosions took place during the evening rush hour.
  • Dec 20, 2012: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, stated that there is no chance for a negotiated settlement to the conflict in Syria.
  • Dec 21, 2012: The Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, which was used notably by the pre-Columbian Mayan civilisation, has completed a quotgreat circlequot of thirteen "'b'ak’tuns" (periods of 144,000 day each), since the mythical creation date of its current era.
  • Dec 22, 2012: Syrian civil war: A car bomb kills six people in Damascus and a gunman assassinates an official television journalist.
  • Dec 23, 2012: Civil war in Syria:: Up to 200 civilians are killed during the conflict by Syrian government warplanes over Helfaya in Hama province.
  • Dec 24, 2012: Syrian civil war: Seven rebel fighters in Syria are killed and many others are injured in a toxic gas inhalation incident at their base in Homs.
  • Dec 25, 2012: Syrian civil war: Rebels seize Harem, a city in Idlib Governorate at the border with Turkey. It is 55kms west of Aleppo. (Al Jazeera). Pope Benedict XVI called for a political solution in the conflict in Syria in his Christmas message to thousands of pilgrims in Vatican City.
  • Dec 26, 2012: Afghanistan War (2001-present).: A suicide bomber kills his self and three Afghans (a guard, and two civilians) just outside the Forward Operating Base Chapman, Afghanistan. This is the same area that was the subject of an attack in December 2009.
  • Dec 27, 2012: 2012 Central African Republic Rebellion: Francois Bozize, president of the Central African Republic asks for international help as rebels advance on Bangui, the capital. (Al Jazeera). The United States Embassy in Bangui has been forced to suspend operations because of rising rebel attacks.
  • Dec 28, 2012: Rebellion in 2012 Central African Republic: After weeks of unrest, the government of Central African Republic (government) and a rebel coalition agree on talks.
  • Dec 29, 2012: Syrian civil war: LCC reports that 400 people were killed in Syria's civil war on Saturday. This includes about 200 executions by the Syrian Army at Deir Ballba, Homs.
  • Dec 30, 2012: War in North-West Pakistan -: 19 killed in suicide bomber attack on Shiites in Balochistan Province.
  • Dec 31, 2012: The Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period has ended. {{cite journal
  • Jan 12, 2012: Violent protests occur in Bucharest, Romania, as two-day-old demonstrations continue against President Traian Băsescu's economic austerity measures. Clashes are reported in numerous Romanian cities between protesters and law enforcement officers.


What does the year 2012 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2012 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 113th year of the 21st century and the 2nd year of the 2010s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 2011 and precedes 2013.

calendars for year 2012

Can you show me the calendar for the year 2012?

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