Historical Events In May - 12
Thursday, 28 September 2023
2007 On this day in history the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 is held in Helsinki, resulting in Serbia's first victory.
2010 Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crashes at runway at Tripoli International Airport in Libya, killing 103 of the 104 people on board on May - 12.
2012 On this day in history the discovery of a missing Mayan calender piece disproves 2012 Armageddon
2012 On May - 12 aug 12 - The 2012 World Expo takes place in Yeosu, South Korea.
2013 On this day in history pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints
2014 Voters in Ukraine reject rule from Kiev on this day in history.
2017 On this day in history brazil declares end to Zika national emergency as cases decrease
2017 Former One Direction singer Harry Styles releases his self-titled debut solo album on May - 12.
2017 Computers around the world are hit by a large-scale ransomware cyberattack, which goes on to affect at least 150 countries on May - 12.
2018 On this day in history 63rd Eurovision song contest won by Netta from Israel in Lisbon, Portugal
2018 On May - 12 insurgent group attacks the town of Muse, Myanmar, killing at least 19 people, Taâ€™ang National Liberation Army claim responsibility
2019 May 2019 Gulf of Oman incident: Four commercial ships, including two Saudi Aramco oil tankers, are damaged near the port of Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman. The United Arab Emirates claims the incident was a "sabotage attack", while an early United States assessment reportedly blames Iran for the attack. The incident occurs during a time of regional tensions between the U.S. and Iran, with the U.S. just weeks prior deploying strategic bombers, a carrier strike group and other military assets to the Persian Gulf following intelligence reports of an alleged plot by Iran to attack U.S. forces in the region on this day in history.
2020 On this day in history russia's confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 reach 232,000, 2nd highest in the world, a day after President Vladimir Putin eased the country's lockdown
2020 On May - 12 indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces a $260 million economic rescue package, worth 10% of GDP
2020 Gunmen storm a maternity hospital and kill 24 people, including two newborn babies, in Dashte Barchi, a majority-Shia neighborhood of Kabul, Afghanistan. In a separate incident in Kuz Kunar, 32 people are killed at a funeral by a suicide bomber on this day in history.