Historical Events In 2012
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Jan 07 In the year 2012 hot air balloon crashes in Carterton, New Zealand, killing 11
Jan 13 In the year 2012 cruise ship, Costa Concordia, runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, with at least 15 deaths
Jan 14 Suicide bomber kills 53 and injures 130 in Basra, Iraq in the year 2012.
Jan 18 In the year 2012 stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout becomes the largest protest in the history of the internet
Jan 19 FBI shuts down Megaupload.com for alleged copyright infringement, hacker group Anonymous responds by attacking government and entertainment industry websites in the year 2012.
Jan 23 On this day in history european Union agrees to embargo Iranian oil in protest against Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program
Jan 23 Iran.European Union relations: The European Union adopts an embargo against Iran in protest of that nation's continued effort to enrich uranium on this day in history.
Feb 01 In the year 2012 at least 73 people are killed in the Egyptian football riots in Port Said
Feb 01 On this day in history at least 79 people were killed and more than 1,000 were injured after a football match in Port Said, Egypt.
Feb 02 On this day in history cold snap across Europe kills more than 100 people (over 400 people by 08-02)
Feb 04 Tens of thousands of people are stranded by floods in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland on this day in history.
Feb 05 On this day in history quarterback Eli Manning wins his second Superbowl Most Valuable Player Award after leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Superbowl XLVI
Feb 06 6.9 magnitude quake hits near the central Philipines with 43 confirmed deaths on this day in history.
Feb 06 The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of her accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and the 60th anniversary of her becoming Head of the Commonwealth in the year 2012.
Feb 11 Israel Air Force conducts four air strikes in Gaza Strip in the year 2012.
Feb 12 On this day in history gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow is re-elected president of Turkmenistan with 97% of the vote
Feb 15 United Kingdom unemployment rate reaches 17 year high of 8.4% in the year 2012.
Feb 17 The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, resigns over a corruption scandal on this day in history.
Feb 18 Kateri Tekakwitha canonized as the first native American saint on this day in history.
Feb 19 In the year 2012 44 people killed in prison brawl in Apocada, Mexico, between two rival drug cartels
Feb 19 Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France following sanctions put in place by the European Union and the United States in January on this day in history.
Feb 20 Scientists successfully regenerate Silene stenophylla from a 31,800 year old piece of fruit, greatly surpassing the previous record of 2,000 years on this day in history.
Feb 21 Greek government debt crisis: Eurozone finance ministers reach an agreement on a second, .130-billion Greek bailout in the year 2012.
Feb 21 On this day in history yemen voters go to the polls for a presidential election where the only candidate on the ballot paper is vice-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi
Feb 22 Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds in the year 2012.
Feb 23 In the year 2012 a series of bomb attacks across 12 Iraqi cities kills 60 and injures 200
Feb 25 Syrian Army kills 100 civilians in artillery shelling of Homs and Hama in the year 2012.
Feb 26 The film The Artist wins five Academy Awards and becomes the first silent film to win since 1927 on this day in history.
Feb 27 Arab Spring: As a result of ongoing protests, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is succeeded by Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi in the year 2012.
Feb 27 Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor in the year 2012.
Feb 28 Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral on this day in history.
Mar 01 Euro zone unemployment reaches historical high of 10.7% in the year 2012.
Mar 02 On this day in history tornadoes kill at least 27 people in the American states of Indiana and Kentucky
Mar 03 In the year 2012 lorry crash in east Guinea kills 50 and injures 27