Historical Events In 2012
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Apr 10 On this day in history united Nations deadline for Syrian troop withdrawal passes as violence continues
Apr 11 8.6 magnitude earth quack and 8.2 aftershock occurs off the coast of Indonesia on this day in history.
Apr 12 On this day in history a ceasefire in the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising comes into effect
Apr 12 In the year 2012 mutinous soldiers in Guinea-Bissau stage a coup d'état and take control of the capital city, Bissau. They arrest interim President Raimundo Pereira and leading presidential candidate Carlos Gomes Júnior in the midst of a presidential election campaign.
Apr 13 Kwangmy.ngs.ng-3, a North Korean Earth observation satellite, explodes shortly after launch. The United States and other countries had called the impending launch a violation of United Nations Security Council demands. The launch was planned to mark the centenary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the republic on this day in history.
Apr 13 North Korean long range rocket testing ends in failure after the rocket broke up after launch on this day in history.
Apr 15 400 Islamist Militants escape from a Pakistan prison after an insurgent attack in the year 2012.
Apr 16 At least 55 people are killed in the Syrian uprising despite UN presence to oversee ceasefire on this day in history.
Apr 17 The St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book, purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds in the year 2012.
Apr 18 The Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples begins burning artworks after cultural institution budget cuts in the year 2012.
Apr 19 Levon Helm, American rock musician, dies from throat cancer at 71 in the year 2012.
Apr 20 Plane crash near Islamabad, Pakistan, kills 127 people in the year 2012.
Apr 21 Two trains in Sloterdijk, Netherlands, injure 117 people in a head on collision on this day in history.
Apr 22 In the year 2012 30 year old women collapses and dies during London Marathon
Apr 23 On this day in history netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, tenders resignation, paving the way for early elections
Apr 25 The United Kingdom dips back into recession after the economy shrunk 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012 on this day in history.
Apr 26 In the year 2012 70 people are killed by rocket attacks by the Syrian Army on the city of Hama
Apr 26 Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is found guilty on 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Sierra Leone Civil War in the year 2012.
Apr 27 Four explosions in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, kill 27 people on this day in history.
Apr 28 Tent collapse in St Louis, Missouri, kills one and injures 110 people in the year 2012.
Apr 29 International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect in the year 2012.
Apr 30 The unfinished One World Trade Center overtakes the Empire State building to become the tallest building in New York on this day in history.
May 01 In the year 2012 china and Russia sign $15 billion dollar trade deal
May 02 In the year 2012 a pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for US$120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for an auctioned work of art.
May 02 On this day in history edvard Munch's famous painting 'The Scream' sells at auction for $119,922,500
May 04 In the year 2012 14 decapitated bodies and 9 hung from a bridge are found in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
May 05 17 people are killed and 47 missing after a flash flood in Nepal in the year 2012.
May 06 On this day in history francois Hollande elected President of France
May 07 In the year 2012 nATO air strike kills 14 and woulds 6 civilians in Afghanistan's Badghis Province
May 09 In the year 2012 mark Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow" becomes the most expensive contemporary art piece to be sold at auction for $86.9 million dollars
May 10 In the year 2012 the Red Cross suspends all humanitarian work in Pakistan after a worker was kidnapped and killed
May 11 Chinese scientists break world record by transferring photons over 97 kilometers using quantum teleportation on this day in history.
May 12 On this day in history aug 12 - The 2012 World Expo takes place in Yeosu, South Korea.
May 12 The discovery of a missing Mayan calender piece disproves 2012 Armageddon in the year 2012.