Historical Events In 2012
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Jul 30 On this day in history in the worst power outage in world history, the 2012 India blackouts leave 620 million people without power.
Jul 30 On this day in history train fire kills 32 and injures 27 people in Andhra Pradesh, India
Jul 31 In the year 2012 two car bombs kill 21 people in Baghdad, Iraq
Aug 01 Typhoon Saola kills elven people and displaces over 150,000 in the Philippines in the year 2012.
Aug 02 On this day in history 23 people are killed after two blasts in a fruit market in Lahore, Pakistan
Aug 03 United Nations General Assembly c reproaches The United Nations Security Council over its lack of action in Syria on this day in history.
Aug 04 In the year 2012 45 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Abyan, Yemen
Aug 05 Gunman opens fire on Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin killing six people and committing suicide in the year 2012.
Aug 06 In the year 2012 curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, successfully lands on Mars.
Aug 06 Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century on this day in history.
Aug 07 21 people are killed by a gun attack in a church in Okene, Nigeria in the year 2012.
Aug 08 China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies on this day in history.
Aug 09 On this day in history the death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70
Aug 11 153 people are killed and 1300 injured in Tabriz and Ahar, Iran after two earthquakes of up to 6.4 magnitude in the year 2012.
Aug 12 The 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony completes the games in the year 2012.
Aug 13 Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a doping test in the year 2012.
Aug 14 46 people are killed and 80 injured after a series of suicide bombings in Afghanistan on this day in history.
Aug 16 In the year 2012 julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, is granted political asylum by Ecuador
Aug 17 Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years on this day in history.
Aug 18 Al-Qaeda militants kill 14 people in an attack in Aden, Yemen in the year 2012.
Aug 19 On this day in history 32 people are killed after a plane crash in Talodi, Sudan
Aug 20 On this day in history 20 people are killed in a riot in Caracas, Venezuela
Aug 21 On this day in history 20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus
Aug 22 47 people are killed in the Syrian civil war on this day in history.
Aug 23 On this day in history four people are killed and 28 injured in a hot air ballooning accident in Slovenia
Aug 24 On this day in history monsoon rains and floods kill 26 people in Pakistan
Aug 25 In the year 2012 330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
Aug 26 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969 on this day in history.
Aug 27 On this day in history first interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity
Aug 28 Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate on this day in history.
Aug 29 Georgian hostage crisis results in 3 police officers and 10 militants being killed on this day in history.
Aug 30 Cholera outbreak kills 229 people in Sierra Leone in the year 2012.
Aug 31 Armenia severs diplomatic relations with Hungary, following the extradition to Azerbaijan and subsequent pardoning of Ramil Safarov, who was convicted of killing an Armenian soldier in Hungary in 2004. The move is also met with fierce criticism from other countries on this day in history.
Aug 31 Researchers successfully perform the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes in the year 2012.