Historical Events In 2012
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Oct 03 34 people are killed by a series of bombings in Aleppo, Syria on this day in history.
Oct 04 In the year 2012 turkeyâ€™s parliament approves cross-border military operations in Syria
Oct 05 Anglo Platinum Limited fires 12,000 striking workers in South Africa on this day in history.
Oct 06 Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in the year 2012.
Oct 07 13 people are killed after a Sudanese military aeroplane crashes near Khartoum on this day in history.
Oct 08 On this day in history 35 people are killed by a Nigerian military bomb struck a convoy in Maiduguri
Oct 09 On this day in history 25,000 people in Athens protest German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Oct 10 On this day in history robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on G protein-coupled receptors
Oct 11 A further 83 people are killed throughout Syria by the Syrian army on this day in history.
Oct 12 The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves of an African-led force to oust Islamist militants in northern Mali on this day in history.
Oct 13 15 people are killed by a market suicide bombing in Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan on this day in history.
Oct 14 20 people are gunned down in a mosque in Dogo Dawa, Nigeria on this day in history.
Oct 14 Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner becomes the first person to break the sound barrier without any machine assistance during a record space dive out of the Red Bull Stratos helium-filled balloon from 24 miles (39 kilometers) over Roswell, New Mexico in the United States in the year 2012.
Oct 15 Hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her novel Bring Up the Bodies in the year 2012.
Oct 16 Conflict in Maiduguri, Nigeria, leads to 24 militant deaths and several structures set ablaze in the year 2012.
Oct 17 In the year 2012 the exoplanet Alpha Centauri Bb is discovered orbiting Alpha Centauri
Oct 18 In the year 2012 syrian military airstrikes kill 40 people in Maaret al-Numan
Oct 19 8 people are killed and 78 injured by a car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon on this day in history.
Oct 22 In the year 2012 6 Italian scientists are convicted of manslaughter for their failure to predict the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake
Oct 23 12 people are killed and 40 are injured in a hospital fire in Tainan, Taiwan on this day in history.
Oct 24 In the year 2012 hurricane Sandy kills at least 209 people in the Caribbean, Bahamas, United States and Canada. Considerable storm surge damage causes major disruption to the eastern seaboard of the United States.
Oct 24 On this day in history libyan militias capture Bani Walid resulting in 130 civilian deaths
Oct 25 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba and Haiti killing 65 people and causing over $80 million in damage on this day in history.
Oct 26 64 people are killed in West Burma after continued sectarian clashes on this day in history.
Oct 27 In the year 2012 46 people are killed and 123 injured in Iraq after a series of attacks and bombs
Oct 28 In the year 2012 syrian ceasefire collapses and 128 people are killed in ongoing civil war violence
Oct 29 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey resulting in 110 deaths and $50 billion in damage and forces the New York stock exchange to close on this day in history.
Oct 30 Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion in the year 2012.
Nov 01 On this day in history google's Gmail becomes the world's most popular email service
Nov 03 In the year 2012 syrian rebels launch a major assault on Taftanaz airbase
Nov 04 Bishop Tawadros appointed as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church on this day in history.
Nov 05 50 Syrian military personnel are killed by a suicide car bomb in Hama in the year 2012.
Nov 06 5 people are shot at a poultry processing plant in Fresno, California in the year 2012.
Nov 07 On this day in history 48 people are killed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Guatemala