Year 2012 in History - Important Historical Events of the year 2012

The year 2012 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 2012 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.

Important Historical Events of the Year 2012 in World ⚡

01 januaryJohn Howard, the prime minister of Australia and David Hockney, the famous artist were appointed by Queen Elizabeth II to the order of merit. The world famous USA based NASA brought another glory to its feather. Its second Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory Spacecraft is in orbit around the moon.
02 januaryIran conducted it's military exercises in the Persian Gulf. During which it successfully test-fired two long range missiles.
03 januaryMitt Romney, Ron Paul & Rick Santorum lead Republican Contenders as nominees for president of the USA. 2004- The Flash Airlines flight 604 crushed near Sharm at Sheikh in Egypt, in which 48 people were killed.
03 januaryA survey conducted in Spain reported that the rate of unemployment was very high.
04 januaryMitt Romney, the US presidential candidate wins the 2012 IOWA cancus. He won by 8 votes over Rick Samporum.
04 januaryThe president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is hospitalized for surgery for Thyroid Cancer. Amado Boudou, vice-president assumes temporary president of the country.
05 januaryWilliam Hague begins a 2 day tour of Myanmar. It is believed that the visit of the UK secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs will be historic.
05 januaryUS President Barack Obama dramatically cut the defence expenses.
06 januaryPortia Simpson Miller, Jamaica new P.M. announces that the country will become a republic. It removes Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.
06 januaryAbout 4,500 logins and passwords of FaceBook were stolen by the Rammit worm.
07 januaryIn New Zealand eleven people are killed when their hot air balloon collides with a power line and was crashed near Carterton.
07 januaryThe dispute due to the fund issue leads to the closure of several Bosnia's cultural institutions.
08 january15 Georgian soldiers are released through the efforts made by the Somalian Government after a year of being hostage by pirates.
09 january700 former Tamil tigers are released by the Sri Lankan army after completing a rehabilitation program.
09 januaryThere has been a clash between the United Kingdom's Westminster and Scottish government as because of the referendum on Scottish independence.
10 januaryThe UK Secretary of State for Transport, Justine Greening has approved the HS2, a high speed rail line. This will link major cities in the UK to London.
11 januaryIsrael is preparing for a increase of Syrian refugees into Golan heights according to Israel's Military chief.
11 januaryA journalist was killed with eight other Motors in Horns, Syrian.
12 januaryIsrael Supreme Court has put a law banning Palestinians from marrying Israel's in order to get citizenship.
12 januaryBurmese government and the Karen rebels signed a ceasefire between them, in order to stabilize the situation.
13 januaryThe Island nation of Kiribati re-elects President. Anote Tong to a third term with over 42% of the vote.
13 januaryThe Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground on a reef off the shore of Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, and partially sank.
14 januaryDue to a transformer malfunction in Bursa, Turkey millions were left without power supply.
15 januaryJohn Huntsman, a Presidential primary candidate of Republican Party drop out of the race, endorsing Mitt Romney.
16 januaryThe US Congress has proposed anti-piracy legislation to shutting down the English Wikipedia website. The English Wikipedia and has protested against it.
17 januaryIndia and China are agreed to build a functional office to resolve border issues
18 januaryFrancesco Settings captain of sunken cruise admits the navigational errors that caused by Costa Concordia to capsize
18 januaryAn amateur astronomer discovers a new Neptune sized explained in Peterborough, England.
19 januaryKodak, the famous film and Camera Company, files for the bankruptcy protection.
20 januaryAround 2000 Malawi women protested against attacks on women wearing trousers by unemployed youths and street vendors.
21 januaryTop international virologist agreed to halt work on a more virulent strain of H5N1 influenza virus due to fear over bioterrorism.
22 januaryThe first round election in Finland has been completed.
23 januaryEuropean Union imposes more sanctions on Iran's banking and oil industries due to Iran's nuclear program.
24 januaryIn 17 year for the first time Spain unemployment level passes five million.
25 januaryIran President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the country is ready to discuss about its nuclear program with other countries.
26 januaryIllumina, a U.S. Australia gene sequencing company adopts a poison pill strategy, fighting against a hostile big by Roche Holding.
27 januaryThe main opposition leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo condemns parliamentary election as rigged. He calls for a strike in protest of his house arrest.
28 januaryThe protest run for occupying Oakland in Oakland city turning into a violent movement in California and approximately 300 people were arrested.
29 januaryHugo Chavez, President of Venezuela suffering from tumour recovered after that tumor is removed from his pelvis.
30 januaryOccupy DC activists are prohibited from camping in freedom plaza and McPherson square.
30 januaryA fake medicine crisis at cardiology hospital in Lahore leads to loss of around 112 liver.
31 januaryChina government tightens its control of monasteries following deadly protests in Tibet.
01 februaryThe parent company of America Airlines announced that they will cut 13,000 jobs or 15 % work force from their company.
03 februaryThe US unemployment rate drops to be 8.3% and it was the lowest in last three years after employers added 240,000 jobs in January.
04 februaryFlorence Green who was the last known veteran from World War I, died in the United Kingdom at the age of 110.
05 februaryJosefina Vazquez Mota is the first woman ever endorsed by a Major Mexican Party to run for President of Mexico.
06 februaryEmail Boc, Romania’s Prime minister resigned along with the entire cabinet due to major social and political unrest in the country.
06 februaryQueen Elizabeth II marked her 60th anniversary of becoming monarch of the UK and seven sovereign stated in the country.
07 februaryCalifornia’s proposition banned 8 gay marriages in the US was court of Appeals for the Ninth circuit.
07 februarySeveral months of political crisis in the Maldives culminatedin the resignation of President Mohamed Nasheed.
08 februaryIn London, at Christie’s the collection of Elizabeth Taylor’s artworks by Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro and Edgar Degas was sold for over 13.7 million pounds.
09 februaryDuring Bankruptcy , a cost saving measure has been taken that do not allow Eastman Kodak Co reports to make digital Cameras , pocket video cameras and digital picture frames any longer.
10 februaryA story called “the cats of Copenhagen’ is known as an ‘outrage’, that is written by James Joyce for Choldrens has been published for the first time.
11 februaryWhitney Houston, a well known American singer and actress died suddenly in Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in California at the age of 48.
12 februaryA British Singer, Adele, was awarded for the song of the year. Record of the year and albino of the year the Germany Awards.
13 februaryMoody’s Investors Service peru s a negative outlook for the credit ratings for Austria, France and United Kingdom.
14 februaryThe Love Letters written by poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning for each other were published online by Wellesley College and Baylor University in 2012.
15 februaryA painting of Frenchs Bacon sold at Christies for 21.3 million pounds and the portrait of Henrietta Morales which is the second most valuable post-war contemporary art which was sold at the auction house.
16 februaryAnthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and the Middle East correspondent for the New York Times, dies at 43 of an acute asthma attack.
17 februaryAbout 60 to 70 artefacts of the ancients Olympic Games was stolen by the thieves who broke into the archaeological.
18 februaryPope Benedict XVI announces seven new saints. The saints included American Saint, Kateri Tekawitha. He also appoints twenty two new cardinals.
19 februaryOn February 19, 2011 a record of 2.2 million people attend the Bola Buta strut Party during Rio Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
20 februaryScientists regenerated specimens from Silene Stenophylla, a 31, 800 year old piece of fruit on February 20, 2012, substantially surpassing previous records for the oldest plant regenerated.
21 februaryAmong the winners in at the 2012 BRIT awards for British popular music there were One Direction, Adele, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran.
22 februaryThousands of people commemorate the first anniversary of the earthquake where 185 people died last year, in New Zealand’s city of Christchurch.
22 februaryA train failed to apply its brakes and crashed through a bufferstop at Once Station in Buenos Aires, resulting in 51 deaths and morethan 700 injuries.
23 februaryThe State Senate of Maryland approves a bill allowing same-sex marriage in the state.
24 februaryAfter a power struggle within his government, Haiti's prime minister Garry Conille resigns.
24 februaryThe IAEA reports that Iran has been expanding its nuclear activities.
25 februaryThe famous film “The Artist” has been awarded with four awards at the spirit awards which honoured independent films.
26 februaryThe “News of the World” which shut down due to phone hacking controversy is announced to be replaced by “The sun on Sunday” by new cooperation.
27 februaryThe cruise ship Costa Allegra, a left adrift in the Indian Ocean near the Seychelles, following an engine room fire.
28 februaryIBM announced that it is on the way of creating the world’s first quantum computer.
29 februaryHugo Chavez, President of Venezuela suffering from tumor recovered after that tumor was removed from his pelvis.
29 februaryConstruction of Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest tower and second-tallest structure, was completed.
01 march10.7 percent, the highest unemployment level has been experienced by the Euro Zone that has never happened in its history.
02 marchThe United States space agency, NASA reveals that it had its security compromised by hackers. It has made 13 times in the past year.
03 marchMitt Romney, the U.S. Presidential candidate wins the caucus in Washington State.
03 marchTwo passenger trains collided head-on near the town ofSzczekociny in Poland, resulting in 16 deaths and 58 injuries.
04 marchThe People's Republic of China will increase its defence spending by 11.2 per cent in the year 2012.
05 march“The Lorax”, the popular animated film earned $70.7 million dollars at the box office which is 5th highest returns ever for an animated film.
06 marchThe President of France, Niclas Sarkozy announced a plan that will cut the of emigration people to France by 50%.
07 marchThe airline flights GPS system and powers grids will be disturbed by the largest solar flare, nears Earth, which occurs in five years, will be occurring on 6th March 2012.
09 marchJ. K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, has announced that Pottermore website, her version of the Harry Potter Universe will launch early in April.
10 marchFrench comic artist Jean Giraud, creator of 'Blueberry' and numerous influential science-fiction comics, dies at 73.
10 marchU.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins caucuses in the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam and Wyoming.
11 marchKrasma Horka is heavily damaged due in fire. It’s a historical Slovakian castle.
12 marchA section of China’s high speed railway collapse after it underwent test runs.
13 marchA Harvard Medical School study claims that red meat increases the death and has additional negative health implications.
13 marchA 25 years old Alaskan, Dallas Seavey becomes the youngest winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
14 marchBritain has 2.67 million people unemployed, its highest unemployment rate since 1995.
15 marchChina’s premier Wen Jiabao blamed Dalai Lama for engaging self immolations by Tibetan monks.
16 marchNicolae Timofti is named as the new president of Moldova. There was no elected head in the country for three years.
17 marchJulian Assange announced his peen under house arrest. He planned to run the Rennate house.
17 marchThe 2012-13 Biathenean world cup ended with Martin Fourcade winning men’s and Tora Berger winning women’s average world cup titles.
18 marchGermany’s Federal Assembly elected Joachin Gauk as president of FRG.
20 marchThe first of two major earthquakes struck Northern Italy, resulting in seven deaths.
21 marchBritian’s Chancellor of the Enchequer George Osborne reveals the 2012 budget of Britian which cuts the top rate of income tax paid by the civilians. It was the great gift for the common British people.
22 marchOver 200,000 people march to protest against post-secondary education tuition hikes in Montreal, Canada.
23 marchPope Benedict XVI rightly said that Cuba needs to find some ways from communism and this will surely help them to find a peaceful way to make the transition.
24 marchEvo Morales, the President Bolivia assets that he will have International court of Justice in Hague, Netherland to solve the dispute of the border between Bolivia and Chile.
24 marchChina has planned to phase out the practice of taking and selling organs. This plan is regarding the executed prisoners.
25 marchAs tensions rise over North Korea’s proposed missile tests, US President Barack Obama begins a three-day visit to South Korea.
26 marchCampbell Newman is sworn in as Australia’s new Premier of Queensland by following a landslide victory.
27 marchNow a day Nuclear Security was a major issue so world leaders discuss about nuclear security during a summit in scale, South Korea.
28 marchIn the country OF United States, the mega millions jackpot reaches a world record in the lottery history of $500 million dollar.
29 marchViaspan is a solution which is used to pressure some donor’s organs. UK govt. officials announce that Viaspan could be contaminated with bacteria after tests identified Bacillus cereus was present in the solution used to test Viaspan’s security.
29 marchIn the meet of 2012 BRICS summit which was held in New Delhi, Indian leaders of Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa and India participated.
30 marchVISA and MasterCard warn bangs that a security branch has compromised over 10 million credit cards no.
30 marchEvidence of citrus, disease that has killed millions of citrus trees in Brazen and Florida is found in a remedial area of Los Angles Country, California.
01 aprilEli young band and tailor swift on song of year for crazy girl and entertainer of the year respectively at 2012 Academy of Country music awards.
02 aprilData from the 1940 U.S census was released including information on 132 million people.
02 aprilA gunman shot at people inside Oikos University, a Korean Christian college in Oakland, California, US, leaving seven people deadand three injured.
03 aprilFollowing the news international phone hacking scandal, James, Murdock resigned as chairman of BSKYB.
05 aprilSkyNews admits it illegally hacked email that belonged to members of the public on two separate occasions in the year 2012.
05 aprilAs part of a continued tightening on world sanctions on Iran a Chinese company that insures ships will stop indemnifying tankers carrying Iranian oil in the year 2012.
06 aprilIn England, lawmakers ban the display of tobacco products, hoping the move will lead to a reduction in the number of youths who smoke.
06 aprilIn the US city of the Virginia Beach a US Navy F-18 Super Hornet Crashed into an apartment complex.
09 april“The Lion King” earned a lot & ran houseful for several days. It even overtook the movie, “Phantom of the Opera”.
09 aprilFaceBook purchased Instagram, a photo sharing application. It purchased it for $1 billion.
10 aprilOne of the heroes of the French Resistance was Raymond Aubrac he dies at the age of 97 in the year 2012.
10 aprilThe American company Apple, Inc. announces it is worth over $600 billion dollars, making the technology company the largest in the world by market capitalization.
11 aprilThe North Korean Workers party names Kin Jong Un First Secretary, with his father, Kim Jong IL declared as the party's 'eternal' General Secretary.
11 aprilGreece Prime Minister Lucas Papademos resigns, calling for a new election within a month.
12 aprilU.S. company Google, Inc., announces its 2012 first quarter earnings rose by more than 24%, and net profits increased to $8.14 billion.
12 aprilMali swears in Dioncounda Traore, an interim president, marking the country's transition back to civilian rule following last month's coup.
13 aprilShahrukh Khan is detained by the U.S. at a New York airport in 90 minutes. He was angry on S. M. Khisna, India’s external affair minister.
15 aprilCeremonies and special events marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic are help around the world.
15 aprilChina allows the Yuan to fluctuate up to 1% from 0.5%, in trading against the U.S. dollar.
16 aprilChristina Fernandez, President of Argentina introduced a bill nationalizing 5% of YPF. YPF is an oil company located in Argentina.
17 aprilWarren Buffet announced that he has Prostate Cancer.
20 aprilLess than three years after accepting the position of chairman of Disney studio, Rich Ross, resigns.
20 aprilTens of thousands of people demonstrate in TAHRIR square against continuing military rule in Egypt.
21 aprilFour Species of crabs were discovered of bright purpose colour in the Philippines.
23 aprilAn initial ban on the film borate Kazakhstan was issued and official thank you to sacra boron Cohen the actor because of his nice character.
24 aprilThe Russian scientist had reported in sightings the first adult white orca which has to be seen in the wild.
26 aprilPresident Christian Fernandez de Kirchenen’s bill was passed by Argentina’s Senate.
27 aprilFamily of Osama-Bin-Laden was departed from Pakistan to Saudi-Arabia.
28 aprilIn recognition of democratic reforms, the European Union opens an office in Burma.
28 aprilSyria accuses Ban Kin-moon, Secretary of the United Nations, of 'encouraging attacks on the government.
29 aprilAccused of spying, Sudan arrest four foreigners in the disputed border region with South Suda.
30 aprilThe nearly finished One World Trade Center overtakes the Empire State Building as the tallest building in New York City.
30 aprilAfter Chen Guangcheng flees house arrest, U.S. President Barack Obama refuses to comment on the blind Chinese dissident who reportedly went to the U.S. embassy.
02 mayLinonel Messi, football player of FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team broke the record of 67 goals by Gerd Muller by scoring a hat-trick on May 2, 2012 with 68 goals.
05 mayJapan shut down Tomari-3 nuclear reactor, which was the last one out of 54 nuclear reactors operating, on May 5, 2012. It was the first time since 1970 when Japan had no nuclear derived electricity. The decision of shutting down Japan’s nuclear reactors was the result of risk associated with the reactors due to strong seismic activities in Japan.
06 mayFortune released the list of Fortune 500 companies in which Wal-Mart became the largest company by revenue for the 2012 fiscal year on 6th May. In 2012 list Wal-Mart slipped to number 2 spot after Exxon Mobil Corporation.
08 mayDmitry Medvedev assumed the office as the Prime Minister of Russia on May 8, 2012 after being nominated by President Vladimir Putin. He had also served as the third President of Russia from 2008 to 2012. He was the one who recognized the corruption as country’s most severe problem and launched anti-corruption campaign.
09 may‘Orange, Red, Yellow’ painting became the most expensive post war/contemporary art on May 9, 2012, sold for $86,882,500 at a public auction. It is a 1961 Color Field painting by American painter Mark Rothko.
10 mayThe International committee of the Red Cross suspended all humanitarian work in Pakistan on May 10, 2012. This suspension was the result of the killing of Khalil Rasjed Dale, a 60 year ICRC staff member who was abducted four months ago in Baluchistan.
11 mayA team of physicists at the University of Science and Technology of China broke the record of quantum teleportation on May 11, 2012 by teleporting a photon more than 97km. presently the record distance of quantum teleportation is 143km with photons.
20 mayThe first of two major earthquakes struck Northern Italy,resulting in seven deaths.
22 mayTokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan with the height of 634.0 metres, opened on May 22, 2012 to the public. It is the second tallest structure in the world after Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
25 maySpaceX's Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to rendezvous with the International Space Station.
26 mayThe Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with the International Space Station. Dragon is a partially reusable spacecraft developed by SpaceX, an American private space transportation company based in Hawthorne, California. Dragon is launched into space by the SpaceX Falcon 9 two-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle.
03 juneIn golf, Tiger Woods wins the Memorial Tournament played at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, tying with Jack Nicklaus for PGA Tour victories. Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years.
03 juneDana Air Flight 992, a passenger flight from Abuja to Lagos,Nigeria, suffered dual engine failure and crashed into a building,resulting in the deaths of all 153 on board and ten more on the ground.
04 juneIndian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is sworn in as a member of Parliament's upper house the Rajya Sabha.
05 juneThe final transit of planet Venus of the 21st century began. It is a phenomenon when the Venus seen as small dark disk which is moving across the sun. It is one of the rarest predictable celestial events which occurred in pairs. This pairs are eight years apart which are themselves divided by duration of century.
11 juneTwo earthquakes struck northern Afghanistan, triggering amassive landslide that buried a village and killed 75 people.
16 juneChina successfully launched its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, carrying three astronauts, including the first female Chinese astronaut Liu Yang, to the Tiangong-1 orbital module. The Shenzhou program is a manned spaceflight initiative by China. Shenzhou 9 was a manned spacecraft flight of China's Shenzhou program, Shenzhou 9 was the second spacecraft and first manned spacecraft to dock with the Tiangong 1 space station.
18 juneSalman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was appointed crown prince ofSaudi Arabia.
19 juneWikileaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy for fear of extradition to the US after publication of some classified documents including civilian killings by US Army.
04 julyThe discovery of particles concordant with the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider was declared at CERN. The Higgs boson particle is a basic particle in the Standard Model of particle physics. Observation of the particle allows scientists to dig into the Higgs field, a key field of extreme importance to particle physics theory.
07 julyThe equivalent of five months of rain fell overnight inKrasnodar Krai, Russia, causing flash floods, killing 171 people.
08 julyIsrael launched an attack on Gaza strip. This rose tension in the area. It was done in response to the killing of three Israeli teenagers. Israeli defense forces raided in the Palestine region in order to capture killers. More than three hundred Palestinians were arrested during this operation.
11 julyThe discovery of fifth moon of Pluto was announced by astronomers. The styx was the name which was given to the moon. The discovery was done after the unclear images of plutonic system. It was imagined that there exist a moon along with Charon which is the largest moon of Pluto. The spacecraft images are not discovered later.
13 july7.6 percent is the lowest economic growth found in three years by the People’s Republic of China. This has been experienced recently.
13 julyA drought that spread through the United States of America leads to over 1000 counties. This has been declared as natural disaster natural disaster areas.
14 julyAn avalanche has swept away nine climbers. Rescue crews of Italian and French recovered the bodies of two climbers on Mont Blanc in the Alps
16 julyJon Lord, an English composer and pianist and co-founder of the heavy rock group, Deep Purple, dies after suffering a pulmonary embolism
16 julyThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves of Truvada, the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection.
17 julyTop executive Marissa Mayer, leaves Google after being appointed Yahoo! Inc.'s new CEO.
17 julyAstronauts, Sunita Williams of the United States, Yuri Malenchenko of Russia and Aki Hoshide of Japan, arrive at the International Space Station for a three-month long mission.
18 julyKing Jong-un, son of King Jong-il, is announced the official Supreme Leader of North Korea; he also now holds the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army.
18 julyThe 'immediate and severe' fiscal emergency declared by the U.S. city San Bernardino, California, allows it to declare bankruptcy without negotiating with creditors.
18 julyA suicide bomber attacked an Israeli tour bus at BurgasAirport, Bulgaria, which later led the European Union to list themilitary branch of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
19 julyThe United Kingdom freezes 100 million pounds of assets of Syrian leaders.
19 julyDavid Cameron, Britain's Prime Minister, suggests government spending cuts will be required until the end of the decade.
20 julyA long-term deal made between Viacom and DirecTV allows DirecTV to carry Viacom channels.
20 julyIn London, the Olympic Torch arrives, signaling the final stages of the U.K.-wide relay ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
21 julyIn an apparent effort to keep his contract, a subcontractor at Japan's defunct Fukushima's nuclear power plant shielded dosimeters with lead plates to ensure they did not reach radiation limits, and workers to lie about possible high radiation exposure.
21 julyIllegally excavated Buddhist relics that were recovered by Pakistani police were stolen from a police station in Karachi; the pieces date back to the Gandhara civilization which existed over 2,000 years ago in Pakistan.
22 julyIndia elects Pranab Mukherjee as its new President.
22 julyAfter placing first in the 2012 Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins becomes the first British cyclist to win the famous competition.
23 julyPatent law disputes between Samsung and Apple deadlock as the dispute addresses valuation of each other's patents.
23 julyAmerica's first female astronaut, Sally Ride, dies of pancreatic cancer at age 61.
23 julyA solar storm of similar intensity to the Carrington Event,which caused one of the largest geomagnetic storms ever recorded,erupted from the Sun and missed the Earth by a small margin.
24 julyVice-President John Dramani Mahama becomes President of Ghana after President John Atta Mills, dies.
24 julyEgyptian President Mohamed Morsi appoints Hisham Qandil as Prime Minister, and asks him to form a new government.
25 julyIvica Dacic is officially sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia.
25 julyThe Egan-Jones Ratings Company projects Italy has a one-year default probability of 22%, downgrading the country to CCC+ from B+
26 julyTropical Storm Khanun left 16,000 people homeless in South Korea.
26 julyPresident of France, Francois Holland finalizes a deal with Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara to forgive $4.7 billion dollars in debt incurred by the Ivory Coast when it was a French Colonial Power.
27 julyU.N. Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has urged that the countries should work together to reach an agreement to control international arms sales. But till date no agreement is reached.
27 julySalvatore J. Cordileone is appointed as the ninth Metropolitan Archbishop of San Francisco. The appointment was made by Pope Benedict XVI.
28 julyThe U-550 is discovered off the cost of Massachusetts. This sunken boat is German U-Boat. This was found after a great search.
28 julyCameron van der Burgh of South Africa has set a world record in the men’s 100m breaststroke. It is set at the 2012 Summer Olympics. It is a new Olympic Record.
29 julyA mechanism is identified by Scientists. This will pull Earth-warming carbon deep into the Southern Ocean and locked away. The scientists also claim that this process may be lead to global warming.
29 julyNational patriotism lessons will be introduced in Hong Kong school in China. Thousands protest are planning to do so. They advocated to labeling it Chinese propaganda.
30 julyBrazil's President Dilma Rousseff has created a truth commission. This will summon to look into the country's military autocracy.
30 julyThe largest power outage in history occurred across 22 Indianstates, affecting over 620 million people, or about 9% of the world'spopulation.
31 julyMichael Phelps, the most popular U.S. Olympic swimming champion wins a record 19th Olympic medal. He has won gold in the 4x200metres freestyle relay.
31 julyDeutsche Bank has announced that the bank has made plan to cut 1,900 jobs. The German based company provides global financial services.
02 augustAccording to the revelation by a United States government source, Barack Obama agreed upon some sort of secret order in the beginning of 2012, allowing the CIA and US firms to supply the rebels in Syria along with support so as to overthrow the al-Assad regime.
03 augustThe Mexican Army arrests another member of Los Zetas drug cartel accused of executing 49 bodies and dumping them in May 2012. The suspect is one of the 37 fugitives in the Apodaca prison riot, which took place earlier this year.
05 augustSeven people died after a gunman attacked a Sikh temple in Oak Creak, Wisconsin. However, the shooter was killed by the Police in a shootout.
08 augustAnthropologists have discovered the skeleton of a woman within a burial in Templo Mayor, confined by 1,789 human bones. This finding is 'unprecedented for the Aztec culture.'
09 augustIn the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí14 bodies are found abandoned inside a van on a major commercial avenue. The number may be some sort of code as It is the fifth time this year drug traffickers leave 14 bodies as a message to their rivals.
11 augustTwo earthquakes, the most powerful, with a magnitude 6.4, strike near the northwestern of the Iranian cities, Tabriz and Ahar, killing 250 people and wounding at least 1,800 others.
11 augustAt least 306 people were killed and 3,000 others injured in apair of earthquakes near Tabriz, Iran.
15 augustTwo Japanese cabinet ministers, Jin Matsubara and Yuichiro Hata, visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine. This visit comes amidst the territorial dispute between the People's Republic of China and South Korea.
16 augustNuclear regulators from nine countries hold an emergency meeting in Brussels due to the unusual fissures found in the basic steel material of the Doel 3pressurized water reactor vessel.
17 augustA rare spider was found in 2010, and is thought of as an entire different category, the Trogloraptoridae. The single species will be named Trogloraptormarchingtoni, after Neil Marchington, a deputy sheriff, amateur biologist and local cave explorer who first found the species.
18 augustAl-Qaeda militants strike an intelligence headquarters in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, at least 14 people died.
19 augustJapan wins the 2012 Women's Baseball World Cup, getting their 3rd straight title.
21 augustIn the argument on cosmogony, Physical Review issues a study describing the Big Bang, as a phase change ruled by event symmetry, possibly clarifying better how our well-known space time could originate from original matter.
22 augustA state of emergency is announced in California because of wildfires that endang hundreds of buildings.
22 augustA series of ethnic clashes between the Orma and Pokomo tribesof Kenya's Tana River District resulted in the deaths of at least 52 people.
23 augustThe U.S. tests helium-filled surveillance balloons on the Mexican border. The two airships float about 800 meter high and are equipped with very advanced cameras. It is said that the balloons will not watch too far into Mexican territory.
24 augustThe United States Anti-Doping Agency says it will forbid former professional road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong for life and suggest he be stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles.
24 augustAmerican cyclist Lance Armstrong was banned from allcompetitions and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by theUnited States Anti-Doping Agency for using illicit performance-enhancingdrugs.
26 augustAn upsurge of Legionellosis disease in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 people and infects 104.
27 augustThe Mars Rover Curiosity makes public the first audio recording of a human voice from another planet. NASA administrator, Charles Bolden’s message is transmitted to earth alongside new images of Mars.
28 augustIBM sells a 'most powerful and advanced' server.
29 augustBrazilian researchers claim that the banana spider venom, in some cases, can help relieve erectile dysfunctions in less than 20 minutes.
30 augustPermex, Mexico’s state-owned oil company, in the northern state of Tamaulipas, finds a large crude oil accumulation; the deposits could at least comprise of 250 - 400 million barrels of oil.
31 augustApple loses a copyright case against Samsung Electronics smart phones and tablets in Tokyo, Japan.
01 septemberStudies reveal that middle-class children in Flanders are fifteen times more likely to be diagnosed with learning disorders/disabilities than their poor counterparts.
02 septemberThe state TV in Egypt rolls back a decades-long ban on veiled female newsreaders.
04 septemberScientists have created a 'magic carpet' using optical fibers to help avert accidents with elderly people who tend to trip or fall, by detecting whenever unusual footsteps are taken.
07 septemberThe Reserve Bank of India has allowed investments to and from its neighbor, Pakistan.
08 septemberPakistan and India have mutually agreed to relieve visa requirements needed to travel to the other country.
09 septemberA government air strike damaged a main water supply pipe serving central Aleppo, leaving thousands of inhabitants without any drinking water. The Aleppo governor claims that the repair work is going on.
10 septemberAn agreement permitting the completion of the US National September 11 Memorial & Museum on the World Trade Center site in New York City has been sanctioned.
11 septemberJapan formally nationalizes three of the disputed Senkaku Islands.
11 septemberGarment factories in the Pakistani cities of Karachi and Lahore caught fire, leaving 315 dead.
12 septemberOver 314 people die in factory fires in the Pakistani cities of Karachi and Lahore.
14 septemberThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin legal action after the magazine Closer published topless pictures of the Duchess taken during a holiday to France last week.
15 septemberThe Irish Daily Star becomes the second tabloid newspaper to publish topless photographs of Kate Middleton, prompting media boss Richard Desmond to close down the joint venture between Independent News and Media and his Northern and Shell group that published the paper.
17 septemberA three-man crew lands on Earth, safely after four months on the International Space Station.
19 septemberThe cabinet of Yoshihiko Noda reverses a pledge made by the Japanese government earlier in the week to end reliance on nuclear power by the 2030s.
20 septemberTrade unions in India hold a strike. This comes in response to plans that will open up supermarkets to international competition.
21 septemberA researcher at the University of Cambridge predicts that in about four years, the Arctic polar ice cap will melt completely during the summer months due to a significant rise in global temperatures.
22 septemberThe Roman Catholic Church in the Australian state of Victoria has shamefully admitted that over 600 children underwent sexual abuse by priests since the 1930s.
23 septemberPresident of Egypt Mohamed Morsi causes a call for large protests. This is after he passed a degree giving himself sweeping new powers over the country.
23 septemberResearchers find that there are four genetically distinct types of breast cancer.
24 septemberVice foreign minister of Japan, Chikao Kawai, is sent to China to help improve the status of relations between the two countries.
25 septemberThe World Health Organisation announces a global alert. It is investigating the case of an unidentified Corona virus found in a Qatari man. The man was returning from Saudi Arabia.
26 septemberTrade unions in Greece call a general strike in protest against continuing austerity measures.
27 septemberThe United States announces that it will seek to lift one of its bans. This ban was on imported goods from Myanmar.
28 septemberThe World Health Organization says the previously unidentified Corona virus that originated from Saudi Arabia is not highly contagious.
29 septemberIran accuses the United States of 'double standards' over the U.S.' delisting of the Mujahideen-e Khalq as a terrorist entity.
30 septemberSpain announces it expects its debt levels to increase in 2013.
02 octoberAs per a report from the European Commission on the need for improved protection, the nuclear reactors at Europe's 134 power station will cost 10 to 25 billion euros.
04 octoberThe FBI carries out its inquiry into the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in only one day.
05 octoberAround 47 people throughout the United States of America are infested with fungal meningitis from contaminated medicine, with five people dying.
06 octoberAccording to Iran, Israel should become a part of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
07 octoberSudanese military’s aircraft, Antonov An-12 crashes in Khartoum which leads to the death of around 13 of the 22 people travelling.
08 octoberScientist’s caution of the hazards associated with using liquid nitrogen in drinks after a teenage girl from the United Kingdom required emergency surgery after drinking a cocktail comprising of the substance.
09 octoberAround 25,000 people protest in Athens because German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Greece.
09 octoberPakistani activist Malala Yousafzai was shot at by a Talibangunman in a failed assassination attempt.
10 octoberESO astronomers find an astonishing spiral structure around carbon star R Sculptoris.
11 octoberThe U.S. court ruling banning the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus is overturned, winning a round for Google's Android against Apple.
16 octoberThe CEO of Citigroup, Vikram Pandit, resigns from his post, and is instantly superseded by Michael Corbat.
20 octoberThousands of protesters march through Glasgow, Belfast and London in a series of protests against UK government’s severity measures.
22 octoberUCI-sanctioned events participant and US professional road cyclist, Lance Armstrong, is stripped of the International Cycling Union of his seven Tour de France titles.
24 octoberThe analogue television service in the Republic of Ireland is turned off at ten that morning.
25 octoberCuba and Jamaica are hit by Hurricane Sandy, which then heads towards The Bahamas.
26 octoberSilvio Berlusconi, tainted former Italian PM, has received a four year sentence for fiscal fraud.
30 octoberAid workers and the United Nations raise concerns about rising food prices and increased cholera in Haiti, where Hurricane Sandy has killed at least 52 people.
03 novemberThe city of Turin, Italy, has been officially nominated as 2015 European Capital of Sport, a decision made by ACES Europe Evaluation Committee.
06 novemberMalawi delays its anti-homosexual law amidst a parliamentary and public debate on whether it should be repealed.
07 novemberAs a result of the U.S. elections, three states have passed a verdict in favor of same-sex marriage. This includes Maine, Maryland and Washington.
08 novemberU.S. President Barack Obama announces his objective of visiting Burma this month. This would make him the first U.S. President to visit the country.
09 novemberAn Algerian C-295 military transport carrying six people, crashes near Avignon in southern France. Rescuers are able to find the remains of four of the passengers, whereas two others remain missing.
10 novemberFrançois Bozizé, the president of the Central African Republic François Bozizé asks for his son to detain after he refuses to pay a hotel bill.
11 novemberThe Iranian parliament is yet to reach to the bottom of the death of protuberant blogger SattarBeheshti, who was in police custody.
12 novemberAbu Qatada, a Muslim priest will be freed on bail after winning a petition against expulsion from the United Kingdom to Jordan. However, the UK government claims that it will plea against the ruling.
14 novemberThe death of a pregnant woman from septicemia in an Irish hospital provokes international rage, objections and conviction. University College Hospital Galway rejected several appeals from Savita Halappanavar and her family for an abortion on the grounds that "this is a Catholic country."
15 novemberAfter ten years as General Secretary of the Communist Party ofChina Hu Jintao stepped down and was replaced by Xi Jinping.
16 novemberAn oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, near Louisiana injured 4 people while two people are reported missing.
18 novemberIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells foreign leaders Israel is ready to accept a cease fire agreement with Hamas if their rocket attacks cease. Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense in response to rocket attacks from Gaza and is currently amassing troops in preparation for a ground incursion.
19 novemberAs per the International charity Save The Children around 200,000 Syrian refugee children are in danger as winter begins in the Middle East.
20 novemberIran has been blamed by the President of Israel, Shimon Peres for prompting the Palestinians to continue rocket attacks on Israel instead of negotiating a truce, claiming, "they are out of their mind."
21 novemberA truce between Israel and Hamas, comes into effect. It was declared by Mohamed KamelAmr, the Egyptian Foreign Minister and Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State.
22 novemberPolicemen have succeeded in ending hostage situation in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece peacefully as they arrest a 72-year-old Greek pensioner who was threatening to set a tax office building on fire because of financial conflict.
23 novemberOpposition leaders in Egypt call for large objections after President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi passed a ruling giving himself extensive new powers. Remonstrations for and against his judgment are taking place in Cairo, and violence has befallen Egypt.
24 novemberA fire at a clothing factory in the Ashulia district on theoutskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killed at least 117 people.
26 novemberScientists have found life in an Antarctic Lake Vida that was sealed off from the outside world by a thick sheet of ice several thousands of years ago.
28 novemberThe European Commission approves a Spanish government plan to shrink and restructure three major Spanish banks (Bankia, NCG Banco and Catalunya Banc) and sell a fourth (Banco de Valencia).
29 novemberTrain services in the Channel Tunnel are suspended after a freight train fire on the French side. Everybody on the train is safely evacuated, traffic is resumed two hours after.
30 novemberA freight train derails at the Stuttgart-Feuerbach station, Germany, after a collision with the railway platform. There were no reports of injuries.
02 decemberFlooding in a coalmine in northeast China's Heilongjiang province trapped 16 miners underground.
03 decemberThe former employees of General Motors have been permitted by the U.S. Supreme Court to file a complaint against a unit of State Street Corp. over the supposed maladministration of their retirement savings.
06 decemberA tornado and wild weather in the city of Auckland, New Zealand has led to the deaths of three people and forced around 250 others to evacuate their homes.
07 decemberRussia declares a tit-for-tat visa restriction on Americans guilty of human rights defilements, over the US Magnitsky bill.
08 decemberThe President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino declares a state of emergency in the country after Typhoon Bopha, has lead to the death of around 450 people.
09 decemberChinese authorities arrest a Tibetan monk, who is accused of provocative self-sacrifice protests against Chinese rule.
13 decemberThe European Central Bank will be given more powers to administer eurozone banks. The finance minister of the European Union passed this decision.
14 decemberThousands of North Koreans rejoice the positive launch of the Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 Unit 2 satellite in Pyongyang's Kim Il-Sung Square.
14 decemberA 20-year-old gunman shot twenty children and six adult staff members in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,Connecticut, USA.
15 decemberEgyptian voters go to the polls to vote on a highly protested referendum on a new constitution.
15 decemberHilary Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State, fainted from dehydration and sustained a concussion after falling in her home.
15 decemberJapan holds it's general election, with Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister and opposition Liberal Democratic Party leader, predicted as winner.
15 decemberKgalema Motlanthe, Deputy President of South Africa, challenges party leadership by President Jacob Zuma at the opening of the African National Congress (ANC).
16 decemberJapan holds it's general election, with Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister and opposition Liberal Democratic Party leader, predicted as winner.
16 decemberKgalema Motlanthe, Deputy President of South Africa, challenges party leadership by President Jacob Zuma at the opening of the African National Congress (ANC).
16 decemberA woman in New Delhi was gang-raped on a bus, generating public protests across the country against the Government of India and the Government of Delhi for not providing adequate security for women.
17 decemberOutgoing U.S. Senator Jim DeMint is replaced by GOP Congressman Tim Scott, the first black senator from the South since 1881.
18 decemberUnited Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II attends a meeting of the Cabinet for the first time, receiving a gift honoring her Diamond Jubilee; this was first time a Cabinet meeting was attended by a British monarch since the reign of Queen Victoria.
19 decemberUBS becomes the second bank after Barclays, to be fined for attempting to manipulate the Libor interbank lending rate; the company is fined $1.5 billion.
20 decemberAtlanta Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in the world.
21 decemberVoters in Alexandria, Egypt clash during the evening of the second voting session on the highly charged constitutional referendum.
21 decemberScientists studying the Sutter's Mill meteorite found near where the Sutter's Mill California Gold Rush site, determine it contains the oldest material in the Solar System.
22 decemberChristmas food parcels are distributed in the Republic of Ireland; hundreds of people line up to receive them.
22 decemberFollowing the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Monti, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano dissolves the Parliament.
23 decemberVolcanic activity alerts are issued in Chile and Argentina, in areas near the Copahue volcano, after it started to spew ash.
23 decemberThe launch of a space satellite into space by North Korea is disputed by South Korean defense ministry, who claim it was a disguised test of a 10,000 km range missile.
24 decemberPakistan's government announces it will accord recognition to the Republic of Kosovo.
24 decemberA video of SpaceX's latest test of the company's Grasshopper rocket with vertical takeoff and vertical landing is released; the rocket rose 131 feet, hovered and landed safely on the landing pad December 17, 2012.
25 decemberQueen Elizabeth II shares her Christmas Message with her Commonwealth subjects, referencing the 'humbling' experience of her diamond jubilee celebrations and the 2012 Summer Olympics; the speech is the first to be broadcast in 3D.
25 decemberAt St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Rome, Pope Benedict XVI delivers the annual Christmas Message and holds traditional Mass at St. Peters Basilica.
26 decemberA law banning Americans from adopting Russian children is approved by Russia's parliament; the action is a response to the U.S. Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act.
26 decemberSevere weather hits the U.S. on Christmas Day; more than 30 tornadoes are reported in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
27 decemberToyota Motor Corporation agrees to pay $1 billion to settle over a dozen lawsuits related to sudden acceleration.
27 decemberIn his first political speech, marking the five-year anniversary of his mother's death, ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, vows to maintain democracy and fight militancy.
28 decemberAt 115 years old and 266 days, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan became the world's oldest living person.
28 decemberThe Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act is signed into law by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.
29 decemberMargaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leaves the hospital after undergoing minor surgery to remove a tumor.
29 decemberThe Constitutional Council of France strikes down a plan to impose a 75 percent marginal income tax rate on the wealthy, calling the 'super tax' unconstitutional and unfair.
30 decemberAfter suffering from a concussion caused by fainting from dehydration, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hospitalized for a blood clot.
30 decemberScience' magazine names Higgs boson, the confirmation of the existence of a subatomic particle, as the 2012 Breakthrough of the Year.
31 decemberA study conducted at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York, announces a harmful type of space radiation may accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease.
31 decemberVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez recovers from a cancer operation; his Cabinet ministers get together to pray for his recovery.
05 MayThe floods in Nepal killed 17 people and left 47 missing.
10 May55 people were killed and 370 others injured in two bomb blasts in Damascus, the capital of Southwest Asian Syria.
18 MaySocial networking company Facebook Inc. began trading on Nasdaq.
20 MayThe earthquake in Italy killed 27 people.
21 MayThe earthquake in Italy killed 27 people.
22 MayTokyo Skytree Tower opened in Japan. After Dubai's Burj Khalifa and China's Canton Tower, Japan built its tallest building, the Tokyo Sky Tree.
11 JuneIn Afghanistan, 80 people died in a landslide after the earthquake.
13 JuneFamous Ghazal singer Mehdi Hasan passed away.
14 JuneThe explosion at the Indian steel plant in Visakhapatnam killed 11 people and injured 16.
16 JuneThe multinational soft drink company Coca-Cola commenced business in Myanmar after 60 years.
20 JuneCommunity violence in Libya killed 105 people, injured 500.
21 June90 refugees killed by boat sinking to Australia.
22 JuneParaguay's president Fernando Lugo was impeached and Federico Franco became the new president.
23 JuneAston Eaton broke the world record at the US Olympic Trials in Dekthalon.
24 JuneMohammed Mursi, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, became the President of Egypt.
28 JuneA series of bomb blasts in Iraq left 14 dead and 50 injured.
29 JuneAround 15,000 anti-nuclear agitators surrounded the office of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.
30 JuneMohammed Mursi became the President of Egypt.
03 JulyBombings in Iraq killed 25, 40 injured.
07 July140 people died due to severe floods in Russia.
12 JulyWrestler and Bollywood artist Dara Singh passed away.
18 JulyIndia's first superstar Rajesh Khanna died.
20 JulyA bus accident in Nayarit, Mexico killed 21 people and injured 29.
22 JulyPranab Mukherjee became the 13th President of India.
23 JulyFreedom fighter and philanthropist Laxmi Sehgal died.
26 JulyThe violence in Syria killed about 200 people a day.
30 July32 people died and 27 were injured when a train caught fire in Andhra Pradesh.
31 JulyAmerican swimmer Michael Phelps won 6 medals at the London Olympics. He became the highest player to win 22 Olympic medals in total.
06 SeptemberBarack Obama became the Democratic Party nominee for the US presidency.
07 SeptemberAn earthquake in southwest China killed 64 people and injured 715.
09 SeptemberThe suicide bombings in Iraq killed more than 100 people and injured 350.
12 SeptemberApple released Ai Phone-5 and iOS-6.
24 SeptemberBooks related to Japan were banned in China.
02 OctoberGunmen killed 20 students in Nigeria.
04 OctoberFormer German racing driver Michael Schumacher announced his retirement.
06 OctoberB. Satya Narayan Reddy, the famous Indian lawyer, leader and 19th Governor of West Bengal, passed away.
14 OctoberGunmen killed 20 people in a mosque in Nigeria.
16 OctoberA new planet 'Alpha Century Bibi' was detected outside the solar system.
19 OctoberThe bombing in Lebanon's capital, Beirut, killed eight people and injured 110.
21 OctoberIndian filmmaker-director Yash Chopra died.
26 OctoberViolent clashes in Burma killed 64 people.
29 OctoberSandy storms on the east coast of America killed 286 people.
02 NovemberIndian-American mathematician Shriram Shankar Abhyankar died.
05 NovemberThe floods in Nigeria killed 363 people and displaced over 21 lakh people.
07 NovemberAn earthquake in Guatemala left 52 dead.
17 NovemberShiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray died.
20 NovemberThe Church of England voted against the priesthood of women.
26 NovemberArvind Kejriwal formed a new political party called Aam Aadmi Party.
28 NovemberTwo car bomb blasts in the Syrian capital Damascus left 54 ​​dead and 120 injured.
29 NovemberThe United Nations General Assembly gave Palestine the status of non-member observer state.
30 NovemberFormer Prime Minister Indra Kumar Gujral died.
06 AugustNASA's Curiosity Rover reached Mars.
07 AugustThree gunmen attacked and killed 19 people at a church in Oaken, Nigeria.
11 AugustThe earthquake in Tabriz and Ahar in Iran killed 153 people and injured about 1,300 people.
16 AugustEcuador gave political asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.
18 AugustAt least 13 Afghan terrorists killed in NATO air strike.
22 AugustPranab Mukherjee was elected the 13th President of India.
25 AugustVoyager 1 became the first manned vehicle to enter space outside the solar system.
25 AugustNeil Armstrong, who stepped on the moon, died.
26 AugustHindi film actor AK Hangal passed away.
29 AugustAt least 26 Chinese workers were killed and 21 went missing in the Siaojiawan coal mine explosion in Sichuan province in China.
03 DecemberIn the Philippines, at least 475 people died in the earthquake storm.
04 DecemberA mortar attack in Syria killed 29 people.
06 DecemberSeven people were killed and 770 were injured during a demonstration in Egypt.
19 DecemberPark Gyun Hee became the first female president of South Korea.
21 December\ Gangnam Style became the first video to be viewed one billion times on YouTube.
25 DecemberAntonov Company's AN-72 plane crashed in the town of Shimkent in southern Kazakhstan, killing 27 people.
26 DecemberThe world's longest High Speed ​​Railroad, built from China's capital Beijing to Guangzhou City, was opened.
29 DecemberIn Pakistan, 21 security personnel were killed in an attack by terrorists near Peshawar.
30 December19 people died in a suicide attack in Bluechistan, Pakistan.
06 JanuaryA suicide attack in the Syrian capital Damascus killed 26 people and injured 63.
09 JanuaryLionel Messi won FIFA's Ballon Or Best Footballer) award for the second consecutive year.
28 JanuaryThe bombings in Kano, Nigeria killed 185 people.
01 FebruaryDuring a football match in Port Saeed, Egypt, 74 people were killed in the rioting.
15 FebruaryA massive fire killed 358 people in the Comayagua prison in the Central American country of Honduras.
19 February44 people were killed in a prison riot in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
03 MarchIn Poland, 16 people were killed and 50 were injured in two train collisions.
04 MarchVladimir Putin won the presidential election of Russia.
09 MarchFilm actor and producer director Joy Mukherjee passed away.
13 March110 people died in a collision between an oil tanker and a ferry near Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
16 MarchIndia's master blaster Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score 100 centuries in international cricket.
23 MarchMaster blaster Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer to record 100 centuries in international cricket.
30 MarchSpain's budget stuck in recession was cut by 27 billion euros.
03 April17 migrant workers killed in heavy fire in Moscow, capital of Russia.
07 AprilLandslides in Siachen killed 130 Pakistani soldiers.
15 April400 terrorists escaped after an attack on a Pakistani prison.
16 April55 people killed in Syrian conflict.
27 April27 killed in four blasts in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.
14 JanuaryA suicide attack in Basra, Iraq, killed 53 and injured 130 people.
01 February73 people died in Egyptian football riots in Port Said.
04 MarchVladimir Putin won Russia's presidential election amid allegations.
07 AprilJoyce Banda became the President of Malawi.
01 MayChina and Russia signed a $ 15 trillion dollar trade deal.
15 JuneApple Eye Computer sold a record $ 374.500.
12 July200 people were killed in Tremsey by the Syrian army.
12 AugustThe 30th Olympic Games ended in London.
06 SeptemberBarack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for US President.
02 October20 students were killed in Mubi, Nigeria.
06 NovemberBarack Obama was re-elected as US President.
06 December7 people were killed and 770 were injured during Egyptian protests.
26 AugustThe Sixteenth Non-Aligned Movement Summit began in Tehran, Iran.
31 AugustThe 16th NAM Summit ended in Tehran, Iran.

Important Historical Events of the Year 2012 in India ⚡

17 januaryIndia and China are agreed to build a functional office to resolve border issues
27 februaryThe cruise ship Costa Allegra, a left adrift in the Indian Ocean near the Seychelles, following an engine room fire.
29 marchIn the meet of 2012 BRICS summit which was held in New Delhi, Indian leaders of Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa and India participated.
13 aprilShahrukh Khan is detained by the U.S. at a New York airport in 90 minutes. He was angry on S. M. Khisna, India’s external affair minister.
04 juneIndian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is sworn in as a member of Parliament's upper house the Rajya Sabha.
22 julyIndia elects Pranab Mukherjee as its new President.
30 julyThe largest power outage in history occurred across 22 Indianstates, affecting over 620 million people, or about 9% of the world'spopulation.
07 septemberThe Reserve Bank of India has allowed investments to and from its neighbor, Pakistan.
08 septemberPakistan and India have mutually agreed to relieve visa requirements needed to travel to the other country.
20 septemberTrade unions in India hold a strike. This comes in response to plans that will open up supermarkets to international competition.
16 decemberA woman in New Delhi was gang-raped on a bus, generating public protests across the country against the Government of India and the Government of Delhi for not providing adequate security for women.
14 JuneThe explosion at the Indian steel plant in Visakhapatnam killed 11 people and injured 16.
18 JulyIndia's first superstar Rajesh Khanna died.
22 JulyPranab Mukherjee became the 13th President of India.
06 OctoberB. Satya Narayan Reddy, the famous Indian lawyer, leader and 19th Governor of West Bengal, passed away.
21 OctoberIndian filmmaker-director Yash Chopra died.
02 NovemberIndian-American mathematician Shriram Shankar Abhyankar died.
22 AugustPranab Mukherjee was elected the 13th President of India.
16 MarchIndia's master blaster Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score 100 centuries in international cricket.
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