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2012 (MMXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday in the Gregorian calendar.

The year 2012 was the International Year of Cooperatives and the Alan Turing Year.

Events[change | change source]

January[change | change source]

The Costa Concordia on its side after the accident

February[change | change source]

German President Christian Wulff who resigned on February 17

March[change | change source]

Tornado damage in West Liberty, Kentucky.

April[change | change source]

May[change | change source]

The solar eclipse as seen from San Juan Capistrano, California

June[change | change source]

The Venus transit, viewed from northern Germany
Devastating wildfires in Colorado

July[change | change source]

Cyclist Chris Hoy leads in the Great Britain team at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

August[change | change source]

The Curiosity rover lands on Mars.
The Olympic flame going out at the end of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

September[change | change source]

October[change | change source]

Damage from Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey coast on October 30.

November[change | change source]

Barack Obama, who was elected to a second term as President of the United States.

December[change | change source]

Deaths[change | change source]

Nobel Prizes[change | change source]

Hit songs[change | change source]

South Korean rapper Psy had one of the biggest hits of the year with Gangnam Style, which has been seen over a billion times on YouTube.

References[change | change source]

  1. Near Earth Object Fact Sheet
  2. Turing Centenary Conference
  3. Homepage – London 2012
  4. United States Naval Observatory (2007-01-28). "Earth's Seasons: Equinoxes, Solstices, Perihelion, and Aphelion, 2000-2020".
  5. 5.0 5.1 MacDonald, G. Jeffrey (27 March 2007). "Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse? - USATODAY.com". USA Today. McLean, VA: Gannett Company. ISSN 0734-7456. Retrieved 24 May 2012.