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

Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1980s  1990s  2000s  – 2010s –  2020s  2030s  2040s
Years: 2009 2010 201120122013 2014 2015

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

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EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

 
The Costa Concordia on its side after the accident

FebruaryEdit

 
German President Christian Wulff who resigned on February 17

MarchEdit

 
Tornado damage in West Liberty, Kentucky.

AprilEdit

MayEdit

 
The solar eclipse as seen from San Juan Capistrano, California

JuneEdit

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

JulyEdit

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

AugustEdit

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

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

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

NovemberEdit

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

DecemberEdit

DeathsEdit

Nobel PrizesEdit

Hit songsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.