2012

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January 20, 2022

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

Events

January

January 1st - Denmark took over the presidency of the European Union (EU). Guimarães and Maribor began their years as European Capitals of Culture January 13 - The cruise ship "Costa Concordia" sinks off the island of Giglio off the coast of Italy. January 18 - Janne Kristiansen resigned with immediate effect as head of the Police Security Service. January 22 - A referendum in Croatia approves EU membership. January 23 - Chinese New Year brought us into the year of the dragon.

March

March 1 - During a meteorite impact in southern Norway, a meteorite of 4.5 kg hits the ground in Valle in Setesdal. March 11 - Vladimir Putin wins Russia's presidential election. March 15 - Five Norwegian officers died when a C 130J Hercules from the Air Force crashed in the mountain Kebnekaise in Sweden. March 19 - Four Swiss and one French ski tourist died in an avalanche in Kåfjord in Troms. March 22 - A military coup overthrows Mali.

April

April 1 - The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, won 42 of 45 vacancies in the Myanmar by-elections. April 2 - Hungarian President Pál Schmitt resigns. April 6 - Azawad declares independence from Mali. April 11 - South Korean 2012 parliamentary elections April 16 - The trial against Anders Behring Breivik after the terrorist attacks in Norway in 2011 began.

May

May 6 - François Hollande is elected new President of France. May 12-12 August - The Expo 2012 World Expo is held in Yeosu, South Korea. May 15 - François Hollande is installed as President of France. May 20 - An annular solar eclipse was visible over the Pacific Ocean, Asia and North America.

June

June 6 - A Venus passage takes place, the last in 105 years. June 16 - Aung San Suu Kyi gives her Nobel lecture at Oslo City Hall, more than twenty years after she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. June 17 - Greek parliamentary elections June 28 - The US Supreme Court issues a ruling in which the new health legislation ("Obamacare") was not found unconstitutional.

July

July 1 - Mexico's federal election in 2012.

August

August 6 - Mars rover "Curiosity" lands on the plain Aeolis Palus in the Gale crater on Mars. August 16 - Marikana massacre in South Africa.

September

September 7 - The Jondal tunnel in Hordaland was opened. September 15 - Stavanger's new concert hall was opened. September 21 - Hadia Tajik was appointed Minister of Culture, and became Norway's youngest minister of all time. September 22 - Kvivsvegen between Hornindal and Volda was opened.

October

October 14 - Felix Baumgartner set a world record in parachuting from great heights. October 29 - Extreme weather Sandy hits the east coast of the United States after first damaging Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

November

November 6 - Barack Obama is re-elected to the US presidency. November 13 - Total solar eclipse visible over Australia, New Zealand, southern South America and the South Pacific.

December

December 5 - Norway has its largest consumption of electric power of 23.4 GW. See article Energy in Norway # Electricity production. December 19 - South Korean 2012 presidential election. December 21 - The long-term cycle of the Mayan calendar ends on this date.

People

Births

January 24 - Princess Athena to Denmark February 23 - Princess Estelle of Sweden

Deaths

Music

Concerts

August 4, Bryan Adams had a concert at Rauma Rock in Åndalsnes April 8, exo had debut.

Literature

Wenche Myhre - 66

Sports

6. – 8. January - European Figure Skating Championships are held in Budapest, Hungary 13. – 22. January - The first Winter Olympics for Youth is held in Innsbruck, Austria. 4. – 20. May - The Ice Hockey World Cup 2012 is held in Finland and Sweden

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