What happened March 2012?
Here are the key events in world news for the month of March 2012. Putin Wins Presidential Election in Russia (Mar. 4): Vladimir Putin wins the presidential election in Russia, claiming 64% of the vote. (Mar.
What was happening in May 2012?
Attack in Syria Kills Dozens of Children (May 26): Thirty-two children under age ten are killed when the Syrian government attacks the village of Houla. The United Nations blames the deaths on government tanks and artillery, saying many of the victims were executed in their homes.
What funny things happened in 2012?
10 really weird things that happened in 2012
- Anish Kapoor pays tribute to Ai Weiwei’s parody of Gangnam Style.
- Blanck Mass is played at the Olympics.
- Meatloaf sings in support of Mitt Romney, terribly.
- Justin Bieber vomits on stage.
- Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion.
- People are surprised that M.I.A.
What special events happened in 2010?
Popular Culture 2010
- Russia Suicide bombers.
- Haiti magnitude 7 earthquake.
- Chile Earthquake measuring 8.8 magnitude.
- United Arab Emirates Burj Khalifa.
- United States Affordable Care Act passes in Congress.
- United States BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster.
- Afghanistan US increases the number of troops.
- Floods in Pakistan.
Is 2012 a bad year?
If the memory of last year’s seemingly endless series of traumatic weather events still lingers, it’s no surprise: 2012 was the second-most costly year for meteorological disasters in the United States since 1980, clocking in at a staggering $110 billion in damages and 377 deaths.
What are the top news headlines of 2012?
Below are the top headlines of 2012, excluding those related to sports and entertainment. In general, the following events fall into two categories: politics and tragedies. Of course, the political stories could be tragedies, relative to where the reader places him-or-herself on the political spectrum.
What was the top story in the world in 2012?
The U.S.-focused slant of the top stories this year contrasted with last year’s voting, when the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan was No. 1, followed by Japan’s earthquake/tsunami disaster, and the Arab Spring uprisings that rocked North Africa and the Middle East. Here are 2012’s top 10 stories, in order: 1. MASS SHOOTINGS:
Where did the Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012?
Hurricane Sandy. On Oct. 28, 2012, the much-feared “Frankenstorm,” named so for its proximity to Halloween, began to affect the Eastern United States with rain, wind, and high tides. Hurricane Sandy moved onshore the next evening at New Jersey with a 900-mile-wide reach that hit areas from North Carolina to Maine.