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World Events in Year 2012
Jan 7th - Hot air balloon crashes in Carterton, New Zealand, killing 11
Jan 13th - Cruise ship, Costa Concordia, runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, with at least 15 deaths
Jan 14th - Suicide bomber kills 53 and injures 130 in Basra, Iraq
Jan 14th - Ma Ying-jeou wins re-election as President of the Republic of China with 51% of the vote
Jan 18th - Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout becomes the largest protest in the history of the internet
Jan 19th - FBI shuts down Megaupload.com for alleged copyright infringement, hacker group Anonymous responds by attacking government and entertainment industry websites
Jan 23rd - European Union agrees to embargo Iranian oil in protest against Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program
Jan 28th - Death toll from coordinated bombing attacks in Kano, Nigeria, reaches 185
Feb 1st - At least 73 people are killed in the Egyptian football riots in Port Said
Feb 2nd - Cold snap across Europe kills more than 100 people (over 400 people by 08-02)
Feb 2nd - MV Rabaul Queen sinks off the coast of Papa New Guinea with 246 people saved and 126 missing (100 of these estimated to be trapped inside)
Feb 2nd - NHL player Sam Gagner becomes the first player to scores eight points in one game for the Edmonton Oilers against the Chicago Blackhawks since 1989
Feb 4th - Tens of thousands of people are stranded by floods in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland
Feb 5th - Quarterback Eli Manning wins his second Superbowl Most Valuable Player Award after leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Superbowl XLVI
Feb 6th - 6.9 magnitude quake hits near the central Philipines with 43 confirmed deaths
Feb 6th - Queen Elizabeth II marks her 60th anniversary of becoming Britain's Monarch becoming only the second to do so
Feb 11th - Israel Air Force conducts four air strikes in Gaza Strip
Feb 12th - Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow is re-elected president of Turkmenistan with 97% of the vote
Feb 12th - Zambia defeat Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 15th - United Kingdom unemployment rate reaches 17 year high of 8.4%
Feb 15th - Fire at Comayagua prison, Honduras, kills 358
Feb 17th - The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, resigns over a corruption scandal
Feb 17th - Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece
Feb 18th - Kateri Tekakwitha canonized as the first native American saint
Feb 19th - 44 people killed in prison brawl in Apocada, Mexico, between two rival drug cartels
Feb 20th - Scientists successfully regenerate Silene stenophylla from a 31,800 year old piece of fruit, greatly surpassing the previous record of 2,000 years
Feb 20th - South Korea angers North Korea as it proceeds with live fire drills in disputed Korean sea borders
Feb 21st - Yemen voters go to the polls for a presidential election where the only candidate on the ballot paper is vice-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi
Feb 22nd - Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds
Feb 23rd - A series of bomb attacks across 12 Iraqi cities kills 60 and injures 200
Feb 25th - Syrian Army kills 100 civilians in artillery shelling of Homs and Hama
Feb 25th - Al Qaeda suicide bombing kills at least 26 people in Mukalla, Yemen
Feb 25th - World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries
Feb 25th - Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79
Feb 26th - The film The Artist wins five Academy Awards and becomes the first silent film to win since 1927
Feb 26th - Bus plunges off a cliff in Shanxi, China causing 15 deaths
Feb 26th - Train derailment kills 3 and injures 45 in Burlington, Ontario
Feb 27th - Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor
Feb 28th - Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral
Feb 28th - Discovery of the largest prehistoric penguin, Kairuku grebneffi, at nearly 5ft tall
Mar 1st - Euro zone unemployment reaches historical high of 10.7%
Mar 2nd - Tornadoes kill at least 27 people in the American states of Indiana and Kentucky
Mar 2nd - The Red Cross is denied access to provide relief to the Baba Amr district in Homs by the Syrian army
Mar 2nd - New fiscal compact to prevent excessive debt is signed by 25 out of 27 European Union members
Mar 3rd - Lorry crash in east Guinea kills 50 and injures 27
Mar 3rd - Two trains crash in Szczekociny, Poland, with 16 people dead and up to 50 injured
Mar 4th - Munitions dump explosions kill at least 250 people in the Republic of Congo
Mar 4th - Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud
Mar 4th - Over 10,000 illegal Peruvian gold miners clash with police to gain control of Puerto Maldonado
Mar 5th - 27 members of Iraq's security force are killed by gunmen disguised as police in Haditha
Mar 5th - Tropical Storm Irina kills 65 in Madagascar
Mar 6th - 9,000 residents are evacuated from Wagga Wagga, Australia, as the Murrimbidgee River threatens to overflow
Mar 6th - Francisco Xavier do Amaral, East Timorese President, dies at 75
Mar 8th - Greece secures debt-restructuring deal with private lenders
Mar 8th - Toyota recalls 700,000 vehicles over safety concerns
Mar 9th - Senior members of hacking group Lulz Sec are arrested, including one member of the FBI, in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland
Mar 10th - At least 130 rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza
Mar 11th - US soldier kills 16 civilians in Afghanistan
Mar 12th - 100 people are killed in ethnic clashes and cattle raids in South Sudan
Mar 12th - 45 people, including children, are massacred by the Syrian Army in Homs
Mar 12th - China records its highest trade deficit in over a decade
Mar 13th - 19 people are shot dead in a bus attack in Ethiopia
Mar 13th - Encyclopedia Britannica announces that it will no longer public printed versions of its encyclopedia
Mar 13th - 110 people are killed and 63 are missing after a ferry collides with an oil tanker near Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mar 13th - 28 people, including 22 children, are killed in a motorway bus crash near Sierre, Switzerland
Mar 16th - Turkish NATO helicopter crashes into a house killing ten people in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan
Mar 16th - Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes first cricketer to score 100 international centuries
Mar 17th - Bolton Wanderer footballer Fabrice Muamba collapses and is rushed to hospital during a live football match against Tottenham Hotspur
Mar 17th - Wales defeat France to record their eleventh Grand Slam in the Six Nation's Championship
Mar 17th - John Demjanjuk, convicted Nazi war criminal, dies from natural causes at 91
Mar 18th - Superleague Greece football match between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos is abandoned after fans set fire to Athens' Olympic Stadium
Mar 18th - Joachim Gauck elected President of the Federal republic of Germany by the Federal Assembly
Mar 19th - Wendy's overtakes Burger King to become the second best selling hamburger chain
Mar 20th - 50 people are killed and 240 injured in a wave of terror attacks across 10 cities in Iraq
Mar 20th - Disney movie John Carter records one of the largest losses in cinema history with a $200 million dollar write down
Mar 21st - Greek Parliament votes in favour of an international bailout deal
Mar 21st - Five former Guatemalan paramilitaries are sentenced to 7,710 years in jail for their role in the Plan de Sanchez massacre in 1982
Mar 22nd - Largest protest in Quebec's history occurs in Montreal with over 200,000 people marching against government tuition hikes and for free access to post-secondary education
Mar 22nd - Australia's most wanted man, Malcolm Naden, is captured after seven years on the run in Gloucester, New South Wales
Mar 22nd - Massive fire devours thousands of hectares of ancient forests and threatens wildlife on Mount Kenya
Mar 23rd - African Union suspends Mali's membership following a coup
Mar 24th - African Union deploys 5,000 strong force with the aim of catching or killing warlord Joseph Kony
Mar 25th - Peter Cruddas, treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party, resigns after being caught on film selling access to British Prime Minister David Cameron
Mar 26th - Macky Sall elected as President of Senegal
Mar 26th - Canadian Film maker, James Cameron, becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth in over 50 years
Mar 30th - Spanish Government cuts 27 Billion Euros from its budget in one of its toughest austerity driver in history
Mar 30th - Mastercard and Visa announce a massive breach in security with over ten million compromised credit card numbers
Mar 30th - American Mega Millions lottery hits a world record lottery amount of 640 million dollars
Mar 31st - Fiji Floods kill 2 people and force thousands to be evacuated
Apr 1st - Plane crash in Western Siberia kills at least 31 people ( UTair Aviation ATR-72)
Apr 2nd - Oikos University, Oakland shooting kills seven people and injures 3
Apr 3rd - Spanish unemployment reaches record high, youth unemployment stands at 50%
Apr 3rd - Moscow fire kills 17 migrant workers
Apr 3rd - US President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination
Apr 4th - German Nobel Laureat, Gunter Grass, publishes controversial poem that claims Israel is plotting to wipe out Iran
Apr 4th - Somalia's National Theatre is struck by a suicide bomber killing ten people including the presidents of the Somali Olympic Committee and Football Federation
Apr 4th - Boris Todic, President of Serbia, resigns
Apr 5th - Severe storms in Argentina kill 14 people
Apr 5th - 77 year old pensioner's suicide outside Greece's parliament prompts further protests in Athens
Apr 5th - International internet group Anonymous hack several Chinese bureaus in opposition to censorship
Apr 6th - US F-18 Hornet crashes into side of apartment building in Virginia with no fatalities
Apr 7th - Joyce Banda becomes President of Malawi
Apr 7th - 130 Pakistani Army soldiers are buried in an avalanche near the Siachen Glacier
Apr 8th - Gunter Grass labelled persona non gratta by Israeli internal affairs minister Eli Yishai
Apr 8th - Pope Benedict XVI calls for an end to Syrian blood shed in papal Easter message
Apr 9th - The Lion King becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking The Phantom of the Opera
Apr 10th - United Nations deadline for Syrian troop withdrawal passes as violence continues
Apr 10th - Apple Inc claims a value of $600 billion making it the largest company by market capitalization in the world
Apr 10th - Rick Santorum suspends his candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination making Mitt Romney the overwhelming favourite
Apr 10th - Raymond Aubrac, French Resistance Leader, dies at 97
Apr 11th - 8.6 magnitude earth quack and 8.2 aftershock occurs off the coast of Indonesia
Apr 11th - 2011 London riot looter is jailed for 11 years after starting a fire at a furniture retailer
Apr 11th - South Korean legislative elections result in the governing Saenuri Party retaining governance
Apr 11th - Prime Minister of Greece, Lucas Papademos, resigns and calls an election for May 6
Apr 12th - A ceasefire in the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising comes into effect
Apr 12th - Bodleian, Oxford University and Vatican libraries announce over 1.5 million pages of ancient texts will be made available across the internet
Apr 12th - Civilian rule in Mali is returned after Dioncounda Traore is sworn in as interim president
Apr 13th - North Korean long range rocket testing ends in failure after the rocket broke up after launch
Apr 15th - 400 Islamist Militants escape from a Pakistan prison after an insurgent attack
Apr 15th - China loosens monetary policy and allows the Yuan to fluctuate up to 1% against the US dollar
Apr 15th - US Secret Service inappropriate conduct scandal begins with at least 11 people implicated
Apr 16th - At least 55 people are killed in the Syrian uprising despite UN presence to oversee ceasefire
Apr 16th - For the first time since 1977 no Pulitzer Prize is awarded for fiction
Apr 17th - The St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book, purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds
Apr 18th - The Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples begins burning artworks after cultural institution budget cuts
Apr 19th - Levon Helm, American rock musician, dies from throat cancer at 71
Apr 20th - Plane crash near Islamabad, Pakistan, kills 127 people
Apr 20th - 40 people are killed and 27 injured after a tractor trailer collided with a bus in Alamo, Mexico
Apr 21st - Two trains in Sloterdijk, Netherlands, injure 117 people in a head on collision
Apr 21st - Chicago White Sox pitcher, Philip Humber, pitches the 21st MLB perfect game against the Seattle Mariners
Apr 22nd - 30 year old women collapses and dies during London Marathon
Apr 23rd - Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, tenders resignation, paving the way for early elections
Apr 23rd - Rangers F.C. owner, Craig Whyte, is banned for life from any involvement in Scottish football
Apr 23rd - 38,000 London Marathon entrants have their home and email contacts published in a data protection breach
Apr 25th - The United Kingdom dips back into recession after the economy shrunk 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012
Apr 26th - 70 people are killed by rocket attacks by the Syrian Army on the city of Hama
Apr 26th - Indonesia suspends imports of American beef after a confirmed case of mad cow disease in California
Apr 27th - Four explosions in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, kill 27 people
Apr 28th - Tent collapse in St Louis, Missouri, kills one and injures 110 people
Apr 29th - International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect
Apr 30th - The unfinished One World Trade Center overtakes the Empire State building to become the tallest building in New York
Apr 30th - Spain's economy double dips after a 0.3% contraction and 25% unemployment rate
Apr 30th - Overloaded ferry in the Brahmaputra River,India, killing 103 people
Apr 30th - Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League's history
May 1st - China and Russia sign $15 billion dollar trade deal
May 1st - Guggenheim Partners make the largest ever purchase of a sports franchise after buying the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2.1 billion
May 2nd - Edvard Munch's famous painting 'The Scream' sells at auction for $119,922,500
May 2nd - Barcelona football player Lionel Messi breaks the European goal-scoring record with 68 goals
May 4th - 14 decapitated bodies and 9 hung from a bridge are found in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
May 5th - 17 people are killed and 47 missing after a flash flood in Nepal
May 5th - Japan shuts down its nuclear reactors leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970
May 6th - Francois Hollande elected President of France
May 6th - Greece parliamentary election results in 60% support for parties opposed to austerity measures
May 7th - NATO air strike kills 14 and woulds 6 civilians in Afghanistan's Badghis Province
May 7th - Vladimir Putin sworn in for third six year term as President of Russia
May 7th - Paeleoclimatological research claims dinosaur flatulence may have warmed the earth
May 9th - Mark Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow" becomes the most expensive contemporary art piece to be sold at auction for $86.9 million dollars
May 9th - A Russian passenger jet disappears with 45 people on board
May 9th - United States President, Barack Obama, officially states his support for same sex marriage
May 10th - The Red Cross suspends all humanitarian work in Pakistan after a worker was kidnapped and killed
May 10th - Two bombings in Damascus, Syria, kill 55 people and injure 370
May 11th - Chinese scientists break world record by transferring photons over 97 kilometers using quantum teleportation
May 12th - The discovery of a missing Mayan calender piece disproves 2012 Armageddon
May 13th - 49 dismembered bodies are found on a Mexican highway as part of the Mexican drug war
May 13th - Torrential rain in Hunan Province, China, destroys a bridge, 3,500 homes and displaces 28,000 people
May 13th - Manchester City win the English Premier League for the first time
May 14th - 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons agree to end mass hunger strike
May 14th - Stanford University scientists develop prototype bionic eye
May 15th - Eurozone economy narrowly avoids recession
May 15th - Greece's fifth attempt to a form a coalition government fails and new June elections are scheduled
May 19th - Chelsea defeat Bayern Munich in penalty shootout to win the UEFA Champion's League
May 20th - Tomislav Nikolić elected president of Serbia
May 20th - 6.0 magnitude earthquake kills 6 and injures dozens in northern Italy
May 21st - 120 people are killed and 350 injured by a suicide bomb in Sana'a, Yemen
May 21st - 13 people are killed and 22 people injured after a bus falls 80 metres off a cliff in Albania
May 22nd - 14 people die and 30 are injured in train collision in India
May 22nd - Philip Philips is crowned the eleventh American Idol
May 25th - Up to 116 people are massacred, including women and children, by the Syrian army in Houla, in the Homs province
May 25th - A SpaceX Dragon becomes the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station
May 26th - A gunman in the Finnish town of Hyvink
May 26th - Pope Benedict XVI's butler is arrested for allegedly leaking confidential documents
May 27th - A NATO airstrike kills a family of eight, including six children, in Afghanistan
May 29th - Thousands march in protest in Johannesburg against Brett Murray's controversial painting The Spear
May 29th - Facebook's problematic public listing could cost those involved $115 million from technical glitches
May 29th - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 24 people near Bologna, northern Italy
May 29th - Indonesian police make the biggest drug bust in ten years after seizing over a million ecstasy pills valued at $45 million
May 30th - A number of nations including Germany, Turkey and Canada, expel Syrian diplomats following the Houla massacre
May 30th - Vishwanathan Anand wins his fifth World Chess Championship
May 31st - Egypt formally ends its 31 year state of emergency
Jun 1st - New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana pitches a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals
Jun 3rd - Suicide car bombing kills 15 and inures 42 people in Bauchi, Nigeria
Jun 3rd - Plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, kills all 152 passengers and 40 people on the ground
Jun 3rd - Tiger Woods' 73rd PGA tour victory equals Jack Nicklaus's record
Jun 4th - US drone attack kills 15 militants in Pakistan, including high ranking al-Qaeda official, Abu Yahya al-Libi
Jun 4th - Car bomb kills 26 and injures 190 people in central Baghdad, Iraq
Jun 4th - Japan's stock market plummets to record lows with the S&P/TOPIX 150 reaching its lowest level since 1983
Jun 4th - Wedding party bus crashes killing 23 and injuring 60 people in Islamabad, Pakistan
Jun 6th - Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs
Jun 6th - The Solar Impulse completes the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the sun
Jun 7th - 16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, were found under a pub in London
Jun 7th - Credit rating agency Fitch downgrades Spain's credit rating to BBB in the wake of international bailout speculation
Jun 7th - A bus falls into a ravine in La Paz, Bolivia, killing 16 and injuring 32 people
Jun 8th - A bus bombing in Pakistan kills 18 and injures 35 people
Jun 9th - It is announced that up to $125 million dollars in loans will be given to aid Spain's struggling banks
Jun 9th - Burma riots kill 20 people and burn down 300 houses
Jun 10th - A Helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenya, kills five people, including George Saitoti, a Kenyan cabinet minister
Jun 11th - Five people are killed after an ambulance hits a roadside bomb in Afghanistan
Jun 11th - 23 people are killed after two villages are attacked in northern Nigeria
Jun 11th - The Nobel Prize is reduced by 20% to prevent any future undermining of capital
Jun 11th - Two earthquakes in Afghanistan trigger landslides that kill more than 80 people
Jun 11th - Los Angeles Kings defeat New Jersey Devils 6-1 in game 6 to win the NHL's Stanley Cup
Jun 12th - The chemical compound NOTT-202, which is capable of selectively absorbing carbon dioxide, is created
Jun 12th - An Australian coroner's report rules that a dingo was responsible for the death of a baby in 1980
Jun 12th - The World Health Organization concludes that diesel exhaust causes cancer
Jun 13th - A series of bombings across Iraq kill 93 and wound 300 people
Jun 13th - San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros
Jun 14th - An explosion at an Indian steel plant kills 11 people and severely injures 16
Jun 14th - The world's first stem-cell assisted vein transplant is undertaken by Swedish doctors on a 10 year old girl
Jun 15th - Apple I computer sells for a record $374,500
Jun 15th - Five Dutch banks, including ING, receive credit rating downgrades of one or two notches
Jun 16th - 32 people are killed by a car bomb in Baghdad
Jun 16th - Coca-Cola begins business in Myanmar after 60 years
Jun 16th - A collapse of a stage at a Toronto Radiohead concert kills one person
Jun 16th - 30 people are killed and 15 injured after a bus falls into a gorge in Osmanabad, India
Jun 17th - France's Socialist Party wins a majority in the legislative election
Jun 17th - Greek voters return to the polls after the failed May 6 election
Jun 17th - American golfer, Webb Simpson, wins the US Open
Jun 18th - 15 people are killed and 40 injured in a suicide attack in Baquba, Iraq
Jun 19th - A man in Saudi Arabia is beheaded for witchcraft and sorcery
Jun 19th - Antonis Samaras, the leader of the New Democracy party in Greece, forms a coalition government
Jun 20th - Western Libyan tribal clashes kill 105 people and injure 500
Jun 20th - A Syrian fighter pilot lands in Jordan and defects from the Syrian uprising
Jun 21st - Moody's downgrades 15 major banks in the UK, US, Canada and Europe
Jun 21st - A boat of 200 asylum seekers headed to Australia capsizes and 110 survivors are rescued
Jun 21st - Miami Heat win the 2012 NBA finals after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 4 games to one
Jun 22nd - Two Baghdad market bombings kill 14 people and injure 106
Jun 23rd - Greece proposes to slow down austerity measures by two years
Jun 23rd - A bus of Czech tourists crashes in Croatia killing 8 and injuring 44
Jun 23rd - 76 monks are hospitalized in Thailand following an attack by a swarm of bees
Jun 24th - Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood becomes President of Egypt
Jun 24th - Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time
Jun 25th - 33 Syrian army officers defect to Turkey
Jun 28th - A series of car bombs in Iraq kills 14 and injures 50 people
Jun 29th - 16 Naxalite Maoist insurgents in India are killed by police
Jun 29th - Three bombs in Balid, Iraq, kill 6 people and injure 45
Jun 29th - 15,000 Japanese anti-nuclear protesters blockade the Japanese Prime Minister's office in Tokyo
Jun 30th - 30 people attending a funeral in Zamalka, Syria, are killed on a day that saw 83 civilian deaths
Jun 30th - Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Jun 30th - Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as President of Egypt
Jul 1st - 17 people are killed and 45 injured in an attack on two churches in Garissa, Kenya
Jul 1st - Spain's football team crush Italy 4-0 to win the 2012 UEFA Euro Cup
Jul 2nd - GlaxoSmithKline settle the largest healthcare fraud case in history for US$3 Billion
Jul 2nd - Monsoon rain in East India kills at least 79 people and leaves 2.2 million homeless
Jul 3rd - Truck bombing kills 25 people and wounds 40 in Diwaniyah, Iraq
Jul 3rd - Antonio Esfandiari wins a record $18.3 million in poker after winning the 2012 World Series of Poker $1,000,000 Buy-In
Jul 5th - The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened and stands at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)
Jul 5th - South Korea announce plans to begin "scientific' whaling of minke whales
Jul 5th - Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party is elected President of Mexico after a recount following irregularities
Jul 6th - Gunmen kill 18 people in Turbat, Pakistan
Jul 7th - Floods in the Krasnodar region, Russia, kill 140 people
Jul 8th - Roadside car bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province
Jul 8th - Tens of thousands protest over election corruption in Mexico City after Enrique Pe
Jul 10th - The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages
Jul 11th - POliciy academy suicide bombing kills 20 in Sana'a, Yemen
Jul 11th - S/2012 P 1, the fifth moon of Pluto is discovered
Jul 12th - 200 people are killed by the Syrian army in Tremseh
Jul 12th - 90-155 people are killed after an oil tanker crashes and explodes in Okogbe, Rivers State, Nigeria
Jul 13th - China's economic growth drops to 7.6%, its lowest level for three years
Jul 13th - 19-30 people are killed after a train collides with a truck in Malelane, South Africa
Jul 13th - Financially troubled Scottish football club, Rangers, is voted into the third division
Jul 14th - Suicide bomber attacks a wedding reception and kills 22 people and inures 22 in northern Afghanistan
Jul 14th - Floods on the Japanese island of Kyushu kill 20 and displace 250,000
Jul 15th - 39 pilgrims are killed in a bus crash in Parasi, Nepal
Jul 15th - A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station
Jul 17th - 17 people are wounded in a bar shooting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Jul 18th - 6 Israeli tourists are killed and 30 injured after a bomb explodes on a tourist bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria
Jul 18th - 14 people are killed after a bomb explosion at Pakistan's Orakzai Agency
Jul 18th - Violence across Syria results in 97 deaths
Jul 18th - Syrian suicide bombing kills three high profile government officials, including Syria's Minister of Defence
Jul 18th - 24 people are killed after a ferry sinks off the coast of Zanzibar
Jul 18th - Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army
Jul 20th - 12 people are killed and 59 injured after a gunman opens fire at a Dark Knight movie premier in Aurora, Colorado,
Jul 20th - 21 people are killed and 29 injured in a bus accident in Nayarit, Mexico
Jul 22nd - Car bombs kills 20 people and injures 80 in Madaen and Najaf, Iraq
Jul 22nd - Pranab Mukherjee is elected President of India
Jul 22nd - At least 77 people are killed by torrential rain in Beijing, China
Jul 23rd - A series of attacks across Iraq kill 103 people
Jul 24th - John Dramani becomes President of Ghana after the death of President John Atta Mills
Jul 24th - Four barrels containing 248 human fetuses are found in Sverdlovsk, Russia
Jul 25th - The 2012 Summer Olympics begin
Jul 25th - Ivica Dačić is sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia
Jul 25th - Italy's credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones
Jul 26th - At least 200 people are killed in a day of violence in Syria
Jul 26th - Insurgent attack kills 19 people and destroys a helicopter at Baqubah, Iraq
Jul 26th - North Korea is hit by Tropical Storm Khanun, killing 88 people and leaving 60,000 people homeless
Jul 27th - Queen Elizabeth II announces the opening of the London 2012 Olympics at the opening ceremony
Jul 28th - Ye Shiwen of China sets world record in the women's 400m individual medley in 4:28.43
Jul 28th - 18 people are killed and 11 injured in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia
Jul 29th - Tropical Storm Khanun kills 88 people and leaves 60,000 homeless in North Korea
Jul 30th - Train fire kills 32 and injures 27 people in Andhra Pradesh, India
Jul 30th - Indian power grid failure leaves over 300 million without power
Jul 31st - Two car bombs kill 21 people in Baghdad, Iraq
Jul 31st - A second power grid failure in two days leaves 670 million people in India without power
Aug 1st - Typhoon Saola kills elven people and displaces over 150,000 in the Philippines
Aug 1st - 8 Women's badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match"
Aug 2nd - 23 people are killed after two blasts in a fruit market in Lahore, Pakistan
Aug 3rd - United Nations General Assembly c reproaches The United Nations Security Council over its lack of action in Syria
Aug 4th - 45 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Abyan, Yemen
Aug 4th - South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first amputee to compete at the Olympics
Aug 5th - Gunman opens fire on Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin killing six people and committing suicide
Aug 5th - 19 people are killed by Kurdish rebels in Hakk
Aug 5th - General Motors signs a record breaking $559 million marketing deal with Manchester United
Aug 6th - Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century
Aug 7th - 21 people are killed by a gun attack in a church in Okene, Nigeria
Aug 7th - Heavy rain forces 20,000 people to flee their homes in Manila, Phillipines
Aug 7th - 200,000 people are evacuated from Shanghai in anticipation of Typhoon Haikui
Aug 8th - China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies
Aug 8th - 16 people are killed from flooding from heavy rain in Manilla, Philippines
Aug 9th - The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70
Aug 9th - Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics
Aug 11th - 153 people are killed and 1300 injured in Tabriz and Ahar, Iran after two earthquakes of up to 6.4 magnitude
Aug 11th - 13 people are killed and 15 injured by a lightning strike at a Mosque in Bangladesh
Aug 12th - The 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony completes the games
Aug 13th - Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a doping test
Aug 14th - 46 people are killed and 80 injured after a series of suicide bombings in Afghanistan
Aug 16th - Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, is granted political asylum by Ecuador
Aug 16th - 113 people are killed and over 200 wounded in a series of attacks across Iraq
Aug 16th - South African police open fire on striking mine workers and kill at least 34 people
Aug 17th - Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years
Aug 17th - Gay pride events are banned for a century in Moscow
Aug 18th - Al-Qaeda militants kill 14 people in an attack in Aden, Yemen
Aug 18th - NATO air strikes kill at least 13 militants in Afghanistan
Aug 19th - 32 people are killed after a plane crash in Talodi, Sudan
Aug 20th - 20 people are killed in a riot in Caracas, Venezuela
Aug 20th - South Africa become the top-ranked test cricket nation after defeating England
Aug 21st - 20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus
Aug 22nd - 47 people are killed in the Syrian civil war
Aug 22nd - 48 people are killed in Kenyan tribal wars between the Pokomo and Orma
Aug 22nd - Russia and Vanuatu become members of the World Trade Organization
Aug 23rd - Four people are killed and 28 injured in a hot air ballooning accident in Slovenia
Aug 23rd - At least 30 are killed as a result of monsoon rain in Rajasthan, India
Aug 24th - Monsoon rains and floods kill 26 people in Pakistan
Aug 24th - Yangmingtan Bridge collapses in China killing three people
Aug 24th - Both Apple and Samsung are found guilty of patent infringement in a South Korean court
Aug 24th - A US jury in California finds that Samsung is guilty of patent infringement and awards over US$1 billion in damages to Apple
Aug 25th - 330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
Aug 25th - 39 people are killed and 80 are injured after a gas leak in North Venezuelan refinery
Aug 25th - 85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar
Aug 26th - 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969
Aug 26th - 36 people are killed in a bus crash in Yan'an,China
Aug 26th - 17 villagers in Afghanistan's Kajaki district are beheaded by an unknown organization
Aug 26th - A Legionellosis outbreak in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 and infects 104
Aug 27th - First interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity
Aug 28th - Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate
Aug 29th - Georgian hostage crisis results in 3 police officers and 10 militants being killed
Aug 29th - Operation Eagle, undertaken by the Egyptian Army, results in the deaths of 11 suspected terrorists and the arrest of another 23
Aug 29th - Banana Spider venom is found to be effective in relieving erectile dysfunction
Aug 29th - The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles
Aug 30th - Cholera outbreak kills 229 people in Sierra Leone
Aug 30th - A blast in the in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, China, kills 26 miners with 21 missing
Aug 31st - Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan
Sep 1st - Islamist rebels seize Douentza, Mali
Sep 1st - Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines
Sep 1st - Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATo base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district
Sep 1st - US drone strike kills 5 people in North Waristan, Pakistan
Sep 2nd - A decades-long ban on veiled female news presenters is lifted from State television in Egypt
Sep 2nd - 15 people are killed by a car bomb attack at a refugee camp in Sbeineh, Palestine
Sep 3rd - 3 people are killed and 19 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
Sep 3rd - Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea
Sep 3rd - New Zealand announces its withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan
Sep 4th - 42 people are killed and 25 injured as a passenger bus falls down a ravine in Morocco
Sep 4th - 25 people are killed at a funeral suicide bombing in Nangarhar, Pakistan
Sep 4th - Pauline Marois becomes the first female premier of Quebec
Sep 4th - Carpet that can help prevent falls in elderly by warning them after detecting unusual footsteps is developed
Sep 5th - 54 people are killed and 50 injured after a firecracker factory explodes in Nadu
Sep 5th - Austerity measure requires Greece to increase its maximum working days to six per week
Sep 5th - 25 are killed and 4 wounded after an ammunition store exploded in Afyon, Turkey
Sep 6th - 61 illegal immigrants die after a fishing boat capsizes off the coast of Turkey
Sep 6th - Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for President
Sep 7th - US drone attack kills 8 people in Kismayo, south Somalia
Sep 7th - 64 people are killed and 715 injured after a series of earthquakes in south-west China
Sep 7th - Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels Iranian diplomatic staff out of Canada
Sep 8th - 6 people are killed by a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
Sep 8th - 8 people are killed after a tractor is hut by a train in Romania
Sep 9th - 17 people are killed and at least 40 injured after two car bombs explode in Aleppo, Syria
Sep 9th - 100 people are killed and 350 injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq
Sep 9th - Armenia win the 40th FIDE Chess Olympiad
Sep 9th - Serena Williams wins her fourth women's tennis singles at the US Open
Sep 10th - 16 people are killed by a suicide bombing n Kunduz, Afghanistan
Sep 10th - Teachers in Chicago strike effecting 350,000 students
Sep 10th - 10,000 miners demonstrate at Lonmin mines in Marikana, South Africa
Sep 10th - 29 people are killed by floods and heavy rain in Vietnam
Sep 10th - A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children
Sep 11th - 50 Al-Shabaab fighters are killed in conflict with the Somali National Army
Sep 11th - The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is stormed, looted and burned down, killing five people, including the US ambassador
Sep 11th - The US is warned by Moody's that it's AAA credit rating is at risk if lawmakers fail to produce a long-term debt reduction plan
Sep 11th - 29 people are killed and 11 injured after a bus runs off a mountain highway in Nepal
Sep 11th - Japan nationalizes three of the disputed Senkaku Islands
Sep 12th - 18 soldiers are killed by a rebel car bomb in Syria
Sep 12th - 314 people are killed in factory fire in Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan
Sep 12th - Apple unveils its iPhone 5 and iOS 6
Sep 13th - 19 people are killed after a freight elevator crashes from 100 meters in Wuhan, China
Sep 13th - 33,000 people are evacuated after Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts
Sep 13th - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for Russian punk band Pussy Riot to be freed
Sep 13th - Dr Mustafa Abushagur is elected as Prime Minister of Libya
Sep 14th - 21 people are killed after a ferry sank in Indonesia
Sep 15th - Japan announces that it will phase out nuclear energy by the 2030s
Sep 16th - 8 female civilians are killed by a NATO airstrike in Laghman, Afghanistan
Sep 16th - 8 police officers are killed by a roadside bombing by Kurdistan Workers' Party militants in Turkey
Sep 16th - 14 people are killed and 7 wounded by a roadside bomb Jandol, Turkey
Sep 16th - Anti-Japanese protesters set fire to Panasonic plant in Qingdao, China
Sep 16th - Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike
Sep 16th - NHL locks out its players after the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement
Sep 17th - Panasonic suspends operations at its three factories in China
Sep 17th - China dispatches 1,000 fishing boats to Senkaku Islands
Sep 17th - 13 people are killed in a bus accident in Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Sep 17th - Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's DNA in a torn condom
Sep 17th - United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan
Sep 18th - 10 soliders are killed and 70 injured by a missile attack by Kurdish militants in Bingol, Turkey
Sep 18th - 26 people are killed in a fire in a Pemex gas facility in Reynosa, Mexico
Sep 18th - The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools reach a deal that ends an 8-day strike.
Sep 18th - World's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant undertaken at the University of Gothenburg
Sep 19th - 9 people are killed and 20 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Afghanistan
Sep 20th - 50 people are killed and dozens injured after a gas station is bombed by the Syrian Army in Ain Issa
Sep 20th - 14 people are killed in a cafe suicide bominbg in Somalia
Sep 20th - AU Optronics fined $500 million for a LCD screen price-fixing
Sep 21st - Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, wins a leadership ballot
Sep 22nd - 7 pedestrians are killed by a drunk driver who hit a bus stop at 200km an hour in Moscow
Sep 23rd - Iran blocks the use of Google as a search engine
Sep 23rd - 20 Iranian US Visas are denied, including diplomats and two ministers, ahead of the UN general assembly meeting in New York
Sep 23rd - Scientists discover four genetically distinct types of breast cancer
Sep 24th - Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores
Sep 25th - 50 Taiwanese ships clash with the Japan Coast Guard in waters off the Senkaku Islands
Sep 25th - Anouchka van Miltenburg is elected President of the Netherlands
Sep 26th - Syrian army massacres 40 civilians in Thiabieh, Damascus
Sep 26th - Greek trade unions call a general strike to protest austerity measures
Sep 26th - Japanese automakers suspend operations in China
Sep 27th - UN publicly releases documents from China and Japan detailing their contesting claims for the Senkoku Islands
Sep 27th - The Mars Curiosity rover discovers what evidence of a fast-moving streambed-in Mars
Sep 27th - The 2004 Japanese discovery of the 133th element has been confirmed
Sep 28th - Aircraft crash kills 16 people in Kathmandu, Nepal
Sep 28th - Nigeria suspends flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of Nigerian women travelled without a male escort
Sep 30th - Two opposition Venezuelan politicians are shot dead a week before the presidential election
Sep 30th - Car bomb blasts kill at least 32 people across Iraq
Sep 30th - Melbourne Storm defeat the Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2012 NRL Grand Final
Sep 30th - Europe defeat the US 14.5-13.5 in the 39th Ryder Cup
Oct 1st - California becomes the first US state to ban conversion therapy for minors
Oct 1st - 36 people are killed in a ferry collision in Hong Kong
Oct 1st - 3 NATO soldiers and 16 Afghan police are killed by a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan
Oct 2nd - 20 students are gunned down in Mubi, Nigeria
Oct 2nd - 10 people are killed after a minibus and truck collide in Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Oct 3rd - 34 people are killed by a series of bombings in Aleppo, Syria
Oct 4th - Turkey’s parliament approves cross-border military operations in Syria
Oct 4th - 19 people are killed after being buried by a landslide in Yunnan, China
Oct 4th - Jordan’s King Abdullah dissolves parliament in preparation for new elections
Oct 4th - Formula One legend, Michael Schumacher, retires
Oct 5th - Anglo Platinum Limited fires 12,000 striking workers in South Africa
Oct 6th - Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment
Oct 6th - The Leeds Rhinos defeat the Warrington Wolves 26-18 to win the 2012 Super League grand final
Oct 7th - 13 people are killed after a Sudanese military aeroplane crashes near Khartoum
Oct 7th - Sébastien Loeb wins the World Rally Championship for the ninth consecutive year
Oct 8th - 35 people are killed by a Nigerian military bomb struck a convoy in Maiduguri
Oct 8th - Hugo Chávez is re-elected as president of Venezuela for a fourth term
Oct 8th - Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, the first elected Libyan Prime Minister, is voted out of office by the Libyan parliament
Oct 8th - John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work on reprogramming end stage cells to become pluripotent
Oct 9th - 25,000 people in Athens protest German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Oct 9th - Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics
Oct 10th - Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on G protein-coupled receptors
Oct 11th - A further 83 people are killed throughout Syria by the Syrian army
Oct 11th - A US appeal court overturns a district court ruling banning the sale of Samsung
Oct 11th - Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer, wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature
Oct 12th - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves of an African-led force to oust Islamist militants in northern Mali
Oct 12th - The European Union wins the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, sparking a series of critical commentary
Oct 13th - 15 people are killed by a market suicide bombing in Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan
Oct 13th - Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bild sells for $34 million, the highest sold artwork by a living artist
Oct 14th - 20 people are gunned down in a mosque in Dogo Dawa, Nigeria
Oct 15th - Hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her novel Bring Up the Bodies
Oct 16th - Conflict in Maiduguri, Nigeria, leads to 24 militant deaths and several structures set ablaze
Oct 17th - The exoplanet Alpha Centauri Bb is discovered orbiting Alpha Centauri
Oct 17th - Lance Armstrong loses a host of endorsements in the wake of his doping scandal
Oct 17th - Tens of thousands protest austerity measures in Greece
Oct 18th - Syrian military airstrikes kill 40 people in Maaret al-Numan
Oct 18th - Google stock trading is suspended after a premature release of a quarterly report indicating a 20% drop in profits and a 9% fall in share price
Oct 19th - 8 people are killed and 78 injured by a car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon
Oct 22nd - 6 Italian scientists are convicted of manslaughter for their failure to predict the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake
Oct 22nd - Hurricane Sandy forms in the Western Caribbean Sea
Oct 23rd - 12 people are killed and 40 are injured in a hospital fire in Tainan, Taiwan
Oct 24th - Libyan militias capture Bani Walid resulting in 130 civilian deaths
Oct 24th - 3 people are shot dead and two critically wounded after being shot by an unknown gunman in Downey, California
Oct 24th - Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Jamaica killing 1 person and causing over $50 million in damage
Oct 25th - Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba and Haiti killing 65 people and causing over $80 million in damage
Oct 26th - 64 people are killed in West Burma after continued sectarian clashes
Oct 26th - 41 people are killed and 50 injured by a suicide bombing of a mosque in Maymana, Afghanistan
Oct 26th - China blocks the New York Times from searches and social media in response to an investigation into Premier Wen Jiabao
Oct 26th - Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in the Bahamas killing 2 people and causing over $300 million in damage
Oct 27th - 46 people are killed and 123 injured in Iraq after a series of attacks and bombs
Oct 27th - Thousands demonstrate in Madrid against proposed budget cuts
Oct 28th - Syrian ceasefire collapses and 128 people are killed in ongoing civil war violence
Oct 28th - 15 people are killed and 33 injured by a series of Baghdad car bombings
Oct 28th - Sebastian Vettel wins the 2012 Formula One Indian Grand Prix
Oct 28th - San Francisco Giants defeat the Detroit Tigers in game four to take the 2012 MLB World Series
Oct 28th - Pablo Sandoval is named MLB 2012 World Series MVP.
Oct 29th - Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey resulting in 110 deaths and $50 billion in damage and forces the New York stock exchange to close
Oct 29th - Publishing companies Penguin and Random House merge to form the world's largest publisher
Oct 30th - Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion
Oct 31st - The New York stock exchange opens after being closed for two days after Hurricane Sandy
Nov 1st - Google's Gmail becomes the world's most popular email service
Nov 1st - 22 people are killed and 111 injured after a fuel tanker explodes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Nov 1st - Yellow fever kills 32 people and sickens 50 more in Darfur, Sudan
Nov 1st - Acid is poured over a 15 year old girl by her parents after being seen talking to a young man in an honour killing in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
Nov 1st - Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang
Nov 3rd - Syrian rebels launch a major assault on Taftanaz airbase
Nov 4th - Bishop Tawadros appointed as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Nov 4th - Kimi Raikkonen wins Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012
Nov 4th - Syrian rebels capture a major oil field in Deir ez-Zor Governorate
Nov 5th - 50 Syrian military personnel are killed by a suicide car bomb in Hama
Nov 5th - Widespread flooding in Nigeria kills 363 people and displaces 2.1 million
Nov 6th - 5 people are shot at a poultry processing plant in Fresno, California
Nov 6th - Voters go to the polls for the US Presidential election with Barack Obama projected to claim an Electoral College victory
Nov 6th - US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State
Nov 6th - Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington
Nov 7th - 48 people are killed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Guatemala
Nov 7th - Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage
Nov 9th - 2 Iranian fighter jets fire on a US General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone in international air space
Nov 9th - 25 people are killed and 62 injured after a train carrying liquid fuel bursts into flames in Burma
Nov 9th - An Algerian C-295 military transport plane crashes near Avignon, France, killing 6 people
Nov 10th - 20 Syrian troops are killed by suicide bombings in Daara
Nov 10th - 27 people are killed and dozens injured in a prison conflict in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nov 10th - Israeli counter strike on Palestinian militants in Gaza kills 5 and injure 30
Nov 10th - 17 people are killed in a helicopter crash as a result of bad weather in Turkey
Nov 10th - The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeate Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes
Nov 11th - 12 people are killed by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Burma
Nov 12th - Into the Silence by Wade Davis wins the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize
Nov 13th - 3 Syrian tanks enter the demilitarized zone of Golan Heights
Nov 14th - A series of protests against austerity measures occur across Europe including Spain, Portugal, and Greece
Nov 14th - CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away)
Nov 15th - At least 95 people are killed in Syrian conflicts
Nov 15th - Deep Horizon Oil Spill: BP settles for 4.5 Billion
Nov 16th - Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 grosses $500 million in 24 hours to become the biggest entertainment launch of all time
Nov 17th - 50 schoolchildren and a bus driver are killed after a train collides with a school bus in Manfalut, Egypt
Nov 18th - Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix
Nov 18th - Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets
Nov 18th - Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 Nascar Sprint Cup
Nov 20th - Toshiba unveils a robot designed to help in nuclear disasters
Nov 21st - An Israel and Hamas ceasefire is negotiated
Nov 21st - Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo is sacked and replaced by Rafael Ben
Nov 22nd - 2 people are killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog in Texas
Nov 22nd - 6 attacks across Pakistan kill 37 people and injure 92
Nov 23rd - JR Tokai unveil a maglev LO train prototype capable of travelling up to 500km per hour
Nov 24th - Gangnam Style becomes the most viewed youtube video surpassing 808 million views
Nov 24th - Ernest Bai Koroma is re-elected President of Sierra Leone
Nov 24th - The continued NHL lockout results in all games to December 14 being cancelled
Nov 25th - 11 people are killed and 30 are wounded by twin car bombs hitting a Protestant church in Nigeria
Nov 25th - 16 people are killed and 44 injured after a wedding party bus plunges 300 ft down a gorge in India
Nov 25th - Sebastian Vettel wins the 2012 Formula One championship for the third consecutive year
Nov 26th - 10 children are killed and 15 people are injured after a Syrian government Jet drops a cluster bomb on a playground
Nov 26th - The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion
Nov 27th - 29 people are killed and 126 are wounded by 8 car bombings across Iraq
Nov 27th - The eurozone announces that it will pay out 43.7 billion euros in Loans to Greece
Nov 28th - 54 people are killed and 120 are injured by two car bombs in Damascus, Syria
Nov 29th - 30 people are killed and 100 are wounded by bombs in Hillah and Karbala, Iraq
Nov 29th - The UN votes to approve Palestine’s status change from an observer to an observer state
Nov 29th - Luiz Felipe Scolari takes over as Brazilian Football coach
Nov 30th - At least 32 people are killed in a Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crash in the Congo
Dec 1st - 8 people are killed and 36 injured after a bus overturns in Bolivia
Dec 1st - Enrique Peña Nieto sworn in as President of Mexico
Dec 1st - Ukranian Anna Ushenina wins the Women's World Chess Championship 2012
Dec 2nd - 9 people are killed after 30 cars are trapped in Sasago Tunnel, Japan
Dec 2nd - Borut Pahor is elected President of Slovenia
Dec 2nd - Pier Luigi Bersani is elected Italian Prime Minister
Dec 3rd - Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977, reaches the end of our solar system and enters interstellar space
Dec 4th - 29 people are killed by a mortar attack in Bteeha, Syria
Dec 4th - Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines killing at least 81 people
Dec 5th - 8 people are killed and 12 injured by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in South Korea
Dec 6th - 7 people are killed and 770 injured during Egyptian protests
Dec 6th - Typhoon Bopha’s death toll rise to 418 with 318 missing and 179,000 displaced
Dec 6th - A 243 million year old Nyasasaurus fossil is discovered in Tanzania
Dec 8th - UN climate conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020
Dec 9th - 13 people are killed and 10 are injured after a bus rolls of a cliff and falls 100 meters in Taiwan
Dec 9th - 6 people are killed and 41 are injured after a bus plunges 30 metres down a gorge in Guatemala
Dec 9th - Incumbent Ghanaian president John Mahama wins the general election amidst allegations of fraud
Dec 9th - The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections
Dec 9th - Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title
Dec 10th - Google begins selling US$99 laptops
Dec 10th - 11 people are killed and 23 are injured after a bus falls into a roadside pond in Minquan County, China
Dec 10th - 9 people are killed and 32 are wounded after a bus falls of a 300 meter cliff in Columbia
Dec 10th - Norwegian Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov’s 13-year Elo rating record
Dec 11th - 125 people are killed and 200 are injured by bombings in Aqrab, Syria
Dec 11th - HSBC bank settles with US authorities to pay $1.9 billion for drug cartel money laundering
Dec 11th - British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world
Dec 13th - A car bombing in Qatana, outside Damascus, kills 16 people and injures 12
Dec 13th - Japan scrambles fighter jets in response to a Chinese plane in the Senkaku Islands dispute
Dec 14th - 28 people, including 20 children, are shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
Dec 14th - Australian Joel Parkinson wins the 2012 ASP World Tour
Dec 14th - Gene Wolfe wins the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award
Dec 15th - 18 Asylum seekers drown in the Aegean Sea on the way to Greece from Turkey
Dec 16th - 4 people are killed after Cyclone Evan strikes Fiji
Dec 16th - Corinthians defeat Chelsea 1-0 to win the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup
Dec 16th - A gang rape of a woman on a bus in India that resulted in her death leads to national and international outrage
Dec 17th - 17 people are killed and 70 are injured by a blast in a market in the Khyber Agency, Pakistan
Dec 17th - 10 girls collecting firewood are killed by a mine blast in east Afghanistan
Dec 17th - 18 people drown after an overloaded boat sinks in Cotonou, Benin
Dec 17th - NASA completes a successful mission to map the Moon’s gravity field
Dec 18th - 4 people are killed and 11 are injured after an apartment block collapses in Palermo, Italy
Dec 18th - 6 health workers dispensing polio vaccinations are gunned down in Pakistan
Dec 18th - The Seleka rebel coalition kills 15 people during its capture of Bria, the Central African Republic
Dec 19th - UBS bank is fined $1.5 billion for its role in manipulating the Libor rate
Dec 19th - Park Geun-hye wins the South Korean presidential election to become the nation’s first female president
Dec 20th - Apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities
Dec 20th - Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for $8 billion
Dec 21st - 39 people are killed in violent clashes in Kenya
Dec 21st - The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar reaches the date 13.0.0.0.0
Dec 21st - "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube
Dec 21st - The NHL announces a further cancellation of games until January 14 brining the total number of cancelled games to 625
Dec 22nd - 6 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus
Dec 22nd - 8 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Peshawar, Pakistan
Dec 22nd - Tomasz Adamek outpoints Steve Cunningham in a split decision in the IBF heavyweight title eliminator at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Dec 23rd - 200 civilians are killed by the Syrian government’s warplanes in Helfaya, Syria
Dec 23rd - The Seleka rebel coalition takes over Bambari, the third largest town in the Central African Republic
Dec 24th - 11 kindergarten children are killed after a minivan plunges into a roadside pond
Dec 25th - 27 people are killed after an Antonov An-72 plane crashes near Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Dec 25th - 8 people are killed and thousands left homeless after two fires strike Manila, Philippines
Dec 26th - China opens the world’s longest high speed rail route from Beijing to Guangzhou
Dec 27th - NASA unveils plans to capture a 500 ton asteroid in 2025
Dec 28th - Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the world's oldest verified man
Dec 28th - 13 people are killed and 19 are injured after a bus plunges into a river in western Nepal
Dec 28th - Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children
Dec 29th - 200 people are executed by the Syrian army in Homs
Dec 29th - 21 security personnel are killed by Pakistani Taliban near Peshawar
Dec 29th - 5 people are killed in a Tupolev Tu-204 plane crash in Moscow
Dec 30th - 19 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Balochistan, Pakistan
Dec 30th - 9 people are killed and 26 are injured in a tour bus crash off interstate 84, Oregon, US
Dec 30th - The opening of Line 6 of the Beijing subway makes it the longest metro network in the world at 442km
World Events in Year 2013
Jan 1st - 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Columbian military
Jan 1st - 13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria’s military in Maiduguri
Jan 1st - 60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations
Jan 1st - 18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal
Jan 1st - 10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola
Jan 1st - US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff
Jan 1st - Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861
Jan 3rd - 27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq
Jan 4th - 9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
Jan 4th - 8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines
Jan 4th - 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy
Jan 4th - 3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida
Jan 6th - 10 people are killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistan
Jan 6th - The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout
Jan 7th - Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year
Jan 8th - 130 wildfires across Australia’s east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes
Jan 8th - 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels
Jan 10th - 81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
Jan 11th - 46 people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China
Jan 11th - 29 people are killed and 12 are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road in Doti, Nepal
Jan 12th - A failed attempt to rescue a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia, results in 18 deaths
Jan 12th - Beijing’s level of air pollution is declared to be at levels that are hazardous to human health
Jan 13th - Argo wins the Golden Globe awards for best drama and best director
Jan 15th - 83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria
Jan 15th - 19 Egyptian Army recruits are killed and 120 are injured in a train accident in Giza
Jan 16th - 24 people are dead after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria
Jan 16th - A four day occupation of an Algerian BP facility by Amenas militants begins, killing 48 hostages
Jan 16th - 25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt
Jan 17th - 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs
Jan 17th - 33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq
Jan 17th - 4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia
Jan 17th - 8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico
Jan 17th - Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Jan 19th - 4 climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland
Jan 19th - Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
Jan 19th - The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout
Jan 19th - Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories
Jan 20th - Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum
Jan 20th - The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens win the NFC and AFC championship games to reach Super Bowl XLVII
Jan 21st - 30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria
Jan 21st - 41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria
Jan 21st - 18 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas, Bolivia
Jan 21st - 1 person is killed and 15 are injured by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Indonesia
Jan 21st - Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands’ Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group
Jan 22nd - A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people
Jan 23rd - 23 people are killed in a mosque suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq
Jan 23rd - 18 people are killed in a market shooting in Damboa, Nigeria
Jan 23rd - US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat
Jan 24th - 17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia
Jan 24th - A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute
Jan 24th - Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya
Jan 24th - 17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia
Jan 25th - Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding
Jan 25th - 6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt’s 2011 revolution
Jan 25th - Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
Jan 25th - 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
Jan 25th - 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Jan 26th - 30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt
Jan 26th - 10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan
Jan 26th - The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz
Jan 26th - Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic’s presidential election
Jan 26th - Victoria Azarenka defeats Li Na to win the women's singles at the 2013 Australian Open
Jan 27th - 20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Jan 27th - In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured
Jan 27th - 11 people are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crashes down a ravine in Serta, Portugal
Jan 27th - 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey
Jan 27th - Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to wins his third consecutive men's singles title at the 2013 Australian Open
Jan 27th - Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Jan 27th - Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
Jan 28th - 10 people are killed and 11 are injured in after a freight train collides with a bus in Heihe City, China
Jan 28th - Iran’s Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space
Jan 28th - 20 people are killed after a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner crashes outside Almaty, Kazakhstan
Jan 28th - John Kerry is voted to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States Secretary of State
Jan 30th - South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite
Jan 31st - 300 people are injured in a train collision in Pretoria, South Africa
Jan 31st - 36 people are killed and 126 are injured in an explosion at Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, Mexico
Feb 1st - The Nigerian Army bomb a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people
Feb 1st - 21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan
Feb 1st - 26 people are killed after a fireworks truck explodes and causes a highway to collapse in Henan, China
Feb 1st - Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean
Feb 2nd - 23 people are killed and 8 are injured after militants attacked an army base in the Lakki Marwat District, Pakistan
Feb 2nd - Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, vows to defend the Senkaku Islands "at all costs"
Feb 2nd - 18 people are killed and 34 are injured after a bus catches fire after falling down a ravine in Gansu province, China
Feb 3rd - 33 people are killed by a suicide bombing by an explosive-packed truck in Kirkuk, Iraq
Feb 3rd - The Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers by 34–31 to win Super Bowl XLVII
Feb 4th - 20 people are killed after an apartment building was struck by a rocket in Aleppo, Syria
Feb 4th - 22 people are killed and 44 are injured after a suicide bombing in Taji, Iraq
Feb 4th - 8 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus collides with two vehicles and flips in Yucaipa, California
Feb 4th - 22 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus and a truck collide in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Feb 4th - Europol announces it will investigate over 680 football matches alleged to involve match fixing
Feb 5th - UK House of Commons votes in favour of same-sex marriage
Feb 5th - The US Postal Service announces the cessation of Saturday first-class mail delivery from August 2013
Feb 6th - A magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurs Off the Solomon Islands coast causing the death of nine people
Feb 7th - Eugène Delacroix's painting Liberty Leading the People is vandalized at the Louvre-Lens museum
Feb 7th - Azerbaijan launches its first satellite, Azerspace-1
Feb 8th - 16 people are killed and 27 are wounded by a market bombing in Kalaya, Pakistan
Feb 8th - 100, 000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka
Feb 8th - 29 people are killed and 69 are injured in a series of Iraq bombings
Feb 8th - A massive blizzard begins in the US and Canada that resulted in 15 deaths, 5,300 cancelled flights, and loss of power for 900,000 people
Feb 9th - 5 people are killed after Cessna plane crashes on a Brussels runway
Feb 10th - Nigeria defeat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the football 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 10th - 5 people are killed by a falling life boat from the MS Thomson Majesty in the Canary islands
Feb 10th - 66 British Academy Awards: Argo, Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win
Feb 10th - 66th Grammy Awards: Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte), We are Young (Fun), and Babel (Mumford & Sons) win
Feb 10th - 36 people are killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at a train station in Allahabad, India
Feb 11th - Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415
Feb 11th - 18 coal miners are killed in an explosion in the Komi region, Russia
Feb 12th - North Korea confirms it has successfully tested a nuclear device that could be weaponized
Feb 13th - 16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand
Feb 13th - 10 civilians, including 3 children, are killed by a NATO airstrike in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Feb 14th - A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan
Feb 14th - Oscar Pistorius,a South African amputee sprint runner, is charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp
Feb 14th - The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, will be switched off for two years for upgrading
Feb 15th - Over 1,200 people are injured after a meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia
Feb 15th - 2012 DA14, an asteroid with a 50m diameter, comes within 27,700km from Earth
Feb 16th - 84 people are killed and 190 are injured after a market bombing in Hazara Town, Pakistan
Feb 16th - Anthony Carmona is elected President of Trinidad and Tobago
Feb 16th - Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona
Feb 17th - 37 people are killed and 130 are injured in a series of Baghdad car bombings
Feb 17th - 5 people are killed and 11 are injured after a gas explosion destroyed an apartment complex in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic
Feb 17th - President Rafael Correa wins the Ecuadorian general election in a landslide victory
Feb 17th - Australia defeat the West Indies to win the women's 2013 Cricket World Cup
Feb 18th - 15 people are killed by flooding and landslides in Indonesia
Feb 18th - $50 million worth of diamond is stolen in an armed robbery at Brussels Airport, Belgium
Feb 19th - 12 people are killed and 11 are injured after a Yemeni Air Force plane crashes in Sana'a
Feb 20th - Estonia becomes the first country to establish a national system of fast chargers for electric cars
Feb 20th - Kepler-37b, the smallest known exoplanet, is discovered
Feb 21st - 83 people are killed and 250 are injured in a series of bombing attacks in Damascus, Syria
Feb 21st - 21 people are killed and 54 are injured in a bombing in Hyderabad, India
Feb 22nd - 29 people are killed and 150 are injured by by 3 Syrian army missiles in Aleppo
Feb 22nd - 13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Northern Mali
Feb 22nd - The UK's credit rating is downgraded from AAA to AA1 by Moody's Investors Service
Feb 23rd - 51 people are killed and 62 are injured in conflict between rival tribes in Darfur, Sudan
Feb 23rd - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 wins worst picture at the 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards
Feb 24th - 10 Chadian soldiers and 28 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Adrar des Ifoghas, Mali
Feb 24th - 85th Academy Awards: Argo, Ang Lee, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Jennifer Lawrence win
Feb 24th - Nicos Anastasiades wins the Cypriot presidential election
Feb 24th - Raúl Castro is elected to a second term as the President of Cuba
Feb 24th - Jimmie Johnson wins the 2013 Daytona 500
Feb 25th - Italy Common Good, a centre left alliance, wins the Italian general election
Feb 25th - Cuban President Raul Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018
Feb 26th - A flexible battery capable of being charged wirelessly and folded and stretched is developed
Feb 26th - A hot air balloon crashes in Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 tourists
Feb 26th - A rocket launched from the Gaza strip into Israel ends the ceasefire since November 2012
Feb 27th - 20 people are killed in a market fire in Calcutta, India
Feb 27th - 17 Afghan militia are killed by Taliban insurgents in an attack in the Andar District
Feb 27th - Pope Benedict XVI presents his farewell address to Vatican City
Feb 28th - 28 people are killed and 60 are injured after a series of bombings across Baghdad, Iraq
Feb 28th - 35 people are killed in violent demonstrations across Bangladesh
Feb 28th - The brains of two rats have been successfully connected so that they share information
Mar 1st - The 2013 US budget sequestration comes into effect
Mar 1st - 14 people are killed in the Lahad Datu standoff between Malaysian government and rebel forces
Mar 3rd - 45 people are killed by a bomb blast in Karachi, Pakistan
Mar 3rd - A 2 year old US girl becomes the first child born with HIV to be cured
Mar 4th - 40 Syrian soldiers are killed in an ambush in Western Iraq
Mar 4th - 11 children are killed after a bus collides a truck in the Jalandhar district, India
Mar 4th - The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI
Mar 5th - The Dow Jones surpasses its 2007 pre-financial crisis levels for the first time
Mar 5th - Mexican Vice-President Nicolás Maduro assumes the presidency after the death of Hugo Chavez
Mar 5th - Willcom announces the world’s smallest mobile phone, weighing 32 grams
Mar 6th - Syrian rebels capture Ar-Raqqah, their first major city
Mar 6th - Microsoft is fined €561 by the Euro Commission for not providing alternative web browsers
Mar 6th - 9 people die after a plane crashes after being ensnared in power lines in Peru
Mar 7th - Hilary Mantel is awarded the 2013 David Cohen Prize for literature
Mar 7th - UN Security Council approves further North Korean sanctions for its nuclear testing
Mar 8th - North Korea terminates all peace pacts with South Korea
Mar 9th - 19 people are killed in two suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan
Mar 9th - Asteroid 2013 ET comes within 960,000 metres from the Earth’s surface
Mar 9th - Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud to win IBF Light Heavyweight title
Mar 10th - Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy
Mar 11th - European Union bans the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals
Mar 11th - North Korea cuts the phone line with South Korea, breaching the 1953 armistice
Mar 11th - Falkland Islands’ sovereignty referendum: 99.8% choose to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom
Mar 12th - JOGMEC becomes the first to successfully extract methane hydrate from seabed deposits
Mar 12th - The 2013 Papal conclave begins with no elected new Pope on the first day
Mar 13th - 10 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Kunduz province, Afghanistan
Mar 13th - The European Parliament rejects a European Union budget for the first time
Mar 13th - An Embraer 821 aeroplane crashes and kills 9 people in Para, Brazil
Mar 13th - North Korea shreds the Korean Armistice agreement
Mar 13th - Aleqa Hammond’s Siumut party wins the Greenland parliamentary elections
Mar 13th - Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis
Mar 14th - 25 people are killed and 50 are wounded by a series of car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
Mar 14th - 7 people are killed after gunmen storm a bar in Cancun, Mexico
Mar 14th - Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China
Mar 15th - 24 people die after a double decker bus veers of a pass in Cape Town, South Africa
Mar 15th - 16 people are killed by a fireworks accident in Tlaxcala, Mexico
Mar 15th - Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
Mar 16th - A €10 billion Cyprus bailout plan will wipe out 10% of the citizens bank deposits
Mar 16th - 24 Pakistani Army soldiers are killed after their bus falls down a ravine in Rawalpindi
Mar 16th - Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
Mar 17th - 10 people are killed by a car bombing in Basra, Iraq
Mar 17th - Toyo Ito wins the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize
Mar 17th - Pope Francis delivers his first Angelus prayer and blessing
Mar 18th - Explosions kill 25 people at a bus park in Kano, Nigeria
Mar 18th - A car bombing kills 10 people and injures 20 in Mogadishu, Somalia
Mar 18th - 98 people are killed and 248 are injured across Iraq from a series of bombings and shootings
Mar 19th - 27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India
Mar 19th - 16 people are killed by mudslides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mar 19th - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals
Mar 20th - Pierre Deligne wins the 2013 Abel Prize in mathematics
Mar 21st - 12 people are killed and 30 are injured by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
Mar 21st - 42 people are killed and 84 are injured by a bombing in a mosque in Damascus, Syria
Mar 21st - At least 45 people drown and 60 are missing after a Nigerian boat sinks off the shore of Gabon
Mar 21st - 24 people are killed and 100 are injured by a tornado and hail storm in southern China
Mar 21st - A barter dispute loses control and results in 10 people being killed, 20 injured, and 4 mosques being burnt to the ground in Myanmar
Mar 21st - The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old
Mar 21st - Martin Gould defeats Ali Carter to win the snooker 2013 Championship League
Mar 22nd - 37 people are killed and 200 are injured in a refugee camp fire in Ban Mae, Thailand
Mar 23rd - 20 people are killed and 200 are injured by a tornado in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
Mar 23rd - The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50–49
Mar 24th - 17 soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber at a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, Pakistan
Mar 24th - 25 people are killed by gunmen in a coordinated attack in Adamawa State, Nigeria
Mar 24th - A series of emergency meetings in Brussels are undertaken to resolve Cyprus’ financial situation
Mar 24th - Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship
Mar 25th - Golfer, Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking
Mar 27th - 12 people are killed in the Philippines after a mini-tornado causes a boat to capsize
Mar 28th - 143 rebels and 20 government troop are killed in conflict in Pibor County, Sudan
Mar 28th - 15 students are killed and 7 are injured after a mortar strikes Damascus University
Mar 28th - Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service
Mar 29th - 10 people are killed and 31 are injured by a blast outside the US consulate in Pakistan
Mar 29th - 23 people are killed by coordinated bombings on Shiite mosques in Iraq
Mar 29th - 36 people are killed after a 16-floor building collapses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Mar 29th - UN regulation of international arms trade is blocked by North Korea, Iran, and Syria
Mar 29th - Soyuz TMA-08M sets a new record of 6 hours in orbit before docking with the International Space Station
Mar 29th - American horse, Animal Kingdom, wins the 2013 Dubai World Cup
Mar 30th - North Korea declares it is at a state of war with South Korea
Mar 30th - Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court
Mar 31st - 14 Boko Haram suspects are killed in a Nigerian Army raid
Mar 31st - 11 people are killed in flooding at Port Louis, Mauritius
Mar 31st - 2 people die from bird flu (type H7N9) in China
Apr 1st - 9 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Tikrit, Iraq
Apr 1st - The world’s first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan
Apr 2nd - 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico
Apr 2nd - 7 people are killed in an attack on a power plant in Peshawar, Pakistan
Apr 2nd - Eurozone unemployment reaches a high of 12%
Apr 2nd - 13 children are killed in a fire in a mosque in Yangon, Burma
Apr 2nd - 13 people are killed in a quarry accident, in Arusha, Tanzania
Apr 2nd - 4 more critical cases of bird flu (H7N9) are reported in China
Apr 2nd - The UN General Assembly approves the first Arms Trade Treaty
Apr 2nd - Uruguay passes legislation to legalize same-sex marriage
Apr 3rd - 46 people are killed and 100 are injured by a court-house suicide bombing in Farah, Afghanistan
Apr 3rd - 50 people are killed by flooding across Argentina
Apr 3rd - 24 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff in Papa New Guinea
Apr 4th - 74 people are killed after an illegally constructed building collapses in Thane, India
Apr 4th - 9 people have been killed on an axe-murdering rampage in Chhattisgarh state, India
Apr 4th - Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka
Apr 5th - Japan’s Nikkei 225 reaches its highest level in five years
Apr 5th - 60 people are killed in Nigeria after a bus collides with an oil tanker
Apr 6th - 22 people are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing at an election campaign tent in Baquba, Iraq
Apr 6th - 11 people are killed in an attack on a village in Midlu, Nigeria
Apr 6th - Bayern Munich win their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare
Apr 7th - 15 people, including 9 children, are killed by an air strike on Aleppo by the Syrian Air Force
Apr 7th - Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada
Apr 8th - 15 people are killed and 53 are wounded by a car bombing in Damascus
Apr 8th - 163 people are killed and 50,000 are displaced after tribal violence erupts in Darfur, Sudan
Apr 8th - Filip Vujanović’s election as President of Montenegro is confirmed by the electoral commission
Apr 9th - 12 civilians and UN peacekeepers are killed in an ambush in Jonglei, Sudan
Apr 9th - 37 people are killed and 850 are injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Iran
Apr 9th - 13 people are killed and 3 are injured from a shooting spree in Velika Ivanča, Serbia
Apr 9th - The French Senate approves a bill for same-sex marriage
Apr 10th - Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
Apr 11th - 14 people are killed in clashes between drug traffickers and police in Michoacán, Mexico
Apr 11th - 57 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Daraa Governorate, Syria
Apr 11th - Two women are beheaded for sorcery in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Apr 11th - Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China
Apr 12th - 11 people are killed and 30 are injured in mosque attacks across Iraq
Apr 12th - A man-made 32-foot and 60 tonne monument that is dates around 2000 BC is discovered in the see of Galilee
Apr 13th - 8 people are killed after a bomb explodes on a bus in Peshawar, Pakistan
Apr 13th - 20 civilians are killed by the government bombing of Saraqib, Idlib
Apr 14th - 20 people are killed in attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia
Apr 14th - 33 people are killed after a bus tumbled off a cliff in Trujillo, Peru
Apr 14th - 11 people are killed and 50 are injured after a hotel fire in Xiangyang, China
Apr 15th - 3 people are killed and 183 are injured after two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon
Apr 15th - 33 people are killed and 163 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq
Apr 15th - Nicolás Maduro is narrowly elected as president of Venezuela
Apr 16th - 37 people are killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Khash country, Iran
Apr 16th - 16 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in Kyekyewere, Ghana
Apr 17th - 5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack
Apr 17th - 15 people are killed and 100 are injured after a fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas
Apr 17th - North Korea blocks a South Korean supply delegation from the Kaesong joint industrial zone
Apr 17th - Same-sex marriage is legalized in New Zealand
Apr 18th - 27 people are killed and 65 are injured in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
Apr 18th - Two earth-like planets are discovered orbiting the star, Kepler-62
Apr 20th - 193 people are killed and 11,826 are injured after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Lushan County, China
Apr 20th - 5 snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado
Apr 20th - Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected President of Italy
Apr 21st - 185 people are killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military
Apr 21st - Horacio Cartes is elected President of Paraguay
Apr 21st - Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix
Apr 21st - Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon
Apr 22nd - 6 people are killed in a shooting rampage in Belgorod, Russia
Apr 22nd - Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League
Apr 23rd - 28 people are killed and 70 are injured during clashes between police and Sunni Muslims in Hawija, Iraq
Apr 23rd - 21 people are killed during violent unrest in Xinjiang, China
Apr 23rd - A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama
Apr 23rd - The French National Assembly passes an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage
Apr 23rd - West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)
Apr 24th - 33 people are killed and 115 are injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Apr 24th - 256 people are killed and 1,000 are injured after a building collapses Savar Upazila, Bangladesh
Apr 25th - The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia after 22 years
Apr 25th - Kansas City Chiefs select Eric Fisher as the first NFL draft pick
Apr 25th - 38 people are killed in a psychiatric hospital fire in Ramensky, Russia
Apr 26th - 30 people are killed after a bus crashes following a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan
Apr 27th - 10 people are killed and 25 are injured after a bomb attack in Karachi, Pakistan
Apr 28th - 8 people are killed and dozens are injured after Taliban attacks on election candidates in Pakistan
Apr 28th - 3 people are killed and 14 are injured after a gas explosions causes a building to collapse in Reims, France
Apr 29th - 7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan
Apr 30th - 13 people are killed after a bomb explodes in Damascus
Apr 30th - Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years
Apr 30th - Apple offers the largest bond offering from a private company of 17 Billion
Apr 30th - Hannah Warren, who was born without a trachea, at 2, becomes the youngest patient to receive a stem cell bioengineered organ
May 1st - Insurgents kill 6 people in Pattani, Thailand
May 1st - 15 people are killed by multiple bomb attacks across Iraq
May 1st - 16 people are killed in a flash flood in Saudi Arabia
May 1st - A digital camera is created that can mimic insect compound eyes
May 2nd - 14 members of the Sons of Iraq are killed in attacks in Fallujah, Iraq
May 2nd - 100 people are killed by the Syrian Army in a raid on al-Bayda, Baniyas
May 2nd - 60 miners are killed after a gold mine collapses in Jebel Amir, North Darfur, Sudan
May 2nd - Rhode Island becomes the tenth US state to legalize same-sex marriage
May 3rd - Aorun zhaoi, a Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 million years ago, is discovered in China
May 4th - 5 US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan
May 4th - 77 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Baniyas
May 4th - Harper Lee files a lawsuit against a literary agent over the copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird
May 4th - 39 people are killed at a funeral in Wukari, Nigeria
May 4th - Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title
May 4th - Juventus F.C. win their 29th Serie A football title
May 5th - 10 people are killed in a church attack in Njilan, Nigeria
May 5th - 5 people are killed after a limousine catches fire in Hayward, California
May 6th - 10 people are killed and 26 people are injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq
May 6th - 13 people are killed in clashes with Bangladeshi police in Dhaka
May 6th - 15 people are killed and 50 are injured after a bomb detonates at a political rally in Pakistan
May 6th - Wal-Mart becomes the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list
May 6th - The US Senate passes a bill enabling taxing of online sales
May 7th - 55 people are killed by a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
May 7th - The Dow Jones Industrial average and S&P 500 set record highs
May 7th - 4 people are killed after the Mayon Volcano erupts in the Philippines
May 7th - 20 people are killed and 36 are injured after a gas tanker explodes in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico
May 7th - 8 people are killed and a dozen are injured after bear attacks in Orissa, India
May 7th - Jolly Nero, an Italian cargo ship, crashes into the port of Genoa, killing seven people
May 7th - Delaware becomes the 11th US State to legalize same-sex marriage
2017 Aug 21st - Next total solar eclipse visible from North America
2061 Jul 28th - 31st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
2063 Apr 5th - Earth's 1st contact with the extra-terrestrial Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe
2084 Nov 10th - Transit of Earth as seen from Mars
2126 Aug 14th - Comet Swift-Tuttle approaches close to Earth
2134 Mar 27th - 32nd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
2161 May 19th - Syzygy: 8 of 9 planets aligned on same side of sun
2304 Jan 1st - Mid-CALENDAR day
3268 Jan 23rd - Beginning of 2nd Julian Period (1/1 OS)
6000 Jan 1st - 1st reversible date since 11/11/1999
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