2012 facts for kids

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

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

Events

January

Collision of Costa Concordia 5 crop
The Costa Concordia on its side after the accident

February

Christian Wulff 2010
German President Christian Wulff who resigned on February 17

March

March 02, 2012 West Liberty, KY Aerial Tornado Damage 2
Tornado damage in West Liberty, Kentucky.


April

May

Solar Eclipse 2012 seen from San Juan Capistrano
The solar eclipse as seen from San Juan Capistrano, California

June

Venustransit 06.06.2012
The Venus transit, viewed from northern Germany
Waldocanyon
Devastating wildfires in Colorado

July

2012 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations, Team GB
Cyclist Chris Hoy leads in the Great Britain team at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

August

PIA16239 High-Resolution Self-Portrait by Curiosity Rover Arm Camera
The Curiosity rover lands on Mars.
2012 Olympic flame fading
The Olympic flame going out at the end of the 2012 Summer Olympics.


September

October

121030-F-AL508-081c Aerial views during an Army search and rescue mission show damage from Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast, Oct. 30, 2012
Damage from Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey coast on October 30.


November

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

December

Deaths

Nobel Prizes


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