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Major Events of 2012
2012 (Roman Numerals: MMXII) was the 12th year of the 21st century. 2012 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Sunday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 2012.
News Events of 2012
Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Encyclopædia Britannica discontinues its print edition.
Tokyo Skytree, a 634 meter tall tower, opens to the public in Tokyo, Japan.
CERN announces the discovery of the Higgs Boson.
Blackouts in India leave 620 million people without power.
Olympics held in London, England.
Felix Baumgartner breaks the sound barrier jumping from a balloon 24 miles (39 kilometers) above Roswell, New Mexico.
Hurricane Sandy causes devastation in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
Microsoft releases Windows 8.
Dragon, the first commercial spacecraft, docks with the International Space Station.
Nik Wallenda is the first person to tightrope walk across Niagara Falls.
The Shard in London becomes the tallest building in Europe.
The cruise ship Costa Concordia sinks off the coast of Italy.
The Megaupload file sharing website is shutdown by the FBI.
Construction is finished of the Shard in London, which is the tallest building in the European Union.
UN Climate Conference in Qatar agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020.
Sports in 2012
2012 Was Designated As
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