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From left, clockwise: the passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia lies capsized after the Costa Concordia disaster; damage to Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey as a result of Hurricane Sandy; people gather at a Mayan temple to commemorate the end of 13th b'ak'tun in the Mayan calendar on December 21, when it was predicted a doomsday event would occur; NASA's Curiosity Rover lands on the surface of Mars; the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting caused turmoil across the United States; K-pop artist Psy performs his hit single "Gangnam Style", which became a cultural phenomenon in 2012; the elementary particle, the Higgs boson, dubbed "The God Particle", is discovered by CERN and revolutionizes quantum physics; the 2012 Summer Olympics are held in London, United Kingdom. 2012 Events Collage V3.png
From left, clockwise: the passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia lies capsized after the Costa Concordia disaster; damage to Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey as a result of Hurricane Sandy; people gather at a Mayan temple to commemorate the end of 13th bʼakʼtun in the Mayan calendar on December 21, when it was predicted a doomsday event would occur; NASA's Curiosity Rover lands on the surface of Mars; the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting caused turmoil across the United States; K-pop artist Psy performs his hit single "Gangnam Style", which became a cultural phenomenon in 2012; the elementary particle, the Higgs boson, dubbed "The God Particle", is discovered by CERN and revolutionizes quantum physics; the 2012 Summer Olympics are held in London, United Kingdom.

Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries:
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Years:
2012 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2012
MMXII
Ab urbe condita 2765
Armenian calendar 1461
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԱ
Assyrian calendar 6762
Baháʼí calendar 168–169
Balinese saka calendar 1933–1934
Bengali calendar 1419
Berber calendar 2962
British Regnal year 60  Eliz. 2   61  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2556
Burmese calendar 1374
Byzantine calendar 7520–7521
Chinese calendar 辛卯年 (Metal  Rabbit)
4709 or 4502
     to 
壬辰年 (Water  Dragon)
4710 or 4503
Coptic calendar 1728–1729
Discordian calendar 3178
Ethiopian calendar 2004–2005
Hebrew calendar 5772–5773
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2068–2069
 - Shaka Samvat 1933–1934
 - Kali Yuga 5112–5113
Holocene calendar 12012
Igbo calendar 1012–1013
Iranian calendar 1390–1391
Islamic calendar 1433–1434
Japanese calendar Heisei 24
(平成24年)
Javanese calendar 1945–1946
Juche calendar 101
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4345
Minguo calendar ROC 101
民國101年
Nanakshahi calendar 544
Thai solar calendar 2555
Tibetan calendar 阴金兔年
(female Iron-Rabbit)
2138 or 1757 or 985
     to 
阳水龙年
(male Water-Dragon)
2139 or 1758 or 986
Unix time 1325376000 – 1356998399

2012 (MMXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade.

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2012 was designated as:

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Births and deaths

Nobel Prizes

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New English words

See also

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2008</span> Calendar year

2008 (MMVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2009</span> Calendar year

2009 (MMIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2009th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 9th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2007</span> Calendar year

2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 7th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2000s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2011</span> Calendar year

2011 (MMXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2011th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 11th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2010</span> Calendar year

2010 (MMX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2010th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 10th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2015</span> Calendar year

2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2017</span> Calendar year

2017 (MMXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2018</span> Calendar year

2018 (MMXVIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 18th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2019</span> Calendar year

2019 (MMXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2020</span> Calendar year

2020 (MMXX) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2020th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 20th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2022</span> Calendar year

2022 (MMXXII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2022nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 22nd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2020s decade.

2023 (MMXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2023rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 23rd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2020s decade.

2024 (MMXXIV) is the current year, and is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2024th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 24th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2020s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lord's Resistance Army insurgency</span> Ongoing insurgency in central Africa

The Lord's Resistance Army insurgency is an insurgency by the Lord's Resistance Army against the government of Uganda. After the Ugandan Civil War, Ugandan militant Joseph Kony formed the Lord's Resistance Army and waged an insurgency against the newly-installed president Yoweri Museveni. The stated goal was to establish a Christian state based on the Ten Commandments. Currently, there is low-level LRA activity in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. Kony proclaims himself the "spokesperson" of God and a spirit medium.

Joseph Rao Kony is a Ugandan militant and warlord who founded the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), designated as a terrorist group by the United Nations Peacekeepers, the European Union, and various other governments.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2006–2008 Juba talks</span>

The Juba talks were a series of negotiations between the government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group over the terms of a ceasefire and possible peace agreement. The talks, held in Juba, the capital of autonomous Southern Sudan, began in July 2006 and were mediated by Riek Machar, the Vice President of Southern Sudan. The talks, which had resulted in a ceasefire by September 2006, were described as the best chance ever for a negotiated settlement to the 20-year-old war. However, LRA leader Joseph Kony refused to sign the peace agreement in April 2008. Two months later, the LRA carried out an attack on a Southern Sudanese town, prompting the Government of Southern Sudan to officially withdraw from their mediation role.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lord's Resistance Army</span> Christian terrorist multinational organization

The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is a Christian extremist organization operating in Central Africa and East Africa. Its origins were in the Ugandan insurgency (1986–1994) against President Yoweri Museveni during which Joseph Rao Kony founded the LRA in 1987.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">BP</span> British multinational oil and gas company

BP p.l.c. is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England. It is one of the oil and gas "supermajors" and one of the world's largest companies measured by revenues and profits. It is a vertically integrated company operating in all areas of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and extraction, refining, distribution and marketing, power generation, and trading.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Foreign involvement in the Syrian civil war</span> Political, military and operational support to parties involved in the ongoing conflict in Syria

Foreign involvement in the Syrian civil war refers to political, military and operational support to parties involved in the ongoing conflict in Syria that began in March 2011, as well as active foreign involvement. Most parties involved in the war in Syria receive various types of support from foreign countries and entities based outside Syria. The ongoing conflict in Syria is widely described as a series of overlapping proxy wars between the regional and world powers, primarily between the United States and Russia as well as between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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