2012 Newspaper Headlines
2012 newspaper headlines were made when Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 60th anniversary, and when Vladimir Putin won the Russian presidential elections amidst fraudulent allegations in February and March. London also held the 2012 Olympics at Olympic Park. The year 2012 was a catalyst for incredible news articles, attracting global attention. If you are looking to explore the year in further detail, there is no better way than through an original newspaper.
January 9, 2012
Football star, Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the second consecutive year.
January 19, 2012
Megaupload.com is shut down by the FBI for alleged copyright infringement. Hacker group Anonymous respond by attacking government and entertainment industry websites.
January 29, 2012
Director, Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic at the 28th Sundance Film Festival.
February 6, 2012
Queen Elizabeth II of England becomes the only second British Monarch to mark their 60th anniversary.
February 11, 2012
Whitney Houston is found dead in her suite at the Los Angeles Beverly Hilton Hotel at the age of 48. Her death coincided with the 2012 Grammy Awards, triggered a worldwide outpouring of grief and later crippled some major websites and services.
February 26, 2011
The 84th Academy Awards takes place, with The Artist winning five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. This is the first silent film to win such an award since Wings in 1927.
February 29, 2011
Tornados hit the Midwestern United States and kill 14 people, six in Harrisburg, Illinois.
March 4, 2012
Amid allegations of voter fraud, Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election.
March 22, 2012
For their role in the Plan de Sanchez massacre in 1982, five former Guatemalan paramilitaries are sentenced to 7,710 years in jail.
May 2, 2012
Norwegian Painter and Print Maker, Edvard Munch’s pastel version of ‘The Scream’ sells at auction for $119,922,500.
May 9, 2012
President Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. President to announce support for gay marriage.
June 17, 2012
In golf, American Webb Simpson wins the U.S. Open.
July 10, 2012
The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite of blessing gay marriages.
July 18, 2012
Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea. He’s also given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People’s Army.
July 27, 2012
The London Olympic games begin.
August 16, 2012
Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador.
August 25, 2012
American astronaut and the first person to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, dies at the age of 82.
October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy hits the Eastern seaboard and causes destruction, especially in the states of New Jersey and New York. The superstorm causes almost 50 deaths in the states and leaves more than 8 million customers without electricity.
November 6, 2012
Barack Obama is reelected President of the United States.
November 16, 2012
Grossing $500 million in 24 hours, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 becomes the biggest entertainment launch of all time.
December 11, 2012
British Physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the most lucrative academic prize in the world; the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize.
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