Historical Events for December 2012

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1st - 8 people are killed and 36 injured after a bus overturns in Bolivia
1st - Enrique Peña Nieto sworn in as President of Mexico
1st - Ukranian Anna Ushenina wins the Women's World Chess Championship 2012
2nd - 9 people are killed after 30 cars are trapped in Sasago Tunnel, Japan
2nd - Borut Pahor is elected President of Slovenia
2nd - Pier Luigi Bersani is elected Italian Prime Minister
4th - 29 people are killed by a mortar attack in Bteeha, Syria
4th - Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines killing at least 81 people
5th - 8 people are killed and 12 injured by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in South Korea
6th - 7 people are killed and 770 injured during Egyptian protests
6th - Typhoon Bopha’s death toll rise to 418 with 318 missing and 179,000 displaced
6th - A 243 million year old Nyasasaurus fossil is discovered in Tanzania
8th - UN climate conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020
9th - 13 people are killed and 10 are injured after a bus rolls of a cliff and falls 100 meters in Taiwan
9th - 6 people are killed and 41 are injured after a bus plunges 30 metres down a gorge in Guatemala
9th - Incumbent Ghanaian president John Mahama wins the general election amidst allegations of fraud
9th - The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections
9th - Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title
10th - Google begins selling US$99 laptops
10th - 11 people are killed and 23 are injured after a bus falls into a roadside pond in Minquan County, China
10th - 9 people are killed and 32 are wounded after a bus falls of a 300 meter cliff in Columbia
10th - Norwegian Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov’s 13-year Elo rating record
11th - 125 people are killed and 200 are injured by bombings in Aqrab, Syria
11th - HSBC bank settles with US authorities to pay $1.9 billion for drug cartel money laundering
Physicist Stephen HawkingPhysicist Stephen Hawking 11th - British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world
13th - A car bombing in Qatana, outside Damascus, kills 16 people and injures 12
13th - Japan scrambles fighter jets in response to a Chinese plane in the Senkaku Islands dispute
14th - 28 people, including 20 children, are shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
14th - Australian Joel Parkinson wins the 2012 ASP World Tour
14th - Gene Wolfe wins the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award
15th - 18 Asylum seekers drown in the Aegean Sea on the way to Greece from Turkey
16th - 4 people are killed after Cyclone Evan strikes Fiji
16th - Corinthians defeat Chelsea 1-0 to win the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup
16th - A gang rape of a woman on a bus in India that resulted in her death leads to national and international outrage
17th - 17 people are killed and 70 are injured by a blast in a market in the Khyber Agency, Pakistan
17th - 10 girls collecting firewood are killed by a mine blast in east Afghanistan
17th - 18 people drown after an overloaded boat sinks in Cotonou, Benin
17th - NASA completes a successful mission to map the Moon’s gravity field
18th - 4 people are killed and 11 are injured after an apartment block collapses in Palermo, Italy
18th - 6 health workers dispensing polio vaccinations are gunned down in Pakistan
18th - The Seleka rebel coalition kills 15 people during its capture of Bria, the Central African Republic
19th - UBS bank is fined $1.5 billion for its role in manipulating the Libor rate
19th - Park Geun-hye wins the South Korean presidential election to become the nation’s first female president
20th - Apple is denied a patent for mobile pinch-to-zoom gestures by the US patent authorities
20th - Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for $8 billion
21st - 39 people are killed in violent clashes in Kenya
21st - The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar reaches the date 13.0.0.0.0
21st - "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube
21st - The NHL announces a further cancellation of games until January 14 brining the total number of cancelled games to 625
22nd - 6 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus
22nd - 8 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Peshawar, Pakistan
22nd - Tomasz Adamek outpoints Steve Cunningham in a split decision in the IBF heavyweight title eliminator at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
23rd - 200 civilians are killed by Syrian government warplanes in Helfaya, Syria
23rd - The Seleka rebel coalition takes over Bambari, the third largest town in the Central African Republic
24th - 11 kindergarten children are killed after a minivan plunges into a roadside pond in Jiangxi, China
25th - 27 people are killed after an Antonov An-72 plane crashes near Shymkent, Kazakhstan
25th - 8 people are killed and thousands left homeless after two fires strike Manila, Philippines
26th - China opens the world’s longest high speed rail route from Beijing to Guangzhou
27th - NASA unveils plans to capture a 500 ton asteroid in 2025
28th - Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the world's oldest verified man
28th - 13 people are killed and 19 are injured after a bus plunges into a river in western Nepal
Russian President Vladimir PutinRussian President Vladimir Putin 28th - Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children
29th - 200 people are executed by the Syrian army in Homs
29th - 21 security personnel are killed by Pakistani Taliban near Peshawar
29th - 5 people are killed in a Tupolev Tu-204 plane crash in Moscow
30th - 19 people are killed by a suicide bomber in Balochistan, Pakistan
30th - 9 people are killed and 26 are injured in a tour bus crash off interstate 84, Oregon, US
30th - The opening of Line 6 of the Beijing subway makes it the longest metro network in the world at 442km

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