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Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
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Years: 2009 2010 201120122013 2014 2015

2012 (MMXII) was a 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, the 12th year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade.

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

Events

January

The Costa Concordia on its side after the accident

February

German President Christian Wulff who resigned on February 17

March

Tornado damage in West Liberty, Kentucky.

April

May

The solar eclipse as seen from San Juan Capistrano, California

June

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

July

Cyclist Chris Hoy leads in the Great Britain team at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

August

The Curiosity rover lands on Mars.
The Olympic flame going out at the end of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

September

October

Damage from Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey coast on October 30.

November

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

December

Deaths

Nobel Prizes

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