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Throughout the years, records of historical events have been kept through the use of newspapers. Newspapers have continued to be used as a primary source of information and an irreplaceable source for hundreds past events. NewspaperArchive has utilized this to feature the most notable events that have occurred. Such events for the year 2012 include the European Union adopting an embargo against Iran, the discontinuance of the Encyclopedia Britannica's print edition after 244 years of being published, the manual docking of the Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou 9, Felix Baumgartner becoming the first person to break the sound barrier without mechanical assistance, the Kyoto Protocol being extended for another eight years by the United Nations, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.

Historical Events
For Year 2012

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January 23, 2012

An embargo is adopted by the European Union against Iran, protesting their continued effort to enrich uranium.
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February 1, 2012

A football match results in the death of at least 79 people and more than 1,000 injuries in Port Said, Egypt.
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February 19, 2012

In response to the sanctions put in place by the European Union and the United States at the beginning of the year, oil exports are suspended from Britain and France by Iran.
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February 21, 2012

A second bailout for Greece is agreed upon by the Eurozone finance ministers for €130 billion.
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March 13, 2012

The discontinuance of the Encyclopedia Britannica's print edition takes place after being published for 244 years.
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April 6, 2012

The declaration of Azawad's independence from Mali is declared by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad.
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April 26, 2012

The sentencing of the former Liberian President Charles Taylor for committing 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Sierra Leone Civil War takes place.
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May 2, 2012

A new world record is set for auctioned artwork upon the selling of The Scream by Edvard Munch for $120 million in New York.
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May 22, 2012

The opening of the Tokyo Skytree as the world's tallest self-supporting tower takes place.
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June 5-6, 2012

The second and last solar transit of Venus in this century takes place. Read More

June 24, 2012

The Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou 9 with three Chinese astronauts aboard, including the first-ever female, manually docks, making them the third successful country to complete the mission.
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July 4, 2012

The discovery of a new particle containing similar properties as the Higgs boson is announced by CERN.
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July 30-31, 2012

In India, 620 million people are left without power in the worst power outage in the history of the world.
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August 6, 2012

The Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity makes a successful landing on Mars. Read More

September 7, 2012

Diplomatic relations with Iran are cut off by Canada upon closing their embassy in Tehran and ordering Iranian diplomats to be expelled from Ottawa.
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September 11-27, 2012

Terrorist attacks are launched against the United States, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom's diplomatic missions, possibly stemming from a reaction to the trailer of the Innocence of Muslims film.
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October 14, 2012

The first person to break the sound barrier without the use of any mechanical assistance is Felix Baumgartner upon diving out of the Red Bull Stratos balloon.
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November 29, 2012

Palestine is granted non-member observer state status by the United Nations upon the approval of a motion.
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December 8, 2012

An agreement to extend the Kyoto Protocol for eight more years is made by the United Nations during the Climate Change Conference.
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