2012 Newspaper Headlines
The year 2012 is best known for being the year of the London Olympic games. A phenomenal British achievement, London 2012 was an event that took hold of the nation. For the duration of the London Olympics, thousands of the British public gathered at the Olympic Park to watch and enjoy the sporting entertainment which saw 32 new world records and 29 British Gold medals. A 2012 newspaper from this huge month in British history would feature details of the winnings, controversies and records from the games.
Other 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. 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.
9th January 2012
Football star, Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the second consecutive year.
19th January 2012
Megaupload.com is shut down by the FBI for alleged copyright infringement. Hacker group Anonymous respond by attacking government and entertainment industry websites.
29th January 2012
Director, Eugene Jarecki’s “The House I Live In” wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic at the 28th Sundance Film Festival.
6th February 2012
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the only second British Monarch to mark their 60th anniversary.
4th March 2012
Amid allegations of voter fraud, Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election.
22nd March 2012
For their role in the Plan de Sanchez massacre in 1982, five former Guatemalan paramilitaries are sentenced to 7,710 years in jail.
2nd May 2012
Norwegian Painter and Print Maker, Edvard Munch’s pastel version of ‘The Scream’ sells at auction for $119,922,500.
10th July 2012
The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite of blessing gay marriages.
18th July 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.
27th July 2012
The London Olympic games begin.
16th August 2012
Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador.
16th November 2012
Grossing $500 million in 24 hours, ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’ becomes the biggest entertainment launch of all time.
11th December 2012
British Physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the most lucrative academic prize in the world; the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize.
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