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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.

DateEvent
January 9th 2012Football star, Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the second consecutive year.
January 19th 2012Megaupload.com is shut down by the FBI for alleged copyright infringement. Hacker group Anonymous respond by attacking government and entertainment industry websites.
January 29th 2012Director, Eugene Jarecki’s “The House I Live In” wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic at the 28th Sundance Film Festival.
February 6th 2012Queen Elizabeth II becomes the only second British Monarch to mark their 60th anniversary.
March 4th 2012Amid allegations of voter fraud, Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election.
March 22ndFor their role in the Plan de Sanchez massacre in 1982, five former Guatemalan paramilitaries are sentenced to 7,710 years in jail.
May 2nd 2012Norwegian Painter and Print Maker, Edvard Munch’s pastel version of ‘The Scream’ sells at auction for $119,922,500.
July 10th 2012The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite of blessing gay marriages.
July 18thSupreme 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 27th 2012The London Olympic games begin.
August 16th 2012Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador.
November 16th 2012Grossing $500 million in 24 hours, ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’ becomes the biggest entertainment launch of all time.
December 11th 2012British Physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the most lucrative academic prize in the world; the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize.
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