Biggest Events of the Year 2012


The Top Ten

1 London Olympics

Opening ceremony is directed by Danny Boyle, Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, winning his 22nd medal, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei entered female athletes for the first time - MatrixGuy

2 Eurozone Crisis

Economists referred to the countries in most trouble as PIGS: Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain. If Greece were to go bankrupt, what are you left with? - PositronWildhawk

Greece, Portugal and Spain flirted with bankruptcy - MatrixGuy

3 Facebook Went Public
4 Usa President Obama Is Reelected
5 French Presidential Election

Fran├žois Hollande won the elections - MatrixGuy

6 UEFA Euro 2012

Europe's biggest footbal tournament with Spain retaining the trophy - MatrixGuy

7 Hurricane Sandy Hits New Jersey
8 Neil Armstrong Passes Away

First man to walk on the moon dies at 82 - MatrixGuy

9 Apple Introduces iPhone 5
10 Psy Releases the Hit Gangnam Style

On December 21, 2012, "Gangnam Style" became the first YouTube video to reach a billion views - MatrixGuy

The Contenders

11 Robbie Williams Take the Crown Tour

Thought this was 2013

12 Transit of Venus
13 Typhoon Bopha In the Philippines Kills 1,067 People
14 Kony 2012
15 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
16 Innocence of Muslims released
17 The Dark Knight theater shooting
18 Shooting of Jordan Davis
19 Director James Cameron becomes the first person to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench in a solo descent
20 Suicide of Amanda Todd
21 Cicada 3301 publishes its first internet puzzle
22 Shooting of Trayvon Martin
23 The Nightingale casting controversy
24 Ray Bradbury dies
25 Jimmy Savile Sexual Abuse Scandal
26 Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting
27 Emo Killings in Iraq
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