< MMXII = 2012 >
Events in 2012
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|16 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|23 January:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rabbit makes room for the Year of the Dragon.|
|7 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|8 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|20 May:|| ||An annular solar eclipse travels from northern China to California over the Pacific Ocean.|
|27 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|6 June:|| ||Venus transits the sun, as visible from Alaska, Australia, the Pacific and eastern Asia, the last time before December 2117.|
|7 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1433 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|6 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|26 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|13 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|13 November:|| ||A solar eclipse is visible in northern Australia and the South Pacific.|
|21 December:|| ||The 13th baktun cycle of the Maya Long Count calendar ends, with the 14th beginning on the 23rd.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 2012
Nelson Mandela, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Margaret Thatcher, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Neil Armstrong, Mikhail Gorbachev, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Madonna, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 2012 was a leap year starting on a Sunday, just like 1928, 1956 and 1984 in the century before it and 2040, 2068, 2096 and 2108 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?2012 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 May 2013.