Second quarter 2012

This includes events of April 2012, May 2012, and June 2012.

  • April 2012
  • May 2012
  • June 2012

April 2012

April 6 – The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad unilaterally declares the independence of Azawad from Mali.[13] April 12 – Mutinous soldiers in Guinea-Bissau stage a coup d'état and take control of the capital city, Bissau. They arrest interim President Raimundo Pereira and leading presidential candidate Carlos Gomes Júnior in the midst of a presidential election campaign.[14] April 13 – Kwangmyongsong-3, a North Korean Earth observation satellite, explodes shortly after launch. The United States and other countries had called the impending launch a violation of United Nations Security Council demands.[15] The launch was planned to mark the centenary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the republic.[15] April 26 – Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is found guilty on 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Sierra Leone Civil War.[16]

May 2012

May 2 – A pastel version of The Scream, by the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for US$120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for an auctioned work of art.[17][18] May 12 – August 12 – The 2012 World Expo takes place in Yeosu, South Korea.[19] May 22 – Tokyo Skytree, the tallest self-supporting tower in the world at 634 metres high, is opened to the public.[20]

June 2012

June 5–6 – The century's second and last solar transit of Venus occurs. The next pair are predicted to occur in 2117 and 2125.[21] June 24 Shenzhou 9, a Chinese spacecraft carrying three Chinese astronauts, including the first-ever female, docks manually with an orbiting module Tiangong-1, making them the third country, after the United States and Russia, to successfully perform the mission.[22] Lonesome George, the last known individual of the Pinta Island tortoise subspecies, dies in Galápagos National Park, thus making the subspecies extinct.[23]

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Created 18 Mar 2013 Last updated 12 Jan 2018