Fourth Quarter 2012

This includes events of October 2012, November 2012, and December 2012.


October 2012

This includes events of week 40 - 44

October 14 – Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner becomes the first person to break the sound barrier without any machine assistance during a record space dive out of the Red Bull Stratos helium-filled balloon from 24 miles (39 kilometers) over Roswell, New Mexico in the United States.[43][44][45] October 16 – Seven paintings worth $25 million are stolen from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.[46][47][48][49] October 24–30 – Hurricane Sandy kills at least 209 people in the Caribbean, Bahamas, United States and Canada. Considerable storm surge damage causes major disruption to the eastern seaboard of the United States.[50][51][52]

November 2012

This includes events of week 44 - 48

November 14–21 – Israel launches Operation Pillar of Defense against the Palestinian-governed Gaza Strip, killing Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari. In the following week 140 Palestinians and five Israelis are killed in an ensuing cycle of violence. A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is announced by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after the week-long escalation in hostilities in Southern Israel and the Gaza Strip.[53][54][55][56][57] November 25 – December 9 – Typhoon Bopha, known as "Pablo" in the Philippines, kills at least 1,067 with around 838 people still missing. The typhoon causes considerable damage in the island of Mindanao.[58][59][60] November 29 – The UN General Assembly approves a motion granting Palestine non-member observer state status.[61]

December 2012

This includes events of week 48 - 53

December 8 – In Qatar, the UN Climate Change Conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020.[62]

Other History

Other periods of history including prehistory, antiquity, classical and medieval history, modern history, and the future can be used to examine October 2012, November 2012, and December 2012.

Prehistory including early prehistory, middle prehistory, and late prehistory can be connected. Antiquity including the early 3rd millennium BC, late 3rd millennium BC, early 2nd millennium BC, late 2nd millennium BC, and early 1st millennium BC can be connected. Classical and medieval history including early classical, late classical, early medieval, and late medieval history can be connected.

Other modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, and 18th century can be used to examine December 2012. The 19th century including the early 19th century, early mid 19th century, mid 19th century, late mid 19th century, and late 19th century can be connected.

Other periods of the 20th century including the early 20th century and early mid 20th century can be connected. The mid 20th century including the early 1940s, late 1840s, early 1950s, and late 1950s can be connected. The late mid 20th century including the early 1960s, late 1960s, early 1970s, and late 1970s can be connected.

The late 20th century including the early 1980s, late 1980s, early 1990s, and late 1990s can be used to examine December 2012. The late 1990s including 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000 can be connected.

Other early 21st century

The early 2000s including 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 can be connected.

The late 2000s including 2006 and 2007 can be connected. 2008 including the first quarter 2008, second quarter 2008, third quarter 2008, and fourth quarter 2008 can be connected. 2009 including the first quarter 2009, second quarter 2009, third quarter 2009, and fourth quarter 2009 can be connected. 2010 including the first quarter 2010, second quarter 2010, third quarter 2010, and fourth quarter 2010 can be connected

Other early 2010s

Other periods of the early 2010s including 2011, other periods of 2012, 2013, and 2014 can be connected.

2011 including the first quarter 2011, second quarter 2011, third quarter 2011, and fourth quarter 2011 can be connected.

Other periods of 2012 including the first quarter 2012 and second quarter 2012 can be connected. The third quarter 2012 including July 2012, August 2012, and September 2012 can be connected.

2013 can be connected. The first quarter 2013 including January 2013, February 2012, and March 2013 can be connected. The second quarter 2013 can be connected. April 2013 including 2013 week 14, 2013 week 15, 2013 week 16, 2013 week 17, and 2013 week 18 can be connected. May 2013 and June 2013 can be connected. The third quarter 2013 including July 2013, August 2013, and September 2013 can be connected.

The fourth quarter 2013 including October 2013 can be connected. November 2013 including 2013 week 44, 2013 week 45, 2013 week 46, 2013 week 47, and 2013 week 48 can be connected. December 2013 including 2013 week 49, 2013 week 50, 2013 week 51, 2013 week 52, and 2013 week 53 can be connected.

2014 including the second quarter 2014, third quarter 2014, and fourth quarter 2014 can be connected. The first quarter 2014 can be connected. January 2014 including 2014 week 1, 2014 week 2, 2014 week 3, and 2014 week 4 can be connected. February 2014 including 2014 week 5, 2014 week 5, 2014 week 7, 2014 week 8, and 2014 week 9 can be connected. March 2014 including 2014 week 9, 2014 week 10, 2014 week 11, 2014 week 12, 2014 week 13, and 2014 week 14 can be connected.

2015 including the first quarter 2015, second quarter 2015, third quarter 2015, and fourth quarter 2015 can be connected.

The late 2010s including 2016 can be connected. 2016 including the first quarter 2016, second quarter 2016, third quarter 2016, and fourth quarter 2016 can be connected.


The future including the near future, midle future, and far future can be connected.


Sociology including peoples of the world, communities, and social structure and change can be used to examine December 2012.

Peoples of the world including nations and major groups of Western civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be connected.

Nations such as Bangladesh, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Turkey, Congo DR, Thailand, France, United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa, South Korea, Burma, Colombia, Spain, Ukraine, Tanzania, Argentina, Kenya, Poland, Algeria, Canada, Iraq, Uganda, Morocco, Sudan, Peru, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ghana, North Korea, Mozambique, Taiwan, Australia, Syria, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Angola, Cameroon, Romania, Chile, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Mali, Ecuador, Cambodia, Malawi, Zambia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Chad, Cuba, Belgium, Greece, Rwanda, Tunisia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Guinea, Burundi, Haiti, Hungary, Somalia, Sweden, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Azerbaijan, Benin, Austria, Honduras, United Arab Emirates, South Sudan, Switzerland, and Israel can be connected.

Western Civilization including Russia can be connected. Anglic peoples such as those of the United States can be connected. Latin peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

Asiatic peoples such as those of Pakistan can be connected. South Asian peoples such as those of India can be connected. Oriental peoples such as those of China can be connected. Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples such as those of Indonesia can be connected.

African peoples such as those of Nigeria can be connected.

American Indian peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected. Middle American Indian peoples such as those of the United States can be connected. North American Indian peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.

Communities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City, New York City, Mumbai, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Delhi, Shanghai, Manila, Karachi, Cairo, Beijing can be connected.

Social structure and change including social types and social structure can be connected. Social change including particular changes and movements, social change factors, and social change processes can be connected.


Religion including particular religions, religious organization, religious practice, and religious belief can be connected. Government including particular governments, government activity, government structure, and law can be connected. Economics including economic systems, industries, and economic activity can be connected. Education including school systems, educational organization, cultural institutions, teaching, and research can be connected. Family including particular families, kinship, parenting, and marriage can be connected.


Behavioral culture including cultural events, recreation and entertainment, occupations, and customs can be connected. Conceptual culture including philosophy, applied science, mathematics, literature, graphic arts, and language can be connected. Material culture including miscellaneous artifacts, communications technology, transportation technology, clothing and dress, foodstuffs, building technology, and industrial technology can be connected.

Anthropology including human geography, human ecology, physical anthropology, demography, and social foundations can be connected. Particular groups can be connected.

Personal studies including biography, psychology, and the human body can be connected. Science including astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and physics can be connected.

Created 5 Mar 2013 Last updated 10 May 2017