The Occupy movement continued through 2012 and spread around every continent except Antarctica. The movement is still active and is planning protests for 2013 as well. The commonly used slogan of the movement is “We are the 99%”.
Costa Concordia Accident
The cruise ship Costa Concordia hit the headlines worldwide this January after the ship ran aground off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany.
U.S. Presidential Elections
The 2012 election was the most expensive election in history of the United States. It was estimated to cost approximately $6 billion.
On February 11th this year, the world said goodbye to the most awarded female of all time Whitney Houston.
Olympic Games London 2012
This summer London became the first city to officially stage the modern Olympic Games for the third time.
Space Shuttle Discovery On Its Final Flight
Discovery which was the first space shuttle to visit the International Space Station made its final flight on top of Boeing 747, and it was retired at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
The music video ‘Gangnam Style’ by the South Korean singer Psy went viral, and the first video which was uploaded on youtube only 5 months ago has already passed one billion views. This is the first video ever to reach more than one billion views on youtube.
Total Solar Eclipse
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Queensland, Australia to witness the total solar eclipse. The next total solar eclipse is expected to take place in 2015.
Jump From Space
Felix Baumgartner was the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power reaching 834 mph (1342 kmh). In October, he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere which was broadcasted live from 40 television stations.
Hurricane Sandy was one of the largest natural disasters in the US history. Hundred of thousands of people were affected by the storm as there are still thousands of people without power. The Senate has approved over $60 billion for Hurricane Sandy recovery assistance.
December 21st The End Of The World
According to the Mayan calendar, the world had to end on December 21, 2012. A couple of weeks prior to December 21st more than 200 people a day were contacting NASA to ask about the end of the world.