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Aurora shooting- Twleve people died in a Colorado movie theater on July 20.
Olympics- America was one of the many countries at the London Olympics that started on July 27.
“I disliked ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Jepsen because I felt it was very overplayed and the song has very obnoxious lyrics,” junior Leah Syverson said.
Neil Armstrong died- He was 82 years old and died of complications from cardiovascular surgery Aug. 25
“My favorite movie of 2012 was ‘Les Miserables’ . The best scene for me was when Anne Hathaway sang ‘I Dream a Dream,’” junior Amber Davenport said.
Sandy Hook- A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school killed 26 people on Dec. 14.
Newsweek ends- On Oct. 18, Newsweek announced that their last issue would be released December 28 because they moved to online.
Hurricane Sandy- The deadly storm did the most damage to New York and New Jersey on Oct. 29.
Kony 2012 - A campaign started on March 5 by Invisible Children to raise awareness and stop Joseph Kony, a dictator in Nigeria who enslaved kids and forced them in his army.
“The Dark Knight Rises”- The ﬁnal installment of the Batman series made $160,887,295 in the U.S.
FreefallFelix Baumgartner fell from the edge of space to break the world record of 128,000 FT. on Oct. 14.
Lance Armstrong stripped of medals- He was accused of using steroids while cycling and was taken out of the record books on Aug. 20.
Super bowl in IndianapolisThe New York Giants beat the New England Patriots on Feb. 5.
12 events in the U.S.:
“The Hobbit”- The prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy made $84,617,303 in the U.S. They started ﬁlming on March 21, 2011 and ﬁlming ended on July 6, 2012.
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Same-sex marriage- During the Nov. elections three states (Maine, Washington, and Maryland) voted to allow same-sex marriage.
Re-elections of ObamaIn November President Obama was re-elected with 332 electoral votes.
“The biggest event I feel that happened in 2012 was Hurricane Sandy because I feel it affected a lot of people financially by people losing their jobs, emotionally by having their homes swept away, and physically by injuries caused by the storm,” freshman Holly Sparks said.
Submitted by: Holly Sparks
Published on Feb 8, 2013