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Events in 2012 By Benjamin Jones
Costa Concordia crashes into a reef Costa Concordia crashes into a reef in Giglio because the captain wanted to sound his horn to people on the shore. At 9:45 the ship tips and 32 people die. The captain disobeys rules and gets off first.
Cyclist deaths 2010 – 111 cyclist were killed 2012 – 122 cyclist were killed 14 of which were in London There is a big cycling campaign to make the roads safer for cyclists. 48% of people in Briton own a bike.
Royal Mail Royal Mail announce biggest increase for 1 st class stamps since – 7p 2012 – 60p
Wettest April Scientists say that it was the wettest April for 100 years. It has been said that we had a huge 121.8mm of rainfall
Olympic torch relay The Olympic torch relay goes from Lands end to Shetlands island. The Olympic torch travelled 8000 miles It took 70 days It went through 1000 towns.
Diamond Jubilee The queen celebrates 60 years on the throne by going down the river Thames in the pouring rain on the Jubilee Barge.
Bradley Wiggins Bradley Wiggins becomes the first English man to win Le Tour de France. He finished in 87 hours 34 minutes 47 seconds.
The Olympics positionGoldSilver Bronze 1.U.S.A China Team GB Team GB’s best year yet. Mo Farah wins the 500m and 10000m Bolt retains the gold for the 100m and 200m Jessica Ennis wins the heptathlon
Murray wins at last! Murray beats Djokovic to claim the US Open Tennis
World record sky diver Felix Baumgartner sky dives from the edge of space In a record breaking time of 4 minutes 36 seconds. On the way down he reached a speed of 834 miles per hour
Obama wins us election Obama beats Romney in the US election. Obama gets 332 votes and Romney 206.
Newtown Killings 27 kids and teachers died at a US elementary school when a man with a gun came into the school and shot them dead