December 27, 2012
Hurricane Sandy — Sandy devastated parts of the Carribean and Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States during late October 2012. It caused over $65 billion worth of damage and killed at least 253 people.
Prop 8 — The United States Supreme Court agreed to review a California gay marriage case and the validity of Proposition 8, which bans same sex marriage in the state. Attorney General Kamala Harris and other elected officials lauded the decision.
Sandy Hook — called one of the most devastating mass shootings in the United States, only second to Virginia Tech. After shooting his own mother several times in the head, twenty-year old Adam Lanza of Newton, CT shot his way into Sandy Hook elementary school where he shot and killed 26 people, most of them children before shooting himself to death