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This page is the list of featured articles that were promoted in 2012, listed by the month in which they were promoted. This list includes the date the article was featured on the main page (see Wikipedia:Today's featured article) and the nominating user(s). Articles removed from featured status (see Wikipedia:Former_featured_articles) are indicated in strikethrough font. This page is used as input for Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by featured article nominations.

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See logs at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Featured log/December 2012
Article Main page date Nominator
Afroyim v. Rusk February 20, 2014 Richwales
Auriscalpium vulgare Sasata
SMS Kaiserin Parsecboy
Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar Wehwalt
Look Mickey February 21, 2013 TonyTheTiger
Drowned God Torchiest
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II in Australian service Nick-D
Little Moreton Hall January 12, 2013 George Ponderevo & MarchOrDie
Blockhaus d'Éperlecques March 25, 2013 Prioryman
Shunzhi Emperor March 15, 2013 Madalibi
Stephen Colbert at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner November 21, 2006 Hawkeye7
Amphibian Cwmhiraeth & Axl
Banksia aquilonia May 15, 2013 Casliber
Joseph Grimaldi December 18, 2013 Cassianto
Pale crag martin Jimfbleak
Strepsirrhini Maky
Operation Barras HJ Mitchell
13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian) April 23, 2014 Peacemaker67
Harold Larwood Brianboulton
Banksia grossa April 19, 2014 Casliber
Terang Boelan December 31, 2012 Crisco 1492
Mauritius blue pigeon January 2, 2013 FunkMonk
Arthur Gilligan Sarastro1
Vidya Balan December 14, 2012 Smarojit

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See logs at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Featured log/November 2012
Article Main page date Nominator
Debora Green Fluffernutter
Rhodesian mission in Lisbon January 17, 2013 Cliftonian
Australian contribution to the Battle of Normandy Nick-D
Siege of Constantinople (717–18) Cplakidas
John Adair January 9, 2014 Acdixon
African river martin Jimfbleak
Leo Minor Casliber
Muhammad Ali Jinnah June 7, 2006 TopGun & Inlandmamba & Wehwalt
Harry S. Truman September 19, 2007 Wehwalt & PumpkinSky
Sinistar: Unleashed Hahc21
Dudley Clarke January 16, 2013 ErrantX
Terms of Endearment (The X-Files) February 27, 2014 Bruce Campbell
Anne Hutchinson March 22, 2013 Sarnold17
Frank's Cock December 1, 2013 Crisco 1492
HMS Argus (I49) Sturmvogel 66
Stanley Savige Hawkeye7
Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych March 29, 2013 Truthkeeper88 & Ceoil & Kafka Liz
White-eyed river martin Jimfbleak
Typhoon Rusa January 22, 2013 Hurricanehink & Jason Rees
Imagine (song) December 8, 2012 GabeMc
Frank Pick July 1, 2013 DavidCane
Periodic table February 28, 2004 StringTheory11
Dream of the Rarebit Fiend Curly Turkey
The Way I See It Dan56
Sudirman January 24, 2014 Crisco 1492
National Football League Players Association December 3, 2012 The Writer 2.0
Triangulum Australe Casliber
Daisy Jugadai Napaltjarri Hamiltonstone
Themes in Maya Angelou's autobiographies Figureskatingfan
Giant eland December 13, 2013 Sainsf
Isabella quarter June 13, 2013 Wehwalt
Russula emetica November 28, 2012 Sasata
May Revolution May 25, 2013 Cambalachero
Eusèbe Jaojoby Lemurbaby
Abuwtiyuw November 8, 2012 Tomcat7 & Dr. Blofeld & Eric Corbett
Mitt Romney March 12, 2014 Wasted Time R

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See logs at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Featured log/October 2012
Article Main page date Nominator
Pierre Monteux July 1, 2014 Tim riley & Cg2p0B0u8m & Brianboulton
Episode 14 (Twin Peaks) Grapple X & Idiotchalk & TBrandley
Hoodwinked! November 16, 2012 Jpcase
Missing My Baby AJona1992
Francis Marrash Bryan P. C. C.
Frog March 27, 2006 Cwmhiraeth & Thompsma
Interstate 696 Imzadi1979
Interstate 80 in Iowa Fredddie
Folding@home November 1, 2012 Jesse V.
Blakeney Point Jimfbleak
Barber coinage July 29, 2013 Wehwalt
Halo: Reach David Fuchs
God of War: Chains of Olympus April 19, 2013 JDC808
Stan Coveleski Wizardman
Peter Warlock Brianboulton
Percy Chapman Sarastro1
Istanbul Tariqabjotu
Betelgeuse November 26, 2012 Casliber & Sadalsuud
Gender Bender (The X-Files) May 14, 2013 Grapple X
Franz Kafka July 3, 2013 PumpkinSky & Gerda Arendt
Lycoperdon perlatum Sasata
New Worlds (magazine) Mike Christie & Nikkimaria
Cyclone Rewa January 7, 2014 Jason Rees
We Can Do It! February 15, 2013 Binksternet
Hiram Wesley Evans June 24, 2013 Mark Arsten & Crisco 1492
USS Lexington (CV-2) October 3, 2013 Sturmvogel 66
Boulonnais horse February 9, 2014 Dana boomer
OK Computer Brandt Luke Zorn
The Truth (The X-Files) Gen. Quon
Holkham National Nature Reserve Jimfbleak
Manuel Marques de Sousa, Count of Porto Alegre Astynax & Lecen
H-58 (Michigan county highway) Imzadi1979
Mereka Bilang, Saya Monyet! Crisco 1492
Frank Berryman April 11, 2014 Hawkeye7
Archaeoindris Maky
La Coupole March 25, 2013 Prioryman
Pink Floyd May 9, 2006 GabeMc

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See logs at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Featured log/September 2012
Article Main page date Nominator
Rhythm Killers Dan56
Joseph Desha December 9, 2013 Acdixon
Hobey Baker January 15, 2014 Kaiser matias
Common toad December 15, 2012 Cwmhiraeth
Somerset County Cricket Club in 2009 Harrias
Corona Australis Casliber & Keilana
M-553 (Michigan highway) Imzadi1979
Dodo July 6, 2013 FunkMonk
Phallus indusiatus May 10, 2013 Sasata
Eraserhead Grapple X
Ian Fleming October 23, 2012 SchroCat & Cassianto
Andjar Asmara October 20, 2012 Crisco 1492
Sadie Harris TRLIJC19 & Sofffie7
HMS Furious (47) Sturmvogel 66
System Shock 2 Hahc21
Microsoft Security Essentials November 23, 2012 Codename Lisa
The Hunger Games (novel) September 14, 2013 Evanh2008
Augustinian theodicy ItsZippy
Madagascar October 11, 2012 Lemurbaby
Olga Constantinovna of Russia February 24, 2014 DrKiernan
The Rite of Spring May 29, 2013 Brianboulton
North Norfolk Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest Jimfbleak
Nightswimming (Awake) Davejohnsan & Nikkimaria & TBrandley
Deep Throat (The X-Files episode) Grapple X
Seated Liberty dollar RHM22 & Wehwalt
Oerip Soemohardjo Crisco 1492
Ex parte Crow Dog October 8, 2013 GregJackP
Ruth Norman October 12, 2012 Mark Arsten
The Post-Modern Prometheus Gen. Quon
Melford Stevenson John & Eric Corbett
Inocybe saliceticola April 18, 2013 J Milburn
Auriga (constellation) August 17, 2013 Keilana
Grey Cup November 25, 2012 Resolute
SMS Kaiser (1911) Parsecboy
Stephen Hawking Fayedizard
The Concert in Central Park September 19, 2012 Tomcat7
Cley Marshes MeegsC & Jimfbleak
Giant anteater March 6, 2013 LittleJerry
Bronwyn Oliver January 26, 2013 Hamiltonstone

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See logs at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Featured log/August 2012
Article Main page date Nominator
Iraq War in Anbar Province March 20, 2013 Palm dogg
Learie Constantine Brianboulton & Sarastro1
Metropolitan Railway January 10, 2013 Edgepedia
Pavle Đurišić April 13, 2014 Peacemaker67 & PRODUCER
Otto Graham February 3, 2013 Batard0
Rodrigues solitaire FunkMonk
Give Peace a Chance (Grey's Anatomy) October 29, 2012 TRLIJC19 & Nikkimaria
Albertus Soegijapranata July 22, 2013 Crisco 1492
Louis Riel (comics) October 27, 2012 Curly Turkey
Osiris myth September 24, 2012 A. Parrot
Rex Ryan December 13, 2012 The Writer 2.0
SMS König Albert Parsecboy
Say Hello to My Little Friend TBrandley
Louie B. Nunn Acdixon
Sons of Soul Dan56
Peter Sellers SchroCat & Cassianto
Trait du Nord Dana boomer & Tsaag Valren
Dorset December 20, 2007 Ykraps
? (film) April 1, 2013 Crisco 1492
Joseph B. Foraker March 30, 2013 Wehwalt
Pedro I of Brazil September 7, 2012 Astynax & Lecen & DrKiernan
Boden Professor of Sanskrit election, 1860 August 7, 2013 Bencherlite
HMS Bellerophon (1786) Benea
California State Route 57 Rschen7754
Muckaty Station December 30, 2012 Hamiltonstone
Olmec colossal heads August 23, 2012 Simon Burchell
Typhoon Chataan February 25, 2013 Hurricanehink
Reginald Heber April 21, 2013 Brianboulton
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet in Australian service Nick-D
Pelican Casliber & Maias & MeegsC & Jimfbleak
U.S. Route 41 Business (Marquette, Michigan) Imzadi1979
Liverpool F.C. in European football February 12, 2013 NapHit
Kappa Kappa Psi November 27, 2012 Sycamore
United States Senate election in Ohio, 1898 June 26, 2013 Wehwalt
Problem of religious language ItsZippy
Marshall Applewhite Mark Arsten
Triangle (The X-Files) Gen. Quon
Clarence 13X Mark Arsten

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See logs at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Featured log/July 2012
Article Main page date Nominator
History of Mars observation January 8, 2013 RJHall
Maya Angelou April 4, 2013 Figureskatingfan
Poppy Meadow August 1, 2012 M.Mario & Frickative & Eric Corbett
HMS Hermes (95) Sturmvogel 66
Lettuce September 26, 2012 Dana boomer
Derek Jeter Muboshgu
Episode 2 (Twin Peaks) Grapple X
HMS Agincourt (1913) The ed17 & Sturmvogel 66
David Evans (RAAF officer) Ian Rose
Marasmius rotula Sasata
Cosima Wagner December 24, 2012 Brianboulton
German battleship Bismarck February 14, 2014 Parsecboy
Nickel (United States coin) March 4, 2013 Wehwalt
Melville Island (Nova Scotia) August 3, 2012 Nikkimaria
John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan Parrot of Doom
Pride & Prejudice (2005 film) October 2, 2013 Ruby2010
DNA nanotechnology August 14, 2012 Antony-22
Ed, Edd n Eddy July 23, 2012 Khanassassin
Paul McCartney GabeMc
Bivalvia Cwmhiraeth
Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. Ed!
James Rowland (RAAF officer) Ian Rose
Douglas MacArthur January 26, 2014 Hawkeye7
A Journey May 6, 2013 Paul MacDermott
Cave Story February 17, 2014 Axem Titanium
William the Conqueror December 25, 2012 Ealdgyth & Agricolae
Tammar wallaby LittleJerry
Aries (constellation) July 30, 2012 Keilana
Boeing 757 SynergyStar
Banksia ilicifolia November 7, 2012 Casliber & Hesperian

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See logs at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Featured log/June 2012
Article Main page date Nominator
Smith Act trials of Communist Party leaders August 20, 2012 Noleander
Arthur Mold Sarastro1
Grand Teton National Park February 26, 2013 MONGO
Icelandic Phallological Museum March 16, 2013 Prioryman
Doc Adams Giants2008
Byzantine civil war of 1341–47 Cplakidas
Battle of Milne Bay August 26, 2012 AustralianRupert & Hawkeye7
Avery Brundage September 6, 2012 Wehwalt
Horseshoe Curve (Pennsylvania) November 13, 2012 Niagara
Charles Scott (governor) Acdixon
New Forest pony January 13, 2013 ThatPeskyCommoner
William S. Sadler September 12, 2012 Mark Arsten & MathewTownsend & Livitup
Squeeze (The X-Files) September 24, 2013 Grapple X
William Burges December 2, 2013 KJP1
William T. Anderson Mark Arsten
Reg Saunders AustralianRupert & Ian Rose
Typhoon Gay (1989) Cyclonebiskit
Yogo sapphire June 30, 2012 PumpkinSky & Montanabw
Here We Go Again (Ray Charles song) TonyTheTiger & Novice7 & Adabow
Myriostoma Sasata
Francis Walsingham June 24, 2012 DrKiernan
Pi July 22, 2012 Noleander
Lynching of Jesse Washington September 25, 2012 Mark Arsten
Courageous-class aircraft carrier Sturmvogel 66
Andromeda (constellation) July 12, 2012 Keilana
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (album) Pyrrhus16

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See logs at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Featured log/May 2012
Article Main page date Nominator
Ruma Maida Crisco 1492
Shangani Patrol March 18, 2014 Cliftonian
Western jackdaw April 22, 2013 Casliber & Cwmhiraeth
Colin Hannah Ian Rose
A Child of Our Time November 9, 2013 Brianboulton
Percheron Dana boomer
Hugh de Neville Ealdgyth
Alec Douglas-Home July 2, 2013 Tim riley
Edmund Sharpe November 12, 2012 Peter I. Vardy
Romances (Luis Miguel album) Magiciandude
Henry Wrigley Ian Rose
Steve Lukather Laser brain
Ranavalona III January 24, 2013 Lemurbaby
Hurricane Lenny Hurricanehink
William Jennings Bryan presidential campaign, 1896 November 11, 2012 Wehwalt
Herne Hill railway station August 25, 2012 Tommy20000
Cracker Barrel January 11, 2013 Silver seren & WWB Too
Santa María de Óvila July 13, 2012 Binksternet
Banksia oblongifolia Casliber
Ralph Neville Ealdgyth
Mary, Queen of Scots September 9, 2012 DrKiernan
1740 Batavia massacre September 4, 2012 Crisco 1492
Singapore strategy November 2, 2012 Hawkeye7
Lactarius torminosus Sasata
Gabriel Fauré November 4, 2012 Tim riley
SMS Ostfriesland Parsecboy
Tichborne case June 1, 2013 Brianboulton
John Sherman Cooper Acdixon

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See logs at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Featured log/April 2012
Article Main page date Nominator
Giraffe July 26, 2012 LittleJerry
Battle of Radzymin (1920) December 11, 2012 Halibutt
American Cream Draft October 23, 2013 Dana boomer
Steamtown, U.S.A. January 16, 2014 Ishtar456
Hedley Verity July 31, 2013 Sarastro1
United States Assay Commission February 13, 2013 Wehwalt
Ficus obliqua October 11, 2013 Casliber
John Francis Jackson February 23, 2013 Ian Rose
Bal des Ardents July 14, 2012 Truthkeeper88
Atlantis: The Lost Empire June 15, 2013 DrNegative
Ahalya May 22, 2012 Redtigerxyz
Dan Leno June 21, 2012 Cassianto & Ssilvers
HMS Vanguard (23) Sturmvogel 66
Chrisye September 16, 2012 Crisco 1492
Assassination of William McKinley Wehwalt
Air raids on Japan Nick-D
Psilocybe aztecorum December 26, 2012 Sasata
Rwanda July 1, 2012 Amakuru
Rainilaiarivony April 29, 2012 Lemurbaby
Bastion (video game) January 30, 2013 PresN
Elias Abraham Rosenberg Mark Arsten & Livitup
Wage reform in the Soviet Union, 1956–62 April 23, 2012 Coolug
Murder of Joanna Yeates Paul MacDermott & BabbaQ

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See logs at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Featured log/March 2012
Article Main page date Nominator
Carmen April 6, 2013 Brianboulton
Blakeney Chapel May 18, 2012 Jimfbleak
John de Gray Ealdgyth
William McKinley September 14, 2012 Coemgenus & Wehwalt
George Went Hensley October 27, 2013 Mark Arsten & Astynax
Thomas Blamey Hawkeye7
Roy Dowling May 28, 2014 Ian Rose
Xerochrysum bracteatum Casliber
James G. Blaine March 7, 2013 Coemgenus
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek September 17, 2012 Yllosubmarine
Jesse L. Brown December 4, 2012 Ed!
Toothcomb September 27, 2012 Maky
Georg Solti July 25, 2012 Tim riley
Capcom Five Axem Titanium
Jaws (film) November 29, 2006 Igordebraga & DocKino
Thurman Tucker April 14, 2013 Wizardman
United States Bicentennial coinage Wehwalt
Common tern Jimfbleak
St Cuthbert Gospel April 17, 2012 Johnbod
Spanish conquest of Guatemala September 21, 2012 Simon Burchell
James Garrard June 7, 2013 Acdixon
HMS Queen Mary Sturmvogel 66
Noisy miner Casliber & Mdk572
Golding Bird May 2, 2012 Spinningspark
Boletus frostii Sasata
Voluntary Human Extinction Movement March 24, 2012 Mark Arsten & Mitch Ames
Ferugliotherium Ucucha
Washington quarter June 18, 2012 Wehwalt
Pain fitzJohn Ealdgyth
Alexis Bachelot February 22, 2013 Mark Arsten & Livitup
Ontario Highway 401 Floydian
Battle of Arawe December 15, 2013 Nick-D
Faryl March 9, 2014 J Milburn
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Moscow) March 30, 2012 Tomcat7

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See logs at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Featured log/February 2012
Article Main page date Nominator
Rachel Chiesley, Lady Grange May 12, 2013 Ben MacDui
Len Hutton Sarastro1
Prosperity theology January 4, 2013 ItsZippy & Mark Arsten
Sinking of the RMS Titanic April 15, 2012 Prioryman
James Tod December 19, 2012 Sitush
Birth control movement in the United States March 12, 2012 Noleander
United States v. Wong Kim Ark October 19, 2012 Richwales
Elizabeth II June 2, 2012 Rockhead126 & DrKiernan
1907 Tiflis bank robbery June 26, 2012 Remember
John Balmer Ian Rose
George Andrew Davis, Jr. Ed!
Tricholoma pardinum Casliber & Sasata
The Royal Opera Tim riley
Tropical Storm Cindy (1993) December 12, 2013 Hylian Auree
President Truman's relief of General Douglas MacArthur Hawkeye7
Mark Satin Babel41
Katharine Hepburn May 12, 2012 Lobo512
Franco-Mongol alliance April 26, 2013 Elonka
Turning Point (2008 wrestling) Wrestlinglover
Jonathan Agnew Dweller & The Rambling Man
Cross of Gold speech July 9, 2012 Wehwalt
Manhunter (film) August 15, 2012 Grapple X
George W. Romney Wasted Time R
Lost operas by Claudio Monteverdi September 10, 2012 Brianboulton
John Barbirolli Tim riley
Hadji Ali October 24, 2012 Fuhghettaboutit
Baldwin of Forde February 18, 2012 Ealdgyth
Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi December 7, 2013 Sturmvogel 66 & Cla68
South American dreadnought race The ed17
Nyon Conference February 22, 2012 Grandiose
Russell T Davies April 27, 2013 Sceptre

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See logs at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Featured log/January 2012
Article Main page date Nominator
Super Meat Boy PresN
Halo (Beyoncé song) Jivesh boodhun & Tbhotch
Martha Layne Collins March 8, 2012 Acdixon
Ray Farquharson September 15, 2012 Nikkimaria
Hector Waller Ian Rose
Charles Villiers Stanford October 30, 2012 Tim riley
The Monster (novella) Yllosubmarine
W. E. B. Du Bois February 23, 2012 Noleander
HMS Temeraire (1798) Benea
Adiantum viridimontanum November 27, 2013 Choess
Psilocybin February 29, 2012 Sasata
New York State Route 319 December 23, 2012 Mitchazenia & TwinsMetsFan
American white ibis Casliber
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. May 7, 2012 Astrocog
Faryl Smith J Milburn
Stanley Holloway August 18, 2012 Cassianto
1st Provisional Marine Brigade March 15, 2014 Ed!
Garret Hobart July 4, 2012 Wehwalt
White-necked rockfowl June 25, 2014 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias August 25, 2013 Astynax & Lecen
Plateosaurus HMallison
Mathew Charles Lamb January 11, 2012 Cliftonian
Typhoon Gay (1992) Hurricanehink
Nicky Barr Ian Rose
Titchwell Marsh Jimfbleak
German battleship Tirpitz Parsecboy
HMS New Zealand (1911) November 19, 2012 Sturmvogel 66
Boeing 767 June 2, 2013 SynergyStar
Blonde on Blonde Mick gold & I.M.S. & Allreet & Moisejp