^Exactly... people die every year... politicians win or loose something or other every year, sports-people do something that's only been done a fraction of a second slower in the entirety of history every year, Tech-companies make things that are smaller/'smarter' than they did the season before (twice) every year -and what's a year, these days, if it hasn't got an apocalypse(-'scare') or two to its name?
Seeing the Dragon spacecraft docking to the ISS is a REAL first! Never before has anything even slightly alike been done! And finding the Higgs boson... If I could mention only ONE important thing from 2012 it would be that.