The Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, closes down after 59 years of operation.
British Airways Flight 2276, a Boeing 777 aircraft, suffers an uncontained engine failure and fire on take-off from McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Fourteen of the 172 on board are injured and taken to a nearby hospital.
Three people, including two police officers, are shot dead by a couple in a shooting in a pizzeria in the US city of Las Vegas, Nevada. The woman (Amanda Miller) kills her husband (Jerad Miller) and then herself.
The 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards are held in the US city of Las Vegas, Nevada, with the Eli Young Band winning song of the year for "Crazy Girl" and Taylor Swift winning Entertainer of the Year.
A gunman opens fire in the lobby of the Lloyd D. George Federal District Courthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada, containing the offices of Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign. A court security officer was killed and a U.S. Marshal injured before the assailant was shot dead.