What Happened on May 12, 2008

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people

Famous Deaths

  • Irena Sendler, Polish social worker, WWII heroine (b. 1910)
  • Robert Rauschenberg, American artist (b. 1925)