What Happened on August 16, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 113 people are killed and over 200 wounded in a series of attacks across Iraq
  • South African police open fire on striking mine workers and kill at least 34 people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange

Famous Deaths

  • William Windom, American actor, dies from heart failure at 88