What Happened on August 21, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Kateri Tekakwitha canonized as the 1st Native American saint by Pope Benedict XVI

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Famous Deaths

  • Georg Leber, German politician, dies at 91
  • William Thurston, American mathematician, dies from melanoma at 65