What Happened on August 22, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 47 people are killed in the Syrian civil war
  • 48 people are killed in Kenyan tribal wars between the Pokomo and Orma
  • Russia and Vanuatu become members of the World Trade Organization

Famous Divorces

  • "General Hospital" actress Vanessa Marcil (39) divorces actor Carmine Giovinazzo (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nina Bawden, English author, dies at 87