August 15, 2008 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Lee Berger and his nine-year-old son, Matthew, discover the two-million-year-old fossils of a new species of human ancestor (Australopithecus sediba) at Malapa Cave, South Africa

Deaths in History

  • James Orthwein, American businessman
  • Leroy Sievers, American journalist