August 20, 2012 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 20 people are killed in a riot in Caracas, Venezuela

Divorces in History

  • The man known primarily for gatecrashing the White House, Tareq Salahi (42) divorces socialite Michaele Salahi (46) due to adultery, desertion and construction desertion

Deaths in History

  • Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), dies at 96
  • Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian Prime Minister, dies from liver cancer at 57