On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 2003

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan
  • The Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by Al Qaeda, kill 26

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Richardson, British investment banker and advisor to Margaret Thatcher known as "Mr Privatisation", dies at 78
  • Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1933)