On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 2012

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A US jury in California finds that Samsung is guilty of patent infringement and awards over US$1 billion in damages to Apple
  • Both Apple and Samsung are found guilty of patent infringement in a South Korean court
  • Monsoon rains and floods kill 26 people in Pakistan
  • Yangmingtan Bridge collapses in China killing three people

Famous Deaths

  • Pauli Ellefsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (1981-85), dies at 76
  • Richard Evans, British diplomat, ambassador to the People's Republic of China (1984-88), dies at 84