On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 2014

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ebola outbreak death toll exceeds 1000
  • World Health Organization (WHO) gives its 'cautious blessing' to the use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus

Famous Deaths

  • Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89