On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 2015

Historical Events

  • China cuts its currency the yuan for the 2nd day in a row to boast exports

Historic Event

Former US President Jimmy Carter reveals that he has cancer

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • In London archaeologists discover a mass grave of 30 bodies from the 1665 plague
  • Large series of explosions in Tianjin, China leave at least 50 dead and 700 injured in an industrial accident

Famous Deaths

  • John Scott, English organist and choirmaster, dies at 59
  • Per Hjort Albertsen, Norwegian organist, composer, and educator, dies at 96
2015 Highlights

About August 12, 2015

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo