On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardPGA Championship

100th PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Brooks Koepka becomes only the 5th player to win 2 major titles in a calendar year (US Open 2018) when he beats Tiger Woods by 2 strokes

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  • Mali's Presidential run-off election held, eventually won by current President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita with opposition disputing outcome
  • More than 200 Afghan soldiers reported killed after 3 days of attacks by taliban insurgents over multiple fronts including Ghazni city
  • NASA launches the Parker Space Probe, its first mission to the Sun and its outermost atmosphere, the corona
  • US man steals a plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flies for an hour chased by military jets before crashing on Ketron Island