On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value
  • Fields Medal for mathematics awarded to Caucher Birkar (his stolen minutes later), Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze and Akshay Venkatesh
  • Oldest library in Germany confirmed unearthed in Cologne dating to 2AD, possibly held 20,000 scolls
  • Pope Frances declares the death penalty unacceptable in all cases, reversing church teachings and adding to Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Tokyo Medical University revealed to have been tampering with female entrance exams to ensure under 30% accepted, by Japanese newspaper "Yomiuri Shimbun"