On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Colorado man Christopher Lee Watts is charged with the murder of his wife and two daughters
  • Measles cases reach record high in Europe with 41,000 infected first six months of 2018 with 37 deaths according to WHO
  • Polish immigrant and former volunteer Nazi guard Jakiw Palij (95) is deported from the US in New York to Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Francis releases letter to all Catholics condemning sexual abuse atrocities and clerical cover-ups "We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them"

  • Venezuela issues new currency the "Bolivar Soberano" in attempt to stop runaway hyperinflation