On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former US Vatican Ambassador, claims Pope Francis knew of and ignored sex abuse allegations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick

  • Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigns after losing Liberal Party leadership contest

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Boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul ends in a draw in Manchester, England

YouTube Star and Actor Logan Paul
YouTube Star and Actor
Logan Paul
  • Danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'

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Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
  • Gamer at a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, loses then returns to shoot two dead and wound nine
  • Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation
  • Pope Francis asks for forgiveness in speech on child abuse in Dublin, during first official visit to Ireland since 1979

Famous Deaths


Person of interestNeil Simon

Neil Simon, American playwright and author (The Odd Couple), dies at 91

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Rosa Bouglione, French circus performer, dies at 107