On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

American Media Inc. publisher of "National Enquirer" admits paying hush money to mistresses of US President Donald Trump

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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British Prime Minister Theresa May survives 200-117 no-confidence vote from own Conservative Party

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • China built 88 out of world's 143 skyscrapers in 2018 more than any country ever (buildings over 200 meters/656 ft)
  • Michael Cohen, former lawyer for US President Donald Trump sentenced to three years in prison for campaign-finance violations and tax fraud
  • Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev compete complex spacewalk to fix hole in Soyuz spacecraft
  • Seven mass graves in former Islamic State area discovered containing hundreds of bodies, some tortured, near Albu Kamal, eastern Syria

Famous Deaths

  • Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate, dies at 74
  • Meng Lang, Chinese poet and activist, dies at 57