What Happened on July 12, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Chemical plant explosion in Jiangan County, Sichuan Province, China, kills at least 19
  • Republic of Ireland will be the first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies after passing legislation in parliament
  • Sandra Oh is the first woman to be nominated for an Emmy award in a leading role for "Killing Eve"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Trump arrives in the UK for a four-day visit amid protests

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • World's longest fingernails cut off; Shridhar Chillal's nails measured 909.6cm after growing for 66 years

Famous Deaths

  • Tom Gallagher, American diplomat, gay activist, and 1st Foreign Service officer to publicly come out in 1976, dies at 77