On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Baltimore Orioles concede 7 home runs in doubleheader defeats against NY Yankees to break the American League single season HRs allowed record with 248 and counting
  • Beginning of the 'glitter revolution' in Mexico City when security chief showered with pink glitter in protest of violence against women after teenager raped by police
  • Conservative Alejandro Giammattei elected president of Guatemala
  • Hong Kong International Airport cancels all departures as thousands of anti-government protesters occupy the terminals
  • Scientists say they are closer to an effective treatment for Ebola after new drug trial has 90% success rate in Democratic Republic of Congo