On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Computer systems in 22 small Texas towns hacked and held to ransom in coordinated attack prompts FBI investigation
  • Italian PM Giuseppe Conte resigns after Matteo Salvini calls for co-confidence vote
  • NASA confirms mission to Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa to search for alien life, to launch 2025

Famous Deaths

  • Russ Conway, American sports journalist (Eagleson NHL scandal), dies of heart disease at 70