On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • A quarter of humanity is running out of water with 17 countries under extreme water stress including Cape Town, Los Angeles and Bangalore, according to report by the World Resources Institute
  • Barneys New York files for bankruptcy, amid figures 7,567 US retails stores have closed so far in 2019 compared to 5,864 in 2018
  • Lawyer representing 800 boy scouts identify 350 sex abusers within Boy Scouts of America saying "It's the largest paedophile ring on earth"
  • The Philippines declares a national dengue epidemic with 622 people killed and 146,000 cases so far in 2019
  • US government imposes wide-ranging sanctions on the Venezuelan government