On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 2020

Historical Events

  • Apple becomes the 1st US company to be valued at $2 trillion, just 2 years after it reached $1 trillion valuation
  • Golfing dinner termed #GolfGatet appearing to flout COVID-19 restrictions, attended by Irish political figures, prompts two politicians to later resign
  • Largest floods in 70 years wet the toes of giant 71m Leshan Buddha carved by a river just outside Chengdu, China with 100,000 people evacuated
  • US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says he will suspend controversial plan to cut costs until after the election

Famous Deaths

  • Slade Gorton, American politician (Sen-R-WA, 1981-87, 1989-2001), dies at 92
2020 Highlights

About August 19, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo