On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 2020

Historical Events

Historic Event

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces a $260 million economic rescue package, worth 10% of GDP

  • Militants storm a hospital and a funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, shooting an estimated 40 people dead including new mothers and their babies

COVID-19 Pandemic

Russia's confirmed cases of COVID-19 reach 232,000, 2nd highest in the world, a day after President Vladimir Putin eased the country's lockdown

  • US coronavirus task force testifies to the Senate that the US "is not out of the woods yet" that the pandemic is not under control and risks surge in cases if reopens too soon
  • Wuhan, epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, draws up plans to test all 11 million residents after it records a new cluster of 6 cases

Famous Deaths

  • Astrid Kirchherr, German photographer, helped establish The Beatles image, dies at 81
2020 Highlights

About May 12, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

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