On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 2020

Historical Events


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

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • Militants storm a hospital and a funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, shooting an estimated 40 people dead including new mothers and their babies

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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

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 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? 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus