On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 2021

Historical Events

  • 195 million Americans across 34 states under heat advisory warnings from Pacific Northwest to the Northeast as summer of intense heat continues in Northern Hemisphere [1]
  • Bennu Asteroid, size of the Empire State Building, now has 1-in-1,750 chance of hitting Earth in 2182, according to data from NASA's OSIRIS-REX spacecraft [1]
  • Britney Spear's father says he will step down as her conservator after the singer called his conservatorship abusive, amid a #FreeBritney campaign
  • Phoenix is the US's fastest-growing city (+11.2%), overtaking Philadelphia to be nations's fifth largest at 1.6 million according to US Census [1]
  • US Census reveal country grown more diverse, growth in Hispanic (+23%) and Asian (+36%) populations, 1st ever decline in white population (-2.6%) [1]
  • US FDA authorises a third booster COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for people with weak immune systems

Famous Deaths

  • Roger Harring, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Uni of Wisconsin–La Crosse 1969–99, record 261–75–7), dies at 88
2021 Highlights

About August 12, 2021

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo