On This Day

Historical Events on August 12 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 212 of 212

  • 2017 "Unite the Right" march in Charlottesville, Virginia turns violent when car rams protesters killing 1, injuring 19

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 US President Donald Trump at a press conference at Trump Tower says “there is blame on both sides” about Charlottesville violence, provoking widespread condemnation

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 NASA launches the Parker Space Probe, its first mission to the Sun and its outermost atmosphere, the corona
  • 2018 US man steals a plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, flies for an hour chased by military jets before crashing on Ketron Island

Sport awardPGA Championship

2018 100th PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Brooks Koepka becomes only the 5th player to win 2 major titles in a calendar year (US Open 2018) when he beats Tiger Woods by 2 strokes

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2018 More than 200 Afghan soldiers reported killed after 3 days of attacks by taliban insurgents over multiple fronts including Ghazni city
  • 2018 Mali's Presidential run-off election held, eventually won by current President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita with opposition disputing outcome
  • 2019 Hong Kong International Airport cancels all departures as thousands of anti-government protesters occupy the terminals
  • 2019 Conservative Alejandro Giammattei elected president of Guatemala
  • 2019 Scientists say they are closer to an effective treatment for Ebola after new drug trial has 90% success rate in Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 2019 Baltimore Orioles concede 7 home runs in doubleheader defeats against NY Yankees to break the American League single season HRs allowed record with 248 and counting
  • 2019 Beginning of the 'glitter revolution' in Mexico City when security chief showered with pink glitter in protest of violence against women after teenager raped by police