On This Day

August 24, 2012 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • A US jury in California finds that Samsung is guilty of patent infringement and awards over US$1 billion in damages to Apple meanwhile in a South Korea court both are found guilty of patent infringement
  • Monsoon rains and floods kill 26 people in Pakistan
  • Yangmingtan Bridge collapses in China killing three people

Deaths in History

  • Pauli Ellefsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (1981-85), dies at 76
  • Richard Evans, British diplomat, ambassador to the People's Republic of China (1984-88), dies at 84