On This Day

August 6, 2012 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • A large fire erupts at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Ohio, injuring six employees
  • Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century

Deaths in History

  • Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), dies at 74
  • Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, dies at 98