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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 2005.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 2005: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2005?


Events

  • 01 Aug 2005 Conflict in Iraq: At least six US Marines have died following an insurgent attack in Haditha, 140 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. (NBC)
  • 02 Aug 2005 Air France Flight 358, landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport, and ran off the runway causing the plane to burst into flames. There are 12 serious injuries and no fatalities.
  • 03 Aug 2005 President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
  • 04 Aug 2005 Ayman al-Zawahri, a leader of Al-Qaeda, has issued a televised statement blaming Tony Blair and his government's foreign policy for the July 2005 London bombings. (BBC)
  • 05 Aug 2005 An Israeli archaeologist working in East Jerusalem reports that she has discovered a palace dating from the 10th century BC, which may have belonged to King David. (NY Times), (International Herald Tribune), (Washington Times), (Houston Chronicle), (Taipei Times)
  • 06 Aug 2005 Tuninter flight 1153 ditched due to engine failure. 16 die
  • 07 Aug 2005 Peter Jennings, long-time anchor of ABC World News Tonight, has died from lung cancer at the age of 67. (ABC News)
  • 08 Aug 2005 Banco Central robbery at Fortaleza: In Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, an estimated 156 million reais was discovered to be stolen over the weekend in one of the world's largest bank robberies. (Agencia Brasil), (BBC)
  • 09 Aug 2005 Space Shuttle Discovery, the craft for the STS-114 mission, lands at 05:12 PDT (12:12 UTC) at Edwards Air Force Base in California. (BBC) (BBC)
  • 10 Aug 2005 103-year old Ted Radcliffe, probably the oldest professional baseball player, dies from cancer; Radcliffe was the 1943 Negro American League Most Valuable Player.
  • 11 Aug 2005 Tens of thousands of Israelis have converged on Tel Aviv to protest the proposed removal of Israeli settlements from the Gaza Strip. (Ynet) (BBC)
  • 12 Aug 2005 Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE sniper at his home.
  • 13 Aug 2005 The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is launched.
  • 14 Aug 2005 Helios Airways Flight 522 crashes near the town of Grammatiko in Greece, killing 121 people. Observations from fighter jet aircraft indicate a decompression problem.
  • 15 Aug 2005 Many countries celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Victory in the Pacific and the end of World War II. Beijing holds an arts performance gala. In Japan, in a large-scale ceremony led by the Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for people's suffering Japan caused during World War II. The ceremony was met with scattered protests. (Xinhua) (BBC China)
  • 16 Aug 2005 Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche, better known as Brother Roger, is murdered by a mentally-ill woman during an afternoon prayer service. Brother Roger is best known for founding the Taizé Community in 1940. His death saddened many officials and leaders across Europe, including Pope Benedict XVI. (BBC)(Bloomberg)
  • 17 Aug 2005 The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.
  • 18 Aug 2005 Dennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK serial killings.
  • 19 Aug 2005 The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
  • 20 Aug 2005 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the President of Indonesia, ordered the national intelligence agency and police to investigate after a power outage left about 100 million people without electricity. (Wikinews)
  • 21 Aug 2005 More than 800,000 people joined Pope Benedict XVI for the concluding Mass of World Youth Day 2005 in Cologne, Germany. (CNN) The next World Youth Day was announced to be held in Sydney, Australia in 2008. BlueAirNews News
  • 22 Aug 2005 A crater.
  • 23 Aug 2005 At least 41 die when TANS Peru Flight 204, a Boeing 737-200, crashes near Pucallpa, Peru, with 100 on board. It was the fifth major airline accident this month. (Reuters) (Link dead as of 21:38, 14 January 2007 (UTC)), (BBC), (CNN).
  • 24 Aug 2005 Jeanvie Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:
  • 25 Aug 2005 French investigating magistrate Jean-Louis Bruguière warns that Al-Qaeda is planning a terrorism attack in Asia, singling out Tokyo, Sydney and Singapore as potential targets. (Financial Times)
  • 26 Aug 2005 120,000 people are expected at the Jean-Michel Jarre's concert Space of Freedom in Gdańsk Shipyard in Poland commemorating 25th anniversary of the creation of "Solidarity" trade union; live at 20:00 CET at iTVP (Radio Polonia)
  • 27 Aug 2005 Over 30 are injured in a bomb blast on a ferry at Lamitan, Basilan, Philippines, a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf group. (BBC)
  • 28 Aug 2005 Hurricane Katrina begins to make landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi in the afternoon, and brings the most severe damage to Slidell and New Orleans.
  • 29 Aug 2005 At least 1,836 are killed, and severe damage is caused along the U.S. Gulf Coast, as Hurricane Katrina strikes coastal areas from Louisiana to Alabama, and travels up the entire state of Mississippi (flooding coast 31 feet/10 m), affecting most of eastern North America.
  • 30 Aug 2005 Conflict in Iraq: According to U.S. and Iraqi government officials, US Air strikes near the border with Syria have left 56 civilians and over seven insurgents dead. (CNN)
  • 31 Aug 2005 A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.

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Movies

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Serenity

Serenity

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Country: United States of America

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Ang Lee

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Country: United States of America

Capote

Capote

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Bennett Miller

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson

Familia

Familia

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Louise Archambault

Starring: Sylvie Moreau, Macha Grenon, Juliette Gosselin, Mylène St-Sauveur

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 2005?
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The Interruption Of Everything by Terry McMillan

The Interruption Of Everything

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"Being a lifetime wife and mother has afforded me the luxury of having multiple and even simultaneous careers: I’ve been a chauffeur. A chef. An interior decorator.

Chill Of Fear by Kay Hooper

Chill Of Fear

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New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper turns up the heat even as she chills readers to the bone with a new suspense novel that distills the essence of fear itself.

Miracle by Danielle Steel

Miracle

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It is New Year’s Eve when the storm of the century hits northern California. In a quiet neighborhood in San Francisco, amid the chaos of fallen trees and damaged homes,

Lifeguard by James Patterson, Andrew Gross

Lifeguard

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The wildest thriller yet from "one of America's most influential authors" (New York Times)...Working as a lifeguard at a luxurious Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets the woman of his dreams.

Lance Armstrong'S War by Daniel Coyle

Lance Armstrong'S War

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“A velvety mix of vivid, sophisticated prose, Raymond Carver’s unerring eye for nuance, and John Irving’s irreverent, unflinching humor….An intimate look inside the maelstrom of professional cycling.”—Boston