Historical Events for August 2005

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3rd - President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
4th - Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaƫlle Jean will be Canada's 27th and first black Governor General.
12th - Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE (Tamil Tigers) sniper at his home.
12th - An F2 tornado strikes the coal mining town of Wright, Wyoming, destroying nearly 100 homes and killing two people.
12th - Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives
12th - An F1 tornado strikes Glen Cove, New York, a rare event on Long Island
15th - 87th PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson shoots a 276 at Baltusrol Golf Club
16th - West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes near Machiques, Venezuela, killing all 160 aboard.
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil MickelsonGolfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil Mickelson 17th - The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.
18th - Dennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK serial killings.
18th - Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people.
19th - The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
19th - A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities. In Toronto, it is also dubbed as the Toronto Supercell.
23rd - Hurricane Katrina first forms over the Bahamas, later becoming a category 5 hurricane
23rd - TANS Peru Flight 204 crashes near Pucallpa, Peru, killing 41.
29th - Hurricane Katrina makes its 2nd landfall as a category 3 hurricane devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.
31st - A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.

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