Portal:Current events/August 2005

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August 2005 was the eighth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Monday, ended on a Wednesday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from August 2005.

  • The British politician and former Cabinet Minister Robin Cook dies suddenly at the age of 59. (BBC)
  • Jimmy Wales clarifies the recent media statements made about possible changes to Wikipedia editorial content. (Mailing list)
  • India and Pakistan announce that they have agreed to give each other advance notice of future nuclear missile tests. (BBC)
  • Fourteen people are killed when a Tunisian ATR 72 passenger plane carrying 39 passengers and crew ditches in the sea off the coast of the Italian island of Sicily. (CBS/AP), (Reuters)
  • Cuban veteran singer Ibrahim Ferrer, vocalist and front man of the Buena Vista Social Club band, dies at the age of 78 (Prensa Latina) singer ferrer dies (Contactmusic) (Reuters)
Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
International relations
  • Salva Kiir, the new vice-president of Sudan, is opposed to independence for the country's south. (BBC) The Ugandan government shuts down a radio station for broadcasting a debate on the cause of death of former Sudanese vice-president John Garang. (BBC)
Law and crime
Science and technology
Ernest Smith being moved into the church.
  • 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
  • Martin Dillon, 48, musician, operatic tenor, and professor of music, died in Randolph, VT. Martin Dillon was found dead, in the back yard of a Highland Avenue residence, in Randolph, VT. Musicians and supporters of the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival | (CVCMF) were stunned to learn that tenor Martin Dillon died about 12 hours after his August 20 concert on the Chandler Music Hall stage. Due to the untimely nature of his death, an autopsy and a toxicology report was ordered, and there was no appearance of anything suspicious. Later it was confirmed that he died of a cardiac arrest of natural causes. See Randolph Herald News [1] See Tribute blog[2] See In Memoriam Rutgers Camden [3]
  • Over 30 are injured in a bomb blast on a ferry at Lamitan, Basilan, Philippines, a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf group. (BBC)
  • Muhammad Deif, the Hamas leader who heads Israel's most wanted list, releases a video taunting Israel. (BBC)
  • Nearly 1,000 detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison are released this week at the request of the Iraqi Government, the largest number of prisoners freed since the start of the war.
  • The All Blacks win the tri nations with a nail biting win over the Springboks 31-27 in Dunedin.


Ruby Slippers Stolen

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