What happened this day in history August 17, 2005

What are the important events that happened on August 17, 2005? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 17, 2005: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 17, 2005 is the 229th day of the year 2005 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 136 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 4, 2005 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,124,236,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $932.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 17, 2005 Historical Events

  • 2005
    Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh
  • 2005
    The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.

Who died on August 17, 2005?

  • 2005
    John Bahcall, American astrophysicist (b. 1934)

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