What happened this day in history August 18, 2005

What are the important events that happened on August 18, 2005? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 18, 2005: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 18, 2005 is the 230th day of the year 2005 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 5, 2005 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 18,738,720 minutes 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 ‘dihectatriacontagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $515.10. (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 18, 2005 Historical Events

  • 2005
    A Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, the largest and most widespread power outage in history.

Who died on August 18, 2005?

  • 2005
    Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
  • 2005
    Gao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (b. 1959)

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