On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 2005

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • An F1 tornado strikes Glen Cove, New York, a rare event on Long Island
  • An F2 tornado strikes the coal mining town of Wright, Wyoming, destroying nearly 100 homes and killing two people.
  • Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives
  • Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE (Tamil Tigers) sniper at his home.

Famous Deaths

  • John Loder, co-founder of the anarcho-punk band CRASS (b. 1946)
  • Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka), dies at 73