On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 2005

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 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.
  • The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins

Famous Deaths

  • Mo Mowlam, British Labour Party politician (Member of Parliament for Redcar), dies at 55