August 12, 2005 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 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.

Deaths in History

  • John Loder, co-founder of the anarcho-punk band CRASS (b. 1946)