Third Quarter 2005

This will include events of July 2005, August 2005, and September 2005

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July[edit] July 2 – Live 8, a set of 10 simultaneous concerts, takes place throughout the world, raising interest in the Make Poverty History campaign.[43] July 4 NASA's "Copper bullet" from the Deep Impact spacecraft hits Comet Tempel 1, creating a crater for scientific studies.[44] Violent anti-G8 demonstrations occur in Gleneagles, Scotland. July 6 The European Parliament rejects the Directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions in its second reading in the codecision procedure.[45] The International Olympic Committee awards the 2012 Summer Olympics to London.[46] July 7 – Four terror attacks (3 on the London Underground and 1 on a bus) rock the transport network in London, killing 52 (not including the 4 bombers) and injuring over 700.[47] July 12 – Terrorists kill 5 people and wound 90 in a crowded mall in Netanya, Israel. Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for the attack.[48] July 23 – A series of blasts hits a resort town in Egypt.[49] July 26 – Mumbai, India receives 99.5 cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days. July 28 – The Provisional IRA issues a statement formally ordering an end to the armed campaign it has pursued since 1969, and ordering all its units to dump their arms.[50] August[edit] August 2 – Air France Flight 358 overruns Runway 24L at Toronto Pearson International Airport. August 6 – Tuninter Flight 1153 is ditched due to engine failure; 16 are killed. August 13 – The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is launched. August 14 – Helios Airways Flight 522 crashes near the town of Grammatiko in Greece, killing 121 people. Observations from fighter jet aircraft indicate a decompression problem. August 16 – West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes into a mountain in Venezuela, killing 152 passengers. August 18 – Peace Mission 2005, the first joint China–Russia military exercise, begins its 8-day training on the Shandong Peninsula. August 22 – A 4.1 kilograms (9.0 lb) meteorite crashes into the Dotito area of Zambezi Escarpment in Zimbabwe, leaving a 150 millimeters (5.9 in) crater. August 23 – Israel's unilateral disengagement from 25 Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and West Bank ends. August 29 – Hurricane Katrina makes landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast, causing severe damage. At least 1,836 die in the aftermath. August 31 – The 2005 Al-Aaimmah bridge stampede in Baghdad kills several hundred civilians. September[edit] September 2 – Protesters and Israeli forces clash in Bil'in. September 11 – Japan general election, 2005: Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and the Liberal Democratic Party are returned to power. September 12 – Hong Kong Disneyland Resort in Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong opens. September 18 – Afghan parliamentary election: Former Northern Alliance warlords and their followers claim victory. September 19 – North Korea agrees to stop building nuclear weapons in exchange for aid and cooperation. September 26 – U.S. Army Reservist Lynndie England is convicted by a military jury on 6 of 7 counts, in connection with the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. September 30 – Controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. October[edit]

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