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  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 1, 2005

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona back to Boca

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 1, 2005

    On 22 June 2005, it was announced that Maradona would return to former club Boca Juniors as a sports vice-president in charge of managing the First Division roster (after a disappointing 2004–05 season, which coincided with Boca's centenary). His contract began on 1 August 2005, and one of his first recommendations proved to be very effective: advising the club to hire Alfio Basile as the new coach. With Maradona fostering a close relationship with the players, Boca won the 2005 Apertura, the 2006 Clausura, the 2005 Copa Sudamericana, and the 2005 Recopa Sudamericana.




  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 15, 2005

    Diego Maradona

    La Noche del 10

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 15, 2005

    On 15 August 2005, Maradona made his debut as host of a talk-variety show on Argentine television, La Noche del 10 ("The Night of the no. 10"). His main guest on opening night was Pelé; the two had a friendly chat, showing no signs of past differences. However, the show also included a cartoon villain with a clear physical resemblance to Pelé. In subsequent evenings, he led the ratings on all occasions but one. Most guests were drawn from the worlds of football and show business, including Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, but also included interviews with other notable friends and personalities such as Cuban leader Fidel Castro and boxers Roberto Durán and Mike Tyson. Maradona gave each of his guests a signed Argentina jersey, which Tyson wore when he arrived in Brazil, Argentina's biggest rivals.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 16, 2005

    Bart Millard

    Hymned No. 1

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 16, 2005

    Millard made a promise to his grandmother to record a hymns album before she died, which he did with Hymned No. 1, and he subsequently shared the story of how he was inspired by his grandmother's faith.




  • Budapest, Hungary
    Wednesday Aug 17, 2005

    Lionel Messi

    International Team debut

    Budapest, Hungary
    Wednesday Aug 17, 2005

    On 17 August 2005, Messi had made his debut with Argentina against Hungary.




  • Bahamas
    Monday Aug 22, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Formation

    Bahamas
    Monday Aug 22, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina formed as Tropical Depression Twelve over the southeastern Bahamas on August 23, 2005, as the result of the merger of a tropical wave and the remnants of Tropical Depression Ten four days earlier.




  • Bahamas
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The Storm Strengthened

    Bahamas
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2005

    The storm strengthened into Tropical Storm Katrina on the morning of August 24.




  • Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Declaring State of Emergency In Florida

    Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2005

    In Florida, Governor Jeb Bush declared a state of emergency on August 24 in advance of Hurricane Katrina's landfall. By the following day, Florida's Emergency Operations Center was activated in Tallahassee to monitor the progress of the hurricane.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 25, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The Tropical Storm Moved Towards Florida

    Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 25, 2005

    The tropical storm moved towards Florida and became a hurricane only two hours before making landfall between Hallandale Beach and Aventura on the morning of August 25.


  • Mississippi coast, U.S.
    Friday Aug 26, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The National Hurricane Center

    Mississippi coast, U.S.
    Friday Aug 26, 2005

    On the afternoon of August 26, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) realized that Katrina had yet to make the turn toward the Florida Panhandle and ended up revising the predicted track of the storm from the panhandle to the Mississippi coast.


  • Gulf of Mexico
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The Storm Reached Category 3

    Gulf of Mexico
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    On August 27, the storm reached Category 3 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, becoming the third major hurricane of the season.


  • Louisiana, U.S. - Alabama, U.S. - Mississippi, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Declaring a State of Emergency

    Louisiana, U.S. - Alabama, U.S. - Mississippi, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    President of the United States George W. Bush declared a state of emergency in selected regions of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi on August 27.


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The mandatory evacuation of The New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    The United States Coast Guard began pre-positioning resources in a ring around the expected impact zone and activated more than 400 reservists. On August 27, it moved its personnel out of the New Orleans region prior to the mandatory evacuation.


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 28, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The Mandatory Evacuation of New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 28, 2005

    On Sunday, August 28, President Bush spoke with Governor Blanco to encourage her to order a mandatory evacuation of New Orleans.


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 28, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The National Weather Service

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 28, 2005

    The National Weather Service's New Orleans/Baton Rouge office issued a vividly worded bulletin on August 28 predicting that the area would be "uninhabitable for weeks" after "devastating damage" caused by Katrina, which at that time rivaled the intensity of Hurricane Camille.


  • Gulf of Mexico
    Sunday Aug 28, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The Storm Reached Category 5

    Gulf of Mexico
    Sunday Aug 28, 2005

    Katrina attained Category 5 status on the morning of August 28 and reached its peak strength at 1800 UTC that day, with maximum sustained winds of 175 mph (280 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 902 mbar (26.6 inHg).


  • Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 28, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Declaring State of Emergency In Alabama

    Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 28, 2005

    On August 28, Alabama Governor Bob Riley declared a state of emergency for the approaching Hurricane Katrina. On the same day, he requested President Bush to declare "expedited major disaster declaration" for six counties of South Alabama, which was quickly approved. Three-hundred and fifty national guardsmen were called on duty by August 30.


  • New Orleans, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Katrina's Impact On New Orleans

    New Orleans, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    On August 29, 2005, Katrina's storm surge caused 53 breaches to various flood protection structures in and around the greater New Orleans area, submerging 80% of the city.


  • Buras-Triumph, Louisiana, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Katrina made its Second Landfall

    Buras-Triumph, Louisiana, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    The hurricane subsequently weakened due to another eyewall replacement cycle, and Katrina made its second landfall at 1110 UTC on August 29, as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 125 mph (205 km/h), near Buras-Triumph, Louisiana.


  • The Gulf coast of Mississippi, Mississippi, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Katrina's Impact On The Gulf coast of Mississippi

    The Gulf coast of Mississippi, Mississippi, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    The Gulf coast of Mississippi suffered massive damage from the impact of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, leaving 238 people dead, 67 missing, and billions of dollars in damage: bridges, barges, boats, piers, houses, and cars were washed inland. Katrina traveled up the entire state, and afterward, all 82 counties in Mississippi were declared disaster areas for federal assistance, 47 for full assistance.


  • Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Katrina's Impact On Georgia

    Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    At least 18 tornadoes formed in Georgia on August 29, 2005, the most on record in that state for one day in August. The most serious of these tornadoes was an F2 tornado which affected Heard County and Carroll County. This tornado caused three injuries and one fatality and damaged several houses. The other tornadoes caused significant damages to buildings and agricultural facilities.


  • Cuba
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Katrina's Impact On Cuba

    Cuba
    Monday Aug 29, 2005

    Although Hurricane Katrina stayed well to the north of Cuba, on August 29 it brought tropical-storm force winds and rainfall of over 8 in (200 mm) to western regions of the island. Telephone and power lines were damaged and around 8,000 people were evacuated in the Pinar del Río Province. According to Cuban television reports the coastal town of Surgidero de Batabanó was 90% underwater.


  • Great Lakes, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 31, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Dissipated

    Great Lakes, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 31, 2005

    Katrina maintained strength well into Mississippi, finally losing hurricane strength more than 150 miles (240 km) inland near Meridian, Mississippi. It was downgraded to a tropical depression near Clarksville, Tennessee, but its remnants were last distinguishable in the eastern Great Lakes region on August 31, when it was absorbed by a frontal boundary.


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