The 2005 Sumatra earthquake was a major earthquake on March 28, 2005, located off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Approximately 1300 people were killed by the earthquake, mostly on the island of Nias. The event caused panic in the region, which had recently been devastated by the massive tsunami triggered by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, but this earthquake generated a relatively tiny tsunami that caused limited damage. ...more on Wikipedia about "2005 Sumatra earthquake"
The Banda Sea Earthquake was an earthquake that occurred in the Banda Sea region, approximately 500 km from East Timor on March 2nd, 2005. Residents of Darwin felt the impact, despite the epicenter being located approximately 140 km away. Reports vary about the strength, with early estimates ranging from 7.2 to 7.5 on the Richter scale. Some fear the threat of another tsunami on the already ravaged coasts of Indonesia, though others claim that due to the extreme depth involved, this is an unlikely outcome. ...more on Wikipedia about "Banda Sea Earthquake"
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* March 7 - Amtrak's Three Rivers line is discontinued west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...more on Wikipedia about "March 2005 in rail transport"
White Whale is the codename given by Interpol and EUROPOL for the international money laundering operation near Costa del Sol, Spain. ...more on Wikipedia about "Operation White Whale"
During the Terri Schiavo controversy in March 2005, a talking points memo on the controversy was written by Brian Darling, the legal counsel to Republican Senator Mel Martinez of Florida ** . The memo suggested the Schiavo case offered “a great political issue” that would appeal to the party's base (core supporters) and could be used against Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat from Florida who is up for reelection in 2006, because he had refused to co-sponsor the bill. ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Schiavo memo"
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The Scaled Composites Model 311 Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer is an aircraft designed by Burt Rutan which Steve Fossett flew in a non-stop solo trip around the world from February 28, 2005 until March 3, 2005. The feat matched the distance set by the previous Rutan-designed Voyager aircraft. The attempt was described as "the last great aviation record attempt". (first solo, first jet-propelled, non-stop unrefuelled circumnavigation). ...more on Wikipedia about "Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer"
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