What day of the week was August 17, 2005?

The day of the week August 17th, 2005 fell on was a Wednesday.

John Bahcall the American astrophysicist (b. 1934) died on this day in 2005.

The first forced evacuation of settlers the as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, starts. Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh