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Historical Events for the Year 2005

  • 5th January » Eris (dwarf planet) called Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
  • 6th January » African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) known as American Civil Rights Movement: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 Mississippi civil rights workers murders called murders of three civil rights workers.
  • 6th January » A Graniteville train disaster known as train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.
  • 7th January » The St Lawrence Lime is blown over in high winds.
  • 8th January » The nuclear sub USS San Francisco SSN-711 6 collides at full speed with an undersea mountain south of Guam. One man is killed, but the sub surfaces and is repaired.
  • 9th January » Mahmoud Abbas wins the Palestinian presidential election, 2005 e.g election to replace Yasser Arafat as President of the Palestinian National Authority. He replaces interim president Rawhi Fattouh.
  • 10th January » A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing U.S. Route 101 in California named U.S. Route 101, the main coastal corridor between Los Angeles and San Francisco for 10 days.
  • 12th January » Deep Impact (spacecraft) named Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta II rocket.
  • 16th January » Romanian university lecturer and novelist Adriana Iliescu gives birth at 66 to her daughter Eliza, breaking the record for the oldest birth mother in the world
  • 25th January » A Mandher Devi temple stampede e.g stampede at the Mandhradevi temple in Maharashtra, India kills at least 258.
  • 26th January » Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.
  • 29th January » The first direct commercial flights from mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines flight lands in Beijing.
  • 14th February » Lebanese self-made billionaire and business tycoon Rafik Hariri is Assassination of Rafic Hariri or killed, along with 21 others, when explosives, equivalent of around 1,000 kg of Trinitrotoluene named TNT, are detonated as his motorcade drove near the St
  • 14th February » YouTube is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos.
  • 16th February » The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its Ratification Ratification of an international treaty e.g ratification by Russia.
  • 16th February » The National Hockey League 2004–05 NHL lockout e.g cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs.
  • 20th February » Spain becomes the first country to vote in a Spanish referendum on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe e.g referendum on ratification of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe known as proposed Constitution of the European Union,
  • 23rd February » The controversial French law on colonialism is passed, requiring teachers to teach the "positive values of colonialism". After public outcry, it is repealed at the beginning of 2006.
  • 28th February » A 2005 Al Hillah bombing e.g suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.
  • 1st March » Supreme Court of the United States called U.S. Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional marking a change in "national standards,".
  • 3rd March » Mayerthorpe tragedy: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-Wes
  • 3rd March » Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.
  • 10th March » Tung Chee-hwa resigns from his post as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong after widespread public dissatisfaction of his tenure.
  • 12th March » Karolos Papoulias becomes President of Greece.
  • 16th March » Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.
  • 23rd March » Texas City Refinery explosion: During a test on a distillation tower liquid waste builds up and flows out of a blowout tower. Waste fumes ignite and explode killing 15 workers.
  • 28th March » The 2005 Sumatra earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the fourth strongest earthquake since 1965.
  • 6th April » Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.
  • 8th April » Over four million people attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
  • 14th April » The Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County, Oregon or Multnomah County.
  • 24th April » Cardinal (Catholicism) known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is Papal Inauguration named inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
  • 25th April » The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.
  • 25th April » Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.
  • 25th April » One hundred seven people die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.
  • 26th April » Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country (Syrian occupation of Lebanon).
  • 27th April » The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
  • 29th April » Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending Syrian occupation of Lebanon named 29 years of occupation.
  • 10th May » A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet (20 meters) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia (country) or Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.
  • 13th May » The May 2005 unrest in Uzbekistan known as Andijan Massacre occurs in Uzbekistan.
  • 13th May » The Bính Bridge opens to traffic in Hai Phong, Vietnam.
  • 18th May » A second photo from the Hubble Space Telescope confirms that Pluto has two additional moons, Nix (moon) or Nix and Hydra (moon) called Hydra.
  • 21st May » The tallest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka opens at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey.
  • 31st May » 'Vanity Fair (magazine) known as Vanity Fair' reveals that Mark Felt was Deep Throat (Watergate) or Deep Throat.
  • 6th June » In 'Gonzales v. Raich', the United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning Cannabis (drug) known as cannabis, including medical marijuana.
  • 13th June » A jury in Santa Maria, California People v. Jackson called acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.
  • 21st June » Edgar Ray Killen, who had previously been acquitted for the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner, is convicted of manslaughter 41 years afterwards (the case had been reopened in 2004).
  • 2nd July » The Live 8 benefit concerts takes place in the G8 states and in South Africa, More than 1,000 musicians performed and are broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.
  • 4th July » The Deep Impact (spacecraft) e.g Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.
  • 10th July » Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle, causing billions of dollars in damage.
  • 22nd July » Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers responsible for the 7 July 2005 London bombings and the 21 July 2005 London bombings.
  • 26th July » Mumbai, India receives Maharashtra floods of 2005 named 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, resulting in floods killing over 5,000 people.
  • 27th July » STS-114: NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the Space Shuttle external tank called external fuel tank. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discover
  • 28th July » The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.
  • 29th July » Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris (dwarf planet) known as Eris.
  • 3rd August » Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes President of Iran.
  • 14th August » Helios Airways Flight 522, en route from Larnaca, Cyprus to Prague, Czech Republic via Athens, crashes in the hills near Grammatiko, Greece, killing 121 passengers and crew.
  • 17th August » Over 500 bombs are 2005 Bangladesh bombings known as set off by terrorists at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh
  • 18th August » A 2005 Java–Bali blackout named massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, the List of major power outages Largest called one of the largest and most widespread power outages in history.
  • 19th August » The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
  • 19th August » Southern Ontario Tornado Outbreak of 2005 e.g A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its Greater Toronto Area called surrounding communities. I
  • 29th August » Hurricane Katrina Effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans e.g devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing an estimated 1,836 people and causing over $108 billion in damage.
  • 31st August » A Baghdad bridge stampede named stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.
  • 7th September » Egypt holds its first-ever Egyptian presidential election, 2005 known as multi-party presidential election.
  • 8th September » Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.
  • 16th September » The Camorra organized crime known as organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples called Naples, Italy.
  • 21st September » Hurricane Rita becomes the third most intense hurricane (dropped to 4th on October 19, 2005).
  • 24th September » Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
  • 27th September » After 162 episodes, 'Tom and Jerry' airs its final episode titled, 'The Karate Guard'.
  • 30th September » The Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy called controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper 'Jyllands-Posten'.
  • 2nd October » Ethan Allen boating accident: The 'Ethan Allen' tour boat capsizes on Lake George (New York) or Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.
  • 8th October » 2005 Kashmir earthquake: Thousands of people are killed by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in parts of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.
  • 15th October » 2005 Toledo Riot e.g A riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a Neo-Nazi named National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.
  • 19th October » Saddam Hussein Trial of Saddam Hussein e.g goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
  • 19th October » Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.
  • 21st October » Images of the dwarf planet 136199 Eris or Eris are taken and subsequently used in documenting its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz.
  • 22nd October » Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
  • 24th October » Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Effects of Hurricane Wilma in Florida called Florida resulting in 35 direct 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.
  • 27th October » 2005 Paris suburb riots named Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
  • 29th October » 29 October 2005 Delhi bombings e.g Bombings in Delhi kill more than 60.
  • 30th October » The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the bombing of Dresden in World War II known as firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
  • 9th November » The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  • 9th November » 2005 Amman bombings named Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.
  • 22nd November » Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
  • 23rd November » Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Liberian general election, 2005 or elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country.
  • 27th November » The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
  • 30th November » John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.
  • 3rd December » XCOR Aerospace makes the Rocket mail Reusable launch vehicles e.g first manned rocket aircraft delivery of U.S. Mail in Kern County, California.
  • 4th December » Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong December 2005 protest for democracy in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Hong Kong Government government to allow universal suffrage universal and equal suffrage.
  • 5th December » The 2005 Lake Tanganyika earthquake e.g Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 6th December » Several villagers are shot dead during Dongzhou protests of 2005 or protests in Dongzhou, China.
  • 6th December » An Iranian Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules e.g C-130 military transport aircraft 2005 Iranian Air Force C-130 crash e.g crashes into a ten-floor apartment building in a residential area of Tehran, killing all 84 on board and 44 more on the ground.
  • 7th December » Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service or federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.
  • 7th December » Ante Gotovina, a Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife, by Spain e.g Spanish police.
  • 11th December » The Buncefield fire named Buncefield Oil Depot catches fire in Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom.
  • 11th December » 2005 Cronulla riots called Cronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanon e.g Lebanese (and many who are not) in Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia. These are f
  • 15th December » Introduction of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor into United States Air Force called USAF active service.
  • 17th December » Anti-World Trade Organization World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference of 2005 17 December 2005 known as protesters riot in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
  • 17th December » Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicates the throne as King of Bhutan.
  • 18th December » The Civil war in Chad (2005–2010) known as civil war in Chad begins when rebel groups, allegedly backed by neighbouring Sudan, launch an Battle of Adré e.g attack in Adré.
  • 20th December » Aleksandër Moisiu University was founded in Durrës, Albania.
  • 24th December » Chad–Sudan relations: Chad declares a Declaration of war e.g state of war against Sudan following a December 18 Battle of Adré known as attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.
  • 30th December » Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the Atlantic Ocean known as North Atlantic basin.