Historical Events In 2005
Sunday, 09 May 2021
Jul 16 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth book of the Harry Potter saga by the British writer J. K. Rowling, is released on this day in history.
Jul 17 On this day in history the Disneyland Resort celebrates its 50th birthday.
Jul 19 President Bush nominates Appeals Court Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. to the United States Supreme Court, following the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor in the year 2005.
Jul 20 In the year 2005 canada's Civil Marriage Act, legalizing same-sex marriage, receives Royal Assent.
Jul 21 A terrorist attack on London, similar to the July 7 attacks, includes 4 attempted bomb attacks on 3 Underground trains and a London bus. The bombs failed to explode properly, and only one injury was reported in the year 2005.
Jul 22 In the year 2005 a Brazilian electrician, Jean Charles de Menezes, is shot dead at a London underground station by police who mistake him for a suicide bomber.
Jul 23 On this day in history a series of blasts in a resort town in Egypt. See July 23, 205 Sharm el-Sheikh attacks.
Jul 24 Lance Armstrong wins a record seventh straight Tours de France before his scheduled retirement on this day in history.
Jul 26 Launch for Space Shuttle Discovery "Return To Flight" mission STS-114. This is the first Space Shuttle flight in nearly two and a half years since the breakup of Columbia on its return from mission STS-107 in the year 2005.
Jul 26 On this day in history mumbai and Mumbai Conurbation area was submerged in 5-7 ft water due to heavy rains and making nearby dams release water causing massive flood, which virtually stopped the financial capital of India for 4-5 days.
Jul 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 in the year 2005.
Aug 02 On this day in history air France Flight 358 bursts into flames after overshooting the runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport; all aboard survive.
Aug 06 An ATR-72 heading from Italy to Tunisia crashes into the Mediterranean Sea, killing 16 of 39 on board in the year 2005.
Aug 06 On this day in history death of Carlo Little, influential UK rock and roll drummer (b.1938)
Aug 09 Space Shuttle Discovery returns to Edwards Air Force Base at 0814 EDT, completing STS-114, "Return to Flight." in the year 2005.
Aug 12 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launched in the year 2005.
Aug 14 Helios Airways Flight 522 crashes into a mountain in Greece, killing 121 in the year 2005.
Aug 16 On this day in history the XX World Youth Day begins in Cologne, Germany.
Aug 16 West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes into a mountain in Venezuela, killing 152 passengers on this day in history.
Aug 17 Bangladesh is hit by bomb explosions.  in the year 2005.
Aug 17 Sellapan Ramanathan gains victory in the Singapore Presidential elections, 205 in the year 2005.
Aug 17 In the year 2005 the first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.
Aug 18 BTK killer Dennis Rader is sentenced to 10 consecutive life sentences on this day in history.
Aug 18 Peace Mission 205, the first joint China-Russia military exercise, begins its 8-day training on the Shandong peninsula on this day in history.
Aug 21 In the year 2005 british Rock Band The Rolling Stones kicks off their a Bigger Bang tour with a show in Fenway Park, Boston
Aug 22 A 4.1-kg (9-pound) meteorite crashes into the Dotito area of Zambezi Escarpment in Zimbabwe, leaving a 15-cm (6-inch) crater in the year 2005.
Aug 23 Israel's unilateral disengagement from 25 Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and West Bank ends on this day in history.
Aug 24 Hong Kong High Court Judge Michael Hartmann rules that sodomy laws were unconstitutional on this day in history.
Aug 26 Jean Michel Jarre's "Space of Freedom" concert in Gdansk, Poland commemorating the 25th anniversary of the creation of Solidarnosc ("Solidarity" trade union) in the year 2005.
Aug 28 Terrorist wounds 52 at bus station in Beersheba, Israel. Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for attack on this day in history.
Aug 29 At least 1,604 are killed, and severe damage is caused along the U.S. Gulf Coast, as Hurricane Katrina strikes the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastal areas in the year 2005.
Aug 31 On this day in history a crowd crush on the Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills several hundred civilians (see Baghdad bridge stampede).
Sep 01 On this day in history oil prices rise sharply following economic effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Sep 01 Sellapan Ramanathan is sworn-in for a second term of office as the President of Singapore on this day in history.