Historical Events In 2005
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Dec 03 On this day in history birth of Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway, grandson of King Harald V of Norway
Dec 04 250,00 people in Hong Kong protest for democracy on this day in history.
Dec 06 An Iranian C-130 Hercules airplane crashes into a ten-story building in a civilian area of Tehran, the capital of Iran, killing all 94 people aboard and 34 residents of the building - a total of 128 people in the year 2005.
Dec 07 A U.S. Federal Air Marshal fatally shoots Rigoberto Alpizar on a jetway at Miami International Airport in Florida on this day in history.
Dec 07 European Union TLD .eu is launched, and replaced .eu.int. Initially this will be only for business purposes. From 7 April 206 onwards, EU citizens can also register .eu domains in the year 2005.
Dec 08 Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 overshoots the runway at Chicago Midway Airport, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 11 other people on this day in history.
Dec 09 Hurricane Epsilon dies in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. It becomes the longest-lived December hurricane on record and ties for second-place being the 2nd strongest December hurricane in the year 2005.
Dec 11 On this day in history 205 Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal fire north of London causes widespread damage.
Dec 12 Scientists announced that they had created mice with small amounts of human brain cells in an effort to make realistic models of neurological disorders on this day in history.
Dec 13 A 6.7 magnitude earthquake rocks South Asia in the year 2005.
Dec 13 Birth of Prince Aymeric of Belgium, grandson of King Albert II of Belgium on this day in history.
Dec 13 Birth of Prince Nicolas of Belgium, grandson of King Albert II of Belgium on this day in history.
Dec 13 On this day in history mass race riots in Sydney, Australia, involving up to 5,00 youths.
Dec 15 The first parliamentary elections under Iraq's new constitution on this day in history.
Dec 16 On this day in history 43rd Mersenne prime found, 230,402,457 - 1. Discovered with the GIMPS project by Dr. Curtis Cooper and Dr. Steven Boone, professors at Central Missouri State University.
Dec 16 The West Wing Actor John Spencer dies at 58 in the year 2005.
Dec 18 Evo Morales wins the Bolivian Presidential Elections on this day in history.
Dec 18 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is hospitalized after suffering a minor stroke. He was released from the hospital two days later on this day in history.
Dec 18 In the year 2005 the World Trade Organization 6th ministerial conference concludes in Hong Kong with a limited trade deal being ratified.
Dec 19 In the year 2005 keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933)
Dec 20 On this day in history 205 New York City transit strike: New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 10 goes on strike for three days, shutting down all New York City Subway and Bus services.
Dec 22 In the year 2005 industrial action by bus drivers in Tehran leads to the arrest of Mansour Osanlou and several other union activists.
Dec 22 The U.S. Census Bureau releases its population estimates for 205 in the year 2005.
Dec 23 Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217 from Baku, Azerbaijan to Aktau, Kazakhstan crashed shortly after takeoff killing 23 people on this day in history.
Dec 23 In the year 2005 chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18th attack on Adre, which left about 10 people dead.
Dec 23 On this day in history lech Kaczynski is sworn in as the President of Poland in Warsaw, Poland.
Dec 23 Trial of Tali Fahima ends in a plea bargain in the year 2005.
Dec 23 In the year 2005 u.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announces the first in an expected series of troop drawdowns following Iraqi elections.
Dec 24 Pope Benedict XVI leads his first Christmas Midnight Mass as Pope, praying for peace in the Middle East in the year 2005.
Dec 26 In the year 2005 indonesians mark the first moments of the tsunami wave that came ashore exactly a year earlier, with thousands of people commemorating victims and relatives in many ceremonies.
Dec 31 On this day in history another second was added, 23:59:60, called a leap second,to end the year 205.The last time this occured was on June 30, 1998.