Historical Events In 2005
Friday, 31 March 2023
Jan 04 Death of Ali al-Haidri, Governor of Baghdad (assassinated)2006 Powers are transferred from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to his deputy, Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, after Sharon suffers a massive hemorrhagic stroke in the year 2005.
Jan 04 On this day in history death of the Governor of Baghdad, Ali Al-Haidri, assassinated by gunmen.
Jan 09 In the year 2005 mahmoud Abbas is elected to succeed Yasser Arafat as Palestinian Authority president in the Palestinian election.2006 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time since jun 7, 2001, closing at 11,011.90.
Jan 09 The same storm which pounded the US earlier in the month hit England and Scandinavia, leaving 13 dead with widespread flooding and power cuts in the year 2005.
Jan 12 Deep Impact is launched from Kennedy Space Center by a Delta 2 rocket on this day in history.
Jan 13 Armed militants enter into Israel from Gaza and open fire near the border, killing 6 people and wounding 5 others. Hamas and Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claim joint responsibility for attack. on this day in history.
Jan 14 In the year 2005 the Huygens probe lands on Titan, largest moon of Saturn.
Jan 16 Adriana Iliescu gives birth at 66, the oldest woman in the world to do so on this day in history.
Jan 16 Armed militants kill 1 person and wound 8 people in the Gush Katif settlement, Gaza Strip. Hamas claims responsibility.Confirmation needed in the year 2005.
Jan 20 George W. Bush is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. for his second term as 43rd President of the United States in the year 2005.
Jan 20 Ireland completes metrication in the year 2005.
Jan 21 In Belize's capital city Belmopan, the unrest over the government's new taxes erupts into riots in the year 2005.
Jan 25 A stampede at Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi during a religious pilgrimage in India kills at least 215, mostly women and small children in the year 2005.
Jan 30 A Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane crashes in Iraq, killing 10 British servicemen. Iraqi insurgents release a video claiming to have shot the aircraft down using a missile.2007 Microsoft releases Windows Vista and Office 2007 on this day in history.
Jan 30 The first free Parliamentary elections in Iraq since 1958 take place on this day in history.
Feb 06 Death of Merle Kilgore, singer, songwriter (b.1934) in the year 2005.
Feb 06 The New England Patriots won their third Super Bowl title in four years by winning 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX on this day in history.
Feb 08 In the year 2005 danish parliamentary elections continued the center-right coalition led by Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and his Liberal Party.
Feb 09 An ETA car bomb injured 31 people at a conference centre in Madrid in the year 2005.
Feb 10 North Korea announced that it possessed nuclear weapons as a protection against the hostility it felt from the United States in the year 2005.
Feb 10 Saudi Arabia held its first ever elections for municipal authorities, in which only men were allowed to vote.2006 The 2006 Winter Olympics open in Turin, Italy. The closing ceremony occurred on feb 26 in the year 2005.
Feb 11 In the year 2005 the Computer game World of Warcraft was launched in Europe.
Feb 12 Fire devastated the Windsor Building, a 32 story office block, in Madrid on this day in history.
Feb 13 In the year 2005 lúcia Santos, the last surviving of the three shepherd children to whom Our Lady of Fatima appeared in 1917, died.
Feb 14 In the year 2005 a massive suicide bomb blast in central Beirut killed Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik Hariri and at least 15 other people. At least 135 other people were also hurt.
Feb 14 Around 59 people were killed and 20 injured in a fire at a mosque in Tehran, Iran in the year 2005.
Feb 16 In the year 2005 the Kyoto Protocol went into effect, without the support of the United States and Australia.
Feb 16 In the year 2005 the National Hockey League canceled its 204-205 season becoming the first North American professional league to cancel a season due to a labour dispute.2006 Kobe Airport, a controversial offshore airport in Kobe, Japan, opens for airline service.
Feb 19 Suicide bombers killed more than 30 people in Iraq as Shia Muslims mark Ashura, their holiest day in the year 2005.
Feb 20 Early Legislative elections in Portugal resulted in a landslide victory for José Sócrates and the Socialist Party on this day in history.
Feb 20 Spanish referendum on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout on this day in history.
Feb 22 More than 50 people were killed and over 1,00 injured after entire villages werere flattened in an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale in Zarand region of Kerman province in southern Iran in the year 2005.
Feb 25 On this day in history 60th anniversary of Radio Canada International2006 Police officers, and protesters injured when a protest prior to the Love Ulster parade turns into a major riot.
Feb 25 American police apprehended the so-called BTK serial killer Dennis Rader 31 years after his first murder on this day in history.
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