Historical Events In 2005
Friday, 14 May 2021
Apr 17 In the year 2005 twelve holidaymakers are killed in southern Switzerland when a bus carrying twenty seven people plunges 656 feet into a ravine.
Apr 18 In the year 2005 five people die in ethnic clashes in Iran's south-west Khuzestan province.
Apr 19 In the year 2005 joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.
Apr 20 Fifty six hurt as earthquake hits Fukuoka and Kasuga, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The earthquake measured a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale on this day in history.
Apr 20 President Lucio Gutiérrez of Ecuador is said to have fled after Congress voted to sack him amid growing protests.2006 Iran announces a uranium enrichment deal with Russia, involving a joint uranium enrichment firm on Russian soil; nine days later Iran announces that it will not move all activity to Russia, thus leading to a de-facto termination of the deal in the year 2005.
Apr 21 A bus crash in Vietnam's Central Highlands kills thirty Vietnamese war veterans on this day in history.
Apr 21 A gunfight on the edge of the Saudi city of Mecca kills two militants and two members of the security forces.2007 Presidential elections are held in Nigeria on this day in history.
Apr 23 On this day in history silvio Berlusconi, prime minister of Italy, re-forms government after its dissolution three days earlier.
Apr 25 A passenger train derails in Amagasaki Hyogo Prefecture Japan killing 107 people and injuring another 456. (see Amagasaki rail crash) in the year 2005.
Apr 26 In the year 2005 facing international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon ending its twenty nine year military domination of that country.
Apr 27 The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse on this day in history.
Apr 29 On this day in history apple Computer releases Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger."
Apr 30 In the year 2005 attacks on tourists in the Egyptian capital Cairo leave three militants dead and at least ten people injured.
May 01 In the year 2005 a suicide attack targets a Kurdish funeral in the northern Iraqi town of Talafar, near Mosul, and leaves at least 25 people dead and more than 30 others injured. Earlier, at least five policemen and four civilians were killed in two separate attacks in Baghdad.
May 02 In the year 2005 a blast at an illegal munitions store in northern Afghanistan kills 28 people and injures at least 13 others.
May 03 At least 32 people are killed and nine others injured when three two-story buildings in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore collapsed after gas cylinders stored in one of them exploded in the year 2005.
May 04 In one of the largest insurgent attacks in Iraq to date, at least 60 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suicide bombing at a Kurdish police recruitment center in Irbil, northern Iraq on this day in history.
May 05 The United Kingdom votes in the 205 general election. The Labour Party is re-elected with a substantially reduced majority on this day in history.
May 05 Two homemade bombs explode outside the British consulate in New York, USA.2006 NASA astronomers announce the discovery of a storm system in the Jovian atmosphere, dubbed the Red Spot Junior on this day in history.
May 07 On this day in history plane Crash in Lockhart River, Australia kills 15 people.
May 09 In the year 2005 a town in Brazil declares Orgasm Day.
May 10 A hand grenade ostensibly thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 10 feet (30 m) from United States President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but malfunctions and does not detonate on this day in history.
May 11 Serial killer Michael Ross became first person executed in New England in 45 years in the year 2005.
May 12 An election was held in the Cayman Islands 7 months later than originally scheduled due to Hurricane Ivan. It resulted in a change of government, with the United Democratic Party giving four seats to the then-opposition People's Progressive Movement in the 15 member Legislative Assembly on this day in history.
May 13 The final episode of the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise is broadcast in the United States. This episode marks the first time since 1987 that a Star Trek series is not in production.2006 Liverpool F.C. defeat West Ham United F.C. on penalties in the 2006 FA Cup Final following a 3-3 draw after extra time in the year 2005.
May 13 The United States Department of Defense issues a list of bases to be closed as part of the Base Realignment and Closure process (BRAC 205) on this day in history.
May 13 In the year 2005 uzbek troops kill up to 70 during protests in eastern Uzbekistan over the trials of 23 accused Islamic extremists. President Islam Karimov defends the act.
May 15 A passenger ferry capsizes and sinks in strong winds in the Bura Gauranga River in Bangladesh, leaving over 10 people missing on this day in history.
May 16 George Galloway appears before a U.S. Senate committee, to answer allegations of making money from the Iraqi Oil-for-Food Programme.2007 Nicolas Sarkozy officially became President of the French Republic after taking over from Jacques Chirac in the year 2005.
May 16 On this day in history sony officially unveiled its PlayStation 3 game console at an E3 conference.
May 17 Kuwaiti women granted right to vote on this day in history.
May 19 In the year 2005 star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith released, effectively completing the Star Wars movie saga begun by George Lucas in 1977 and shattering the opening day box-office record with $50,013,859.
May 19 The Canadian House of Commons members narrowly pass two budget bills at second reading allowing the minority Liberal government of Prime Minister Paul Martin to stay in power on this day in history.
May 21 In the year 2005 greece wins the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine.