Historical Events In 2005
Sunday, 09 August 2020
Apr 17 On this day in history 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 Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave in the year 2005.
Apr 20 In the year 2005 fifty six hurt as earthquake hits Fukuoka and Kasuga, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The earthquake measured a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale.
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 On this day in history 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.
Apr 23 Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister of Italy, re-forms government after its dissolution three days earlier on this day in history.
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 On this day in history the Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse.
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 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 on this day in history.
May 02 A blast at an illegal munitions store in northern Afghanistan kills 28 people and injures at least 13 others in the year 2005.
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 On this day in history the United Kingdom votes in the 205 general election. The Labour Party is re-elected with a substantially reduced majority.
May 05 On this day in history 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.
May 07 In the year 2005 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 in the year 2005.
May 11 In the year 2005 serial killer Michael Ross became first person executed in New England in 45 years.
May 12 In the year 2005 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.
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 In the year 2005 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).
May 13 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 on this day in history.
May 15 In the year 2005 a passenger ferry capsizes and sinks in strong winds in the Bura Gauranga River in Bangladesh, leaving over 10 people missing.
May 16 In the year 2005 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.
May 16 In the year 2005 sony officially unveiled its PlayStation 3 game console at an E3 conference.
May 17 On this day in history kuwaiti women granted right to vote.
May 19 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 on this day in history.
May 19 In the year 2005 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.
May 21 Greece wins the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine on this day in history.