Historical Events In 2005
Sunday, 09 August 2020
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 The Disneyland Resort celebrates its 50th birthday on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Jul 20 In the year 2005 canada's Civil Marriage Act, legalizing same-sex marriage, receives Royal Assent.
Jul 21 On this day in history 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.
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 A series of blasts in a resort town in Egypt. See July 23, 205 Sharm el-Sheikh attacks on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Jul 26 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 on this day in history.
Jul 28 In the year 2005 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.
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 Death of Carlo Little, influential UK rock and roll drummer (b.1938) on this day in history.
Aug 09 On this day in history space Shuttle Discovery returns to Edwards Air Force Base at 0814 EDT, completing STS-114, "Return to Flight."
Aug 12 In the year 2005 mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launched.
Aug 14 Helios Airways Flight 522 crashes into a mountain in Greece, killing 121 on this day in history.
Aug 16 The XX World Youth Day begins in Cologne, Germany in the year 2005.
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 On this day in history peace Mission 205, the first joint China-Russia military exercise, begins its 8-day training on the Shandong peninsula.
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 On this day in history a 4.1-kg (9-pound) meteorite crashes into the Dotito area of Zambezi Escarpment in Zimbabwe, leaving a 15-cm (6-inch) crater.
Aug 23 Israel's unilateral disengagement from 25 Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and West Bank ends in the year 2005.
Aug 24 In the year 2005 hong Kong High Court Judge Michael Hartmann rules that sodomy laws were unconstitutional.
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 In the year 2005 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.
Aug 31 In the year 2005 a crowd crush on the Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills several hundred civilians (see Baghdad bridge stampede).
Sep 01 Oil prices rise sharply following economic effects of Hurricane Katrina in the year 2005.
Sep 01 In the year 2005 sellapan Ramanathan is sworn-in for a second term of office as the President of Singapore.