2005 in History
January 9 Mahmoud Abbas is elected as Palestinian Authority President
January 12 Deep Impact spacecraft is launched from Cape Canaveral
January 14 The Huygens probe lands on Saturn's moon Titan
January 16 Adriana Iliescu becomes the oldest woman in the world to give birth at 66
January 16 George W. Bush is inaugurated for his second term as President of the United States
January 30 Parliamentary elections in Iraq, the first since 1958
February 6 Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles
February 10 North Korea announces that it has nuclear weapons
February 25 Radio Canada International celebrates its 60th anniversary
March 1 The Supreme Court rules the death penalty unconstitutional for people who committed crimes before age 18
March 3 Garry Kasparov retires professionally from chess
March 3 Steve Fossett flies the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer to a world record by completing the first non-stop, non-refueled, solo flight around the world
March 20 Magnitude 7 earthquake strikes west of Kyushu Island, Japan
March 28 Sumatran earthquake with a magnitude of 8.7, the second largest earthquake since 1965
April 4 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina defeats Illinois 75-70
April 9 Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are married
April 19 Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, becomes the 265th pope
April 20 Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan suffers a 5.8 magnitude earthquake
April 26 Syria withdraws troops from Lebanon, ending its 29 year military occupation
April 27 Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France
May 7 The Huffington Post weblog makes it's debut
May 13 Star Trek: Enterprise broadcasts it's final show in the U.S.
May 16 Sony's PlayStation 3 makes it's debut at the E3 trade show
May 19 Revenge of the Sith (Star Wars III) is released
May 29 French reject a referendum on the E.U. constitution
May 31 Watergate figure Deep Throat is revealed to be W. Mark Felt a former F.B.I agent
June 1 Dutch reject a referendum on the E.U. constitution
June 6 Apple Computer announces they will switch to Intel processors in 2006
June 30 Spain becomes the 3rd country to permit same-sex marriage
July 6 London is declared the host city for the 2012 Summer Olympics
July 7 London's transit system is bombed by terrorists, 56 deaths, 700 injured
July 10 Luxembourg accepts a referendum on the E.U. constitution
July 16 6th Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling is released: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
July 19 John G. Roberts, Jr. is nominated to the United States Supreme Court
July 20 Canada becomes the 4th country to permit same-sex marriage
July 24 Lance Armstrong retires after winning his 7th straight Tours de France
July 26 Shuttle Discovery STS-114 launches, first flight since Columbia disaster
July 28 IRA issues a statement ordering the end to the armed campaign against the British
August 1 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia dies and is succeeded by Prince Abdullah
August 12 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launches
August 18 Dennis Rader, the BTK killer, receives 10 consecutive life sentences
August 29 Hurricane Katrina causes sever damage to the Gulf Coast killing 1836
September 5 John G. Roberts is nominated for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
September 12 Hong Kong Disneyland opens
September 29 John G. Roberts is confirmed as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
October 7 Mohamed ElBaradei received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the IAEA
October 8 Earthquake in Kashmir kills approximately 80,000 people
October 15 Qinghai-Tibet Railway is completed in China
October 19 Saddam Hussein's trial begins in Iraq
October 31 Samuel Alito is nominated for the Supreme Court by George W. Bush
November 22 Ted Koppel's last show as host of Nightline
November 22 XBox 360 video game is released by Microsoft
November 30 First human face transplant is performed in France
December 1 South Africa is the 5th country to recognize same-sex marriages
December 18 Bolivia elects leftist Evo Morales president
December 20 New York City union members shut down subway and bus services for 3 days