Today in History for March 2005
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Events 1 - 16 of 16
3rd - Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion.
3rd - Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane around the world solo without any stops without refueling - a journey of 40,234 km/25,000 mi completed in 67 hours and 2 minutes.
4th - The car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is fired on by US soldiers in Iraq, causing the death of an Italian Secret Service Agent and injuring two passengers.
4th - United Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected by the HIV virus in the future without further action against the spread of the disease.
5th - The Burkinabé Party for Democracy and Socialism holds its first National Convention.
7th - Mass protest outside the National Assembly of Kuwait building for women's voting rights in Kuwait.
12th - Tung Chee Hwa, the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong, steps down from his post after his resignation is approved by the Chinese central government.
13th - Terry Ratzmann shoots and kills six members of the Living Church of God and the minister at Sheraton Inn in Brookfield, Wisconsin before killing himself.
14th - Cedar Revolution, where over one and a million Lebanese went into the streets of Beirut to demonstrate against the Syrian military presence in Lebanon, and against the government, following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
16th - Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.
18th - Terri Schiavo's feeding tube is removed at the request of her husband.
20th - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years. One person is killed, hundreds are injured and evacuated.
23rd - The United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.
23rd - A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.
26th - The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the walk.
28th - The 2005 Sumatran earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the second strongest earthquake since 1960.
Divorces 1 - 2 of 2
1st - Former Full House actor John Stamos (41) divorces X-Men actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (31) after 5 years of marriage
25th - American actress Jennifer Aniston (36) files for divorce from actor and film producer Brad Pitt (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 and a half years of marriage
Deaths 1 - 61 of 61
1st - Peter Malkin Israeli secret agent (b. 1927)
2nd - Rick Mahler, American baseball player (b. 1953)
2nd - Martin Denny, American musician (b. 1911)
3rd - Max M. Fisher, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
4th - Nicola Calipari, Italian secret service agent (b. 1953)
4th - Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
4th - Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
4th - Yuriy Kravchenko, Ukrainian statesman (b. 1951)
4th - Carlos Sherman, Uruguayan-born writer (b. 1934)
6th - Tommy Vance, British radio disc jockey (b. 1943)
6th - Danny Gardella, American baseball player (b. 1920)
6th - Teresa Wright, American actress (b. 1918)
6th - Hans Bethe, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
7th - John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
7th - Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (b. 1950)
8th - Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen leader (b. 1951)
8th - César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (b. 1924)
9th - Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)
9th - Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (b. 1912)
9th - Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler; aka Baroness Lips von Lipstrill (b. 1924)
9th - István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (b. 1924)
10th - Dave Allen, Irish comedian (b. 1936)
10th - Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) (b. 1951)
12th - Bill Cameron, Canadian journalist (b. 1943)
12th - Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (b. 1932)
15th - Bob Bellear, Australian judge (b. 1944)
15th - Shoji Nishio, Japanese martial artist (b. 1927)
16th - Todd Bell, American football player (b. 1958)
16th - Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (b. 1914)
16th - Anthony George, American TV actor (b. 1921)
16th - Allan Hendrickse, South African politician (b. 1927)
16th - Dick Radatz, American baseball player (b. 1937)
17th - George F. Kennan, American Cold War strategist and historian (b. 1904)
17th - Andre Norton, American writer (b. 1912)
19th - John De Lorean, American automobile engineer (b. 1925)
20th - Armand Lohikoski, Finnish film director (b. 1912)
21st - Barney Martin, American actor (b. 1923)
21st - Bobby Short, American singer (b. 1924)
22nd - Kenzo Tange, Japanese architect (b. 1913)
25th - Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
26th - James Callaghan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1912)
26th - Gérard Filion, Quebec businessman and journalist (b. 1909)
26th - Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
26th - Marius Russo, American baseball player (b. 1914)
27th - Wilfred Bigelow, Canadian heart surgeon (b. 1913)
27th - Bob Casey, American baseball announcer (b. 1925)
27th - Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist (b. 1921)
28th - Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)
29th - Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (b. 1937)
29th - Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
29th - Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)
30th - Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)
30th - Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
30th - Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)
30th - Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (b. 1919)
30th - O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)
30th - Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
31st - Stanley J. Korsmeyer, American oncologist (b. 1951)
31st - Frank Perdue, American poultry farmer (b. 1920)
31st - Terri Schiavo, American figure in right to die case (b. 1963)
31st - Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician (b. 1905)