Today in History for October 2005
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Events 1 - 17 of 17
1st - Bombing kills 23 people in Bali.
2nd - Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.
2nd - NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
8th - The Kashmir earthquake hits parts of northern South Asia at 03:50 UTC.
10th - Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany had concluded that both parties would form a grand coaltion with Angela Merkel of the CDU as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election. She was subsequently elected in the Bundestag as chancellor on November 22 of the same year.
12th - The second Chinese human spaceflight Shenzhou 6 launched carrying Fèi Jùnlóng and Niè Hǎishèng for five days in orbit.
15th - Iraqi constitution ratification vote
15th - Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.
17th - The Colbert Report first airs.
19th - Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
19th - Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.
22nd - Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
26th - Chicago White Sox defeat Houston Astros 4-0 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Jermaine Dye, Chicago
27th - Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
28th - Plame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice-president Dick Cheney's chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case. Libby resigns later that day.
29th - 29 October 2005 Delhi bombings kill more than 60.
30th - The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
Birthdays 1 - 3 of 3
Weddings 1 - 10 of 10
2nd - Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter Evhenya Tymoshenko weds "Death Valley Screamers" musician Sean Carr at 11th century Vydubychi Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine
8th - Gilmore Girls" actress Melissa McCarthy (34) weds "Joey" actor Ben Falcone (32) at the Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles
9th - "The O.C." writer and talk show host Regis Philbin's daughter Jennifer Joy Philbin (31) weds NBC comedy series "The Office" writer Michael Schur (32) at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York City
9th - Savage Garden musician Daniel Jones (32) weds "Hi-5" member Kathleen De Leon at Avica Weddings and Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland
9th - Italian pop singer Alexia (38) weds Giorgio Armani's nephew Andrea Camerana at Church of San Martino in Piacenza, Italy
20th - Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (30) weds Aimee Sohngen (28) on a civil ceremony at the Stadhuis in Naarden
22nd - "Extra" reporter Carlos Diaz weds Adrienne Allen at Union Station's Grand Hall in Indianapolis, Indiana
22nd - German film and television actress Uschi Glas (61) weds Dieter Hermann in Munich Palace
22nd - Austria's finance minister Karl-Heinz Grasser (36) weds Fiona Swarovski in Weissenkirchen, Austria
27th - Grand Prix motorcycle road racer Fonsi Nieto (27) weds model Ariadne Artiles at Iglesia de San Miguel in Ibiza
Deaths 1 - 54 of 54
2nd - Bert Eriksson, Belgian neo-Nazi (b. 1931)
2nd - Nipsey Russell, American comedian (b. 1918)
2nd - August Wilson, American playwright (b. 1945)
3rd - Ronnie Barker, English comic actor (b. 1929)
4th - Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (b. 1924)
7th - Charles Rocket, American actor (b. 1949)
9th - Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)
10th - Wayne Booth, American literary critic (b. 1921)
10th - Milton Obote, President of Uganda (b. 1925)
11th - Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (b. 1915)
11th - Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Linguist, and writer of Pakistan (b. 1917)
12th - C. Delores Tucker, American politician and civil rights activist (b. 1927)
13th - Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (b. 1942)
14th - Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
15th - Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977)
15th - Matti Wuori, Finnish politician (b. 1945)
16th - "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
16th - Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (b. 1933)
16th - David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (b. 1971)
17th - Ba Jin, Chinese writer (b. 1904)
17th - Franky Gee, European techno artist (b. 1962)
18th - John Hollis, British actor (b. 1931)
18th - Bill King, American sports broadcaster (b. 1927)
18th - Johnny Haynes, English footballer (b. 1934)
19th - Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends) (b. 1982)
19th - Corinne Lévesque, wife of Quebec premier René Lévesque (b. 1943)
20th - Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)
20th - Endon Mahmood, First Lady of Malaysia (breast cancer) (b. 1941)
20th - Eva Svankmajerova, Czech artist (b. 1940)
21st - Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress (b. 1989)
22nd - Arman, French-born artist (b. 1928)
22nd - Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)
22nd - Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
23rd - Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian first lady (b. 1945)
23rd - William Hootkins, American actor (b. 1948)
23rd - John Muth, American economist (b. 1930)
24th - José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
24th - Robert Sloman, writer (b. 1926)
Civil Rights Activist Rosa Lee Parks (24th) 24th - Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (b. 1913)
24th - Immanuel C.Y. Hsu, scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history (b. 1923)
24th - Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)
26th - Keith Parkinson, fantasy artist (b. 1958)
28th - Eugene K. Bird, German prison director (b. 1926)
28th - Bob Broeg, American sports writer (b. 1918)
28th - Raymond Hains, French artist (b. 1926)
28th - Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)
28th - Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
28th - Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor (b. 1929)
28th - Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
30th - Al Lopez, American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)
30th - Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader (b. 1942)
31st - Mary Wimbush, English actress (b. 1924)
31st - John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside) (b. 1974)
31st - Hal Anger, American biophysicist (b. 1920)