Today in History for Year 2005 (Part 3)
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Events 201 - 240 of 240
Nov 17th - Italy's choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.
Nov 22nd - Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
Nov 22nd - 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win
Nov 23rd - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.
Nov 24th - Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.
Nov 25th - Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.
Nov 27th - The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
Nov 27th - President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, in power since 1967 and the longest-serving head of state in the world, was re-elected to his third consecutive seven-year term.
Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper Nov 27th - 93rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 38-35
Nov 29th - The new Croatian Communist Party (KPH) is founded in Vukovar.
Nov 30th - John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.
Nov 30th - The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks
Dec 2nd - Van Tuong Nguyen is executed in Singapore for drug trafficking.
Dec 3rd - XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.
Dec 4th - Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.
Dec 4th - 94th Davis Cup: Croatia beats Slovak Republic in Bratislava (3-2)
Dec 4th - U.S. debut of the first part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS
264th Pope John Paul II Dec 5th - The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Dec 5th - The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.
Dec 6th - Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.
Dec 7th - Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of US federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.
Dec 7th - U.S. debut of the second part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS
Dec 8th - Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.
Dec 9th - "Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released
Actor Heath Ledger Dec 11th - The Buncefield Oil Depot in Hemel Hempstead, England, is rocked by explosions, causing a huge oil fire.
Dec 11th - Cronulla riots: thousands of white Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence, resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese (and many who were not) in Cronulla Sydney. These are followed by ethnic attacks on Cronulla.
Dec 15th - Latvia amends its constitution to eliminate possibility of same-sex couples being entitled to marry.
Dec 15th - Argentina's president Néstor Kirchner announces the early repayment of its external debt to the IMF.
Dec 15th - Introduction of the F-22 Raptor into USAF active service.
Dec 15th - The 2005 Atlantic Power Outage began.
Dec 17th - Anti-WTO protesters riot in Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Dec 20th - US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.
Dec 20th - The first same sex civil partnerships in Scotland are celebrated.
Dec 20th - 2005 New York City transit strike: New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes on strike, shutting down all New York City Subway and Bus services.
NHL Legend Joe Sakic Dec 21st - Joe Sakic is named captain of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic team
Dec 23rd - Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217 from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Aktau, Kazakhstan crashes shortly after takeoff killing 23 people.
Dec 23rd - Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.
Dec 26th - Boxing Day shooting on a busy shopping street in Toronto.
Dec 28th - A U.S. immigration judge orders John Demjanjuk deported to Ukraine for crimes against humanity committed during World War II.
Dec 30th - Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.
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Deaths 201 - 300 of 646
264th Pope John Paul II (Apr 2nd)
Apr 2nd - Pope John Paul II, Polish Roman Catholic Pope, dies of heart failure at 84
Apr 3rd - Tony Croatto, Italian singer (b. 1940)
Apr 3rd - Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (b. 1933)
Apr 4th - Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1924)
Apr 5th - Saul Bellow, Canadian born writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)
Apr 5th - Dale Messick, American comic strip artist (b. 1906)
Apr 5th - Debralee Scott, American actress (b. 1953)
Apr 5th - John Sichel, British film and television director (b. 1937)
Apr 6th - Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005), dies at 81
Apr 7th - Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (b. 1922)
Apr 7th - Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
Apr 7th - Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)
Apr 8th - Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (b. 1926)
Novelist Saul Bellow (Apr 5th) Apr 8th - Onna White, Canadian choreographer (b. 1924)
Apr 10th - Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (b. 1923)
Apr 10th - Iakovos, Archbishop of America (b. 1911)
Apr 10th - Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)
Apr 11th - André François, French cartoonist (b. 1915)
Apr 11th - Lucien Laurent, French footballer (b. 1907)
Apr 11th - Maurice R. Hilleman, American Microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, dies at 85
Apr 13th - Don Blasingame, American baseball player (b. 1932)
Apr 13th - Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (b. 1924)
Apr 13th - Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (b. 1945)
Apr 13th - Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (b. 1959)
Apr 15th - John Fred, American singer (b. 1941)
Apr 16th - Kay Walsh, British actress (b. 1911)
Apr 16th - Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (b. 1943)
Apr 16th - Marla Ruzicka, American humanitarian worker and peace activist (b. 1976)
Apr 18th - Sam Mills, American football player (b. 1959)
Apr 19th - Ruth Hussey, American actress (b. 1911)
Apr 19th - Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
Apr 19th - George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)
Apr 19th - Clement Meadmore, Australian sculptor (b. 1929)
Apr 20th - Fumio Niwa, Japanese novelist (b. 1904)
Apr 20th - Zygfryd Blaut, Polish football player (b. 1943)
Apr 21st - Gerry Marshall, British racing driver (b. 1941)
Apr 22nd - Norman Bird, UK character actor (b. 1920)
Apr 22nd - Robert Farnon, Canadian-born composer and conductor (b. 1917)
Apr 22nd - Erika Fuchs, German translator (b. 1906)
Apr 22nd - Philip Morrison, American physicist (b. 1915)
Apr 23rd - Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)
Apr 23rd - Al Grassby, Australian immigration minister (b. 1928)
Apr 23rd - John Mills, English actor (b. 1908)
Apr 23rd - Romano Scarpa, Italian-born comic artist (b. 1927)
Apr 23rd - Earl Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1934)
Apr 24th - Ezer Weizman, President of Israel (b. 1924)
Apr 24th - Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist (b. 1910)
Apr 25th - Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk (b. 1908)
Apr 26th - Mason Adams, American actor (b. 1919)
Apr 26th - Maria Schell, Swiss-Austrian actress (b. 1926)
Apr 26th - Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan author (b. 1917)
Apr 28th - Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1972)
Apr 28th - Taraki Sivaram, Tamil journalist of Sri Lanka (b. 1959)
Apr 28th - Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1923)
Apr 29th - William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (b. 1927)
Apr 29th - Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
Apr 30th - Ron Todd, TGWU General Secretary (1985 - 1992) (b. 1927)
May 2nd - Kenneth B. Clark, American psychologist (b. 1914)
May 2nd - Wee Kim Wee, 4th President of Singapore (b. 1915)
May 4th - David Hackworth, U.S. Army officer and military journalist (b. 1930)
May 7th - Tristan Egolf, American writer (b. 1971)
May 7th - Peter W. Rodino, American politician (b. 1909)
May 7th - Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (b. 1980)
May 8th - Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (b. 1981)
May 9th - Nasrat Parsa, Afghani singer (b. 1969)
May 10th - David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
May 11th - Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer (b. 1917)
May 12th - Martin Lings, English Islamic scholar (b. 1909)
May 12th - Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1937)
May 13th - George Dantzig, American mathematician (b. 1914)
May 13th - Michael Ross, American serial killer (b. 1959)
May 13th - Eddie Barclay, French record producer (b. 1921)
May 15th - Alan B. Gold, Quebec Chief Justice (b. 1917)
May 17th - Frank Gorshin, American actor (b. 1934)
May 19th - Henry Corden, American actor and voice artist (b. 1921)
May 20th - Paul Ricoeur, French philosopher (b. 1913)
May 20th - William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (b. 1918)
May 21st - Howard Morris, American comic actor and director (b. 1919)
May 22nd - Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician, long-time General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (b. 1914)
May 22nd - Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)
May 22nd - Julia Randall, American poet (b. 1924)
May 24th - Carl Amery, German writer (b. 1922)
May 24th - Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (b. 1913)
May 24th - Vivian Liberto, first wife of Johnny Cash (b. 1934)
May 25th - Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (b. 1929)
May 25th - Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (b. 1938)
May 25th - Graham Kennedy, Australian television personality (b. 1934)
May 25th - Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937)
May 25th - Gregory Scott Johnson, American murderer (b. 1965)
Actor Eddie Albert (May 26th) May 26th - Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99
May 26th - Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928)
May 29th - George Rochberg, American composer (b. 1918)
May 30th - Fazal Mahmood, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1927)
May 30th - Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer (b. 1958)
Jun 1st - George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80
Jun 2nd - Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian Nordic combined skier and sports official (b. 1930)
Jun 2nd - Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b. 1950)
Jun 2nd - Melita Norwood, British spy (b. 1912)
Jun 3rd - Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer (b. 1945)
Jun 5th - Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)