Today in History for Year 2005 (Part 3)
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Events 201 - 231 of 231
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.
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.
NHL Center Joe Thornton Dec 4th - 94th Davis Cup: Croatia beats Slovak Republic in Bratislava (3-2)
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 8th - Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.
Actor Heath Ledger Dec 9th - "Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released
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 (b. 1920)
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)
Novelist Saul Bellow (Apr 5th) 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)
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)
NBA Center George Mikan (Jun 1st) Jun 3rd - Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer (b. 1945)
Jun 5th - Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)