Historical Events for February 2005
Events 1 - 15 of 15
1st - Nepal King Gyanendra exercises Coup d'état to capture the democracy becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
1st - Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage.
6th - Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles
8th - Israel and Palestinians agree to cease-fire.
14th - Lebanon's former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos.
14th - Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
15th - YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States.
16th - 2004-05 NHL season is canceled by league commissioner Gary Bettman. This was the first time that a North American professional sports league had to cancel a season due to a labor dispute
16th - The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia.
20th - Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
23rd - Slovakia Summit 2005 begins, marking the first occasion when a sitting American President visits Slovakia; George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are in attendance.
23rd - Vote of the controversial French law on colonialism, repealed start of 2006.
26th - Hosni Mubarak the president of Egypt orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections before September 2005 by asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76 of the constitution.
28th - Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, resigns amid large anti-Syria street demonstrations in Beirut.
28th - A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.