Historical Events for May 2005
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5th - The United Kingdom general election takes place, in which Tony Blair's Labour Party is re-elected for a third, consecutive term.
7th - 131st Kentucky Derby: Mike Smith aboard Giacomo wins in 2:02.75
8th - The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day.
9th - Liberal commentary website The Huffington Post is launched
10th - A hand grenade which was thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.
13th - The Andijan Massacre occurs in Uzbekistan.
14th - Pope Benedict XVI observes his first beatification, elevating Blessed Marianne of Molokai on the road to canonization into sainthood.
14th - The former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the United States Navy, is deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. She is the largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.
16th - Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.
17th - 40th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson & Keith Urban wins
21st - 131st Preakness: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 1:55.04
29th - France resoundingly rejects the European Constitution.
29th - Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 3:10:21.0769 (253.637 km/h)