2005 in History – What happened in year 2005

In history, year 2005 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 2005.

Know what happened in 2005:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 AugustMahmoud Ahmadinejad, the former Mayor of Tehran, began his termas the sixth President of Iran.
05 DecemberThe Civil Partnership Act came into force, granting civilpartnerships in the United Kingdom with rights and responsibilitiesidentical to civil marriage.
05 January Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System, was discovered by a team led by Michael E. Brown using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California.
07 DecemberSpanish authorities captured Croatian Army general AnteGotovina (pictured), who was wanted for war crimes committed during theCroatian War of Independence; he was eventually cleared of all charges.
09 November The European Space Agency launched the Venus Express mission(artist's impression pictured), the first long-term observation of theVenusian atmosphere.
10 March Tung Chee Hwa, the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong, announced his resignation following widespread dissatisfaction with his leadership.
12 July Prince Albert II was enthroned as ruler of Monaco.
14 AugustHelios Airways Flight 522 crashed into a mountain north ofMarathon and Varnava, Greece, killing all 121 on board.
15 FebruaryThree former PayPal employees launched the popular website YouTube, where individuals and companies can upload, view and share videos.
18 March As per a court order, the feeding tube of Terri Schiavo, an American woman who suffered brain damage, was removed at the request of her husband, fueling a worldwide debate on euthanasia.
18 MayA second photo by the Hubble Space Telescope confirmed thediscovery of two new moons of Pluto-Nix and Hydra.
20 July The Civil Marriage Act received its Royal Assent, legalizingsame-sex marriage in Canada.
27 OctoberThe deaths of three Muslim youths in the Clichy-sous-Boissuburb of Paris triggered four months of rioting by mostly youths ofNorth African origins in various parts of France.
30 DecemberTropical Storm Zeta was declared a tropical depression, makingit the record-breaking thirtieth tropical cyclone of the 2005 Atlantichurricane season, the most active in recorded history.
30 September The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published controversialeditorial cartoons depicting Muhammad, sparking protests across theMuslim world by many who viewed them as Islamophobic and blasphemous.
05 DecemberThe Civil Partnership Act came into force, granting civilpartnerships in the United Kingdom with rights and responsibilitiesidentical to civil marriage.
06 DecemberMembers of the People's Armed Police shot and killed severalpeople in Dongzhou, Guangdong, China, who were protesting governmentplans to build a new power plant.
17 NovemberIl Canto degli Italiani officially became the national anthemof Italy almost sixty years after it was provisionally chosen followingthe birth of the Italian Republic.
22 NovemberThe assembly of the International Space Station began whenZarya, its first module, was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome,Kazakhstan.
27 NovemberFrench oral and maxillofacial surgeon Bernard Devauchelleperformed the world's first partial face transplant on a living human,replacing Isabelle Dinoire's face, which had been mutilated by her dog.
01 OctoberTerrorist suicide bombs exploded at two sites in Bali,Indonesia, killing twenty people and injuring over 120 others.
02 OctoberTerrorist suicide bombs exploded at two sites in Bali,Indonesia, killing twenty people and injuring over 120 others.
03 AugustMahmoud Ahmadinejad, the former Mayor of Tehran, began his termas the sixth President of Iran.
03 JulySame-sex marriage became legal in Spain.
07 JulySuicide bombers killed 52 people in a series of four explosionson London's public transport system (emergency responders pictured).
18 JulyIn a joint statement, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh andU.S. President George W. Bush announced the U.S.–India Civil NuclearAgreement, a bilateral treaty on civil nuclear cooperation between theirtwo respective countries.
28 JulyThe Provisional Irish Republican Army announced an end to itsarmed campaign to overthrow British rule in Northern Ireland to create aUnited Ireland.
09 MayPope Benedict XVI began the beatification process for hispredecessor Pope John Paul II, waiving the standard five years requiredafter the nominee's death.
13 MayUzbek Interior Ministry and National Security Service troopsfired into a crowd of protesters in Andijan, Uzbekistan, killinganywhere from 187, the official count of the government, to a reported5,000 people.
25 AprilA commuter train came off its tracks in Amagasaki, Hyogo,Japan, and rammed into an apartment building, killing the driver and 106passengers and injuring 555 others in the Amagasaki rail crash.



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