2005 Events:
  • Deep Impact is launched from Cape Canaveral.
  • The Huygens probe lands on Titan (Saturn's largest moon).
  • Adriana Iliescu gives birth at 66 years of age - the oldest woman to do so.
  • Ireland completes metrication.
  • Yulia Tymoshenko becomes the 13th prime-minister of Ukraine.
  • Internet site YouTube goes online.
  • Steve Fossett breaks a world record - first non-stop, non-refueled, solo flight around the world.
  • The Tulip Revolution (Kyrgyzstan) ends with the overthrow of president Askar Akayev.
  • Pope John Paul II dies.
  • Rainier III, Prince of Monaco dies.
  • Marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles - follows after the Pope's funeral.
  • Camilla assumes the titles Her Royal Highness and Duchess of Cornwall.
  • Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) succeeds Pope John Paul II, becoming the 265th pope.
  • UK General election - Labour Party is re-elected with reduced majority.
  • Kuwaiti women are granted the right to vote.
  • W. Mark Felt is confirmed to be "Deep Throat."
  • The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is launched.
  • Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans leaving thousands dead and many homeless.
  • Drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
  • The 2005 Bali bombings occur - killing 26 and injuring > 100.
  • Veselin Topalov wins FIDE World Chess Championship 2005.
  • The Trials of Saddam Hussein begin.
  • Andrew Stimpson, a British man, is reported as the first person proven HIV case 'cured'
  • The Licensing Act 2003 comes into force in England and Wales - flexible licensing hours.
  • First human face transplant (France).
  • The 43rd Mersenne prime is found (230,402,457) - discovered by Dr. Curtis Cooper and Dr. Steven Boone.
  • Leap second added to end of year.


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