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  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 3, 2005

    Barack Obama

    A Senator

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 3, 2005

    The United States Senate career of Barack Obama began on January 3, 2005. Obama won the seat in an election against Alan Keyes who replaced Republican Primary election winner Jack Ryan.




  • Washington D.C, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 2005

    George W. Bush

    A President of the U.S. for Second Time

    Washington D.C, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 20, 2005

    Bush's second inauguration was on January 20, 2005. He was the nation's 43rd president.




  • Palm beach, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 22, 2005

    Donald Trump

    Trump married Melania Knauss

    Palm beach, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 22, 2005

    In 2005, Trump married Slovenian model Melania Knauss. They have one son, Barron (born 2006). Melania gained U.S. citizenship in 2006.




  • Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 2005

    Second Chechen War

    Chechen separatist president issued a call for a ceasefire

    Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 2005

    On 2 February 2005, Chechen separatist president Aslan Maskhadov issued a call for a ceasefire lasting until at least 22 February (the day preceding the anniversary of Stalin's deportation of the Chechen population). The call was issued through a separatist website and addressed to President Putin, described as a gesture of goodwill.




  • London, United Kingdom
    Saturday Feb 12, 2005

    Jim Carrey

    The First BAFTA Award nomination

    London, United Kingdom
    Saturday Feb 12, 2005

    After Carrey starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The film received overwhelming acclaim upon release. Critics highly praised Carrey's portrayal of Joel Barish, in addition to the performance of his co-star Kate Winslet, who received an Oscar nomination. According to CNN's reviewer Paul Clinton, Carrey's performance was the actor's "best, most mature and sharply focused performance ever" received another Golden Globe nomination and his first ever BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actor.




  • San Mateo, California, United States
    Monday Feb 14, 2005

    YouTube

    YouTube was founded

    San Mateo, California, United States
    Monday Feb 14, 2005

    YouTube was founded by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. YouTube's early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 20, 2005

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Birth

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 20, 2005

    Gabriel Fernandez (also spelled Gabrieal) was born on February 20, 2005 to Arnold Contreras and Pearl Fernandez.


  • Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
    Sunday Mar 6, 2005

    Diego Maradona

    Gastric bypass surgery

    Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
    Sunday Mar 6, 2005

    Maradona had a tendency to put on weight and suffered increasingly from obesity, at one point weighing 280 lb (130 kg). He was obese from the end of his playing career until undergoing gastric bypass surgery in a clinic in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on 6 March 2005.


  • Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Tuesday Mar 8, 2005

    Second Chechen War

    Maskhadov was killed in an operation by Russian security forces

    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Tuesday Mar 8, 2005

    On 8 March 2005, Maskhadov was killed in an operation by Russian security forces in the Chechen community of Tolstoy-Yurt, northeast of Grozny.


  • Russia
    Thursday Mar 10, 2005

    Garry Kasparov

    Retirement

    Russia
    Thursday Mar 10, 2005

    After winning the prestigious Linares tournament for the ninth time, Kasparov announced on 10 March 2005 that he would retire from serious competitive chess.


  • Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 20, 2005

    LeBron James

    Cleveland's new single game

    Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 20, 2005

    On March 20, James scored 56 points against the Toronto Raptors, setting Cleveland's new single-game points record.


  • Italy
    Sunday Apr 3, 2005

    Silvio Berlusconi

    Loss in 2005 regional elections

    Italy
    Sunday Apr 3, 2005

    In the 2005 regional elections (3 April/4 April 2005), centre-left candidates the for regional presidencies won in 12 out of 14 regions where control of local governments and presidencies were at stake. Berlusconi's coalition held only two of the regions (Lombardy and Veneto) up for re-election. Three parties, Union of Christian and Centre Democrats, National Alliance and New Italian Socialist Party, threatened to withdraw from the Berlusconi government.


  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Apr 6, 2005

    Mona Lisa

    Salle des États

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Apr 6, 2005

    On 6 April 2005—following a period of curatorial maintenance, recording, and analysis—the painting was moved to a new location within the museum's Salle des États. It is displayed in a purpose-built, climate-controlled enclosure behind bulletproof glass.


  • Windsor Guildhall, High Street, Windsor, England
    Saturday Apr 9, 2005

    Prince Charles

    2nd Marriage

    Windsor Guildhall, High Street, Windsor, England
    Saturday Apr 9, 2005

    The marriage Charles and Camilla Parker was scheduled to take place in a civil ceremony at Windsor Castle, with a subsequent religious blessing at St George's Chapel. The venue was subsequently changed to Windsor Guildhall, because a civil marriage at Windsor Castle would oblige the venue to be available to anyone who wished to be married there. Four days before the wedding, it was postponed from the originally scheduled date of 8 April until the following day in order to allow Charles and some of the invited dignitaries to attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Sunday Apr 10, 2005

    Garry Kasparov

    A Promotional event

    Moscow, Russia
    Sunday Apr 10, 2005

    On 10 April 2005, Kasparov was in Moscow at a promotional event when he was struck over the head with a chessboard he had just signed. The assailant was reported to have said "I admired you as a chess player, but you gave that up for politics" immediately before the attack.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 13, 2005

    Richard Jewell

    Jewell Was Exonerated Completely

    U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 13, 2005

    On April 13, 2005, Jewell was exonerated completely when Eric Rudolph, as part of a plea deal, pled guilty to carrying out the bombing attack at the Centennial Olympic Park, as well as three other attacks across southern parts of the US.


  • Italy
    Wednesday Apr 20, 2005

    Silvio Berlusconi

    Dissolution of the government

    Italy
    Wednesday Apr 20, 2005

    Berlusconi after some hesitation, then presented to the President of the Republic a request for the dissolution of his government on 20 April 2005.


  • Italy
    Saturday Apr 23, 2005

    Silvio Berlusconi

    New government

    Italy
    Saturday Apr 23, 2005

    On 23 April, he formed a new government with the same allies, reshuffling ministers and amending the government programme.


  • Balboa Park, San Diego, California, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 23, 2005

    YouTube

    First YouTube video

    Balboa Park, San Diego, California, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 23, 2005

    The first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. The video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and can still be viewed on the site.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 29, 2005

    MacOS

    First Intel Macs

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 29, 2005

    In 2005, the first Intel Macs released used a specialized version of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.


  • Israel
    Sunday May 1, 2005

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Erdoğan's visit to Israel

    Israel
    Sunday May 1, 2005

    Erdoğan visited Israel on 1 May 2005, a gesture unusual for a leader of a Muslim majority country. During his trip, Erdoğan visited the Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Sunday May 1, 2005

    Lionel Messi

    1st Goal

    Barcelona, Spain
    Sunday May 1, 2005

    Messi scored his first senior goal on 1 May 2005, against Albacete, from an assist by Ronaldinho, becoming – at that time – the youngest-ever scorer for the club.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Sunday May 1, 2005

    IBM

    Lenovo

    Hong Kong, China
    Sunday May 1, 2005

    On 1 May 2005, the company sold its personal computer business to the Chinese technology company Lenovo for US$1.25 billion.


  • France
    Tuesday May 3, 2005

    Adidas

    Adidas Sold Salomon Group

    France
    Tuesday May 3, 2005

    On 3 May 2005, Adidas told the public that they sold their partner company Salomon Group for €485m to Amer Sports of Finland.


  • Camberley, England
    Sunday May 8, 2005

    Prince Harry

    Entering The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

    Camberley, England
    Sunday May 8, 2005

    Harry entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 8 May 2005, where he was known as Officer Cadet Wales, and joined the Alamein Company.


  • U.S.
    Sunday May 8, 2005

    DC Comics

    A New logo (dubbed the "DC spin")

    U.S.
    Sunday May 8, 2005

    On May 8, 2005, a new logo (dubbed the "DC spin") was unveiled, debuting on DC titles in June 2005 with DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy #1 and the rest of the titles the following week. In addition to comics, it was designed for DC properties in other media, which was used for movies since Batman Begins, with Superman Returns showing the logo's normal variant, and the TV series Smallville, the animated series Justice League Unlimited and others, as well as for collectibles and other merchandise. The logo was designed by Josh Beatman of Brainchild Studios


  • Tbilisi, Georgia
    Tuesday May 10, 2005

    George W. Bush

    Assassination attempt

    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Tuesday May 10, 2005

    On May 10, 2005, Vladimir Arutyunian, a native Georgian who was born to a family of ethnic Armenians, threw a live hand grenade toward a podium where Bush was speaking at Freedom Square in Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was seated nearby. It landed in the crowd about 65 feet (20 m) from the podium after hitting a girl, but it did not detonate. Arutyunian was arrested in July 2005, confessed, was convicted and was given a life sentence in January 2006.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday May 13, 2005

    X-box

    Xbox 360 was official unveil

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday May 13, 2005

    The Xbox 360 was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, with detailed launch and game information divulged later that month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The console sold out completely upon release in all regions except in Japan. Several retail configurations of the core Xbox 360 model were offered over its lifetime, varying the amount of RAM and internal storage offered.


  • New York, U.S.
    Sunday May 15, 2005

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Status of SARS as of May 15, 2005

    New York, U.S.
    Sunday May 15, 2005

    No new cases of SARS has been reported through 2005 or in late 2004.


  • California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 25, 2005

    Microprocessor

    The Intel Pentium D

    California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 25, 2005

    Personal computers did not receive multi-core processors until the 2005 introduction, of the two-core Intel Pentium D. The Pentium D, however, was not a monolithic multi-core processor. It was constructed from two dies, each containing a core, packaged on a multi-chip module.


  • Spain
    Thursday May 26, 2005

    Lionel Messi

    Spanish Citizenship

    Spain
    Thursday May 26, 2005

    Due to issues regarding his legal status in the Royal Spanish Football Federation, Messi missed the start of La Liga, but on 26 September, he acquired Spanish citizenship and became eligible to play.


  • Montreal, Canada
    Saturday May 28, 2005

    Justin Trudeau

    Marriage

    Montreal, Canada
    Saturday May 28, 2005

    They reconnected as adults in June 2003, when Grégoire, by then a Quebec television personality, was assigned as Trudeau's co-host for a charity ball; they began dating several months later. Trudeau and Grégoire became engaged in October 2004, and married on May 28, 2005, in a Roman Catholic ceremony at Montreal's Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church.


  • Germany
    Monday May 30, 2005

    Angela Merkel

    Winning the CDU/CSU nomination

    Germany
    Monday May 30, 2005

    On 30 May 2005, Merkel won the CDU/CSU nomination as challenger to Chancellor Gerhard Schröder of the SPD in the 2005 national elections.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 15, 2005

    DC Comics

    Batman Begins film was released

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 15, 2005

    In 2005, the critically lauded Batman Begins film was released; also, the company published several limited series establishing increasingly escalated conflicts among DC's heroes, with events climaxing in the Infinite Crisis limited series.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Friday Jun 24, 2005

    Lionel Messi

    First Contract

    Barcelona, Spain
    Friday Jun 24, 2005

    On 24 June 2005, his 18th birthday, Messi signed his first contract as a senior team player. It made him a Barcelona player until 2010, two years less than his previous contract, but his buyout clause increased to €150 million.


  • Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany
    Wednesday Jun 29, 2005

    Ronaldinho

    Confederations Cup title

    Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany
    Wednesday Jun 29, 2005

    Ronaldinho was the captain of Brazil and led his team to its second-ever Confederations Cup title in 2005.


  • Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 30, 2005

    Bank of America

    Bank of America announced it would purchase credit card giant MBNA

    Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 30, 2005

    On June 30, 2005, Bank of America announced it would purchase credit card giant MBNA for $35 billion in cash and stock. The Federal Reserve Board gave final approval to the merger on December 15, 2005, and the merger closed on January 1, 2006. The acquisition of MBNA provided Bank of America a leading domestic and foreign credit card issuer. The combined Bank of America Card Services organization, including the former MBNA, had more than 40 million U.S. accounts and nearly $140 billion in outstanding balances. Under Bank of America, the operation was renamed FIA Card Services.


  • Spain
    Monday Jul 25, 2005

    Rafael Nadal

    Rankin no.2

    Spain
    Monday Jul 25, 2005

    Nadal won 16 consecutive matches and three consecutive tournaments, bringing his ranking to No. 2 on 25 July 2005.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 1, 2005

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona back to Boca

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 1, 2005

    On 22 June 2005, it was announced that Maradona would return to former club Boca Juniors as a sports vice-president in charge of managing the First Division roster (after a disappointing 2004–05 season, which coincided with Boca's centenary). His contract began on 1 August 2005, and one of his first recommendations proved to be very effective: advising the club to hire Alfio Basile as the new coach. With Maradona fostering a close relationship with the players, Boca won the 2005 Apertura, the 2006 Clausura, the 2005 Copa Sudamericana, and the 2005 Recopa Sudamericana.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 15, 2005

    Diego Maradona

    La Noche del 10

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 15, 2005

    On 15 August 2005, Maradona made his debut as host of a talk-variety show on Argentine television, La Noche del 10 ("The Night of the no. 10"). His main guest on opening night was Pelé; the two had a friendly chat, showing no signs of past differences. However, the show also included a cartoon villain with a clear physical resemblance to Pelé. In subsequent evenings, he led the ratings on all occasions but one. Most guests were drawn from the worlds of football and show business, including Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, but also included interviews with other notable friends and personalities such as Cuban leader Fidel Castro and boxers Roberto Durán and Mike Tyson. Maradona gave each of his guests a signed Argentina jersey, which Tyson wore when he arrived in Brazil, Argentina's biggest rivals.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 16, 2005

    Bart Millard

    Hymned No. 1

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 16, 2005

    Millard made a promise to his grandmother to record a hymns album before she died, which he did with Hymned No. 1, and he subsequently shared the story of how he was inspired by his grandmother's faith.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Wednesday Aug 17, 2005

    Lionel Messi

    International Team debut

    Budapest, Hungary
    Wednesday Aug 17, 2005

    On 17 August 2005, Messi had made his debut with Argentina against Hungary.


  • Bahamas
    Monday Aug 22, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Formation

    Bahamas
    Monday Aug 22, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina formed as Tropical Depression Twelve over the southeastern Bahamas on August 23, 2005, as the result of the merger of a tropical wave and the remnants of Tropical Depression Ten four days earlier.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Declaring State of Emergency In Florida

    Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2005

    In Florida, Governor Jeb Bush declared a state of emergency on August 24 in advance of Hurricane Katrina's landfall. By the following day, Florida's Emergency Operations Center was activated in Tallahassee to monitor the progress of the hurricane.


  • Bahamas
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The Storm Strengthened

    Bahamas
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2005

    The storm strengthened into Tropical Storm Katrina on the morning of August 24.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 25, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The Tropical Storm Moved Towards Florida

    Florida, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 25, 2005

    The tropical storm moved towards Florida and became a hurricane only two hours before making landfall between Hallandale Beach and Aventura on the morning of August 25.


  • Mississippi coast, U.S.
    Friday Aug 26, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The National Hurricane Center

    Mississippi coast, U.S.
    Friday Aug 26, 2005

    On the afternoon of August 26, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) realized that Katrina had yet to make the turn toward the Florida Panhandle and ended up revising the predicted track of the storm from the panhandle to the Mississippi coast.


  • Louisiana, U.S. - Alabama, U.S. - Mississippi, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Declaring a State of Emergency

    Louisiana, U.S. - Alabama, U.S. - Mississippi, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    President of the United States George W. Bush declared a state of emergency in selected regions of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi on August 27.


  • Gulf of Mexico
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The Storm Reached Category 3

    Gulf of Mexico
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    On August 27, the storm reached Category 3 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, becoming the third major hurricane of the season.


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The mandatory evacuation of The New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    The United States Coast Guard began pre-positioning resources in a ring around the expected impact zone and activated more than 400 reservists. On August 27, it moved its personnel out of the New Orleans region prior to the mandatory evacuation.


  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 28, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The Mandatory Evacuation of New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 28, 2005

    On Sunday, August 28, President Bush spoke with Governor Blanco to encourage her to order a mandatory evacuation of New Orleans.


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