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  • 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.


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