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  • Turkey
    Monday Oct 3, 2005

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Negotiations began To Join The European Union

    Turkey
    Monday Oct 3, 2005

    On 3 October 2005 negotiations began for Turkey's accession to the European Union.




  • Liberia
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2005

    George Weah

    The First Round of The 2005 Elections

    Liberia
    Tuesday Oct 11, 2005

    Following the end of the Second Liberian Civil War, Weah announced his intention to run for President of Liberia in the 2005 elections, forming the Congress for Democratic Change to back his candidacy. Weah obtained a plurality of votes in the first round of voting on 11 October, garnering 28.3% of the vote. This qualified him to compete in a run-off election against Sirleaf, the second placed candidate.




  • Dagestan, Russia
    Thursday Oct 13, 2005

    Second Chechen War

    Increasingly frequent clashes between federal forces and local militants continued in Dagestan

    Dagestan, Russia
    Thursday Oct 13, 2005

    Increasingly frequent clashes between federal forces and local militants continued in Dagestan, while sporadic fighting erupted in the other southern Russia regions, such as Ingushetia, and notably in Nalchik on 13 October 2005.




  • London, England
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2005

    David Cameron

    The First Ballot of Conservative MPs

    London, England
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2005

    In the first ballot of Conservative MPs on 18 October 2005, Cameron came second, with 56 votes, slightly more than expected; David Davis had fewer than predicted at 62 votes; Liam Fox came third with 42 votes; and Kenneth Clarke was eliminated with 38 votes.




  • U.K.
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2005

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Media Stocking

    U.K.
    Tuesday Oct 18, 2005

    On 17 October 2005, Middleton complained through her lawyer about harassment from the media, stating she had done nothing significant to warrant publicity.




  • London, England
    Thursday Oct 20, 2005

    David Cameron

    The Second Ballot of Conservative MPs

    London, England
    Thursday Oct 20, 2005

    In the second ballot on 20 October 2005, Cameron came first with 90 votes; David Davis was second, with 57; and Liam Fox was eliminated with 51 votes. All 198 Conservative MPs voted in both ballots.




  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2005

    Rosa Parks

    Death

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2005

    Parks died of natural causes on October 24, 2005, at the age of 92, in her apartment on the east side of Detroit.


  • Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. & Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 27, 2005

    Rosa Parks

    Reserving The Front Seats of The City Buses With Black Ribbons In Honor of Parks

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. & Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 27, 2005

    City officials in Montgomery and Detroit announced on October 27, 2005, that the front seats of their city buses would be reserved with black ribbons in honor of Parks until her funeral.


  • Venezuela
    Friday Oct 28, 2005

    Bolivarian Revolution

    Venezuela declared itself a "Territory Free of Illiteracy"

    Venezuela
    Friday Oct 28, 2005

    On 28 October 2005, Venezuela declared itself a "Territory Free of Illiteracy", having raised in its initial estimates the literacy rate to around 99%, although the statistic was changed to 96%. According to UNESCO standards, a country can be declared "illiteracy-free" if 96% of its population over age 15 can read and write. According to Francisco Rodríguez and Daniel Ortega of IESA, there has been "little evidence" of "statistically distinguishable effect on Venezuelan illiteracy". The Venezuelan government claimed that it had taught 1.5 million Venezuelans to read, but the study found that "only 1.1m were illiterate to begin with" and that the illiteracy reduction of less than 100,000 can be attributed to adults that were elderly and died. David Rosnick and Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research responded to these doubts, finding that the data used by Rodríguez and Ortega was too crude a measure since the Household Survey from which it derived was never designed to measure literacy or reading skills and their methods were inappropriate to provide statistical evidence regarding the size of Venezuela's national literacy program. Rodríguez responded to Weisbrot's rebuttal by showing that Weisbrot used biased, distorted data and that the illiteracy argument Weisbrot used showed the exact opposite of what Weisbrot was attempting to convey.


  • Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 29, 2005

    Rosa Parks

    Parks' coffin was Flown to Montgomery

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 29, 2005

    Parks' coffin was flown to Montgomery and taken in a horse-drawn hearse to the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, where she lay in repose at the altar on October 29, 2005, dressed in the uniform of a church deaconess. A memorial service was held there the following morning.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Oct 30, 2005

    Rosa Parks

    The Casket was Transported to Washington, D.C.

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Oct 30, 2005

    In the evening the casket was transported to Washington, D.C. and transported by a bus similar to the one in which she made her protest, to lie in honor in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.


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