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2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar.

2005 is the World Year Of Physics.

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Events


January
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January

Iraqi police officers hold up their index fingers marked with purple indelible ink, a security measure to prevent double voting.


February
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February

The Kyoto Protocol is intended to cut global emissions of greenhouse gases.


March
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March

Protesters in front of Terri Schiavo's Pinellas Park, Florida hospice, March 27, 2005.


April
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April

Members of the College of Cardinals look on at Pope John Paul II's Funeral.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall following their civil wedding in Windsor, England
  • April 9:
  • April 15 – At least 21 people died and around 50 people were injured in a devastating fire at a hotel in central Paris.
  • April 16 – President Lucia Gutierrez of Ecuador declared a state of emergency in the capital city and dissolved the Supreme Court.
  • April 17 – Twelve holidaymakers were killed in southern Switzerland when a bus carrying 27 people plunged 200 metres into a ravine.
  • April 18 – Five people died in ethnic clashes in Iran's south-west Khuzestan province.
  • April 19 – Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.
  • April 20:
    • At least 46 workers have been killed and several others injured in a blast at an explosives factory in Zambia.
    • 56 hurt as earthquake hits Fukuoka and Kasuga, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The earthquake measured a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale.
    • President Lucia Gutierrez of Ecuador is said to have fled after Congress voted to sack him amid growing protests.
  • April 21:
    • A bus crash in Vietnam's Central Highlands has left 30 Vietnamese war veterans dead and four other people hurt.
    • A gunfight on the edge of the Saudi city of Mecca has left two militants and two members of the security forces dead.
  • April 23: Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister of Italy, re-forms government after its dissolution three days earlier.
  • April 25: A passenger train derails in the Japanese Hyōgo prefecture killing at least 106 people and injuring another 456.
  • April 26 – Facing international pressure, Syria withdrew the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon ending its 29 year military domination of that country.
  • April 27 – The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus 380 made its first flight from Toulouse.
  • April 30 – Attacks on tourists in the Egyptian capital Cairo leave three militants dead and at least 10 people injured.

May

  • May 1 – A suicide attack targeted a Kurdish funeral in the northern town of Talafar, near Mosul, which left at least 25 people dead and injured more than 30 others. Earlier, at least five policemen and four civilians were killed in two separate attacks in Baghdad.
  • May 2 – A blast at an illegal munitions store in northern Afghanistan killed 28 people and injured at least 13 others.
  • May 3 – At least 32 people were killed and nine others injured when three two-storey buildings in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore collapsed after gas cylinders stored in one of them exploded.
  • May 4 – In one of the largest insurgent attacks in Iraq to date, at least 60 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suicide bombing at a Kurdish police recruitment center in Irbil, northern Iraq.
  • May 5 –
  • May 11 – Serial killer Michael Ross became first person executed in New England in 45 years.
  • May 13 – Uzbek troops kill over 300 during protests in eastern Uzbekistan over the trials of 23 accused Islamic extremists. President Islam Karimov defends the act.
  • May 15 – A passenger ferry capsizes and sinks in strong winds in the Bura Gauranga River in Bangladesh, leaving over 100 people missing.

Scheduled and expected events


May
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May


June
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June


July
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July

August-December


August
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September
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October
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November
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December
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