What Happened on December 20, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "The Breakthrough" 7th studio album by Mary J. Bilge is released
  • New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes on strike over pension and wage increases, shutting down all subway and bus services for three days
  • The first same sex civil partnerships in Scotland are celebrated
  • US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.

Famous Divorces

  • Actress Renee Zellweger (36) annuls her marriage to country-music singer Kenny Chesney (37) citing fraud, after 4 months of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Maniam Moorthy, Malaysian climber