Historical Events for April 2005
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2nd - James Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motor sports event.
4th - 67th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Illinois 75-70
5th - 24th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Baylor beats Michigan State 84-62
6th - Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes the Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.
7th - The Head of government of the Federal District, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, faces an impeachment process at the Mexican Congress.
9th - 158th Grand National: Ruby Walsh aboard Hedgehunter wins
10th - 69th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 276
10th - Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats India by 98 runs
11th - 39th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson & Kenny Chesney wins
14th - The U.S. Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.
18th - 109th Boston Marathon: Hailu Negussie of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:11:44 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:25:12
265th Pope Benedict XVI 19th - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.
23rd - 2005 NFL Draft: Alex Smith from University of Utah first pick from San Francisco 49ers
24th - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
25th - The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.
25th - Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.
25th - 107 die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.
26th - Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country.
27th - The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
28th - The Patent Law Treaty goes into effect.
29th - Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
29th - New Zealand's first civil union takes place.