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1st - Nepal King Gyanendra exercises Coup d'├ętat to capture the democracy becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
1st - Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage.
3rd - 51st National Film Awards (India): "Shwaas" wins the Golden Lotus
6th - Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles
6th - Tony Blair, now the longest-serving Labour PM, marks 2,838 days as British Prime Minister
7th - Britain's Ellen MacArthur becomes the fastest person to sail solo around the world
8th - Israel and Palestinians agree to ceasefire.
8th - Leaders of both Palestine and Israel declare a truce in what many hope will be a "new era of peace"
10th - His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales announces engagement to Camilla Parker Bowles
10th - 55th Berlin International Film Festival: "U-Carmen" wins the Golden Bear
12th - 58th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Aviator" Best Film, Mike Leigh Best Director
Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker BowlesDuchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles 13th - 47th Grammy Awards: Here We Go Again, Maroon 5 wins
13th - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 38-27
14th - Lebanon's former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos.
14th - Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
15th - YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States.
16th - 2004-05 NHL season is canceled by league commissioner Gary Bettman. This was the first time that a North American professional sports league had to cancel a season due to a labor dispute
16th - The Kyoto Protocol comes into force following its ratification by Russia.
Computer Entrepreneur Alan SugarComputer Entrepreneur Alan Sugar 16th - The UK version of "The Apprentice" with British business magnate Alan Sugar premieres on the BBC
20th - Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
20th - 54th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Denver
20th - 47th Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon wins (135.173 MPH)
22nd - 19th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
23rd - Slovakia Summit 2005 begins, marking the first occasion when a sitting American President visits Slovakia; George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are in attendance.
23rd - Vote of the controversial French law on colonialism, repealed start of 2006.
26th - Hosni Mubarak the president of Egypt orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections before September 2005 by asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76 of the constitution.
Egyptian President Hosni MubarakEgyptian President Hosni Mubarak 26th - 25th Golden Raspberry Awards: Catwoman wins
27th - 77th Academy Awards - "Million Dollar Baby", Jamie Foxx & Hilary Swank win
28th - Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, resigns amid large anti-Syria street demonstrations in Beirut.
28th - A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.
28th - 19th Soul Train Music Awards: Ice Cube, Usher & Ciara win

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