Historical Events in October 2005

  • 1st Bombing kills 23 people in Bali.
  • 2nd The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people
  • 2nd NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico

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5th Vampire novel "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer is first published by Little Brown

  • 8th The Kashmir earthquake hits parts of northern South Asia at 03:50 UTC.

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10th Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany conclude with the two parties agreeing to form a grand coalition with Angela Merkel as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 12th The second Chinese human spaceflight Shenzhou 6 launched carrying Fèi Jùnlóng and Niè Hǎishèng for five days in orbit.
  • 15th Iraqi constitution ratification vote
  • 15th Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.
  • 16th 56th Formula One WDC: Fernando Alonso wins by 21 points
  • 16th MLB American League Championship: Chicago White Sox beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 1
  • 17th "The Colbert Report", hosted by Stephen Colbert first airs on US TV

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19th Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 19th Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb
  • 19th MLB National League Championship: Houston Astros beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 2
  • 21st 52nd National Film Awards (India): "Page 3" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 22nd Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
  • 26th Chicago White Sox defeat Houston Astros 4-0 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Jermaine Dye, Chicago
  • 27th Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
  • 28th Plame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice-president Dick Cheney's chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case. Libby resigns later that day.
  • 29th 29 October 2005 Delhi bombings kill more than 60.
  • 30th The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.