Historical Events for October 2005
Events 1 - 21 of 21
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
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.
10th - Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany had concluded that both parties would form a grand coaltion with Angela Merkel of the CDU as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election. She was subsequently elected in the Bundestag as chancellor on November 22 of the same year.
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.
Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel 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 first airs.
19th - Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
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
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
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein 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.