June 2005 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.
  • Jun 1 The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.

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Jun 3 'The Knight of Sainte-Hermine' by Alexandre Dumas is published in France by Editions Phébus, completed by Claude Schopp, 135 years after the author's death.

  • Jun 5 59th Tony Awards: Monty Python's Spamalot & Doubt win
  • Jun 6 The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.

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Jun 19 Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Jun 27 AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.
  • Jun 28 A final design for Manhattan's Freedom Tower is formally unveiled.
  • Jun 30 Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 5 Irene Urdangarin, granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • Jun 26 Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

Weddings in History

  • Jun 1 "The Amazing Race 7" executive assistant Alex Ali and Lynn Warren in Ottawa, Canada
  • Jun 18 "Queens Park Rangers" football striker Djibril Cisse (23) weds Jude Littler at Bodelwyddan Castle in Denbighshire, North Wales

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 18 Politician Jerry Brown (67) weds businesswoman Anne Gust (47) in Oakland, California

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Jun 24 "Real Madrid" football striker Michael Owen (25) weds Louise Bonsall at Carden Park Hotel in Chester, England

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b. 1950)
  • Jun 2 Melita Norwood, British spy (b. 1912)
  • Jun 3 Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer (b. 1945)
  • Jun 5 Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)
  • Jun 6 Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, dies at 81
  • Jun 10 Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
  • Jun 11 Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese general (b. 1922)
  • Jun 13 Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer (b. 1913)
  • Jun 14 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (b. 1924)
  • Jun 16 Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (b. 1906)
  • Jun 17 Sam Loeb, comic book writer (b. 1988)
  • Jun 18 Manuel Sadosky, Argentine mathematician (b. 1914)

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Jun 20 Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel laureate, dies at 81

Engineer Jack Kilby
Jack Kilby
  • Jun 20 Larry Collins, American writer (b. 1929)
  • Jun 21 Jaime Cardinal Sin, Filipino Catholic Archbishop of Manila (b. 1928)
  • Jun 23 Shana Alexander, American columnist (b. 1926)
  • Jun 23 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925)
  • Jun 24 Hakham Yedidia Shofet, Former chief rabbi of Iran (b. 1908)
  • Jun 26 Richard Whiteley, British television game show host (b. 1943)
  • Jun 27 Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • Jun 27 John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • Jun 27 Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
  • Jun 27 Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
  • Jun 28 Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
  • Jun 30 Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97