On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 2005

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


BeatificationPapal Inauguration

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Famous Deaths

  • Ezer Weizman, President of Israel (b. 1924)
  • Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist (b. 1910)