On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 2005

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

"The Breakthrough" 7th studio album by Mary J. Blige is released

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
  • New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes on strike over pension and wage increases, shutting down all subway and bus services for three days
  • The first same sex civil partnerships in Scotland are celebrated
  • US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Renée Zellweger (36) annuls her marriage to country-music singer Kenny Chesney (37) citing fraud, after 4 months of marriage


Famous Deaths

  • Maniam Moorthy, Malaysian climber
2005 Highlights

About December 20, 2005

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius