On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 2005

Historical Events

Election of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

  • Milton Obote, President of Uganda (b. 1925)
  • Wayne Booth, American literary critic (b. 1921)
2005 Highlights

About October 10, 2005

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra