On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 2005

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection 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

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel

Famous Deaths

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