On This Day

September 2005 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Seven members and former members of the AFL-CIO form a new trade union organization, the Change to Win Federation.
  • Sep 5 Mandala Airlines Flight 91 crashes into a heavily-populated residential area, seconds after taking off from Medan in Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 100 people on board and 49 people on the ground
  • Sep 7 First presidential election was held in Egypt.
  • Sep 8 Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.
  • Sep 11 The State of Israel completes its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip.
  • Sep 12 The red-green coalition, led by Jens Stoltenberg, wins the Norwegian parliamentary election, taking 87 of 169 seats in the parliament.
  • Sep 12 Israel completes its withdrawal of all troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip.
  • Sep 12 The bodies of more than 40 patients discovered in a flooded hospital in New Orleans.
  • Sep 16 Camorra boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples.
  • Sep 23 FBI killing of Filiberto Ojeda on Plan Bonito Hormigueros, Puerto Rico.
  • Sep 24 Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
  • Sep 29 Amnesty referendum in Algeria
  • Sep 30 The Parliament of Catalonia passes with 120 plus votes and 15 against, the Project of New Catalan Statute of Autonomy, proclaiming in its article 1, "Catalonia is a nation".
  • Sep 30 The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 16 Princess Jalilah bint Ali of Jordan, eldest child of Prince Ali bin Al Hussein and Rym Brahimi, born in Amman, Jordan

Weddings in History

  • Sep 10 Camilla Parker-Bowles' son Tom Parker Bowles (30) weds "Harpers & Queen" fashion features editor Sara Buys at St. Nicholas' Church in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, England
  • Sep 17 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (47) weds Bill Powers in Montauk, New York

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Richard S.R. Fitter, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1913)
  • Sep 3 William Rehnquist, American lawyer and 16th Chief Justice of the United States (1986-2005), dies in office at 80
  • Sep 5 Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)
  • Sep 6 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)
  • Sep 9 John Wayne Glover, English-born Australian serial killer, commits suicide in prison at 72
  • Sep 9 Stanley Dancer, American harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown), dies at 78
  • Sep 13 Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian politician (b. 1916)
  • Sep 14 William Berenberg, American physician (b. 1915)
  • Sep 14 Vladimir Volkoff, French writer (b. 1932)

Gordon Gould

Sep 16 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser) dies at 85

  • Sep 20 Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908)
  • Sep 20 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer dies at 83
  • Sep 23 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (Founder of FALN), dies at 72
  • Sep 25 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)
  • Sep 25 Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • Sep 25 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (The Road Less Traveled), dies at 69
  • Sep 25 Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
  • Sep 26 Helen Cresswell, British author
  • Sep 28 Constance Baker Motley, American judge (b. 1921)
  • Sep 29 Austin Leslie, American chef, the "Godfather of Fried Chicken" (b. 1934)