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 17 30th Toronto International Film Festival: "Tsotsi" directed by Gavin Hood wins the People's Choice Award
  • 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, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)
  • 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)

Person of interestGordon Gould

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

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • 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)