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2005

A few years after the turn of the millennium, 2005 was a year that proved to the world that the new century would be anything but dull. There were several notable developments this year, especially in politics and culture.

2005

Even so, there were some important steps taken in science, particularly in space exploration. This was the year that the dwarf planet, Eris, was discovered. It was also the year that the Huygens probe landed on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. The space probe, Deep Impact, was also launched this year. This spacecraft was meant to study the composition of the comet, Tempel 1. Remarkably, the spacecraft successfully landed an impactor probe onto the comet, creating a crater about 100 meters wide and 30 meters deep. All three of these events incredibly occurred in the same month, January of 2005.

In politics, Iraq held its first parliamentary election since 1958. The American-led invasion and occupation had successfully overthrown the regime of Sadaam Hussein, but the future of the war-torn country was still to be determined. Proponents of the war hailed the elections as a major achievement. This was also the year that North Korea announced that it had possession of nuclear weapons, heightening tensions between the communist regime and South Korea and the United States.

In July of 2005, the infamous 7/7 bombings of London took place. On this day, four Islamic extremists detonated bombs in central London, targeting civilians on the London Underground and on a bus as well. Over 50 people were killed and several hundred were wounded.

In a major cultural development, Pope John Paul II passed away on April 2nd and was succeeded by Joseph Ratzinger, a Cardinal from Germany who became Pope Benedict XVI on April 19th. John Paul II had a remarkable ministry that impacted generations of Christians around the world, and would be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church. At his passing, many began calling for immediate canonization and chanted “Magnus” or “Great.” While he would not be canonized until 2014, he is referred to now as Pope Saint John Paul II, the Great.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

Hitch

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Starring: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James

Country: United States

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Downfall

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes

Country: United States

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The Longest Yard

Directed by: Peter Segal

Starring: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock

Country: United States

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Wedding Crashers

Directed by: David Dobkin

Starring: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 2005 ?

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

By: Mitch Albom

A specially produced paperback edition--with flaps--of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller, that has sold more than six million copies in hardcover Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at ...

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The Da Vinci Code

By: Dan Brown

PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

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Collapse

By: Jared Diamond

In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the

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Blink

By: Malcolm Gladwell

In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 2005 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Joshua
  4. Matthew
  5. Ethan
  6. Andrew
  7. Daniel
  8. Anthony
  9. Joseph
  10. Christopher
Top #10 female names
  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison
  4. Abigail
  5. Olivia
  6. Isabella
  7. Hannah
  8. Samantha
  9. Ava
  10. Ashley

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