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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 2005.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 2005: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2005?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2005 King Gyanendra of Nepal executes a coup de'etat in order to seize power and become Chairman of the Councils for ministers.
  • 02 Feb 2005 According to Al-Zaman newspaper, eleven people were killed in a Baghdad bombing. Eight of these are soldiers or police officers.
  • 03 Feb 2005 Alberto Gonzales is confirmed by the Senate (60-36), as the USA's first Hispanic Attorney General.
  • 04 Feb 2005 New observations by the Arecibo radio telescope have confirmed that 2004 MN (later 99942 Apophis) will pass Earth on April 13, 2029 at a distance 36,350 km (22.600 mi). It will be visible from Europe, Africa, and western Asia, and will reach magnitude 3.3.3.
  • 05 Feb 2005 NATO helicopters found the wreckage of a Kam Air Boeing 737 passenger jet in Afghanistan, mountains east of Kabul. All 104 passengers are presumed to have died.
  • 06 Feb 2005 The New England Patriots win Super Bowl defeating Philadelphia Eagles 24-21
  • 07 Feb 2005 Ellen MacArthur, an Englishwoman, sets the record for fastest solo round-the-world sail. The 27,354-mile journey was completed in 71 days. She broke the previous record of 72 days 22 hours 54 minutes and 22 secs set by Francis Joyon, which took 20 days.
  • 08 Feb 2005 Conflict in Iraq: Guerrillas from Baquba set off a car bomb in front of an Iraqi police station, wounding 15 and killing 15. Twelve police officers are killed and four others injured by a suicide bomber in Mosul. Three civilians were killed when guerrillas fired a dozen mortar rounds on a police station in another part of the city.
  • 09 Feb 2005 North Korea declares it has nuclear weapons to protect itself against US hostility.
  • 10 Feb 2005 Balance of trade: According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, imports outnumbered exports by $670billion in 2004, surpassing the previous record of nearly 25%.
  • 11 Feb 2005 Eason Jordan has resigned from his positions at CNN. He was previously the chief news executive and executive vice-president. His resignation was prompted by controversy at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) last month. Witnesses claim that he stated that the U.S. military had killed and targeted journalists.
  • 12 Feb 2005 Protests against Faure Gansingbe: Thousands protest President Faure Gansingbe's army-installed status in Lome, Togo. Three protestors were killed in clashes with police and soldiers.
  • 13 Feb 2005 Hudson Valley Mall, upstate New York, is the scene of a shooting incident. It's located north of New York City. Two people are hurt. Two people were injured.
  • 14 Feb 2005 Rafik Hariri, a Lebanese business tycoon and self-made billionaire, was killed along with 21 others when explosives (equivalent to around 1,000kg of TNT) were detonated while his motorcade drove by the St. George Hotel in Beirut.
  • 15 Feb 2005 As the South Pacific Cyclones Olaf (and Nancy) make landfall on Savai'i, a state of emergency is declared in Samoa/American Samoa.
  • 16 Feb 2005 Mohamed ElBaradei (head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA) states that there is no evidence suggesting Iran is building nuclear weapons.
  • 17 Feb 2005 A car bomb explodes near the Marina Hotel, Sungai Kolok in southern Thailand. This popular tourist area is close to Malaysia's border. Five people are killed, and more than 40 others are injured. It is believed that the car bomb was the first to explode within the Muslim-dominated area.
  • 18 Feb 2005 It was discovered that the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake had uncovered an ancient city close to Mahabalipuram, India's coastal town.
  • 19 Feb 2005 This was the official date blink-182 ended. The "indefinite hiatus", however, was not announced until February 22, 2005.
  • 20 Feb 2005 Spain is the first country to vote on the proposed Constitution for the European Union. It passed by a large margin but with a low turnout.
  • 21 Feb 2005 At least seven people are killed in a landslide that occurred in Indonesia. Hundreds more are missing.
  • 22 Feb 2005 Images taken by the European space probe Mars Express reveal that there is a sea ice near Mars' equator. This discovery will increase the chances of life existing on Mars. BBC
  • 23 Feb 2005 French colonialism law controversially passed. It requires teachers to teach the "positive values" of colonialism. It is repealed after public protest at the start of 2006.
  • 24 Feb 2005 David Hernandez Arroyo launches a shooting spree at Tyler's Smith County Courthouse. He kills his ex-wife and injures four others, before being shot dead by police.
  • 25 Feb 2005 Dennis Rader, a serial killer of BTK, was captured by Wichita police, Kansas, 31 years after his first death.
  • 26 Feb 2005 The Great Belt Bridge of Denmark is collided with the freighter "M/V Karen Danielsen". The bridge closes all traffic, effectively seperating Denmark.
  • 27 Feb 2005 According to reports, Saddam Hussein's half-brother, Sabawi Ibrahim Al-Hasan, was handed over to Syria by the interim Iraqi government.
  • 28 Feb 2005 127 people are killed in a suicide bombing at an Al Hillah police recruitment centre, Iraq.
  • 03 Feb 2005 One hundred five people are killed when Kam Air Flight 904 crashes in the Pamir Mountains in Afghanistan.
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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Let Me Love Youyoutube
  2. - Candy Shop
  3. - 1, 2 Step
  4. - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
  5. - Lovers And Friends

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Like Toy Soldiers
  2. - Over And Over
  3. - Only U
  4. - All About You / You've Got A Friend
  5. - Get Right

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 2005?

Collapse by Jared Diamond

Collapse

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Jared Diamond's sequel to Guns, Gers and Steel, which won the Pulitzer-Prize, explores how climate change, population explosion and political discord have created the conditions for the publication.

His Excellency by Joseph J. Ellis

His Excellency

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National BestsellerThis landmark biography of our first President, Joseph J. Ellis, brings together the meticulous scholarship, shrewd analysis and poetic prose that made him one of America's most admired citizens.

The Last Juror by John Grisham

The Last Juror

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER in 1970 Willie Traynor arrives in Clanton, Mississippi with a Triumph Spitfire, and a fog of vague aspirations. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old finds himself the owner of Ford County's only newspaper, famous for its …

Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is the New York Times Bestseller. It exposes international corruption and offers a plan to change the tide.

Juiced by Jose Canseco

Juiced

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Jose Canseco was a major leaguer in the 1980s. He changed the game in many ways. His combination of speed and power allowed him to become the first player to hit more than 40 home runs and steal more bases …