July 2005 calendar

July 2005

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

But much more happened on July 2005: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2005?


  • 01 Jul 2005 Samir Sumaidaie (Iraq's ambassador to UN), accuses U.S. Marines for the "cold-blooded killing" of his cousin, aged 21, during a raid on his Al Anbar home on June 25, 2011.
  • 02 Jul 2005 NASA's ampquotCopper Bulletampquot spacecraft from Deep Impact hits Comet Tempel 1. This creates a crater that can be used for scientific research.
  • 03 Jul 2005 Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick in straight sets in the Men's Wimbledon Final to win his third consecutive Wimbledon crown, and fifth Grand Slam title overall.
  • 04 Jul 2005 The comet Tempel 1 is hit by the Deep Impact collider
  • 05 Jul 2005 According to the Al Jazeera Network, it will expand by broadcasting English-language content in the United States by March 2006.
  • 06 Jul 2005 The European Parliament has declared that there will not be a directive on software patents. It rejected the Directive on patentability of computer-implemented inventions with a 648-14 vote and 18 abstentions. This was the end of four years of intensive lobbying and debate. (BBC), (Forbes), (Bloomberg), (BusinessWeek) (Link dead at 04:20 on 16 January 2007 (UTC).
  • 07 Jul 2005 London's transport system is hit by four explosions that kill 56 people, including four suicide bombers. More than 700 are injured.
  • 08 Jul 2005 After general elections held in May, Ethiopia released the first round official results for 307 out of 527 parliamentary seat. While the ruling EPRDF has won 139 of 527 parliamentary seats, opposition parties CUD (93) and UEDF (42), respectively, the EPRDF has won 139. The 33 remaining seats were won by smaller parties and independent candidates. CUD and UEDF both announced plans to form a government in coalition.
  • 09 Jul 2005 The United Kingdom's authorities evacuated over 20,000 people from Birmingham, Britain’s second-largest city. (BBC) (Chicago Tribune) (CBC) (Wikinews).
  • 10 Jul 2005 Hurricane Dennis, a Category 3 hurricane, strikes Navarre Beach in Florida, killing ten people, after more than 50 deaths in the Caribbean.
  • 11 Jul 2005 In order to conserve energy following recent rises in crude oil prices, the Indonesian government has asked TV stations to shut down between 1 and 5 a.m. every day for six months. The shutdown does not apply to broadcasts of highly-popular European football matches that take place in the middle of an Indonesian night.
  • 12 Jul 2005 London police have identified four suspects in the London bombings of July 2005. All are British citizens, apparently from Leeds in West Yorkshire. At least one victim is believed to have been killed in the blasts. Raids uncover explosive materials and other forensic evidence.
  • 13 Jul 2005 After 301 days, the National Hockey League labor dispute ends, which is the longest stoppage of work in professional North American sports.
  • 14 Jul 2005 Chief Justice William Rehnquist, U.S. Supreme Court, has announced that he will continue to serve the court until his health allows. Rehnquist was 80 when he was diagnosed with thyroid carcinoma and had to have a tracheotomy. Yahoo News (Link dead at 00:39 on 15 January 2007 (UTC).)
  • 15 Jul 2005 Israeli Air Force missile strikes on Gaza Strip and West Bank kill seven Palestinians, including four Hamas militants. Five other civilian Palestinians are also injured by the Israeli Air Force missile attacks on Gaza Strip and West Bank. CNN claims that all seven of the attackers were militants. The BBC reports that four of them were. The attack took place amid a torrent of Qassam missiles.
  • 16 Jul 2005 60 people are thought to have died in the Equatair Antonov plane accident in Equatorial Guinea.
  • 17 Jul 2005 Disneyland celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  • 18 Jul 2005 Eight ex-Serbian secret police officers and Slobodan Milosevic supporters were found guilty of the murders of President Ivan Stambolic. They will be sentenced to between 15-40 years imprisonment.
  • 19 Jul 2005 After Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement, President George W. Bush nominated John G. Roberts, Jr., to the United States Supreme Court.
  • 20 Jul 2005 In a series raid on mosques, religious schools and other properties, Pakistani police have taken the detention of around 200 Islamist extremists.
  • 21 Jul 2005 Just two weeks after the July 7th bombings in London, four terrorist bombings target London's public transport system. The bombs do not explode and the four suicide bombers were captured, convicted, and sentenced to long prison terms.
  • 22 Jul 2005 Police kill Jean Charles de Menezes as they begin to hunt for London Bombers who were responsible for the 7/7/2005 London bombings and 21/7/2005 London bombings.
  • 23 Jul 2005 Three explosions injure 88 people in Naama Bay, Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt).
  • 24 Jul 2005 After a brief illness, Francis Ona, leader of the Bougainville Revolutionary Arm, has passed away in Bougainville. Ona was the leader of the bloody, 10-year-old secessionist war against Papua New Guinea which ended in 1997.
  • 25 Jul 2005 Israel summoned the Vatican ambassador to explain why the Pope didn't condemn militant attacks on Israelis by Palestinian militants. In a statement issued on Sunday, July 24, Pope Benedict XVI stated that he regretted attacks in "countries such as Egypt, Turkey and Iraq".
  • 26 Jul 2005 Space Shuttle Discovery launches on its "Return to Flight" mission. This is the first time a space shuttle has flown in almost 2 1/2 years since Space Shuttle Columbia was destroyed on its return from STS-107.
  • 27 Jul 2005 STS-114: NASA ground the Space Shuttle while it investigates the ongoing problem of foam insulation leaking from the external fuel tank. The external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery spits out a small amount of foam during ascent; it does not cause any damage to the spacecraft.
  • 28 Jul 2005 Tornadoes struck residential areas in south Birmingham, Coventry England. They caused?4,000,000 in damages and injured 39 people.
  • 29 Jul 2005 Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.
  • 30 Jul 2005 Numerous people were injured when thousands of Czech riot officers disperse crowds at the annual electronic music festival "CzechTek".
  • 31 Jul 2005 As Mumbai tries to rebuild from recent floods, more torrential rains have returned. The floods have claimed the lives of approximately 1,000 people.
  • 07 Jul 2005 A series of four explosions occurs on London's transport system, killing 56 people, including four suicide bombers, and injuring over 700 others.
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  3. - Bad Dayyoutube
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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 2005?

Collapse by Jared Diamond



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.

One Shot by Lee Child

One Shot


A major motion picture, "Electrifying. . . This series is ."--Janet Maslin's New York Times Six shots.

Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder by Michael Savage

Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder


Michael Savage believes Liberalism is a Mental Disorder. Talk radio sensation Michael Savage is a talk radio sensation who savages the most hateful political figures in today's world with his grit, heart, and gusto.

The Closers by Michael Connelly

The Closers


Three years ago, he resigned from his job. Harry Bosch couldn't resist the invitation to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian


You, perceptive reader, I leave my history Late one night. While exploring her father's library, an 18-year-old finds an old book and a cache with yellowing letters.