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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2005?


Events

  • 01 Jul 2005 Iraq's ambassador to the UN, Samir Sumaidaie, accuses U.S. Marines of the "cold-blooded murder" of his 21-year-old cousin during a June 25 raid of his home in Al Anbar province. (Reuters)
  • 02 Jul 2005 NASA's ampquotCopper bulletampquot from the Deep Impact spacecraft hits Comet Tempel 1, creating a crater for scientific studies.
  • 03 Jul 2005 Roger Federer defeats Andy Roddick in the Men's Wimbledon Final in straight sets to capture his third consecutive Wimbledon crown and fifth Grand Slam title overall.
  • 04 Jul 2005 The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.
  • 05 Jul 2005 The Al Jazeera Network states it will be expanding by broadcasting English language content into the United States by March 2006. (CNN)
  • 06 Jul 2005 The European Parliament says there will be "No directive on software patents" by rejecting the proposed Directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions by a 648-14 vote with 18 abstentions, ending four years of intense debate and lobbying. (BBC) (Forbes) (Bloomberg) (BusinessWeek) (Link dead as of 04:20, 16 January 2007 (UTC))
  • 07 Jul 2005 A series of four explosions occurs on London's transport system killing 56 people including four alleged suicide bombers and injuring over 700 others.
  • 08 Jul 2005 Following general elections in May, Ethiopia releases the first round of official results for 307 of 527 parliamentary seats. The ruling EPRDF has won 139 seats, while opposition parties CUD and UEDF won 93 and 42, respectively. Smaller parties and independent candidates won the remaining 33 seats. CUD and UEDF announced plans to form a coalition government. (BBC News)
  • 09 Jul 2005 Authorities in the United Kingdom evacuate over 20,000 people from the centre of the city of Birmingham, Britain's second largest city. (BBC) (Chicago Tribune) (CBC) (Wikinews).
  • 10 Jul 2005 Hurricane Dennis strikes near Navarre Beach, Florida as a Category 3 storm, killing ten people after killing over 50 people in the Caribbean.
  • 11 Jul 2005 The Indonesian government asks TV stations to close down between 1 am and 5 am daily for six months in order to save energy after recent increases in the price of crude oil. Broadcasts of immensely-popular live European football matches which happen in the middle of the Indonesian night, are excluded from the shutdown. (BBC)
  • 12 Jul 2005 London police identify four suspects in the 7 July 2005 London bombings; all are British citizens apparently from Leeds, West Yorkshire, and at least one is believed to have died in the blasts. Raids find explosive materials and other forensic evidence. (Reuters) (BBC)
  • 13 Jul 2005 The National Hockey League labor dispute, the longest work stoppage in North American professional sports, ends after 301 days. (CBC)
  • 14 Jul 2005 U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist announces he will not retire from the court as long as his health permits him to remain. In October of 2004 Rehnquist, 80, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent a tracheotomy. Yahoo News (Link dead as of 00:39, 15 January 2007 (UTC))
  • 15 Jul 2005 Seven Palestinians are killed by Israeli Air Force missile attacks on the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including at least four Hamas militants. Five other Palestinian civilian bystanders are injured in the attacks. According to CNN all the 7 were militants, whereas the BBC says four were. The attack was carried out amid a barrage of Qassam rockets. (BBC) (CNN)(Reuters)
  • 16 Jul 2005 60 people are believed to have died following an Equatair Antonov plane crash in Equatorial Guinea. (BBC) (MSN)
  • 17 Jul 2005 Disneyland celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
  • 18 Jul 2005 Eight former Serbian secret police officers, and supporters of Slobodan Milošević, have been found guilty of the murder of former President Ivan Stambolić and sentenced to between 15 and 40 years in prison. (BBC)
  • 19 Jul 2005 President George W. Bush nominates Appeals Court Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. to the United States Supreme Court, following the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor.
  • 20 Jul 2005 Police in Pakistan have detained about 200 suspected Islamist extremists in a series of raids on religious schools, mosques and other properties. (BBC)
  • 21 Jul 2005 Four terrorist bombings, occurring exactly two weeks after the similar July 7 bombings, target London's public transportation system. All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured and later convicted and imprisoned for long terms.
  • 22 Jul 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers responsible for the 7 July 2005 London bombings and the 21 July 2005 London bombings.
  • 23 Jul 2005 Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.
  • 24 Jul 2005 Francis Ona, the leader of the former Bougainville Revolutionary Army, has died in village on Bougainville following a short illness. Ona led the bloody 10-year secessionist war against Papua New Guinea that ended in 1997. (ABC News) (ABC News)
  • 25 Jul 2005 Israel has summoned the ambassador from the Vatican to explain why the Pope did not condemn Palestinian militant attacks on Israelis, in a statement on Sunday, July 24, Pope Benedict XVI said that he deplored attacks in "countries including Egypt, Turkey, Iraq and Britain". (BBC)
  • 26 Jul 2005 Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on its "Return To Flight" mission. This is the first space shuttle flight in nearly 2 1/2 years since the breakup of Space Shuttle Columbia on its return from mission STS-107.
  • 27 Jul 2005 STS-114: NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.
  • 28 Jul 2005 Tornadoes touch down in a residential areas in south Birmingham and Coventry England, causing ?4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
  • 29 Jul 2005 Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.
  • 30 Jul 2005 Thousands of Czech riot police disperse the crowd at the annual free electronic music festival "CzechTek", leaving dozens injured. (CBC)
  • 31 Jul 2005 More torrential monsoon rains have returned to Mumbai in India, as it tries to recover from the recent floods. The death toll in the floods rises to about 1,000. (BBC)

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Movies

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Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Joe Wright

Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

Country: United States of America

Lady Vengeance

Lady Vengeance

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Chan-wook Park

Starring: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

Aurore

Aurore

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Luc Dionne

Starring: Marianne Fortier, Serge Postigo, Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc, Yves Jacques

Unveiled

Unveiled

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Angelina Maccarone

Starring: Jasmin Tabatabai, Navid Navid, Mossadegh Hamid, Bernd Tauber

The Island

The Island

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

Books

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Breaking Point by Suzanne Brockmann

Breaking Point

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Uncommon valor in the line of duty and unconditional devotion in the name of love are the salient qualities of the daring men and women who risk it all in the

Three Nights In August by Buzz Bissinger

Three Nights In August

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Three Nights in August captures the strategic and emotional complexities of baseball's quintessential form, the three-game series. As the St. Louis Cardinals battle their archrival Chicago Cubs, we watch from the

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian

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To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters.

Dance Of Death by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Dance Of Death

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Agent Pendergast has become one of crime fiction's most endearing characters. His greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all of his life, his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes.

Luckiest Man by Jonathan Eig

Luckiest Man

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The definitive account of the life and tragic death of baseball legend Lou Gehrig.Lou Gehrig was a baseball legend—the Iron Horse, the stoic New York Yankee who was the greatest first