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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 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 November 2005: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2005?


Events

  • 01 Nov 2005 United States Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats force a closed session of the Senate over the Lewis Libby indictment.
  • 02 Nov 2005 Guinea-Bissau's President Nino Vieira appoints Aristides Gomes, a former African Development Bank official, as new Prime Minister, replacing the dismissed Carlos Gomes Júnior. (xinhua) (Reuters)
  • 03 Nov 2005 Measles Initiative (MI) announces that since 1999, more than 200 million children in Africa have been vaccinated against measles, reducing the infection rate by 60 percent and saving 1 million lives. (allAfrica)
  • 04 Nov 2005 The U.S. and Uruguay governments sign a Bilateral Investment Treaty.
  • 05 Nov 2005 The 400th anniversary of Guy Fawkes' attempt to blown up parliament with King James I of England inside.
  • 06 Nov 2005 A tornado hits western Kentucky and southwestern Indiana, killing at least 22.
  • 07 Nov 2005 Sierra Leone Health and Sanitation Minister, Abator Thomas says that polio has been eradicated in the country, following a successful immunization program. (allAfrica)
  • 08 Nov 2005 2005 Liberian elections: Liberians go to the polls in a presidential run-off election between millionaire soccer star George Weah and former finance minister. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Sirleaf wins 59.4 percent to Weah's 40.6 percent. (Scotsman) (CBC)
  • 09 Nov 2005 The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  • 10 Nov 2005 Liberian presidential election: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf wins the Liberian presidential run-off election in Liberia, defeating George Weah. Johnson-Sirleaf becomes the first-ever elected female head of state in Africa. AP, NYT
  • 11 Nov 2005 Three British prisoners are freed in Iran after pressure from the British Foreign Office. The trio were seized at by Iranian Navy patrol boats on 28 October, when they sailed their boat to the disputed island of Abu Musa, which is claimed by both Iran and the United Arab Emirates. (BBC)
  • 12 Nov 2005 Amir Peretz, the new head of the Israeli Labor Party, warns Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that if Sharon does not pick a date for an early election, Peretz will institute a motion of no-confidence forcing a snap election within 90 days.
  • 13 Nov 2005 Stephen Harper, Gilles Duceppe and Jack Layton, leaders of Canada's three parliamentary opposition parties, issue a joint ultimatum calling for the next Canadian federal election to be moved forward to early February from the April date favoured by the government. They threaten to pass a motion of non-confidence and force an election at Christmas if Paul Martin's Liberal government does not accede to the move in writing. Martin rejects their proposal. (CBC)
  • 14 Nov 2005 Germany: Conferences of the CDU, CSU and SPD approve a coalition deal that will see Angela Merkel become Chancellor on November 22. (BBC)
  • 15 Nov 2005 Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
  • 16 Nov 2005 1 person is killed, and 15 are injured in Hakkâri, Hakkari Province, Turkey during fighting between Turkish police and Kurdish PKK rebels. (Reuters)
  • 17 Nov 2005 Sri Lankan presidential election, 2005: Sri Lanka holds its presidential election to appoint the fifth executive president. The election was conducted peacefully despite a few minor incidents. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa defeats former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the election. (Times of India) (Reuters)
  • 18 Nov 2005 Tropical Storm Gamma forms from a regeneration of Tropical Depression 27, becoming the 24th named storm of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. (NHC)
  • 19 Nov 2005 Haditha killings occur.
  • 20 Nov 2005 The Washington Post rebukes journalist Bob Woodward over his conduct in the US Central Intelligence Agency leak probe.
  • 21 Nov 2005 Conflict in Iraq: Five Iraqi civilians, including three children, are shot dead by U.S. troops as they approached a checkpoint in Baquba. The minibus they were travelling in failed to stop as it approached a roadblock. (BBC)
  • 22 Nov 2005 Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
  • 23 Nov 2005 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country.
  • 24 Nov 2005 CHOGM - Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is currently underway in Malta.
  • 25 Nov 2005 The 20th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting opens in Valletta, Malta.
  • 26 Nov 2005 Conflict in Iraq:: Four Westerners have been kidnapped in Iraq while in Baghdad. (BBC)
  • 27 Nov 2005 The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
  • 28 Nov 2005 Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has called the former prime minister Iyad Allawi's comments "nonsense". Allawi claimed that the human rights abuses in Iraq were as bad now as they were under Saddam Hussein. Talabani stated that the government was against any form of torture or harming of Prisoners. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  • 29 Nov 2005 E. Cardon Walker dies at age 89; president of Walt Disney Productions (1971-80), CEO (1976-83), and chairman (1980-83).
  • 30 Nov 2005 John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

Country: United States of America

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Dan Ireland

Starring: Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Zoë Tapper, Robert Lang

King Kong

King Kong

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Country: United States of America

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Andrew Adamson

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes

Country: United States of America

Keeping Mum

Keeping Mum

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Niall Johnson

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze

Books

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The Broker by John Grisham

The Broker

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn his final hours in office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison.

Predator by Patricia Cornwell

Predator

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Investigating the disappearance of two sisters in Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta follows clues that twist and turn, leading her into the psychopathic depths of a jailed serial killer's mind.

My Friend Leonard by James Frey

My Friend Leonard

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Perhaps the most unconventional and literally breathtaking father-son story you'll ever read, My Friend Leonard pulls you immediately and deeply into a relationship as unusual as it is inspiring.The

A Wedding In December by Anita Shreve

A Wedding In December

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At an inn in the Berkshire Mountains, seven former schoolmates gather to celebrate a wedding--a reunion that becomes the occasion of astonishing revelations as the friends collectively recall a long-ago night

State of Fear by Michael Crichton

State of Fear

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In Tokyo, in Los Angeles, in Antarctica, in the Solomon Islands . . . an intelligence agent races to put all the pieces together to prevent a global catastrophe.