May 2005


May 2005

May 2005 was the fifth month of that year. It began on a Sunday and ended after 31 days, on a Tuesday.


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Deaths in May

2: Bob Hunter
3: Jagjit Singh Aurora
3: Don Canham
4: David H. Hackworth
6: Narayan Pokharel
7: Peter Wallace Rodino
12: Monica Zetterlund
13: George Dantzig
13: Michael Ross
15: Les Bartley
16: Albert "Smiler" Marshall
17: Frank Gorshin
17: Piero Dorazio
19: Henry Corden
19: Richard Lewine
20: Paul Ricoeur
21: Howard Morris
21: Subodh Mukherjee
21: Stephen Elliott
22: Thurl Ravenscroft
25: Ismail Merchant
25: Sunil Dutt
25: Graham Kennedy
26: Eddie Albert
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Portal: Current events

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May 9 2005 (Monday)

May 10 2005 (Tuesday)

May 11, 2005 (Wednesday)

May 12 2005 (Thursday)

May 13 2005 (Friday)

  • Heavy exchanges of fire in the Israeli-Lebanese border. Hezbollah fired at least 9 mortar shells or Katyusha rockets on outposts in the disputed Shebaa Farms. The IDF retaliated by artillery fire and IAF aircraft bombed 3 Hezbollah positions. Israel maintains that Lebanon bears full responsibility for the border attacks, committed by Hezbollah and local Palestinian groups, while Hezbollah maintain that they are acting in retaliation for Israeli attacks on Lebanese territory including a hit on civilian houses in the village of Kfar Shouba. (Haaretz), (BBC)
  • Guantánamo Bay Qur'an desecration allegations: United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice promises "prompt action" if investigations prove that the Quran was desecrated by U.S. soldiers in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The Saudi Arabian government voices its "deep indignation" and has demanded a quick investigation and punishment for the perpetrators if found to be true. Seven people have died in Afghanistan following Anti-American protests in the wake of the allegations. There have also been protests in Pakistan and Indonesia. (BBC) (BBC) (The Jakarta Post)
  • Star Trek Enterprise airs its last episode, These are the Voyages..., after a run of 98 episodes. Enterprise was canceled by UPN on February 8th due to lack of ratings, marking the first Star Trek series to be canceled since the original series in 1969
  • The Vatican announced that the late Pope, John Paul II, is to be beatified. This is the first step to becoming a saint. (BBC)
  • Unrest In Uzbekistan:
    • Thousands of Uzbeks take over a high security jail in Andijan, freeing thousands of prisoners in protest against the jail sentence of 23 businessmen who were accused of being Islamic extremists. (CBC)
    • Violence breaks out in Andijan and in the capital Tashkent. There are reports of firefights in the streets and snipers firing into the crowd. A political rally in Andijan demands the resignation of the government, which claims that the situation is under control. (BBC) (Interfax) (CNN)
    • At least twenty protesters – some reports say as many as 500 – are shot dead in Uzbekistan. Thirty soldiers have been taken hostage as a result. (Yahoo!) (BBC) (The Guardian)
    • A man is fatally shot outside Israel's embassy in Tashkent. The man, who has a history of mental illness, was carrying wooden objects, and guards suspected him of being a suicide bomber. He walked through to the building, despite warning shots in the air and a bullet to the leg, and was eventually shot dead. The American embassy reported he was a suicide bomber and one Uzbek police officer said the man was carrying only a harmless package. However, it was later reported that the man was carrying a mock explosive belt. (Haaretz), (Ynet)
  • Michael Ross becomes the first person executed in the U.S. state of Connecticut since 1960. He was convicted in 1987 of the murder of four girls and young women. He confessed to having committed four more killings. (CNN)
  • Anime Central 8 kicks off today with over 10000 attendees.

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May 16 2005 (Monday)

May 17, 2005 (Tuesday)

May 18 2005 (Wednesday)

May 19 2005 (Thursday)


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May 21, 2005 (Saturday)

May 22, 2005 (Sunday)

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May 24 2005 (Tuesday)

May 25 2005 (Wednesday)

In Russia, a 10.00 AM explosion in a power substation causes a power outage that cuts electricity from Moscow and four surrounding regions. Government blames RAO UES and the Prosecutor General's Office opens an investigation for "criminal negligence". UES CEO Anatoly Chubais accepts responsibility. Energy minister Viktor Khristenko states that the power cuts have nothing to do with terrorism. (Moscow Times) (RIA Novosti) (IHT)


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May 29, 2005 (Sunday)


May 30 2005 (Monday)


May 31 2005 (Tuesday)


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