2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. It has the same calendar as 1661, ... 1814, 1825, 1831, 1842, ... 1870, ... 1898, 1910, ... 1938, 1949, ... 1966, ... 1983, 1994, 2011, 2022, ... 2095, ....
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| 2005 (MMV) |
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
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- 16 February - The Kyoto Protocol comes into effect, without the support of the United States and Australia.
- 2 April - Pope John Paul II dies, causing widespread grief in the world.
- 9 April - The marriage of The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles takes place, after being briefly postponed after the Pope's death. Camilla assumes the titles Her Royal Highness and The Duchess of Cornwall.
- 19 April - Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.
- 16 July - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth book of the Harry Potter saga by the British writer J. K. Rowling, is released.
- 1 September - Oil prices rise sharply following economic effects of Hurricane Katrina.
- 14 September - September 16 - Largest UN World Summit in history, held in New York City.
- 17 September - Helen Clark leader of the Labour Party is re-elected for a third term in the New Zealand general election
- 13 October - Veselin Topalov wins the FIDE World Chess Championship 2005
- 21 October - 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, celebrations held around the United Kingdom and in Nelson.
- 28 November - The United Nations Climate Change Conference opens in Montreal, Quebec. The conference lasted until December 9, and featured a speech by former President Bill Clinton that the George W. Bush Administration objected to.
- 18 December - The World Trade Organization 6th ministerial conference concludes in Hong Kong with a limited trade deal being ratified
Scheduled and expected eventsEdit
Main article: Deaths in 2005
- 2 April - Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)
- 23 April - Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)
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