Fourth Quarter 2005

This will include events of October 2005, November 2005, and December 2005

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October 1 The 2005 Bali bombings kill 26 people and injure more than 100. The world's largest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is formed by the merger of 2 Japanese banking conglomerates. An Australian photojournalist in Afghanistan, Stephen Dupont, films U.S. soldiers burning 2 dead Taliban militias' bodies. October 8 – The 2005 Kashmir earthquake kills about 80,000 people. October 12 – The second manned Chinese spacecraft, Shenzhou 6, is launched, carrying Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng for 5 days in orbit. October 15 The referendum on the new proposed Iraqi constitution is held. The Qinghai–Tibet Railway is completed. October 19 – The Trial of Saddam Hussein begins. October 27 – The 2005 French riots begin after 2 young immigrants die in Clichy-sous-Bois, while hiding from the police. October 29 – At least 61 people are killed and many others wounded in 3 powerful blasts in the Indian capital, Delhi (see 2005 Delhi bombings). November[edit] November 2 – The Spanish Congress of Deputies approves the admission to formality of the new Catalan Statute of Autonomy with the support of all the groups except the People's Party (PP), which the same day files an objection of unconstitutionality. November 4 – The U.S. and Uruguay governments sign a Bilateral investment treaty. November 9 – 2005 Amman bombings: At least 50 people are killed and more than 120 injured in a series of coordinated suicide bombings in Amman, Jordan. November 13 – Andrew Stimpson, a 25-year-old British man, is reported as the first person proven to have been 'cured' of HIV. November 22 – Angela Merkel assumes office as the first female Chancellor of Germany. November 28–December 9 – The United Nations Climate Change conference is held in Montreal. November 30 – Surgeons in France carry out the first human face transplant. December[edit] December 6 – An Iranian C-130 Hercules airplane crashes into a ten-storey building in a civilian area of Tehran, the capital of Iran, killing all 94 people aboard and 34 residents of the building (128 total). December 7 – The European Union TLD .eu is launched, and replaces Initially this will be only for business purposes. From 7 April 2006 onwards, EU citizens can also register .eu domains. December 11 – The 2005 Cronulla riots occur in Sydney, Australia, involving up to 5,000 youths. December 12 – Scientists announce that they have created mice with small amounts of human brain cells in an effort to make realistic models of neurological disorders. December 14 – Shakidor Dam fails in Pakistan due to heavy rain. December 16 – The 43rd Mersenne prime is found. December 18 – The Chadian Civil War (2005–10) begins. December 20 – Aleksandër Moisiu University is founded in Durrës, Albania. December 23 – Chad declares war on Sudan, following a December 18 attack on Adre, which left about 100 people dead. December 31 – Another second is added, 23:59:60, called a leap second, to end the year 2005. The last time this occurred was on June 30, 1998.

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