2005

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January 19, 2022

2005 (MMV) was a normal year (not a leap year) that began on Saturday. The themes of the year declared by the United Nations were the International Year of Physics and the International Year of Microcredit.

Other times

According to the Chinese calendar, 2005 was the year of the rooster.

Events

January

January 1 - The Kainuu provincial administration experiment begins. January 1 - Municipal associations in Finland: The municipality of Kangaslammi joined the city of Varkaus The municipality of Karinainen joined the municipality of Pöytyä The municipalities of Kiihtelysvaara and Tuupovaara joined the city of Joensuu The municipality of Ulvila joined the city of Kulla The municipality of Loimaa joined the city of Loimaa The municipality of Peräseinäjoki and a small part of Ilmajoki joined the city of Seinäjoki The municipalities of Saari and Uukuniemi joined the municipality of Parikkala The municipality of Sahalahti joined the municipality of Kangasala The municipality of Vehmersalmi joined the city of Kuopio The municipality of Värtsilä joined the municipality of Tohmajärvi. January 1 - The municipality of Joutseno became the city of Joutseno. January 1 - The municipality of Punkalaitumen was transferred from the province of Satakunta to the province of Pirkanmaa. January 1 - Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy was established from the merger of the former HKL-Bussiliikente and Suomen Turistiauto Oy. January 1 - Flagship in Finland and a national day of mourning in Sweden in memory of the victims of the Indian Ocean earthquake. January 1 - A new Turkish lira is introduced, valued at 1,000,000. January 1 - Tieliikelaitos entered a fully open competition for contracts in the road sector. January 2 - More than 20 Iraqi soldiers are killed in a bomb attack near Baghdad. January 4 - Baghdad Governor Ali al-Haidri is shot dead. January 4 - The controversial dyeing building is demolished in Finlayson's old factory area in central Tampere. January 5 - Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz rediscovered the images they took on October 21, 2003, after exploring the dwarf planet Eris. January 9 - Mahmoud Abbas is elected President of the Palestinians. January 9 - Storm Gudrun ravages the Nordic and Baltic countries. It raised the water to a record high in the Gulf of Finland, causing flooding at the Helsinki Market Square, among other places. January 14 - The European Space Agency's Huygens spacecraft successfully lands on Saturn's Titan. January 16 - Croatian President Stjepan Mesić is re-elected. January 20 - U.S. President George W. Bush takes office for a second term. January 20 - Speed ​​limits are changed in Ireland from miles to kilometers. All traffic signs regarding speed limits were replaced, as were old road signs with distances in miles. January 21 - Seven people were killed in a car and taxi collision on Highway 9 in Loimaa. The six victims were young people from Vampula who were in a car and the seventh was a taxi driver from Urja. None of the victims had a seat belt fastened. Driving conditions were bad due to sleet. January 23 - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko is sworn in. January 27 - 60 years have passed since the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The UN General Assembly approved Secretary-General Kofi Annan's motion to mark the anniversary of the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Persecution. January 28 - Aceh peace talks begin in Vantaa. The secret talks are hosted by the Crisis Management Initiative, led by President Martti Ahtisaari. However, Ahtisaari himself did not take part in the negotiations. January 30 - First elections in Iraq after the occupation.

February

February 1 - Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park was established in western Lapland, located in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari and Muonio. February 6 - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's party wins 375 seats in Thai parliamentary elections

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