2005 Newspapers

Learn all about the year 2005 through historic and original 2005 newspapers as they were published on the day. Historic Newspapers have the world’s largest archive with over 4 million newspapers kept in great condition, ready to be sent out to our customers and enjoyed for a lifetime.

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2005 Newspapers

2005 Newspaper Headlines

There were some major, newsworthy 2005 events reported by the esteemed publishers at the time. From the groundbreaking introduction of ‘YouTube’ to the internet in February, which has arguably changed the way of the world, to the marriage of Prince Charles of England and Camilla Parker Bowles in April, shortly after the death of Pope John Paul II. 

A 2005 newspaper is the best way to immerse yourself in the past. The bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics was won by London in July 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the United States in August, and the first ever face transplant was carried out in France later in the year – all events that were reported in 2005 newspaper articles.

With events such as George W. Bush being inaugurated for his second term as President, the strong opinions shared across the world are documented. With the U.K. also targeted by a terrorist attack in July, 2005 was a year filled with emotion.

January 20, 2005
George W. Bush is inaugurated in Washington D.C. for his second term as the 43rd President.

February 10, 2005
North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons as a protection against the hostility it feels from the United States.

February 15, 2005
The Internet site ‘YouTube’ goes online.

February 27, 2005 
The 77th Academy Awards takes place and is hosted by Chris Rock. Million Dollar Baby wins Best Picture.

March 3, 2005
Millionaire Steve Fossett breaks a world record by completing the first non-stop, non-refueled, solo flight around the world in the Virgin Atlantic ‘GlobalFlyer‘.

April 2, 2005
Pope John Paul II dies; over four million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him.

April 9, 2005
Tens of thousands of demonstrators, many of them supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, march through Baghdad denouncing the U.S. occupation of Iraq, two years after the fall of Saddam Hussein. They rally in the square where his statue was toppled in 2003.

April 19, 2005
Papal conclave, 2005: Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) succeeds Pope John Paul II, becoming the 265th Pope.

July 2, 2005
‘Live 8‘ concerts, takes place throughout the world, raising interest in the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign. It is designed to precede the G8 summit and place pressure on world leaders to drop the debt of the world‘s poorest nations and increase both aid and Fair Trade.

July 6, 2005
The International Olympic Committee awards the 2012 Summer Olympics to London.

July 7, 2005
The United Kingdom is targeted in a terrorist attack. Four explosions – three on the Underground and one on a bus – rock the transport network in London, killing 56 people and injuring over 700.

August 29-30, 2005 
Hurricane Katrina strikes coastal areas from Louisiana to Alabama, travelling up the entire state of Mississippi. The hurricane affects most of eastern North America and becomes the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, with $108 billion in damages. At least 1,836 people are killed.

September 14-16, 2005 
The largest UN World Summit in history is held in New York City.

October 24, 2005 
Rosa Parks, the civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, dies of natural causes at the age of 92.

October 26, 2005 
The U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 2,000.

November 1, 2005 
Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive in the United States for a state visit, their first overseas tour since their marriage.

November 30, 2005
Surgeons in France carry out the first ever human face transplant.

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  • Historic Newspapers Team June 14 2022

    Thank you for your review.

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    Looking at your order, and email confirmation, we had confirmed that your order was due for delivery between May 27-May 30 but unfortunately was 1 business day later than expected, which we do apologize for.

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