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Goodbye Sandra Dee

Live 8

Robert Blake Acquitted Of Murdering His Wife

Year 2005 In News Headlines And Information

Martha Stewart Returns Home From Prison

Scott Peterson Sentenced To Death

Brain Damaged Terry Schiavo Dies

Michael Jackson Acquitted On Child Molestation Charges

Bride Jennifer Wilbanks Found After Nationwide Search

Watergate "Deepthroat" Is Named

Hurricane Katrina Batters New Orleans

Year 2005  In Technology News And Information

Google Introduces Map Service

Year 2005 In Sports News And Other Fascinating Facts

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"Let Me Love You" - Mario 

jenifer aniston trivia 2005 brad pit  hollywood news  mrpopcultureJanuary - In court - Phil Spector once said he fatally shot Lana Clarkson by accident, but later changed his story... Don Kirshner, now 70 – says he is getting out of retirement to launch a global entertainment company. He’s a little bitter that he hasn’t been inducted into the rock ‘n’ roll hall of fame as a non-performer. “I’d like to know I don’t want to sound like sour grapes, but I believe I should have been one of the first three or first five inducted. Seriously. I man, they’ve got people in there that I trained, and I’m not in?”The FCC has received complaints about the New Year’s Eve “Tonight Show” – when Motley Crue’s Vince Neil wished bandmate Tommy Lee a happy “F..K..N” New Year”… After three years and their MTV show – “The Osbournes” starring rocker Ozzy and America’s favorite family – are saying goodbye…. Look for Madonna, Maroon 5, Mary J. Blige, Diana Ross and others - as the lineup for the NBC Universal telethon for tsunami relief. “The “Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope” will also feature Steve Wonder, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Brian Wilson, Kenny Chesney, Usher and Norah Jones… The big news is the marital breakup of Brad Pit and Jennifer Aniston. Their pictures are everywhere at supermarket checkouts... More big news – the marriage of Melania Knauss to Donald Trump – next Saturday!... Richard Hatch who is now a millionaire because he won the first “Survivor” – pleads guilty to two counts of tax evasion for failing to report – including all the loot he won from the show!...  On Saturday Night Live – Topher Grace with musical guests, The Killers... Morning show host Tarsha Jones (Miss Jones) of hip hop station WQHT NY is suspended for a song parody the mocked victims of the South Asia tsunami... E! Entertainment can’t be in the courtroom, but they sure can produce reenactments of Michael Jackson’s child-molestation trial – and that they’ll do. They’ll present daily re-creations from court transcripts...  Paris Hilton is facing charges of petty theft. It seems last month, she was at a newsstand on Sunset Blvd, spotted a DVD that featured her and a former boyfriend having sex and she swiped it – telling the manager she wasn’t going to pay for it. She said she never wanted the DVD to go public...

Shrek 2 did the biggest U.S. box office business in 2004 at $436.7 million. Followed by:

Spider Man 2- $373.4 million

Passion of the Christ - $370.3 million

The Incredibles - $251.5 million

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - $249.4 million

The Day After Tomorrow - $186.7 million

The Bourne Supremacy - $176.1 million

Meet the Fockers – $163.4 million

Shark Tale – $160.7 million

The Polar Express – $155.2 million

kelly clarkson ama music january 2005 trivia facts timeline mrpopcultureMore January 2005 Pop News - At the 33rd annual American Music Awards - Sugarland got new artist... Kelly Clarkson - favorite adult/contemporary artist and Will Smith/Gwen Stefani - favorite pop/rock artist male-female. 

brad pitt jennifer anniston january 2005 timeline More January - The big news is the marital breakup of Brad Pit and Jennifer Aniston… Marry - Melania Knauss to Donald Trump … Passing – The one, the only – Johnny Carson – late night talkshow king. He was 79….  Michael Jackson speaks out against leaks in his child molestation case. He says he is innocent and says the leaked grand jury transcripts material is “disgusting and false”…. “We Will Rock You” – music set to the music of Queen – at Paris Las Vegas…. “Everybody Loves Raymond” shoots its last episode… NBC’s two-hour tsunami relief concert raised $18.3 million for the American Red Cross “Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope” included performances by Madonna,  Sheryl Crow, Elton John, Steve Wonder and others...

paul mccartney super bowl halftime show february 2005 facts history timelineFebruary Michael Jackson speaks out against leaks in his child molestation case. He says he is innocent and says the leaked grand jury transcripts material is “disgusting and false”... “We Will Rock You” – music set to the music of Queen – at Paris Las Vegas... Rapper Jayceon Taylor, aka “the Game” is named in an alleged assault on two DJ’s at WKYS radio in Washington DC... Paul McCartney will announce a tour for this year during his halftime appearance at Super Bowl XXXIX February 6.  

Paul McCartney performs the SuperBowl halftime show…

martha stewart february 2005 timelineMore February - Martha Stewart - fresh out of prison, will star in a spinoff of “The Apprentice.” Donald Trump will executive produceThe Hit Factory – the legendary 54th street New York recording studio which opened in 1968, will close by the end of this month...  Jay-Z answers R. Kelly’s $75 million lawsuit over their aborted joint tour last fall. He claims the tour came unraveled because of R. Kelly’s financial woes, insecurities and unsafe and unpredictable behavior”... A celebrity makeup artist files a $25 million lawsuit against Snoop Dogg alleging he and several men in his entourage drugged and raped her two years ago. She also claims that one of Dogg’s associates beat her after a taping of the Jimmy Kimmel Live” show, which the rapper guest-hosted in January 2003....

Passing – Sandra Dee (62) actress, singer and teen idol of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  

Goodbye Sandra Dee

Kills self of a gunshot wound – Hunter Thompson – the counterculture literary figure. He was 67.

Hunter Thompson Interview From 1988

matthew broderick timeline march 2005 nathan laneMore February 2005 Pop News - Lindsay Lohan’s father – Michael, tells ABC’s “Primetime Live” that his headline-grabbing problems have helped, not hurt his daughter’s movie career. Recently Logan was arrested after a fiery car crash in Syosset, NY and he was charged with driving while intoxicated... Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane made “The Producers” on Broadway a huge smash. They left, then came back – now, there’s talk of a new movie – with the pair starring in the old “Odd Couple”... Rapper 50 Cent’s new album will be released earlier than planned because of widespread bootlegging. Look for “The Massacre” to come out this week, instead of March 8... 

47th Grammy Awards - Some Winners:

Record of the year – “Here We Go Again" – Ray Charles and Norah Jones…

 

Song Of The Year - "Daughters" - John Mayer

Album of the year - "Genious Loves Company" - Ray Charles

New Artist - Maroon 5

Country Song - "Live Like You're Dying" - Tim McGraw

More From February 2005 Pop News - 

Blink 182 – The San Diego trio rockers, say they are taking “an indefinite hiatus” from their partnership. …

Kings of Leon perform, "Sex On Fire" on David Letterman’s show…

Nielsen Top TV Show Ratings - March 8, 2005

American Idol on Tuesday – 26.90

CSI – 25.20

Movie-Their Eyes Were Watching God – 24.49

American Idol on Wednesday – 24.29

American Idol on Monday – 23.58

Survivor: Palau – 21.68

Lost – 18.85

Extreme makeover: Home Edition – 17.88

Law & Order: Trial by Jury – 17.29

NYPD Blue – 16.08

Cold Case – 15.77

House – 15.63

"Candy Shop" - 50 Cent

alanis morrissette march 2005 facts history music timelineMarch - Not again! – A member of rapper the Game’s entourage is shot outside the studios of radio station WQHT (Hot 97) located in Queens. Rapper 50 cent was being interviewed on the station when the shooting happened about 10pm. He had just made the unexpected announcement that he was kicking his protégé the game out of his crew, G-Unite, for being disloyal. Neither 50 Cent nor the Game was hurt in the incident...  Rapper Lil’ Kim (Kimberly Jones) is convicted of lying to a federal grand jury about a shooting outside of Hot 97FM NY back in 2001…. Alanis Morissette will mark 1995 release of “Jagged Little Pill” by releasing an acoustic version of the record. The album has sold 14 million copies in the U.S. and brought Morisette four Grammy awards...  The FBI closes the investigation into the 1997 slaying of rapper Notorious B.I.G... Rapper 50 Cent holds a press conference – saying he has settled his differences with partner – the Game from the group G-Unit. Rapper Lil’ Kim (Kimberly Jones) is convicted of lying to a federal grand jury about a shooting outside of Hot 97FM NY back in 2001... Passing – Actor Jack Elam – distinguished looking character actor – best known for his wandering left eye. He was 82...  Michael Lohan, father of singer-actress Lindsay Logan faces felony charges for allegedly driving drunk into a telephone pole on Long IslandPaula Abdul is fined and placed on probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of hit-and-run driving stemming from an accident last December… “The Office” debuts on NBC-TV… Wordwide sales of recorded music declined 1.3% to $33.6 billion last year as the U.S. market grew for the first time since 1999 and consumers bought more concert and video DVD’s. ..

77th Academy Awards - Some Winners:

Best Picture - "Million Dollar Baby" 

Best Actor - Jaimie Fox - "Ray"

More Oscars - Hilary Swank received best actress for "Million Dollar Baby."

britney spears facts april 2005 federline newlyweds tv timelineApril - New label - Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons announces his Russell Simmons Music Group will partner with his old Def Jam Music Group to form a new music label.... Bruce Springsteen solo tour – his first such tour in eight years. it all begins April 25 in Detroit with a 34-city date… “Anger Management Tour” begins July 7 in Indiana. Look for 50 Cent, Eminem, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, G-Unit…. Newly married Britney Spears and Kevin Federline headline a new reality series on MTV – “Newlyweds”… ABC announces that “Monday Night Football” will move to ESPN beginning in 2006…. Gretchen Wilson is hot winning  two CMT video awards - she got video of the year for her debut clip, “Redneck Woman,” and female video for “When I Think About Cheatin”…  On FOX-TV - American Top 40 Live on Fox. It’s the radio countdown show brought to TV and it too is hosted by Ryan Seacrest. On the show this week - Maroon 5, Hoobastank, Ryan Cabrera, Gavin DeGraw, Finger Eleven…Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary who has been battling leukemia, will undergo a bone marrow transplant after finding a donor. Travers had been waiting or a match after chemotherapy failed to stop the disease. 

"Hollaback Girl" - Gwen Stefani

garth brooks proposes trisha yearwood may 2005 music timelineMay - ABC’s “Primetime Live: Fallen Idol,” which featured Corey Clark – former American Idol”” contestant who claimed he had an affair with Paula Abdul, had its biggest ratings in that program’s history... Michael Jackson trial – From the witness stand - Actor Macaulay Culkin talks of a special bond with Michael Jackson when he was younger….It’s the hottest format – “Jack” FM. It’s been around a few years – having started in Canada. All the songs played on Jack stations were in the top-40. Stations are basically jockless and offer “expanded” playlists... on CBS-TV - "Elvis By The Presleys"... CNBC says it is canceling Dennis Miller’s low-rated political talkshow...   Vinter - Rocker Vince Neil - lead singer for Motley Crue – plans on going into the wine business with “Vince Vineyards.”  First offering - a 2003 Napa Cabernet sauvignon and a 2003 Sonoma Chardonnay... Australian Kylie Minogue announces she has breast cancer and will begin treatment immediately... Garth Brooks gets down on one knee in front of 7,000 fans and proposed to Trisha Yearwood. She of course – said yes. This was at the Buck Owens Crystal Palace in Bakersfield... KROQ Los Angeles conducts its annual Weenie Roast concert. On hand – Audioslave, the Killers, Hot Hot Head, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance and others. … Ken Jennings – who won 74 games on “Jeopardy!” - loses a three-day tournament of champs and a $2 million prize to Brad Rutter of Pennsylvania. Speaking of Jennings – Comedy Central is developing a show that would star him! Let’s see!... “Nightline” which read the names of over 721 U.S. military personnel who lost their lives in Iraq, says it’s going to do it again – this time on Memorial Day. Passing – Eddie Albert (99) – best-known as Olivier Douglas on “Green Acres”…. For the first time in its history FOX-TV ends a TV season at #1 in the 18-49 demo range – all season – from September to May…

carrie underwood winner  trivia 2005 year  music idol   mrpopcultureJune - “American Idol” – the battle between the two finalists – Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood drew some decent ratings – and the finale drew about 29 million with Carrie Underwood the winner!...

leonardo dicaprio hit by a bottle  2005 hollywood facts history movie timelineMore June - Vera Wong gets American fashion’s highest award - the Designer of the Year. She’s a former Vogue editor and revolutionized the bridal wear market in the 1990’s…. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is hit with a bottle while attending a Hollywood party given by Paris Hilton’s ex-boyfriend and needed about a dozen stitches to close a wound near his ear… On the “Today” showMatt Lauer gets into a testy interview with Tom Cruise as Lauer challenged the actor’s attacks on the use of prescription and antidepressant drugs….. Viacom introduces its “Logo” network – a gay channel. It’s rolled out in about 10 million homes. …. E! Entertainment says it will end “The Howard Stern Show” – the final installment airing July 8. It had been part of the channel since 1994…

"Inside Your Heaven"  - Carrie Underwood

lil kim rap history sentenced prison july 2005 lying facts trivia timeline mrpopculture photoJuly - Passing – Luther Vandross (54) – Grammy-winning R&B singer… Rapper Lil Kim gets sentenced to a year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 shootout…

Live 8 – The London concert had U2, Paul McCartney and a reunion of Pink Floyd! Actor Will Smith lead all the Live 8 cities in a simultaneous demonstration – with attention to the dying children in Africa. In Berlin – Green Day rocked as did Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in Rome. Neil Young was in Toronto. And – hip-hop stars did their thing in Philadelphia….

Live 8 Action

eminem facts 2005 september music rap timelineMore July - CBS debuts “Rock Star: INXS” where wannabes compete to be the band’s lead singer…. Eminem and 50 Cent begin their dual tour in Chicago. … Howard Stern reveals that comedian Adam Carolla and ex-rocker David Lee Roth will take over his morning show in Los Angeles, and New York respectively. Stern is counting the days before he moves to Sirius Satellite radio in January…. LL Cool J. aka James Todd Smith is going into movie production with LionsGate Films to produce movies to serve the underserved African American woman…. Usher (26) has opened a summer camp in his hometown of Atlanta for 150 campers ages 8 to 18… Debuting on TBS - “Minding the Store” which shows Pauly Shore trying to revive the fortunes of West Hollywood’s Comedy store, owned by his mother… The opening of “Imagine” – a Broadway musical based on the songs of John Lennon – is postponed once again. The date now is Aug. 14 at New York’s Broadhurst Theatre…

"Don't Cha" - Pussycat Dolls

adam corolla taking over for howard stern radio facts timelineAugust - Comedian Adam Corolla says he will replace Howard Stern on his Los Angeles affiliate – KLSX-FM. Actually, Corolla will also air in San Diego, San Francisco and one other West Coast city.... Howard Stern will be testing a new technology – In Demand which provides video-on-demand content to cable TV. The In Demand show will contain edited highlights of his radio show - and it will be uncensored… FOX says an independent investigation could not substantiate allegations that Paula Abdul had a sexual relationship with a contestant, and she will remain on “American Idol”… Garth Brooks - just two months after ending his 16-year relationship with Capitol Records - cuts a deal with WalMart - and they alone will carry his music. It’s the first time an artist has made an entire catalog available only through one outlet…. Madonna’s 47 th birthday celebration is marred when she suffered several broken bones in a horse riding accident at her London country home… Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest will co-host the 34 th edition of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” from Times Square Dec. 31. Clark is recovering at home from a Dec. 6 stroke. Seacrest has agreed to a multi-year deal to executive produce and join Clark on the ABC special…Sean Combs hosts MTV Video Music Awards – and it’s held in Miami, despite the events of Hurricane Katrina not far away. And yes, Marion “Suge Knight” was shot and wounded in a nightclub earlier. He’s OK…

57th Annual Emmy Awards:

"Everybody Loves Raymond" - Outstanding Comedy Series

"Lost" - Outstanding Drama Series

bob denver 2005 trivia  news   mrpopcultureSeptember - NBC airs a benefit for hurricane victims. Rapper Kanye West said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” and  although heard on the East Coast, was cut on delayed feeds NBC-TV - The Hurricane Katrina benefit, “Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast” was viewed by 24 million. It featured performances by Neil Young, Paul Simon and Mariah Carey – among others….  

Passing – Bob Denver (70) – Best-known as “Gilligan” in Gilligan’s Island and as Maynard G. Krebs in Dobie Gillis….

 Another telethon – this one on MTV – “ReAct Now: Music & Relief” – this time with Alicia Keyes, Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Melissa Etheridge and others. …. Next month – Beyonce and her mother, Tina Knowles launch their House of Dereon fashion label….

MTV Video Music Awards - Video of the Year: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Green Day

elvis presley musical september 2005 music trends timelineMore September - Mellowing of the trend. “All Shook Up” – the music of Elvis Presley is closing on Broadway after 213 performances. But wait “Lennon” the music of John Lennon is closing this week after only 49 performances. Another one that closed recently was “Good Vibrations” – music of the Beach Boys. The trend began of course with “Mamma Mia” – the music of Abba back in 2001. … But wait – more “jukebox” musicals are in the wings. Look for “Jersey Boys” – the music of Frankie Vali and the 4 Seasons to open Nov. 6 and Johnny Cash’s music in “Ring of Fire” to open in February... It’s a web hit – “George Bush Don’t Care About Black People” – the remark made by Kanye West during an NBC Hurricane relief telethon – was lifted by rappers Damien Randle and Micah Nickerson – made an unauthorized remix using his words. It’s a hit on the Web.  Passing – The one, the only – Don Adams (Get Smart). He was 82…

"Gold Digger" - Kanye West

 michael eisner departs disney october 2005 facts history timelineOctober - Michael Eisner departs from Disney after 21 years, giving up his board seat earlier than expected….. Ashlee Simpson returns Saturday Night Live. She was jeered last October when a technical glitch made it obvious she was lip-syncing in what was advertised as a live performance…. But wait – more “jukebox” musicals are in the wings. Look for “Jersey Boys” – the music of Frankie Vali and the 4 Seasons to open Nov. 6 and Johnny Cash’s music in “Ring of Fire” to open in February…. Michael J. Fox plays a terminally-ill CEO on three upcoming episodes of “Boston Legal”… Paris Hilton says, despite Fox-TV canceling her “The Simple Life” after its third season, other networks want it….. The four-year feud between rappers Jay-Z and Nas appears to be over as they shake hands during a NY concert. …

CMA Awards - Keith Urban Gets Entertainer Of The Year 

keith urban 2005 music news trivia  cma award  mrpopcultureNovember - Bon Jovi’s Have a Nice Day tour!... Yoko Ono issues and apology to Paul McCartney for saying his songs were trite…. Beach Boy Mike Love sues Beach Boy and cousin Brian Wilson – charging that a promotional campaign for Wilson’s 2004 “Smile” album injured Love professionally…. Paris Hilton is unhurt in an accident as she left a Hollywood nightclub. . She was a passenger in a Bentley that a companion drove into the back of a large commercial truck…. Russell Crowe pleads guilty in New York to assault, admitting to a judge that he threw a phone that hit a Manhattan hotel concierge in June. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge - he must not be arrested for one year… CMA’s - Keith Urban got male vocalist and entertainer of the year… Lee Ann Womak got best album (There’s More Where That Came From)…. American Idol champ Carrie Underwood’s first album - “Some Hearts” is released.. Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson has sold 5.8 million copies of her first two albums… AMA Awards -  Winners included Eminem, Kelly Clarkson, Black Eyed Peas, Destiny’s Child, Tim McGraw, Missy Elliott. Performers included The Rolling Stones (via satellite from Salt Lake City), Keith Urban, Gwen Stefani, Lindsay Lohan…. After 22 years – Rick Springfield returns to “General Hospital.” He reprises the role of Dr. Noah Drake…

December - Oprah Winfrey’s appearance on David Letterman’s show drew a whopping 13.4 million viewers – more than 4x his normal ratings! She hasn’t been on his show for 16 years because his jibs had made her uncomfortable....

 

howard stern does last radio show - december 2005 facts history timelineMore December - Justin Timberlake and his business partners introduce their fashion line. It focuses on men’s and women’s vintage T’s, polos, jeans and hats... Britney Spears files a $20 million libel lawsuit against Us Weekly charging that the magazine published a false story that she and husband Kevin Federline had made a sex tape and were about to release it... Howard Stern does his final show on commercial radio. He’ll be joining Sirius in January. Stern and crew did a remote from Las Vegas... Julia Roberts is one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses – at $20 million per flick, Nicole Kidman is second – at about $17 million and then Reese Witherspoon and Drew Barrymore at about $15 million….. Passing – Comedian Richard Pryor (65)….. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood get married – in a private ceremony at their Oklahoma home…. KIIS-FM Los Angeles annual Jingle Ball – With Shakira and Chris Brown. Also Frankie J, Rihanna and the Pussycat Dolls…. On “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2006 – Look for Mariah Carey, Hilary Duff, the Bangles, Chris Brown, Sean Paul, the Pussycat Dolls and 311…

The Year 2005 In News Headlines And Information

January 1 - President Bush calls on every American who can contribute – to do so to organizations aiding victims of the southern Asian earthquake/tsunami. He named his father and Bill Clinton to lead a nationwide fundraising drive…The U.S. sends 20 Navy ships to the tsunami-battered southern Asia and the United Nations says food is reaching the area.... Iraq – pre-election violence as seven U.S. soldiers are killed by a roadside bomb… Gunmen assassinate Baghdad governor Ali Haidari and six of his bodyguards… Edgar Ray Killen is arrested in Mississippi on murder charges in the deaths 40 years ago of three young civil rights workers Killen is now 80... Shadi Abdalla – former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden – just out of prison in Germany – has been removed from the United Nations and U.S. terrorism blacklists – a rare move. Berlin values him as a key informant against other suspected militants on trial and has given him a new identity and placed him under police protection... Sen. Richard Lugar of (D) Indiana, Foreign Relations chairman says a U.S government plan to keep some suspected terrorists in custody for their lifetime even if there was not enough evidence to bring them before a judge is a bad idea....  

donald trump 2005 news facts california trivia timeline mrpopcultureJanuary 8 - Exit polls show a victory for Mohmoud Abbas – for Palestinian authority president... The White House says that its two-year hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has ended. No stockpiles were found... The Sudanese government and southern rebel groups sign an agreement that ends of Africa’s longest wars – some 21 years... Insurgents, using a roadside bomb – blow up another Bradley fighting vehicle – killing two American soldiers... In Graniteville, South Carolina – a lethal plume of chlorine gas leaking from a rail tanker car keeps 5,000 residents away from their homes – this after a train collision...  Rain mud/landslides in the tiny town of La Conchita in California have claimed four more victims. Six are confirmed dead and there are still more missing. The area has been hard hit with rain... Palestinian militants set off explosions at a commercial crossing into the Gaza Strip and then opened fire on civilian workers. Six Israelis are dead... Donald Trump breaks ground on his first California project – 36 multi-million-dollar mansions in Palos Verdes – near Los Angeles – right on the ocean... The last four British prisoners being held at the U.S Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will be freed... CBS News dismisses four staffers and appoints a new standards executive after an independent panel issues an exhaustive report on how questionable documents led the network to air false stories about President Bush’s military service... Passing – Rosemary Kennedy (86) – sister of John F. Kennedy who spent much of her life shielded from the public and struggled with mental retardation... The nation’s unemployment remains at 5.4%... 

January 15 - Army spc. Charles Graner Jr. is convicted by a military jury of abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq…. British newspapers publish graphic photos showing their troops abusing Iraqi prisoners…Senate Democrats delay the confirmations of Atty. Gen-designate Albert Gonzales and Secretary of State nominee Condolezza Rice... George Walker Bush takes the oath of office for the second time. He vowed that the U.S. would promote democratic movements “in every nation and culture” with the goal of ending tyranny “in our world”... A car bomb explodes in southwestern Baghdad outside a mosque where Shiites were celebrating the Eid al-adha holiday, killing six and wounding dozens. 

Condoleezza Rice news year 2005 rewind trivia   history  mrpopcultureJanuary 22 - Iraq – With elections about a week away, the Iraqi government says it will close borders, ban driving, shut down the airport and impose a curfew to maintain security… (Later) Millions turn out to vote in the nation’s first multi-party elections in 50 years... Al Jazeera, the Arab satellite TV channel that has drawn the ire of officials in Washington – because of its continued bent on encouraging violence against American troops – is studying how to become a private company without subsidies from Qatar’s government... The U.S. Supreme Court refused to get involved in the in the case of Teri Schiavo, dismissing a claim by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. That means her husband can have his brain-damaged wife’s feeding tube removed... President Bush’s recent $80 billion request for Iraq and Afghanistan will ramp-up a budget shortfall – to $427 billion. .. The Senate confirms the nomination of Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State…A man intent on committing suicide parked his SUV on a railroad track near Los Angeles in the path of a Metrolink train. 11 are dead with 180 injured... Pilgrims angered by the accidental deaths of several people inside a Hindu temple, set fire to shops along a crowded walkway outside in Wai, India – triggering a stampede that killed 256... 

State Of The Union 2005 - President Bush

February 1 - State of the Union address – President Bush pushes for sweeping changes in the nation’s Social Security system including individual investment accounts for younger workers... The senate votes 60 to 36 to confirm the nomination of Alberto R. Gonzales as attorney general...  Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice on her first visit to the Middle East as the top U.S. diplomat, urges Israeli leaders to make the “hard decisions” needed to promote a democratic Palestinian state and put the peace process back on track... Leaders of a predominantly Shiite Muslim list of candidates say their state had won more than 50% of the votes cast for Iraq’s transitional national assembly, but say they will refrain from using their power to install clerics in the new government... The Federal Reserve raises key interest rate to 2.5%..  President Bush proposes a 2006 budget will call for billions of dollars in cuts that will touch people on food stamps and farmers on price supports... Staff scientists at the National institutes of Health will be banned from accepting any consulting fees or other income from drug companies and the employees must also divest industry stock holdings... Sgt. Javal Davis, who admitted abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in late 2003, is sentenced to six months in a military prison and given a bad-conduct discharge... Transcripts detail how Enron traders conspired to shut down a healthy power plant as blackouts rolled across California in 2001. The utility was the source of an earlier set of Enron tapes that proved embarrassing to Enron, which filed for bankruptcy in December 2001... Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton faints while giving a speech in Buffalo, NY. Her office said it was due to a stomach virus she may have contacted over the weekend... 

charles camilia 2005 february marriage announcement trivia timeline mrpopculture photoFebruary 8 - Egypt summit – Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands – pledging to halt all attacks after four years of massive killings, suicide bombings and the whole bit…. Bold, but not beautiful - North Korea says it does have atomic weapons and has no interest in the six-nation talks to end their nuclear program….  It’s announced that Prince Charles will marry his live-in lover Camilla Parker Bowles in a spring ceremony at Windsor Castle…Militant group Hamas said they would hold fire against Israel as they decide to honor a cessation of hostilities declared at the summit in Egypt last week... Howard Dean is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee – unanimously. 

 

February 15 - The U.S. ambassador to Syria is called back to Washington as anger swells against Damascus after the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri….. Iraq’s Shiite Muslims mark their holiest day with violence as attackers kill 54….. President Bush asks Congress for an additional $81.9 billion that would go mainly to fund the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, boosting the   cost of U.S military operations stemming from the 2001 terrorist attacks to about $280 billion…In a videotape broadcast, Al Qaeda’s deputy leader, Ayman Zawahiri -  denounced U.S. calls for political reform in the idle East and urged the West to respect the Islamic World...

February 22 - The Supreme Court declares that temporary segregation in some state’s prisons must be halted unless it can be shown it is the only way to maintain safety and security... The Shiite-led alliance in Iraq nominates Ibrahim Jafari – Muslim scholar as prime minister of Iraq... Ahmed Omar Abu Ali – an American citizen being held in a Saudi Arabian prison for 20 months is accused in federal court of conspiring with Al Qaeda to assassinate President Bush... A Palestinian suicide bomber blows up outside a crowded bar in Tel Aviv – four are dead... President Bush meets with Vladimir V. Putin in Slovakia and exchanged views on democracy. Bush said that Liberty “is not anarchy” and Putin offered assurances on democracy, but made no pledge to alter his style of governing, amid criticism by the U.S. and others.  It was the last leg of Bush’s European tour... Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice cancels an official visit to Cairo amid growing tensions between the U>S. and Egypt over Egypt’s resistance to democratic reform.  The decision also comes after Cairo’s jailing of an opposition leader... President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt calls for a constitutional amendment to allow other candidates to run against him – a first.. Winn-Dixie supermarkets file for chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. The company says all 920 of its stores, mostly in the Southeast – are open

martha stewart facts march 2005 timelineMarch 1 - The Supreme Court abolishes the death penalty for juveniles, ruling that it was excessive and cruel to execute a person who was under 18 when the crime was committedIn a sign of Syria’s dwindling diplomatic support, Saudi Arabia demands Damascus pull its soldiers out of Lebanon without delay... The Bush administration increases pressure on Syria, demanding the full and immediate withdrawal of its military and intelligence forces from Lebanon... Federal authorities temporarily suspend three gene therapy experiments following news that a third child in a similar French study has developed leukemia and that one of the three has died...  Militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, accused of heading the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network, is found guilty of taking part in an “evil conspiracy” to carry out the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people... The ACLU and a human rights organization sues Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and three army commanders on behalf of former detainees, charging that the military authorized illegal interrogation techniques... Martha Stewart returns home from prison to her estate in Bedford, NY. She’ll remain under the watch of federal authorities while trying to revive her homemaking empire. 

March 8 - Brian Gene Nichols – sought for the shooting rampage in a downtown Atlanta courthouse that killed a judge and two others – is caught. The rape defendant killed Superior Court Judge Rowland Barnes after overpowering a sheriff’s deputy and taking his gun…Iraq – A suicide bomber blows himself up in a crowd of funeral mourners outside a Shiite Muslim mosque – and 47 die… 45 corpses of Iraqi men, women and children are found in mass graves near the Syrian border and south of Baghdad. ... Dan Rather signs off the CBS Evening News for good. Bob Schiffer will take over. 

vladimir putin facts march 2005 information timeline mrpopculture photoMarch 15 -   The Senate votes for the drilling of oil and gas in the arctic refuge... Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and Russian President Vladimir V. Putin hold talks in Kiev as Putin makes his first visit to the Ukrainian capital since the pro-Western government came to power in January... A French court convicts six Islamic militants of conspiring to bomb the U.s. Embassy in Paris... President Bush signs legislation permitting the parents of brain-damaged Terry Schiavo to ask a federal judge to order her feeding tube removed... Doctors begin the process of ending Teri Schiavo’s life – a court-ordered move. Congress tried to stop the process with subpoenas but a judge in Florida moved ahead... Ahmed Omar Abu Ali – n American student accused of plotting with Al Qaeda to assassinate President Bush, pleads not guilty to terrorism related charges in Virginia... Secretary of state Condoleezza Rice makes her first visit to Afghanistan and meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzal... Sheik Hassan Nasrallah – the leader of the militant Hezbollah party, rejects President Bush’s call for it to disarm and integrate into the political mainstream... Passing – Auto maker John Z. DeLorean. He was 80…. Scott Peterson – convicted of murdering his wife Laci, and unborn son, is sentenced to death….

Meanwhile – Actor Robert Blake is acquitted in the shooting death of his wife…

terry schiavo  history  year 2005  trivia  mrpopcultureMarch 23 - At least 14 are dead after an explosion in a Texas oil refinery near Texas City... A 17-year-old girl in northern Vietnam dies of avian influenza. It’s the 48th official bird flue death in Southeast Asia... The government launches an investigation after evidence uncovers that Pakistan has made clandestine purchases of U.S. high-tech components for use in its nuclear weapons program... A magnitude 8.7 earthquake strikes off the northern coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, killing hundreds and triggering mass evacuations... Terri Schiavo’s parents go to the Supreme Court in an attempt to keep their daughter alive. Right to die dispute of Terri Schiavo - The U.S. Supreme Court turns down an appeal to legally keep her alive and Gov. Jeb Bush’s request to take custody of the woman has been turned down…

 

April 1 - Pope John Paul II, who led the Roman Catholic Church for 26 years, dies…. Terry Schiavo – the brain-damaged woman who became a national focus after a family feud led to a national right-to-die debate – dies. She was 41. Her body was cremated as disagreements continued between her husband and her parents…. Passing - Prince Rainier III of Monaco, who reigned for more than half a century – and – married Grace Kelly. He was 81…

April 8 - At Vatican City - Pope John Paul II is laid to rest and eulogized and millions gathered from all over the world…. Jeffrey Ake - an American subcontractor is kidnapped and shown on Arabic-language satellite TV pleading for his life - asking U.S. officials to withdraw American troops from Iraq. (Ake was never heard from again)…. Weds - Prince Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles in Windsor Guildhall…

April 15 - New Pope - Joseph Ratzinger (78) is chosen to succeed Pope John Paul II and becomes Pope Benedict XVI – the 265 th leader of the world’s most powerful church…. Iraq’s new president confirms the discovery of more than 50 slain hostages in the Trigris River south of the capital…

 

April 22 - A rush-hour train derailment in Tokyo leaves 73 people dead and 443 injured… In Lithuania - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets with President Valdas Adamkus and will meet with NATO foreign ministers...  Vatican City - Pope Benedict XVI is inaugurated and calls for unity throughout the Catholic church... Iraq – Insurgents detonate some 14 car bombs in and around Baghdad. 27 die. Iraq’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari proposes a Cabinet of three dozen ministers drawn from the nation’s major ethnic and religious groups... International investigators say that tools and components that were supposed to go to Libya’s nuclear weapons program disappeared and they suspect they went to another country... A rush-hour train derailment in Tokyo leaves 73 people dead and 443 injured... President Bush said he favored changing the pension system so that benefits for low-income workers would grow faster than those for wealthy retirees... Zacarias Moussaoul pleads guilty to conspiring with Al Qaeda operatives who were involved in the Sept. 11 attacks... Mayor Dick Murphy – resigns from that office amid criticism of his handling of San Diego’s pension deficit and threats of a recall. He only won election to the office five months ago... A judge sentences Saajid Badai – a British man – to 13 years in prison after he admitted to conspiring with shoe bomber Richard Reid to blow up a transatlantic jetliner in 2001... The last Syrian troops leave Lebanon – ending 29 years of Syrian military domination of Lebanon... A military jury sentences Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar to death for killing two American officers and wounding 14 other soldiers in a nighttime grenade and rifle attack... New York Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer says he would audit American International group (AIG) over reports that they improperly booked workers’ compensation premiums, providing an “unlawful benefit” to the company worth tens of millions of dollars... Author and columnist Arianna Huffington is going to launch a celebrity blog – and has invited some 300 friends to contribute... 

wilbanks trivia year 2005 news feature   mrpopcultureMay 1 - Jennifer Wilbanks apologizes for disappearing before her wedding day and insists that her flight was prompted not by cold feet, but by “a host of compelling issues which seemed out of control.” Wilbanks three-day disappearance led to a nationwide search. She initially told investigators she had been abducted by a Latino man and a white woman with a handgun – a story that quickly unraveled. From Florida, Wilbanks said her flight by bus to Las Vegas and eventually to Albuquerque was not in response to her pending wedding date, four days after she vanished. …. Iraq’s Shiite Muslim leaders, with a new government ready to take office, plan to crack down on Sunni-led insurgents and purge suspected infiltrators and corrupt officers from the country’s security forces... British voters give Tony Blair a third consecutive term as Prime Minister, but his labor party’s hold on Parliament is weakened and the Iraq war is a factor... Iraq - Suicide bombers kill more than two dozen in separate attacks... U.S. health officials warn the public to be careful when handling mice, rats and hamsters after an investigation of the first documented human cases of salmonella linked to pet rodents... The Fed raises its key interest rate to 3%.

May 8 - In Moscow President Bush and Russian President Vladmir Puton meet, focusing on area of agreement... As thousands cheer - Speaking in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia – President Bush pledged to support their progress toward democracy in a land that he said once suffered “under Lenin’s steely gaze”... Persuing his trade initative, President Bush welcomes six Latin American leaders to the White House...Jerry Hobbs III is accused of killing his 8-year-old daughter and her second-grade classmate and they played in a park in Zion, Ill…Police say that the finger a woman claimed she found in a cup of Wendy’s chili in San Jose, actually belongs an acquaintance of her husband. The man lost it in an industrial accident in December...

May 15 - Police in Santa Clara County said that Brian Paul Rossiter - the man whose finger was allegedly planted in a bowl of chili as part of a scheme to exact money from Wendy’s restaurants - sold it to cover a $50 debt. The finger was planted by Anna Ayala – so say charges against her…. Newsweek Damage as the White House calls for the magazine to do more to repair the damage to America’s image in Muslim nations - after an article about U.S. interrogators desecrating the Koran at Guantanamo Bay. Newsweek had earlier retracted the article, which said that a U.S. interrogator flushed a copy of the Koran down the toilet…

May 22 - Jennifer Wilbanks, Georgia’ runaway bride, is indicted on charges of making false statements to police and could face a maximum sentence of six years in prison…. June 1- The Supreme Court upholds the federal government’s power to seize and destroy marijuana – even the kind used as medicine.  W. Mark Felt – who used to be the No. 2 man at the FBI – is the famed “deepthroat” of Watergate  - the guy who helped bust Nixon and the rest of the gang. His identity was confirmed by Bob Woodward, who with Carl Bernstein, wrote “All the President’s Men.” Felt is still alive – at the age of 91. … Sen. Joseph Biden – the top Democrat on the senate Foreign Relations Committee says the U.S. needs to close the military base at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. …

June 1 - The Supreme Court upholds the federal government’s power to seize and destroy marijuana – even the kind used as medicine... W. Mark Felt – who used to be the No. 2 man at the FBI – is the famed “deepthroat” of Watergate  - the guy who helped bust Nixon and the rest of the gang. His identity was confirmed by Bob Woodward, who with Carl Bernstein, wrote “All the President’s Men.” Felt is still alive – at the age of 91... Sen. Joesph Biden – the top Democrat on the senate Foreign Relations Committee says the U.S. needs to close the military base at Guantanamo Bay Cuba... President Bush says he remains optimistic – and will stick with his agenda in the face of setbacks on his energy policy, social security direction and nominations... Samir Kassir – a leading Lebanese journalist – is killed by a car bomb near downtown Beirut... Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld – in Singapore – said the rapid development of China’s missile capabilities, air force and navy put Asia’s military balance at risk and that the Pentagon believes China’s build-up is much larger then what the government has admitted. Earlier in the week while in Washington, he warned Iraqi’s neighbors against providing medical treatment or safe haven to Iraqi’s most wanted – Jordanian fugitive Abu Musab Zarqawi... Attackers shot or hacked to death at least 41 and burned their houses in western Ivory Coast. 

michael jackson acquitted june 2005 facts history timelineJune 8 -  Michael Jackson is acquitted on all counts in his child-molestation and conspiracy trial. The prosecution alleged Jackson had sexually abused a then-13-year old cancer patient…. Trouble – As teenager Natalee Holloway  disappeared May 30 while on a five-day trip to the Caribbean island with 124 classmates and seven chaperons…

June 15 -  North Korean leader Kim Jong II tells a South Korean envoy that his country wild return to six-nation negotiations over its nuclear weapons program as early as next month if it was treated wit respect by the U.S... Sagging public supports - A group lf lawmakers demand that President Bush develop plans to withdraw troops and a top Pentagon official... President Bush insists that the U.S. was making progress on both the political and security challenges in Iraq. He urged European allies to put aside their differences with America and work to bring the Iraqi insurgency to an end... Insurgents targeting Iraqi security forces kill at least 36 in four cities, including the Kurdish stronghold of Irbil... Once again - Senate Democrats black a confirmation vote on John Bolton as U.N ambassador. 

ahmadinejad year 2005 mayor wins  news  mrpopcultureJune 22 - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – the mayor of Tehran – wins Iran’s presidency in a landslide. A day before the run-off election, Iran said that it had arrested 26 people, including at least one military figure for suspected violations in the first round of voting…. Former Boy Scout leader Dennis Rader pleads guilty to murdering 10 people to satisfy his sexual fantasies. His killing spree reigned from 1974 to 1991. He was named for his killing technique – bind, torture, kill…

July 1 - Justice Sandra Day O’Connor  (75) says she is retiring. She has served on the Supreme Court since 1981. New York Times reporter Matthew Cooper is jailed for refusing to submit to questioning by a special prosecutor investigating possible wrongdoing by the Bush administration…

July 8 - Coordinated bombs rip through subways and a double-decker bus in London during rush hour, killing 38 and injuring more than 700. … Hurricane Dennis slams Florida’s panhandle with 120mph winds…

July 15 - In Baghdad - a man with a bomb strapped to his waist walked up to a fuel tanker and blows himself up, killing 60…. Canada signs gay marriage legislation into law, becoming the fourth nation to grant full legal rights to same-sex couples…

July 22 - London – Would-be bombers fail to blow-up subway trains and a bus – and this time – they’re caught on cameras. Witnesses say bombs in backpacks made loud popping sounds and emitted a strong smell, but failed to fully detonate. All four attackers fled…. SWAT teams in London capture the last three fugitives wanted in connection with the bombing attempt on the London transit system. They are no doubt, Islamic militants…

August 1 - The crew of a Russian mini-submarine trapped for days beneath the Bering Sea is rescued after a remote-controlled British “Scorpio” underwater craft helped disentangled the vessel from cables and fishing ropes…. Prime Minister Tony Blair announces tough anti- terrorism measures that include shutting down radical mosques and deporting Islamic clerics who preach violence…

 August 8 - Iraq – President Bush says a premature Iraq pullout would send a “terrible signal” to the enemy. ..  Passing – ABC anchorman Peter Jennings at the age of 67… of lung cancer. … Scott Sullivan – former WorldCom Inc. finance chief is sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the company’s $billion dollars accounting fraud. …. Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, reaches an agreement with HarperCollins to write two books, this after her best-selling memoir…

August 15 - Ohio Gov. Robert Taft pleads no contest to charges that he violated state ethics laws by failing to report golf outings and other gifts. He apologized and blamed poor record keeping…

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katrina year 2005 review history news  mrpopcultureAugust 22 - Hurricane Katrina – New Orleans is hit hard with water everywhere and the death toll is climbing. At least 58 deaths are reported in the area – including Mississippi…. Connecticut becomes the first state to challenge the No Child Left Behind law in court, arguing that the centerpiece of President Bush’s education law amounts to an unfounded mandate from the federal government…Eric Rudolph apologized to people maimed or killed by a pipe bomb packed in nails – the one he planted during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics...  Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warns of stocks and property values falling because of what he calls “low risk” premiums... Hurricane Katrina hits Florida’s southeastern coast – killing 2 and knocking out power to over a million homes...  

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More September 1 - New Orleans – Snipers fire on rescue efforts as federal troops mobilize in the  area. The city’s police and emergency officials are working to prevent complete  social disintegration as widespread looting continues and floodwaters hide a  number of dead….  Search teams press on to evacuate  those still in New Orleans, but hundreds  still will not leave.   Making progress in New Orleans as pumps and newly repaired levees are  helping lower to lower the water level... Many New Orleans refugees are showing  up in Baton Rouge especially those with relatives living there. …. Bird flu has killed another in Vietnam, bringing the regional death toll to 62 since 2003...

September 8 - Police in New Orleans say they will use force by the end of the week for those who had not left, citing environmental hazards and dangerous bacteria levels. … President Thursday says that the government would be with those displaced by Hurricane Katrina “for the long haul” as Congress votes for $51.8 billion in emergency funds for relief. ….FEMA’s Michael Brown is ousted as the Bush administration’s point man for the Hurricane Katrina recovery. He’ll be replaced by a Coast Guard vice admiral. ….FEMA says that flooded parts of New Orleans and nearby areas will be pumped dry within 37 days – and not the eighty days originally announced…

ray nagin september 2005 facts history timelineSeptember 15 - Hurricane Rita – passing the Florida Keys is heading to the Gulf of Mexico... Rita threatens - Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans halts his campaign to repopulate his city and orders the few residents and business owners to leave again... Meanwhile – Hurricane Ophelia refuses to leave North Carolinas, and lashes the Outer Banks with rain and win as coastal residents elsewhere returned home to damaged homes and businesses... North Korea says it will not abandon its weapons program until the U.S. gave it a light-water nuclear reactor... A car bomb explodes near an outdoor market in a Shiite village east of Baghdad – killing at least 30 Iraqis and wounding 48... Clerics on both sides of Iraq’s Sunni-Shiite divide scramble to calm believers on the Muslim holy day amid ongoing violence that claimed more lives... David Safavian – a top federal procurement appointee of President Bush is arrested on charges that he made false statements and obstructed a federal probe when he was questioned about a Scotland golfing junket arranged by lobbyist Jack Abramoff... Half of registered Afghan voters turn out for this weekend’s parliamentary election – a big drop from last year’s landmark presidential vote... President Bush, declaring the federal government had rebounded from its early failures in responding to Hurricane Katrina, promise to led an ambitious rebuilding program – “one of the largest reconstruction efforts the world has ever seen” on behalf of a bettered Gulf Coast region... 

September 22 - At a category 5 – Hurricane Rita nears Texas…. Hurricane Rita hits land – but downgraded to a category 3. A bus fleeing and loaded with nursing home evacuees erupts in flames with many dead. Houston was pretty much spared, as was the coastline of Texas. Hundreds are rescued in waterlogged southwestern Louisiana and damage in that area is extensive…. Lynndie England – a reservist in the Army, is convicted on six of seven charges or prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib. She became john c. roberts takes oath supreme court september 2005 facts history timelineinfamous for this picture….. John G. Roberts Jr. takes the oath as the 17th chief justice of the United States…

October 1 - Three bombs explode at crowded restaurants in Jimbaran, Indonesia – killing at least 25 and injuring about 100 persons... President Bush nominates White House Counsel Harriet Miers to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra day O’Connor. She’s described as an old friend and political ally... President Bush compares the war on terror to the struggle against communism, saying Islamic extremists were determined to use Iraq as a staging ground to topple moderate governments in the region... President Bush says his plan to restructure social security, once his top second-term domestic priority, needs an overhaul because he was not able to build public support for it... Al Qaeda has put job advertisements on the Internet asking supporters for help putting together its web statements and video montages – that according to Arabic newspaper Asharq al awsat... The tour boat that sank Sunday, killing 20 passengers in Lake George, NY should not have been carrying 48 people even though it was licensed to sail with that number, so say investigators. 

October 8 - More than 18,000 are killed after an earthquake strikes north Pakistan. The magnitude 7.6 struck just before 7 in the morning…Islamic militants stage coordinated attack son police and government buildings in the North Caucasus region of Moscow. 90 are dead in the series of attacks... The Senate votes to give President Bush an additional $50 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan... Six U.S. Marines are killed by roadside bombs in Iraq during heavy fighting west of Baghdad. 

 October 15 - A defiant Saddam Hussen spars with the chief judge and challenges the legitimacy of the Iraqi court, as he and seven former aides plead not guilty and wins a 40-day postponement of court proceedings. … Iraq – Sunni Arabs – in a big turnout – vote in a nationwide referendum on a new constitution. …

October 22 - I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby – Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, is indicted on felony charges of obstruction of justice, making false statements and perjury. Libby said he would be exonerated….The  U.S. death toll in Iraq hits 2,000… Iraqi voters ratify a new constitution by nearly a 4 to 1 margin… Investigators in New Orleans looking for answers – say the problems were in the design, construction and maintenance of the city’s levees – that they were not as strong as expected... An independent investigation into the U.N. oil-for-food program was so badly handled/managed that more than half the companies doing business with Iraq paid illegal kickbacks and/or surcharges... President Bush names Ben Bernanke to take the place of Alan Greenspan to head the Federal Reserve...President Bush toured hurricane-ravaged South Florida promising more federal help.... Passing – Rosa Parks who refused to yield a bus seat to a white male back in 1955 in the South. She was 92…

November 1 - President Bush names Samuel Alito Jr. to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Democrats now are gearing up for a fight over this nomination... More than 30,000 Americans streamed through the Capitol rotunda to pay tribute to Rosa Parks... President Bush outlines a $7.1 billion plan to provide enough vaccine for the nation and to create stockpiles of drugs to treat those who become infected... The Fed raises key interest rates to 4%...  Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla are in Washington. They lunched with President Bush and toured the SEED School in Washington, where students found them to be down-to-earth... Seif Islam Kadafi, son of Libyan leader  Moammer Kadafi – wants closer ties to the West... Protests in Argentina – at a hemispheric summit to promote jobs opens – but raucous anti-U.S. demonstrations voiced their anger over the Bush administration’s free trade agenda. The summit, attended by President Bush – had key South Amerian leaders reject the White House’s vision for a free-trade zone that would stretch from the Arctic to the southern tip of South America. 

November 8 - Voters in California reject Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hard fought proposals to curb state spending, redraw the state’s political map and lengthen the time it takes teachers to get tenure. …. Iraqi soldiers near the Iranian border discover 27 corpses – all civilians – who had been shot in the head…. Mayor Michael Bloomberg wins re-election in NY. … The New York Police Department unveils a bomb detector. It’s a hand-held device and will be used in random searches on the subway system…

rumsfeld year 2005 review history  news  mrpopcultureNovember 15  - President Bush meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao. Although Hu acknowledged that there were frictions that needed to be addressed, no proposals were announced and the two leaders took no questions… President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld take on congressional critics of their war policy, saying that U.S troops would remain in Iraq until the Baghdad government was ready to take charge and that those calling for a hasty withdrawal were jeopardizing the safety of Americans abroad and at home…

November 22 - Iraq – Insurgents, staging a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk – exploded a car bomb amid a police convoy killing 17… Insurgent attacks including a car bomb kill 42… Sheik Kadhim Sarhid Hemaiyem – a Sunni tribal leader is slain by gunman at his Baghdad home… Kidnapped – Archeologist and activist Susanne Osthoff. A video broadcast on German television showed her blindfolded and surrounded by gunmen (she would be released)... Federal authorities arrest Palestinian born Iman Fawaz Damra – an Islamic leader and leader of an Ohio mosque, for his ties to terrorist groups... Secretary of state Condoleezza Rice says that the training of Iraqi soldiers had advanced so far that the current number of U.s. troops in the country probably would not be needed much longer... The Vatican says that men who have “deep-rooted homosexual tendencies” or who sustain a “gay culture” may not be trained as Roman Catholic priests...Attorney Ramsey Clark of the U.S. – joins the team of attorneys defending Saddam Hussein. American Muslim student – Ahmed Omar Abu Ali – charged with joining Al Qaeda and plotting to assassinate President Bush – is convicted on all counts. … Another mishap at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade – A balloon sponsored by M&M veered out of control, injuring two, as a streetlight got clipped off by one of the balloon’s ropes….  

December 1 -  President Bush unveils a strategy he promised would deliver “a complete victory” in Iraq. He praised newly trained Iraqi forces who the president said, were about to assume more responsibility for the country’s security…. President Bush and other Republicans criticize Howard Dean for suggesting in a radio interview that the United States would not win the war in Iraq. Dean is the Democratic Party chairman…

eugene mccarthy passes december 2005 timelineDecember 8 - Stanley Tookie Williams – co-founder of the Cribs street gang – and killer of four is executed by lethal injection at San Quentin….. Passing – Former Sen. Eugene McCarthy (D-Minn.). He was 89,..

December 15 - President Bush , urges Americans to “have patience” with the U.S. mission in Iraq, even though it had been more difficult than expected. ….Facing criticism, President Bush said that after the Sept. 11 attacks, he authorized a secret eavesdropping program in the U.S. that operates without court warrants, He defended the  program, saying it was vital to saving American lives and that he has no intention of stopping it… Bono, Melinda & Bill Gates are TIme Magazine "Person's Of The Year" - Good Samaritans. 

December 22 - Contaminated dog food that was sold in 23 states has killed about two dozen dogs and sickened more. An FDA investigation says it’s coming from Diamond Pet Foods at its Gaston, S.C. manufacturing plant…. For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ Bourbon Street bars and other businesses will be allowed to stay open all night. …Iraq – More than 10,000 Sunni and secular Shiite Muslims protest in the Center of Baghdad, demanding an international review of that they called a tainted parliamentary election and warning that they may boycott the new legislature… A melee erupts after an inmate grabs a guard’s gun at a prison in Northern Iraq. 10 are dead… Five explosions rock Baghdad and seven are dead… U.S. officials announce plans to rein in Iraqi special police forces after continued reports of prisoner abuse... Thousands of tourists and pilgrims gather in Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations... Extension of the Patriot Act is cut from six months to only five weeks – by the House...  In a holiday season pep talk to U.S. troops in Afghanistan – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said an early withdrawal from Afghanistan or Iraq would lead to new terrorist attacks on Americans at home... President Bush has authorized cutbacks in U.S. combat troops in Iraq, below the 138,000 level that prevailed most of this year – so says Defense Secretary Donald  Rumsfeld... The FBI has been monitoring radiation levels at mosques, business and homes to determine whether radioactive or dirty bombs are being assembled. 

Year 2005  In Technology News And Information

January – Ford will begin offering Sirius satellite radios as a factory installed option in four vehicle lines this summer and that will increase over the next two years... AMD unveils a chip to let people download digital TV programs from a set-to box to a portable media player without a personal computer…. Google begins selling a server that promises to help small business sift through their data as easily as they can search the web…. Costing about $5,000 - it’s less powerful than the Google search Appliance…. Apple unveils cheaper models of its IPod – a $99 IPod….  Shares of Apple Computer rise 7.3% to a four-year high after an analyst said holiday demand for iPod digital music players was better than expected…. Intel has just filed a trademark for the letters VIIV and it’s anybody’s guess as to what it means…. Google and Yahoo unveil dueling efforts to let searchers hunt through TV shows. …Google hires Ben Goodger – chief engineer of Foxfire as a browser programmer… Netflix says its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled – but warns of a possible future loss as online competition heats up.... The success of its hit video game ‘Halo 2” pushes Microsoft’s home entertainment division into the black... 

February - Google introduces a map service – and lets you search for address and local business listings…. Apple says it will split its stock 2-for-1... Microsoft says it will acquire Sybari software – maker of antivirus and other security software. Ask Jeeves acquires Bloglines – a web service that lets users keep up with online diaries and news sites. …. Microsoft says it will acquire Sybari software – maker of antivirus and other security software. … Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone maker and Microsoft, strike a deal to make it easier for consumers to buy digital music online and play it on their handsets…. The world’s first mobile phone virus in the wild has spread to the U>S. from the Philippines eight months ago. The virus, called Cabir, has spread into 12 countries and it mostly drains mobile phone batteries…Microsoft Corp chairman Bill Gates outlines for the first time, plans to use recent purchases to beef up security of its Windows operating system...  

blu-ray news year 2005 trivia timeline history tech  mrpopcultureMarch - Apple Computer Inc now backs Sony’s Blu-ray HD DVD format. Sony is fighting to win support over Toshiba’s and NEC’s HD-DVD standard…..  Apple drops the price of the standard 4GB iPod mini to $199 from $249 and introduced a 6GB iPod mini for $249. It also cut the introductory price on the iPod Photo by $150 with the rollout of a slim 30GB version of the player that costs $349…XM radio says it will hike its fees at par with rival Sirius – from $9.95 per month to $12.95. It says it will add some premium features to its basic plan. Pricing goes into effect April 2...

April - Google ups the ante and begins to offer its Gmail users 2 gigs of storage – doubling Microsoft and Yahoo’s offerings…. Microsoft Corp. will pay computer maker Gateway Inc. $150 million over four years to end a long-running legal dispute. … XM Satellite announces they will create an online radio service on the revamped AOL home page this summer - featuring XM channels…. Almost 3 million around the world now use Research in Motion’s “Blackberry” device. The parent company is Canadian. The BlackBerry’s original and most popular use, use as an e-mail device, but rival Microsoft is about to make a competing technology…. Global demand for chips in notebook computers and mobile phones helped Intel Corp boost its first-quarter profit nearly 25%.... Adobe Systems Inc. announces that it plans to buy Macromedia Inc. in an all- stock deal valued at more than $3 billion. Macromedia is known for Flash animation, widely used on websites and on mobile devices. Other products include Dreamweaver and FreeHand…. Google Inc. says that first quarter profit grew over 500% for the same period last year…. Apple Inc. doesn’tt like a new book called “icon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business”…

May - Netscape 8.0 is released…  AMD says debuts its first PC microprocessors with two computing cores on a single chip. The Athlon 64 X2 chips are out – this after rival Intel launched its first duel-core chip – the Pentium D…

June -   AMD sues rival Intel – accusing them of bullying computer companies and other illegal tactics to gain a stranglehold on the semiconductor market. …. Apple Computer cuts prices on its iPod digital music players, added color screens to some models and began supporting downloadable radio programs to defend its lead against competing payers and music services. …. Google shares top $300, giving the company an $84 billion evaluation… The Dolan Family wants to take their Rainbow Media which owns AMC, IFC and WE – private. The Dolans are regarded as some of the best operators of cable properties in the industry...  More cable – as John Rigas, who founded Adephia Communications  is sentenced to 15 years in prison for looting the cable company he founded. Rigas is 80... In the largest reported breach (so far) of personal financial information – hackers infiltrated the computers at a Tucson credit card processing center and stole as many as 40 million card numbers... E-Bay says it has pulled bidding for tickets of the London edition of Live 8 – the July 2 super concert. Why? A flurry of sabotage bids lodged by protesters plus – the concert’s producer, - Bob Gelfof asked the online company to take down the auctions.  

July - Apple Computer says profit rose more then fivefold – as iPod sales hit a quarterly record of 6.2 million up from a previous high of 5.3 million the quarter before…. Microsoft Corp. says it would buy FrontBridge Technologies Inc., its second acquisition this year of an e-mail anti-virus protection provider… In its latest version of iTunes, Apple says it now supports podcasts - the ever-growing audio …information source…. MySpace.com a popular place for teens and young hip adults, is going to be purchased by Rupert Murdock’s News Corp. The deal is worth $580 million and the seller is Intermix Media Inx… HP drops its deal to re-sell Apple’s iPod. …. Google says its second-quarter profit quadrupled – as share hit a new high of $314.94. Net income was $343 million, compared with $79 million or 30 cents during the same period last year…

yahoo news year 2005 trivia  tech update  mrpopcultureAugust - Yahoo says it plans to launch a program that automatically places relevant advertising on blogs and other Web pages. Google is doing the same thing, so Yahoo is sort of catching up here… DirecTV says it would stop marketing TiVo’s digital recorders and instead, introduce its own version. …. Google says it plans to launch software that pulls news stories, photographs, weather updates, stock quotes and other features onto a user’s computer without opening a web browser. The feature is called sidebar…”Intel announces new technologies aimed to make it easier for PC’s to record and play back video and music. It’s called the “VIIV” chip – and rhymes with “dive.”….DirecTV says it would stop marketing TiVo’s digital recorders and instead, introduce its own version....

September - Apple unveils an iTunes cellphone and the iPod nanoGoogle launches blogsearch which will focus exclusively on the material contained in the journals known as weblogs or blogs…Google Inc.  says it will build a new technology campus at a NASA site near its Mountain View headquarters... 

October - Apple will launch a video iPod. A 30-gig version will cost about $300 and will able to hold some 25,000 photos, 75 hours of video and 7.500 songs. Apple says it has an agreement with ABC for program downloads such as “Desperate Housewives…. Microsoft and Yahoo are set to connect their instant messaging services to challenge AOL… Google reports a sevenfold jump in third-quarter profit – earning $381.2 million…Yahoo says it will shut down chat rooms that could be used by sexual predators seeking access to children. It’s the first time an Internet company has undertaken system wide controls over chat rooms...New foundation - Google says that it would reserve nearly $1 billion for a charitable foundation launched under the umbrella of Google.org... EBay say its PayPal unit had agreed to buy an online-payment processing business from VeriSign Inc for $370 million. 

xbox launches year 2005 trivia news history tech  mrpopcultureNovember - Apple says it had sold 1 million video downloads in the 19 days since it unveiled its video iPod  and on top – episodes of “Lost.” and “Desperate Housewives”… Microsoft Corp. unveils online software – Windows Live and Office Live – to help you organize your desktop…. Microsoft unveils Xbox 360 - rival to the Xbox….. TiVo announces a service that allows its digital video records to save programs to iPods and Playstation Portables…

December - RealNetworks launches a web-based version of its Rhapsody subscription music service – hoping to offer access from anywhere on the Net….. Sales of I-Pods are expected to total 37 million by the end of the year. Two new I-Pods - the Nano and the video I-Pod, are expected to be hot holiday gift items…. Ebay Inc. cancels plans to allow pets to be sold on its website after receiving thousands of angry letters… Digital downloads going up - In May of this year, about 6.4 million digital downloads were selling per week, three times that of the same period in 2004. But for the third quarter - downloads were up slightly, at 6.6 million per week. The record companies are taking a wait-and-see, since the   business is at an early state of development… Microsoft says it had reached a settlement with Google and former employee Kai-Fu Lee. Lee began working at Microsoft in 2000 overseeing development of its MSN Internet search. He began working for Google and their expansion into China in July…..  Microsoft Corp. says it has sold most of its stake in MSNBC to NBC-Universal.

 

Year 2005 In Sports News And Other Fascinating Facts

January - Baseball owners and players have agreed to toughen their anti-steroids policy in a new plan that requires frequent testing, a wider range of banned substances and harsher disciplinary measure... Football playoffs – the Minnesota Vikings defeat the Green Bay Packers 31-17. Passing – Shirley Chisholm (80) – the first black woman elected to Congress and later – to run for president… The NHL lockout continues – into four months. There will be no hockey season… CBS News dismisses four staffers and appoints a new standards executive after an independent panel issues an exhaustive report on how questionable documents led the network to air false stories about President Bush’s military service… Passing - Rosemary Kennedy (86) - sister of John F. Kennedy who spent much of her life shielded from the public and struggled with mental retardation… ESPN has a new series called “Tilt,” – about cheating at the new fad - poker! It’s the network’s second dramatic series. The other one was “Playmakers” from 2003…. Morning show host Tarsha Jones (Miss Jones) of hip hop station WQHT NY is suspended for a song parody the mocked victims of the South Asia tsunami…. Passing – Ray Peterson(65) – best known for “Corinna Corinna” and “Tell Laura I Love Her”…. Passing – Jim Capaldi (60) – Founding member of 1960’s British rock band “Traffic”…

michael jackson molestation year 2005 review history trivia  mrpopcultureFebruary - The New England Patriots get their third NFL title in four years, beating the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 in SuperBowl XXXIX. Patriot receiver Delon Branch got the game MVP…

 

More February - After 18 years, there will be no new episodes of “Star Trek.” Plagued by bad ratings and high production costs, UPN and Paramount Network Television announce that this will be the final season of “Star Trek: Enterprise” - the prequel to the original Star Trek that starred William Shatner…. Ellen MacArthur breaks the record for fastest solo sail around the world – a 27,334 mile journey – and the British sailor completed it in less than 72 days, beating the previous record by 32 hours. … Kills self of a gunshot wound – Hunter Thompson - the counterculture literary figure. He was 67… Website the Smoking Gun releases much of the transcript from the Michael Jackson child-molestation caseJeff Gordon wins the first Daytona 507 ½ as a couple of late accidents forced him to work overtime. Gordon was followed by Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Scott Riggs, Jimmie Johnson… Passing - Actor Brian Kelly (73) - who starred as Porter Ricks in the 1960’s “Flipper” TV series…It’s official- The NHL cancels its season due to a player’s strike. 

March - Barry Bonds has another knee surgery and probably won’t be playing opening day or shortly thereafter... Integrity on the line – House members grill prominent baseball players on the Hill – as players balk on using steroids. Mark McGuire refused to provide clear responses when asked about steroids – under oath. Also on hand – Jose  Canseco, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro, Curt Schilling and (via videotape)  Frank Thomas. All were subpoenaed by the Committee on Government Reform. Canseco, whose recent tell-all book provided some impetus for the hearing.… Carl Edwards gets his first NASCAR Busch Series victory  - this at Atlanta Motor Speedway…. Ending a streak of six consecutive losses to sister Serena, Venus Williams wins in the quarterfinals of the Nasdaq-100 Open at key Biscayne, Florida…. Passing - Attorney Johnny Cochran… NCAA Men’s Basketball – Illinois comes back from a 15-point deficit to beat Arizona – 90-89 in Chicago regional final .

April – Passing - Salvador “ Tutti” Camarata - best known for his work with Disney in the late 1950’s… Passing - Actor and master voice-over talent Mason Adams (86)… Passing - Sir John Mills - Academy Award winning actor and father of Hayley and Juliet Mills. He was 97…

May - Radio - It’s the hottest format - “Jack” FM. It’s been around a few years - having started in Canada. All the songs played on Jack stations were in the top-40. Stations are basically jockless and offer “expanded” playlists… Crazy Cabbie” ( Lee Mroszak ) - best know to Howard Stern listeners - is sentenced to a year in prison for income tax evasion. He had pleaded not guilty - but admitted to doing so on the Stern show (opened his mouth)… Indy 500 - British citizen Dan Wheldon wins the race!

 

June - Rush Limbaugh is now beginning to podcast….. Passing - Simon Waronker - founder of Liberty Records…. Passing - Actor Dana Elcar (77) - best known as Peter Thornton on “MacGyver”… E-Bay says it has pulled bidding for tickets of the London edition of Live 8 – the July 2 super concert. Why? A flurry of sabotage bids lodged by protesters plus -the concert’s producer, - Bob Gelfof asked the online company to take down the auctions…. Passing – John Walton – billionaire son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. He was 58. He died in a plane crash in Wyoming. …

Stanley Cup - There is none this year - due to hockey lock-out strike...  

Passing – Paul Winchell – ventriloquist and voice actor. He was 82. … Passing – Shana Alexander (79) – liberal author and once a debater on “Point/Counterpoint” on “60 Minutes.”… NBA Championship - The San Antonio Spurs defeat the Detroit Pistons in seven games. Tim Duncan of the Spurs got MVP. 

manny ramirez sports year 2005  grand slam  trivia  mrpopcultureJuly - Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox – hits his 20th career grand slam! …All-Star guard Ray Allen gets a five-year, $85-million contract extension with the Seattle SuperSonics. ….Roger Federer gets his third consecutive title at Wimbledon….The Milwaukee Bucks sign #1 NBA draft pick Andrew Bogut to a multi-year deal.  ….Passing – Hank Stram (82) – who, as a coach, won more games in the old AFL league. But he was better known as a sportscaster. …. It’s learned that just a few days before he was sworn in as governor of California – Arnold Schwarzenegger accepted a consulting job worth $millions to be paid by fitness magazines. Many call it a conflict of interest, especially since he vetoed legislation last year – that would have regulated some the supplement industry  - heavy advertisers in such magazines….. A Florida judge orders O.J. Simpson to pay $25,000 for allegedly stealing the signals of DirecTV….. Al Michaels will move over to ESPN as the play-by-play announcer for “Monday Night Football” when the games are broadcast over the cable channel beginning in 2006. He’ll be joined by commentator Joe Theismann with Michele Tafoya and Suzy Kolber on the sidelines…. Passing – Comedy writer Pat McCormick (78) …. Passing – Myron Floren (85) – accordion with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra...

August St. Louis’ Albert Juols becomes the first player in major league history to hit 30 home runs in each of his first five seasons… Martha Stewart will spend three extra weeks under house arrest after reports that she violated terms of her home confinement by going to a yoga class and motoring around her estate in an off-road vehicle… CNN suspends Robert Novak after he cursed and stormed off a live studio telecast of “Inside Politics.” Novak has also been under fire for his role in the scandal surrounding the disclosure of the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame… Baseball (passing) – Manager Gene Mauch (79) of the Phillies, Expos, Twins and Angels. The winingnest manager that never went to the World Series. ….… Dies - Thomas Herrion - Guard for the San Francisco 49yers. There was no hint of trouble when the 23-year-old collapsed after coming off the field after an exhibition game… Now that “Saw” is a gigantic hit via DVD, actor Cary Elwes wants some the profits. The movie was made for $1.2 million and so far - has made $102.9 million on DVD. He said he got crumbs while others got a nice back-end deal… Passing – Robert Moog (71) – who created the Moog Syntheseizer

September  - Disneyland opens in Hong Kong! – at 320 acres and at a cost of $3.2 billion….. Passing – Philanthropist Henry Luce III (80)….  Passing – Sportscaster Chris Schenkel (82). … Danny Bonaduce sues his former radio partner on Star 98.7 Los Angeles – Jamie White –saying she slandered him – saying he had been “higher than a kite” while on the air and had “no clue as to what is going on because he is so loaded”…

dr phil news year 2005 review history  trivia  mrpopcultureOctober - There’s a lawsuit against Dr. Phil McGraw which claims he defrauded fans with an ill-fated venture into a diet-supplement business. The suit was filed by three disgruntled customers, but could expand…. Passing - comedian Louis Nye (92)… World Series - The Chicago White Sox defeat the Houston Astros in four games!

November - The longest play in NFL history  – a 108-yard touchdown return that stunned the San Francisco 49ers and propelled the Chicago Bears to a 17-9 win. Nathan Vasher caught the missed field goal deep in the end zone on the final play of the first half and decided to bring it out.  The previous record was 107 yards… November - Terrell Owens admits he was wrong and pleads with the Philadelphia Eagles for another chance. The team told the All-Pro wide receiver that he would not be allowed to return when his four-game suspension ended.  Owens was originally suspended after scuffling with former teammate Hugh Douglas, then criticizing the tam and McNab on an ESPN interview. …  Baseball owners vote to ratify a tough new steroid policy, which includes a 50-game suspension for a first positive test….. Passing – Guitarist Link Wray of early rock fame.  He was 76…. At the age of 60 – Rod Stewart is a father again as his fiancée Penny Lancaster gave birth to a boy. He has five other children…

December - Passing - John Spencer (58) best known as the chief of staff on “West Wing.” Of a heart attack… Starbucks is adding new music stores and unveils two new Hear Music Coffeehouses. The stores integrate a coffee shop with a traditional record store and digital download outlet. The new outlets are located in San Antonio and Miami Beach…. Passing – Actor Vincent Schiavelli – the droopy-eyed character actor – known for his roles in such movies as “Ghost”… Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers hits a game high of 62 points in a game against the Mavericks…

 

 

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