February 2005 in history

February 2005 events chronologically

Feb 1 King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'état to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers
Feb 14 Lebanese self-made billionaire and business tycoon Rafik Hariri is killed, along with 21 others, when explosives, equivalent of around 1,000 kg of TNT, are detonated as his motorcade drove near the St. George Hotel in Beirut
Feb 14 Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City
Feb 14 YouTube is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos
Feb 16 The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs
Feb 16 The Kyoto Protocol comes into force, following its ratification by Russia
Feb 20 Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout

Born in February 2005

Feb 11 Recapturetheglory an American Thoroughbred racehorse.
Feb 16 Abu Omar al-Kuwaiti a Kuwaiti and suspected al-Qaeda agent operating first in Afghanistan and later in Chechnya and the wider Caucasus area.
Feb 23 Caixa Eletronica an American thoroughbred racehorse and winner of three graded stakes in 2012, at the age of seven.

Top 7 most famous people died in February 2005

Feb 2 Max Schmeling a German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. His two fights with Joe Louis in 1936 and 1938 were worldwide cultural events because of their national associations
Feb 3 Ernst Mayr one of the 20th century's leading evolutionary biologists. He was also a renowned taxonomist, tropical explorer, ornithologist, and historian of science. His work contributed to the conceptual revolution that led to the modern evolutionary synthesis of Mendelian genetics, systematics, and Darwinian evolution, and to the development of the biological species concept
Feb 10 Arthur Miller an American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre. Among his plays are All My Sons , Death of a Salesman , The Crucible and A View from the Bridge. He also wrote the screenplay for the film The Misfits
Feb 14 Rafic Hariri a business tycoon and the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1992 to 1998 and again from 2000 until his resignation, 20 October 2004. He headed five cabinets during his tenure. Hariri dominated the country's post-war political and business life and is widely credited with reconstructing Beirut after the 15-year civil war
Feb 17 Omar Sívori an Italian Argentine football striker and manager. He is known for his time with the successful Juventus side during the late 1950s and early 1960s. At club level he also played for River Plate and Napoli
Feb 20 Hunter S. Thompson an American journalist and author. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, to a middle-class family, Thompson had a turbulent youth after the death of his father left the family in poverty. He was unable to formally finish high school as he was incarcerated for 60 days after abetting a robbery. He subsequently joined the United States Air Force before moving into journalism. He traveled frequently, including stints in California, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, before settling in Aspen, Colorado, in the early 1960s
Feb 26 Jef Raskin an American human–computer interface expert best known for conceiving and starting the Macintosh project for Apple in the late 1970s.