Tuesday 9pm ET: MaxMusic 21st Century 2005 (Part 3)

January 5 – Eris, the most massive known dwarf planet in the Solar System, is discovered by a team led by Michael E. Brown using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
January 7 – Crevalcore train crash in Italy: 17 dead and dozens injured.
January 12 – Deep Impact is launched from Cape Canaveral with the purpose of studying the comet Tempel 1.
January 14 – The Huygens spacecraft lands on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
January 20 – George W. Bush is inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States.
February 10 – North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons as a protection against the hostility it says it perceives from the United States.
February 14 – Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri is assassinated, along with 21 others, by a suicide bomber in Beirut.
February 16 – The Kyoto Protocol officially goes into effect.
March 14 – China ratifies an anti-secession law, aimed at preventing Taiwan from declaring independence.
March 24 – The President of Kyrgyzstan, Askar Akayev, is deposed following mass anti-government demonstrations and flees the country.
March 26 – The first episode of the revived series of Doctor Who airs on BBC One.
March 28 – The 8.6 Mw Nias–Simeulue earthquake shakes northern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong), leaving 915–1,314 people dead and 340–1,146 injured.

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