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The Times Newspaper Archive

2005 Gifts

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Spark significant memories for a loved one with an item from our collection of 2005 gifts. Important events from 2005 may tie in with the recipient’s own life events, and if so, a personalised present such as a birthday newspaper, framed front page, or vintage cookbooks will make any occasion a nostalgic joy to behold, celebrating memories made with a gift to treasure for years to come.

Gifts from 2005 any history buff would love

2005 is a year remembered for numerous newsworthy events. Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans and its surrounding areas, killing 1,836 people and causing $125 billion worth of damage. London fell foul to man-made destruction as terrorist bombers targeted the city’s transport system, killing 52 innocent people and injuring 700 more.

Angela Merkel made history by becoming the first female Chancellor of Germany, a position she would hold until 2021. The Live 8 concerts, twenty years after Live Aid, prompted G8 leaders to double levels of aid to Africa. 2005 also saw the launch of Youtube on the internet; in 2021 it is the second-most visited website on the planet.