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Historical Events for the Year 2004

  • 1st January » In a Motion of no confidence vote of confidence, General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College (Pakistan) Electoral College of Pakistan, and according to Article 41(8) of the Constitution of Pakistan, is "deemed to be elect
  • 2nd January » 'Stardust (spacecraft) called Stardust' successfully flies past Comet 81P/Wild or Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth.
  • 3rd January » Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident in Egyptian history.
  • 4th January » Spirit rover e.g 'Spirit', a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 Coordinated Universal Time known as UTC.
  • 4th January » Mikheil Saakashvili is Georgian presidential election, 2004 e.g elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.
  • 9th January » An inflatable boat carrying illegal Albanian emigrants Karaburun tragedy stalls near the Karaburun Peninsula, Albania Karaburun Peninsula while on the way to Brindisi Brindisi, Italy; exposure to the elements kills 28.
  • 14th January » The national flag of The Republic of Georgia (country) e.g Georgia, the so-called "Flag of Georgia (country) called five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
  • 25th January » Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.
  • 26th January » President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
  • 26th January » A exploding whale or whale explodes in the town of Tainan City or Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.
  • 1st February » Incidents during the Hajj Failures in crowd control e.g 251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
  • 4th February » Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
  • 5th February » Rebellion or Rebels from the National Revolutionary Front for the Liberation of Haiti known as Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
  • 12th February » The city of San Francisco San Francisco, California begins issuing San Francisco 2004 same-sex weddings marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.
  • 14th February » In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal Park called Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
  • 18th February » Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a runaway freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertilizer Nishapur train disaster named catches fire and explodes.
  • 27th February » The initial version of the John Jay Report, with details about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States, is released.
  • 28th February » Over one million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a convert 500 km mi adj=on long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947
  • 29th February » Jean-Bertrand Aristide is removed as President of Haiti following a coup.
  • 1st March » Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
  • 2nd March » 2003 invasion of Iraq or War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
  • 11th March » 2004 Madrid train bombings or Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.
  • 17th March » 2004 unrest in Kosovo known as Unrest in Kosovo: More than 22 are killed and 200 wounded. Thirty-five Serbian Orthodox Church called Serbian Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Niš are destroyed.
  • 19th March » Konginkangas bus disaster: A semi-trailer truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. A total of 24 people are killed and 13 injured.
  • 19th March » A Swedish Douglas DC-3 named DC-3 shot down by a Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 called MiG-15 in 1952 over the Baltic Sea is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the three crewmen are left in place, pending further investigations.
  • 22nd March » Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian people e.g Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired AGM-114 Hellfire or Hellfi
  • 27th March » HMS Scylla F71 6, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
  • 29th March » Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
  • 29th March » The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to smoking ban named ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
  • 31st March » Iraq War in Anbar Province: In Fallujah, Iraq, four American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed after being 31 March 2004 Fallujah ambush e.g ambushed.
  • 1st April » Google announces Gmail to the public.
  • 2nd April » Islamism called Islamist terrorism e.g terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid; the attack is thwarted.
  • 3rd April » Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
  • 6th April » Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment.
  • 8th April » Darfur conflict: The April 8 Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement named Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
  • 21st April » Five suicide car bombers 21 April 2004 Basra bombings or target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.
  • 22nd April » Two fuel trains Ryongchon disaster named collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
  • 29th April » Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
  • 29th April » Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
  • 30th April » U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
  • 1st May » Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the President of Ireland or Irish President in Dublin.
  • 2nd May » Yelwa massacre ended. It began on 4 February 2004 when armed Muslims attacked the Christians of Yelwa killing more than 78 Christians including at least 48 who were worshipping inside a church compound. More than 630 nomad Muslims were killed by Christian
  • 6th May » The The Last One (Friends) e.g series finale of the television sitcom Friends is aired on NBC. The finale attracts 52.46 million viewers, making it the List of most-watched television broadcasts called fourth most watched television series finale in U.S.
  • 7th May » American businessman Nick Berg is decapitation e.g beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.
  • 14th May » The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President of South Korea e.g President Roh Moo-hyun.
  • 17th May » The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed in the state of Same-sex marriage in Massachusetts First same-sex marriages or Massachusetts.
  • 26th May » United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 29th May » The National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 2nd June » Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the TV syndication e.g syndicated game show 'Jeopardy!'
  • 6th June » Tamil language named Tamil is established as a "Languages of India Official classical languages called classical language" by the President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
  • 8th June » The first Transit of Venus, 2004 called Venus Transit in modern history takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
  • 11th June » Cassini–Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn Natural satellite known as moon Phoebe (moon) e.g Phoebe.
  • 21st June » 'SpaceShipOne' becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve Human spaceflight or spaceflight.
  • 24th June » In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.
  • 26th June » Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson re-elected as President of Iceland.
  • 28th June » Sovereign power is handed to the Iraqi Interim Government named interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the United States named U.S.-led rule of that nation.
  • 1st July » Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini–Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
  • 4th July » The cornerstone of the One World Trade Center named Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.
  • 5th July » The first Indonesian presidential election, 2004 named Indonesian presidential election is held.
  • 1st August » A Ycuá Bolaños supermarket fire called supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 others in Asunción, Paraguay.
  • 3rd August » The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
  • 13th August » Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida, and devastates the surrounding area.
  • 13th August » One hundred fifty-six Democratic Republic of the Congo e.g Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
  • 17th August » The National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Bože pravde becomes the new anthem and the Coat of arms of Serbia or coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.
  • 22nd August » Versions of 'The Scream' and 'Madonna (Edvard Munch) known as Madonna', two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
  • 24th August » Eighty-nine passengers die after Russian aircraft bombings of August 2004 known as two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions are caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian R
  • 1st September » The Beslan school hostage crisis commences when armed terrorists take children and adults hostage in Beslan in North Ossetia, Russia.
  • 3rd September » Beslan school hostage crisis: Day 3: The Beslan hostage crisis ends with the deaths of over 300 people, more than half of which are children.
  • 7th September » Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hits Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings.
  • 15th September » National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces 2004–05 NHL lockout known as lockout of the NHL Players Association e.g players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.
  • 23rd September » Hurricane Jeanne: At least 1,070 in Haiti are reported to have been killed by floods.
  • 29th September » The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
  • 29th September » The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry 'SpaceShipOne' performs a successful spaceflight, the first of two required to win the prize.
  • 30th September » The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
  • 30th September » The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, is retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat is retired.
  • 4th October » 'SpaceShipOne' wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space.
  • 18th October » Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the State Peace and Development Council on charges of corruption.
  • 19th October » Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.
  • 23rd October » A powerful 2004 Chūetsu earthquake named earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
  • 24th October » Arsenal Football Club loses to Manchester United F.C. called Manchester United, ending a row of unbeaten matches at 49 matches, which is the record in the Premier League.
  • 25th October » Cuban President Fidel Castro announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned.
  • 29th October » The Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a 2004 Osama bin Laden video in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
  • 6th November » An Ufton Nervet rail crash or express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing seven and injuring 150.
  • 7th November » Iraq War: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
  • 8th November » 2003 invasion of Iraq e.g War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
  • 11th November » New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is dedicated at the National War Memorial (New Zealand) e.g National War Memorial, Wellington.
  • 11th November » The PLO or Palestine Liberation Organization confirms the death of Yasser Arafat from unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.
  • 21st November » The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth, Dominica called Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one
  • 22nd November » The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
  • 23rd November » The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, the largest religious building in Georgia (country) or Georgia, is consecrated.
  • 26th November » Ruzhou School massacre: A man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
  • 27th November » Pope John Paul II returns the relics of John Chrysostom or Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • 30th November » Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.
  • 5th December » The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first Civil partnerships in the United Kingdom named civil partnership is registered there.
  • 8th December » The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cusco or Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.
  • 14th December » The Millau Viaduct, the List of tallest bridges in the world or tallest bridge in the world, is formally inaugurated near Millau, France.
  • 20th December » A gang of thieves Northern Bank robbery e.g steal £26.5 million worth of currency from the Donegall Square West headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, one of the largest bank robbery or bank robberies in British histor
  • 21st December » Iraq War: A suicide attack e.g suicide bomber 2004 Forward Operating Base Marez bombing or killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, Iraq, the single deadliest suicide attack on American soldiers.
  • 26th December » A 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami known as 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing over 230,0
  • 26th December » Orange Revolution: The final Ukrainian presidential election, 2004 or run-off election in Ukraine is held under heavy international scrutiny.
  • 27th December » Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet.
  • 30th December » A fire in the República Cromañón nightclub fire named República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
  • 31st December » The official opening of Taipei 101, the List of tallest buildings and structures in the world tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of convert 509 m ft.