Historical Events For 2004
Saturday, 21 October 2017
Jan 16 NASA announced plans to cancel further space shuttle missions to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, an act that would condemn the Hubble to mechanical failure in the next two years on this day in history.
Jan 17 On this day in history authorities placed the U.S. military death toll in Iraq at 500, including 346 in combat.
Jan 18 At least 23 people were reported killed when a powerful car bomb exploded in Baghdad. No Americans were listed among the dead in the year 2004.
Jan 19 In the year 2004 u.S. military authorities denied Afghan claims that a U.S. helicopter attack killed 11 civilians, including four children, saying instead that five Taliban fighters were the only fatalities.
Jan 20 President George W. Bush, in his State of the Union address, warned that the threat of more terrorist attacks was still very real on this day in history.
Jan 21 On this day in history a U.S. scientist who had toured North Korea nuclear facilities told Congress there was evidence they could produce enriched plutonium.
Jan 21 China ushered in the year of the monkey, a positive sign in Chinese astrology for business and growth on this day in history.
Jan 22 Allegations that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had accepted bribes damaged his credibility, a new poll showed. But, Sharon brushed aside the allegations and a source said no indictment was expected in the year 2004.
Jan 23 Senate Democrats demanded an investigation of U.S. government dealings with Halliburton Co. following revelations of kickbacks on Iraq contracts in the year 2004.
May 19 Tony Randall, actor (Felix Unger in The Odd Couple) dies aged 84 in the year 2004.
Nov 11 Yasser Arafat, co-founder and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, revolutionary and nobel prize winner dies in Paris at 75 in the year 2004.