Historical Events In 2004
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Jan 16 On this day in history 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.
Jan 17 Authorities placed the U.S. military death toll in Iraq at 500, including 346 in combat in the year 2004.
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 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 in the year 2004.
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 in the year 2004.
Jan 21 A U.S. scientist who had toured North Korea nuclear facilities told Congress there was evidence they could produce enriched plutonium on this day in history.
Jan 21 China ushered in the year of the monkey, a positive sign in Chinese astrology for business and growth in the year 2004.
Jan 22 In the year 2004 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.
Jan 23 On this day in history senate Democrats demanded an investigation of U.S. government dealings with Halliburton Co. following revelations of kickbacks on Iraq contracts.
May 19 In the year 2004 tony Randall, actor (Felix Unger in The Odd Couple) dies aged 84
Nov 11 In the year 2004 yasser Arafat, co-founder and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, revolutionary and nobel prize winner dies in Paris at 75