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2004 Historical Event(s)
- January 12, 2004 – The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
- January 22, 2004 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- March 15, 2004 – French President Jacques Chirac signs the law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools, commonly known as the headscarf ban.
- March 29, 2004 – Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
- April 21, 2004 – Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.
- May 2, 2004 – Yelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria.
- October 23, 2004 – A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
- November 23, 2004 – The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, the largest religious building in Georgia, is consecrated.
- December 8, 2004 – The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.
- December 14, 2004 – Cuba and Venezuela found the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas.
Who Were Born On 2004?
- January 21, 2004 – Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
- March 21, 2004 – Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
- July 18, 2004 – Giuliano Stroe, Romanian weightlifter and bodybuilder
- August 19, 2004 – Xyriel Manabat, Filipino actress