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2004 Historical Event(s)
- January 14, 2004 – The national flag of The Republic of Georgia, the so-called “five cross flag”, is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
- January 22, 2004 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- April 29, 2004 – Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
- May 7, 2004 – American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.
- May 24, 2004 – Communications in North Korea: North Korea bans mobile phones.
- September 23, 2004 – Hurricane Jeanne: At least 1,070 in Haiti are reported to have been killed by floods.
- October 25, 2004 – Fidel Castro, Cuba’s President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned.
- November 22, 2004 – The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
- December 21, 2004 – Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, the single deadliest suicide attack on American soldiers.
- December 31, 2004 – The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 m.
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