Thursday 5 February 2004
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Hey Ya! by OutKast.
In UK Mad World by Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules was in the top 5 hits.
The Butterfly Effect, directed by Eric Bress, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004
while The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dancing Stage Fusion or Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords.
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- Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
- Saint Bertolf
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- John Hench dies, at age 95. Hench worked at The Walt Disney Company for 64 years, the longest of any Disney employee. He worked on animation, and took part in the creation of all Disney parks.
- Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
- Saudi Arabia's religious authority endorses plan by King Fahd to modernize the holy sites of Mecca.
- SCO v. IBM: SCO Group widens Unix and Linux lawsuit against IBM. They add a copyright infringement claim to case.
- The United Nations releases a science and technology strategy report, ampquot''Inventing a Better Future: A Strategy for Building Worldwide Capacities in Science and Technology''ampquot, produced by the InterAcademy Council (IAC).
- Carmine Caridi is expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the ampquotAcademyampquot in the Academy Awards) by vote after having been found to have leaked hundreds of screeners over the past five years to Russell Sprague in Chicago.
- Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan publicly admits illegally transferring nuclear secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea. Following a written apology from Khan, President Pervez Musharraf issues a formal pardon.
- 2003 invasion of Iraq: Responding to criticism that pre-war intelligence gathering was faulty, CIA director George Tenet states that analysts had never presented Saddam Hussein's Iraq as an ampquotimminent threatampquot in the years immediately preceding the coalition invasion. Tenet states that an overall ampquotobjective assessmentampquot for policymakers of a ampquot''brutal dictator who was continuing his efforts to deceive and build programs''ampquot that might ampquot''surprise''ampquot
- U.S. Army Sergeant Jerry Onken of Onamia, Minnesota, is sentenced to five years in prison by a South Korean court for killing a Korean woman in a hit-and-run crash involving alcohol. The U.S. established a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with South Korea in 2001 that allowed such prosecutions, and this case marked the first time that an off-duty member of the U.S. military had been charged under that agreement.
- The United States Department of Interior states that the survival of sea otters in southwest Alaska is threatened. The department proposes adding the sea otter, ''Enhydra lutris'', to the government's endangered species list.
- The coalition government of Latvia, headed by PM Einars Repše, resigns, but will continue to work until the president appoints a new cabinet.
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