April 2004 calendar

April 2004

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2004.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2004: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2004?


  • 01 Apr 2004 The Unborn Victims of Violence Act is signed by President George W. Bush. This law, also known as Laci and Conner's Law states that an act of violence that causes the death of a pregnant woman and her child can count as two offenses.
  • 02 Apr 2004 Islamist terrorists plotting to bomb the Spanish high speed train AVE near Madrid in the Madrid attacks of 11 March 2004 attempt to attack the high-speed train. They are stopped.
  • 03 Apr 2004 NASA has announced that the Gravity Probe B will be launched on April 17th.
  • 04 Apr 2004 Iran requests EU members (France and Britain) to honor their commitments in the framework of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, (NPT), and the Tehran Declaration.
  • 05 Apr 2004 Paul Bremer asserts that militant Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr was an outlaw, and warns that there will be no tolerance for uprisings led by him and his followers.
  • 06 Apr 2004 The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ruled that the National People's Congress has the right to amend the Basic Law of Hong Kong. The Standing Committee also issued an "interpretation" of the Basic Law, effectively an amendment. This added step is required to make any changes to Hong Kong's political structure.
  • 07 Apr 2004 The study provides estimates on how long it took to reverse the Earth's magnet field four times. The study also shows that turnarounds are more rapid at the equator, than at higher latitudes near the poles.
  • 08 Apr 2004 Conflict in Darfur: Two rebel groups and the Sudanese government sign the Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement.
  • 09 Apr 2004 Henry C. Lee arrives at Taipei to investigate an assassination attempt on Taiwan's March 19, 2004.
  • 10 Apr 2004 Iraq Occupation & Insurgency: Iraq celebrates the anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s fall with bloodshed and fighting. The relatively stable north celebrates the fall of Saddam Hussein with parties and the melting ice statue. Al Jazeera reports that a rebel group from Iraq threatens Christians and to assassinate, kidnap, or kidnap priests. They also plan to destroy churches. Saraya wal Mujahideen calls upon the Pope and United Nations to end the siege of the town.
  • 11 Apr 2004 Over 2500 Nepalese protestors against the suspension democracy were arrested in Nepal last week and denied food and sanitation.
  • 12 Apr 2004 Lieutenant General Ricardo S. Sanchez stated that the U.S. forces' mission is to kill or capture Muqtada Al-Sadr.
  • 13 Apr 2004 Limited public trials are available at the Bangkok Subway.
  • 14 Apr 2004 2004 South African legislative elections: President Thabo Mbeki's African National Congress (ANC), which has been at power since 1994's end of apartheid, is reelected with a larger majority.
  • 15 Apr 2004 In Nepal, 2000 more pro-democracy protesters were arrested; 22 of them were later freed.
  • 16 Apr 2004 The People's Republic of China lauds the United Nations Commission on Human Rights' refusal to condemn Beijing's record in human rights violations.
  • 17 Apr 2004 His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, begins a trip to Canada.
  • 18 Apr 2004 Behzad Nabavi (Iran Vice Speaker of Parliament) resigns due to "violation of public Rights".
  • 19 Apr 2004 The UK police have arrested ten North Africans and Iraqi Kurds for violating the Terrorism Act 2000. These arrests were made during dawn raids in Greater Manchester, the North and Midlands.
  • 20 Apr 2004 Two people were killed when a Circle MRT Line Tunnel was dug beneath the Nicoll Highway in Singapore. Two more people are still missing and believed dead.
  • 21 Apr 2004 Five suicide car bombers targeted police stations in Basra and surrounding areas, killing 74 and injuring 160.
  • 22 Apr 2004 Two fuel trains collide at Ryongchon in North Korea, killing as many as 150 people.
  • 23 Apr 2004 DaimlerChrysler announced it will no longer financially support Mitsubishi Motors, and will sell its existing stake.
  • 24 Apr 2004 Two oil tankers and a boat coalition are also targeted by suicide bombers as suicide bombers set off boats in the Persian Gulf.
  • 25 Apr 2004 Cairo is the starting point for the Arab League Conference.
  • 26 Apr 2004 The US Bureau of Engraving and Printing has introduced new Federal Reserve Notes in the amount of US$50. They include color and other security elements.
  • 27 Apr 2004 U.S. forces killed 64 insurgents during heavy fighting outside Najaf (Iraq), and destroyed an anti-aircraft gun.
  • 28 Apr 2004 The abuse of Abu Ghraib prisoners in Iraq is exposed on 60 Minutes II, a US television program.
  • 29 Apr 2004 After 107 years of production, the last Oldsmobile car is finally taken off the USA assembly line.
  • 30 Apr 2004 U.S. media publish graphic photos showing American soldiers sexually harassing and abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison.
  • 01 Apr 2004 Google launches its Email service Gmail.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 2004?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Yeah!
  2. - One Call Away
  3. - Tipsy
  4. - I Don't Wanna Know
  5. - Burnyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Cha Cha Slide
  2. - Yeah!
  3. - Toxic
  4. - 5 Colours In Her Hair
  5. - Mysterious Girl


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 2004?

Ghost Wars by Steve Coll

Ghost Wars


The Pulitzer Prize Winner 2005The first-hand, explosive account of America's secret history, Afghanistan. With Ghost Wars, Steve Coll was not only a Pulitzer Prize recipient, but also a co-author.

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

My Sister's Keeper


Jodi Picoult tells of a young girl who sues her parents to get her body. This New York Times bestseller tackles controversial topics with grace and explores the meaning of being a good person.

The Birth Of Venus by Sarah Dunant

The Birth Of Venus


Alessandra Cecchi, not yet fifteen, is the daughter of a wealthy cloth merchant who brings a young artist from northern Europe to decorate the family's Florentine palace.

The Sexy Years by Suzanne Somers

The Sexy Years


Ageing can be a brutal experience. Women gain weight, lose their sexual drive, have hot flashes and memory loss. They also become more short-tempered and find it hard to sleep.

Loud And Clear by Anna Quindlen

Loud And Clear


Anna Quindlen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and one of America's most beloved novelists. In this book, she offers wisdom, insight, and reflections on current events and modern life.