July 2004 calendar

July 2004

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 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 July 2004: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2004?


  • 01 Jul 2004 Saturn orbit insertion by Cassini-Huygens starts at 01:12 UTC, and ends at 02:48.
  • 02 Jul 2004 Conflict in Darfur: Sudanese President Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir meets with United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Ann to make a commitment "to ensure security for the civilian population through deployment of civilian police and disarming militias."
  • 03 Jul 2004 Maria Sharapova, just 17 years old and 75 days, becomes the second youngest Wimbledon winner, defeating Serena Williams.
  • 04 Jul 2004 Ground Zero is where the groundbreaking ceremony for Freedom Tower takes place in New York City.
  • 05 Jul 2004 Australia and Thailand sign a Free Trade Agreement.
  • 06 Jul 2004 Major Harry Schmidt, United States Air Force, is found guilty in an "friendly fire" attack that killed four Canadian soldiers and severely wounded eight others in Afghanistan in 2002. He was given an official reprimand. The US Air Force will pay US$2,836 monthly.
  • 07 Jul 2004 A grand jury in Houston has indicted Kenneth Lay, former chairman of Enron. Enron filed for bankruptcy December 2, 2001 after investigators found that the company had more to hide than just in debt and inflated profits.
  • 08 Jul 2004 The auction of Jim Gray's North Carolina Collection is conducted by Merena Auctions and Bowers (july 9th).
  • 09 Jul 2004 The International Court of Justice, in an advisory opinion requested by the United Nations General Assembly, stated that the Israeli West Bank Barrier is illegal and called for the Security Council and the General Assembly to correct the situation.
  • 10 Jul 2004 According to the World Health Organisation, 440,000 people have been given antiretroviral medication in six months of its AIDS project. The organization says that despite being 60,000 shy of its target, it still believes it can reach its goal of reaching 3,000,000 people by 2005.
  • 11 Jul 2004 Kofi Annan has nominated Ashraf JehangirQazi to be UN's new envoy for Iraq.
  • 12 Jul 2004 Montenegro adopts state symbols, including a red flag with King Nikola's coat-of-arms.
  • 13 Jul 2004 Khaled al-Harbi is a Saudi militant sheikh who was disabled and linked to al-Qaeda as well as Osama Bin Laden. He surrendered to Tehran Saudi authorities under an amnesty program by the Saudi King.
  • 14 Jul 2004 Stephen Hawking changed his position on Hawking radiation and black holes, declaring that information can escape. This reinforces a fundamental principle of quantum physics.
  • 15 Jul 2004 Canada recalls its ambassador in Iran to protest Iran's refusal of Canadians to attend the trial for an Iranian intelligence agent accused in the death Zahra Kazemi, a Montreal-based journalist and photographer.
  • 16 Jul 2004 A kitchen fire that engulfs a school with a thatched roof in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India causes at least 88 deaths and many more injuries. Five people have been arrested.
  • 17 Jul 2004 There are rumors that Iyad allawi executed six inmates at a Baghdad station to send a message to the police about how to deal with insurgents. His office denies any involvement in the incident.
  • 18 Jul 2004 The second day of proceedings saw the abrupt end of the trial in Iran for the murder of Canadian journalist Zahra Kasemi. Kazemi's lawyers argued that there was not enough time for witnesses and proofs, or to identify the murderer.
  • 19 Jul 2004 Four unidentified men attempt to "infiltrate into the western side" of the Jordan River (Israel) are intercepted by Jordanian troops. Three of the four are killed, and the fourth is arrested.
  • 20 Jul 2004 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a video of horrific cruelty to chickens at Pilgrim's Pride in West Virginia. The supplier will investigate.
  • 21 Jul 2004 After returning from a television interview where he criticised Yasser Arafat, Nabil Amr, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, was shot twice in the right leg.
  • 22 Jul 2004 The production of the 2004 Corvette model Corvette has been halted. Also, the C5 Corvette model Corvette has been discontinued. Since 1997, nearly 250,000 units were produced.
  • 23 Jul 2004 The United States Senate passes a joint resolution declaring that the armed conflict in Darfur is genocide.
  • 24 Jul 2004 Iranian courts have cleared Mohammad Reza Aghdam Ahmadi, an intelligence agent, of the charges of "semiintentional murder". They also stated that the blood money should come from the state's Treasury.
  • 25 Jul 2004 Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades seizes Khan Yunis' governor's office, demanding that Yasser Afat's cousin Moussa be fired from his position as Gaza's security chief. Unidentified individuals stormed a police station to set it on fire.
  • 26 Jul 2004 To July 29, John Kerry and John Edwards were nominated by the Democratic National Convention in Boston Massachusetts for President and Vice President, respectively.
  • 27 Jul 2004 Barack Obama delivers the Keynote Speech at the Democratic National Convention. This is where he launches his career on the national stage.
  • 28 Jul 2004 According to the Catholic Church, a "weeping" statue at a Vietnamese Catholic Centre near Brisbane is not a miracle.
  • 29 Jul 2004 United States Senator John Kerry officially accepts the nomination for Democratic Presidential Candidate 2004. He promises to "restore trust in the White House" and to do so by delivering an acceptance speech.
  • 30 Jul 2004 The United Nations Security Council approves a resolution 1556, US-drafted, requesting that the Sudanese government cease atrocities in Darfur. However, aid groups have criticised the weakening resolution at the insistence by China, Pakistan, Russia.
  • 31 Jul 2004 An American court has reached a plea deal that reveals details about an alleged plot by Libya to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah. Abdurahman Alamoudi (a leading US Muslim activist) pleads guilty in a plea bargain to three charges related to illegal dealings with Libya. The case provided critical intelligence for the war against terror, according to John Ashcroft, the US Attorney General.
  • 05 Jul 2004 The first direct Indonesian presidential election is held.
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Which were the top hits in July 2004?
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  4. - Slow Motion
  5. - The Reason

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  1. - I Don't Wanna Know
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  3. - FURB (F U Right Back)
  4. - Everytime
  5. - Trick Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 2004?

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

The Jane Austen Book Club


Five women and one man meet in California's central Valley to discuss Jane Austen's novels. They spend six months together and have affairs, marriages, and relationships that are not right for them.

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Angels & Demons


The thrilling Robert Langdon thriller by Dan Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author Of The Da Vinci Code And Inferno--now a major movie directed and starring Felicity Jones and Tom Hanks.

R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton

R is for Ricochet


Reba Lafferty was a privilege daughter. She was abandoned by her rebellious mother as an infant. She was the only child of a wealthy man in her mid-fifties at her birth. Her adoring father lavished her with gifts.

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet In Heaven


This paperback edition, with flaps, of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Eddie is a veteran of World War II who feels trapped in his life fixing rides at a beach amusement park.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss

Eats, Shoots & Leaves


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