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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2004?


Events

  • 01 Jun 2004 RoC Premier Yu Shyi-kun is prevented for six hours from delivering a key government report on the floor of the Legislative Yuan when opposition lawmakers, refusing to recognize President Chen Shui-bian's narrow re-election on March 20, tore up his report and unfurled banners and placards with the words "no truth, no president" and "bogus regime". (TheStraitsTimes) (Channelnewsasia)
  • 02 Jun 2004 Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!
  • 03 Jun 2004 Central Intelligence Agency director George Tenet tenders his resignation, citing "personal reasons". John E. McLaughlin, US Central Intelligence Agency Deputy Director, becomes the acting Director until a permanent Director is chosen and confirmed by Congress.
  • 04 Jun 2004 Marvin Heemeyer destroys many local buildings with a home-made tank in Granby, Colorado.
  • 05 Jun 2004 Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan dies at the age of 93 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. (SF Chronicle) (BBC) (Reuters) (Washington Post)
  • 06 Jun 2004 Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
  • 07 Jun 2004 The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) opens its two-day conference on Humanitarian Needs of Palestinian Refugess opens in Geneva, Switzerland. Participation in the conference is by invitation only. Israel is excluded from the conference. (UNRWA) (IMRA)
  • 08 Jun 2004 The 30th G8 summit takes place over the next two days on Sea Island, in Georgia, USA.
  • 09 Jun 2004 Kurdish leaders in Iraq state that the Kurds would "refrain from participating in the central government" should the interim constitution be modified or replaced with a constitution that diminishes Kurdish political role in the central government. (NYT)
  • 10 Jun 2004 Votes are counted on Super Thursday in the UK as elections are held for the European Parliament, local council elections and for Mayor of London and the London Assembly. The local council elections show major losses for the Labour Party, attributed by Labour to protest voting over the 2003 invasion of Iraq. (BBC) (Guardian) (Guardian) (Daily Telegraph) (Daily Telegraph) (results from Guardian)
  • 11 Jun 2004 Terry Nichols is spared the death penalty by an Oklahoma state court on murder charges stemming from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The decision comes on the third anniversary of the execution of his co-defendant, Timothy McVeigh, in Terre Haute, Indiana.
  • 12 Jun 2004 A meteorite plunges into a family's living room in the Auckland, New Zealand, suburb of Ellerslie on Saturday afternoon. No one is hurt. Weighing 1.3 kilograms (2.9 pounds), it is the ninth ever meteorite to be found in the country, and the first to hit a home. (TVNZ) (Stuff) (Reuters)
  • 13 Jun 2004 Results of Serbian presidential elections show expected lead of Tomislav Nikolic with 30.1% of votes, followed with Boris Tadic with 27.3%; but it comes as a surprise that Bogoljub Karic has 19.3% of votes, more than government's candidate Dragan Maršicanin with 13.3%. Second round will be held on Sunday 27 June. (cesid.org)
  • 14 Jun 2004 Cartoon Network relaunches itself with a new logo and slogan "This is Cartoon Network."
  • 15 Jun 2004 Tim Berners-Lee receives the Millennium Technology Prize in Helsinki. (Technology awards)
  • 16 Jun 2004 The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (or quot9/11 Commissionquot) issues an initial report of its findings.
  • 17 Jun 2004 The Pentagon confirms a report in The New York Times that CIA chief George Tenet – who steps down from the post next month – was allowed by U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to have an Iraqi prisoner secretly detained in alleged violation of the Geneva Convention. (BBC) (NYT)
  • 18 Jun 2004 Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Russia had warned the United States several times that Saddam Hussein was planning terrorist attacks against the US. (BBC) (Pravda.RU) (Khaleej Times)
  • 19 Jun 2004 Witnesses and hospital officials say that 22 Iraqis, among them children, women, and youths, are killed in a U.S. air strike in a residential neighborhood in Fallujah. U.S. officials say that they targeted an Abu Musab al-Zarqawi safe house. (Reuters) (CBC) Iraqi locals dispute the American account. (BBC)
  • 20 Jun 2004 India and Pakistan agreed in Qingdao, China, to extend a nuclear testing ban and to set up a hotline between their foreign secretaries aimed at preventing misunderstandings that might lead to a nuclear war. (CNN)
  • 21 Jun 2004 SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
  • 22 Jun 2004 The United States Supreme Court rules that Health Maintenance Organizations cannot be sued in state courts under malpractice laws. (Forbes)
  • 23 Jun 2004 The White House releases a February 7, 2002, memo in which President George W. Bush ordered humane treatment of captured Taliban and al Qaeda fighters despite a Justice Department legal opinion that the Geneva Convention does not apply. Twenty-one other memos requested by Senate Democrats have not yet been released; no released memos address Iraq or Abu-Ghraib Prison. (MSNBC) (Memo)
  • 24 Jun 2004 In New York state, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.
  • 25 Jun 2004 After Siemens AG threatens to move thousands of jobs from North Rhine-Westphalia to Hungary, IG Metall (a trade union) agrees to a 40-hour work week for the same pay they currently receive for working 35. The agreement reduces by €5 the cost of each Siemens mobile phone manufactured under the new agreement. IG Metall workers had enjoyed the 35-hour work week since 1984. (Deutsche Welle) (IHT)
  • 26 Jun 2004 Pakistan's Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali resigns. (BBC)
  • 27 Jun 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 breaks the record for highest opening-weekend earnings in the United States for a documentary, earning US$23.9 million. (Box Office Mojo).
  • 28 Jun 2004 Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.
  • 29 Jun 2004 Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, the head of the ruling party in Pakistan, is elected as the new interim Prime Minister of the nation after the resignation of Zafarullah Khan Jamali. (Guardian)
  • 30 Jun 2004 The Cassini–Huygens spacecraft arrives at Saturn.

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Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Country: United States of America

Hamlet

Hamlet

Directed by: Grigori Kozintsev

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Country: United States of America

North by Northwest

North by Northwest

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Country: United States of America

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Country: United States of America

Books

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Memorial Day by Vince Flynn

Memorial Day

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Fighting terrorism on foreign ground, CIA superagent Mitch Rapp does whatever it takes to protect American freedom in this blistering political thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn.CIA

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Angels & Demons

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The explosive Robert Langdon thriller from Dan Brown, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno—now a major film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones.An

Caddy For Life by John Feinstein

Caddy For Life

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Beyond golf's polished surface there lies a world not often seen by the average fan. The caddy sees everything - the ambition, the strategy, the rivalries, the jealousies - that occurs

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook

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Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

Olivia Joules And The Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding

Olivia Joules And The Overactive Imagination

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At the close of the last millennium, Helen Fielding debuted the irrepressible (and blockbuster-bestselling) Bridget Jones. Now, Fielding gives us a sensational new heroine for a new era...Move