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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 Shyikun was prevented from delivering a crucial government report to the Legislative Yuan for six hours after opposition lawmakers refused to recognize President Chen Shuibian's narrow reelection victory on March 20. They tore up the report and unfurled banners, placards, and signs with the words "no truth", "bogus regime" and "no president".
  • 02 Jun 2004 Ken Jennings starts his 74-game winning streak with syndicated game show Jeopardy!
  • 03 Jun 2004 George Tenet, Central Intelligence Agency Director, has resigned citing "personal reasons". John E. McLaughlin (US Central Intelligence Agency Deputy director) becomes acting Director until a permanent director is elected and confirmed by Congress.
  • 04 Jun 2004 Marvin Heemeyer demolishes many buildings in Granby, Colorado using a homemade tank.
  • 05 Jun 2004 Ronald Reagan, former President of the United States, has died at the age 93 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
  • 06 Jun 2004 The President of India, Dr. A.P.J., has declared Tamil a Classical Language. Abdul Kalam at a joint sitting of both houses of the Indian parliament.
  • 07 Jun 2004 Geneva, Switzerland - The two-day conference entitled Humanitarian Needs of Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), is being opened by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. Only invitations are accepted to participate in the conference. Israel is not permitted to participate in the conference.
  • 08 Jun 2004 Over the next two-days, the 30th G8 summit will be held on Sea Island in Georgia, USA.
  • 09 Jun 2004 Kurdish leaders in Iraq declare that they will "refrain" from participating in the central governments if the interim constitution is modified or replaced by a constitution that lessens the Kurdish political position in the central governments.
  • 10 Jun 2004 Super Thursday is the day that votes are counted in the UK. This Super Thursday marks the start of elections for the European Parliament and local council elections. Labour attributed major losses to the Labour Party in the local council elections, which were held to protest the 2003 invasion.
  • 11 Jun 2004 An Oklahoma state court spares Terry Nichols from death row on murder charges stemming out of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. This decision is made on the third anniversary from the execution of Timothy McVeigh in Terre Haute (Indiana).
  • 12 Jun 2004 On Saturday afternoon, a meteorite landed in the living room of a family in Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand. Nobody is injured. It weighed 1.3 kg (2.9 pounds) and is the ninth meteorite ever to be discovered in the country.
  • 13 Jun 2004 The results of the Serbian presidential election show that Tomislav Nikolic has 30.1% and Boris Tadic 27.3% respectively. However, it is surprising that Bogoljub Karaic has 19.3% more votes than Dragan Marsicanin (13%). The second round will take place on Sunday 27 June.
  • 14 Jun 2004 Cartoon Network launches a new logo, slogan and website "This Is Cartoon Network."
  • 15 Jun 2004 Tim Berners-Lee is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize in Helsinki
  • 16 Jun 2004 The initial report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (or quot9/11 Commissionquot), is issued by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (or quot9/11 Commissionquot).
  • 17 Jun 2004 The Pentagon confirmed a report in The New York Times stating that CIA chief George Tenet - who will be stepping down next month - was permitted by Donald Rumsfeld, the U.S Secretary of Defense, to secretly have an Iraqi prisoner held in violation of the Geneva Convention.
  • 18 Jun 2004 Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia had warned the United States many times about Saddam Hussein's plans to launch terrorist attacks on the United States.
  • 19 Jun 2004 Witnesses and hospital officials claim that 22 Iraqis were killed in an American air strike on a Fallujah residential area. Officials from the United States claim that they attacked an Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi safehouse. (Reuters) (CBC). Iraqi residents dispute the American account.
  • 20 Jun 2004 India and Pakistan reached an agreement in Qingdao (China) to lift a ban on nuclear testing and establish a hotline between foreign secretaries to prevent any misinterpretations that could lead to a nuclear conflict.
  • 21 Jun 2004 SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
  • 22 Jun 2004 The United States Supreme Court ruled that Health Maintenance Organizations can not be sued in state court under the malpractice laws.
  • 23 Jun 2004 The White House released a February 7, 2002 memo by President George W. Bush in which he ordered humane treatment for captured Taliban and al Qaeda fighters despite a Justice Department legal opinion that it does not apply to the Geneva Convention. The Senate Democrats requested 21 other memos, but none have been released. No memos regarding Iraq or Abu-Ghraib Prison has been released.
  • 24 Jun 2004 Capital punishment in New York is unconstitutional.
  • 25 Jun 2004 Siemens AG threatened to shift thousands of jobs from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany to Hungary. IG Metall (a trade association) agreed to a 40-hour week for the same wages they receive for working 35. Each Siemens mobile phone produced under the new agreement will be reduced by EUR5 Since 1984, IG Metall employees had enjoyed a 35-hour workweek.
  • 26 Jun 2004 Pakistan's Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali resigns.
  • 27 Jun 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 sets the record for highest US opening weekend earnings for a documentary with US$23.9 Million. (Box Office Mojo).
  • 28 Jun 2004 The Coalition Provisional Authority gives the Iraqi interim government sovereign power, ending U.S.-led control of the country.
  • 29 Jun 2004 After Zafarullah Khan Jamali's resignation, Chaudhry Shujaat, the head of Pakistan's ruling party, was elected interim Prime Minister.
  • 30 Jun 2004 Saturn receives the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.
  • 01 Jun 2004 Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols is sentenced to 161 consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole.
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Music charts

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Burnyoutube
  2. - I Don't Wanna Know
  3. - The Reason
  4. - Confessions Part IIyoutube
  5. - Naughty Girl

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)
  2. - I Don't Wanna Know
  3. - FURB (F U Right Back)
  4. - My Band
  5. - Trick Me

Movies

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Books

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The Full Cupboard Of Life by Alexander McCall Smith

The Full Cupboard Of Life

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THE NO. THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 5Fans all over the globe love the No. Precious Ramotswe is Botswana's top lady detective and the 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward

Plan of Attack

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Plan of Attack is the definitive account of why President George W. Bush and his war council launched a preemptive strike to overthrow Saddam Hussein, and occupy Iraq.

Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror by Richard A. Clarke

Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

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The EXPLOSIVE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - All-new excerpts from Richard Clarke’s dramatic testimony and corroboration from The 9/11 Commission Report. From the 9/11 Commission Report: "On September 4, 2001, Clarke wrote Rice a passionate personal note.

The Narrows by Michael Connelly

The Narrows

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Rachel Walling, an FBI agent, finally receives the call that she has feared for years: the one telling her that the Poet has risen. Formerly known as Rachel Walling, she has never forgotten the serial killer who weaved lines of …

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. Fielding now presents a sensational heroine for a new age...Move