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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2004?


Events

  • 01 Nov 2004 The Grímsvötn volcano under the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland erupts (BBC).
  • 02 Nov 2004 U.S. presidential election: U.S. President George W. Bush defeats Senator John Kerry. Republicans make gains in the House and Senate.
  • 03 Nov 2004 Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the son of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who died yesterday, is elected President by the United Arab Emirates' federal council. (Reuters)
  • 04 Nov 2004 The shutdown of the Number 2 Balakovo nuclear reactor in the Saratov region of southern Russia due to a turbine malfunction causes widespread local panic. Local pharmacies' supplies of iodine sell out; residents flee, urging each other to drink vodka and avoid public water. Engineers at the plant find no leak of radiation. A number of people are hospitalized for iodine overdose; the government and media are criticized for poor coordination. (Bellona)
  • 05 Nov 2004 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Two Palestinian children are killed by an explosion in the refugee camp of Khan Yonis in the Gaza Strip. Hospital officials say it was from a tank shell that hit a house. Israeli spokesmen said there had been no army fire in the area. They believe it was either caused when a Palestinian mortar misfired or by the detonation of a roadside bomb. (Reuters)
  • 06 Nov 2004 An express train collides with a stationary carriage near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 7 and injuring 150.
  • 07 Nov 2004 War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day ''state of emergency'' as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
  • 08 Nov 2004 War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
  • 09 Nov 2004 President of the Republic of China Chen Shui-bian calls for a ban on the use of weapons of mass destruction across the Taiwan Strait and asked the People's Republic of China to do the same. (VOA)
  • 10 Nov 2004 Iris Chang, acclaimed author of The Rape of Nanking, is found dead near a freeway in Los Gatos, California. Authorities believe her cause of death to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (BBC) (CNN) (AP)
  • 11 Nov 2004 New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
  • 12 Nov 2004 In Redwood City, California, a jury finds Scott Peterson guilty of the murder of his wife Laci and unborn son Conner.
  • 13 Nov 2004 US Troops are preventing a Red Crescent aid convoy from entering the city of Falluja, reportedly for safety reasons (Reuters)
  • 14 Nov 2004 U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell submits his resignation.
  • 15 Nov 2004 China and the United Nations: The President of the Republic of China Chen Shui-bian declares he will push to get the ROC included in the United Nations under the name Taiwan. The People's Republic of China condemns the move as a political trick to create an independent Taiwan. (Yahoo) (ABC US) (Reuters)
  • 16 Nov 2004 The Pentagon announces that Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. James G. Roche, has submitted his resignation. (Reuters)
  • 17 Nov 2004 Kmart Corp. announces that it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.
  • 18 Nov 2004 2004 U.S. presidential election controversy: According to a report called The Effect of Electronic Voting Machines on Change in Support for Bush in the 2004 Florida Elections George W. Bush received between 130,000 and 260,000 faulty votes in Florida. (IDG) (IT Week) (Scoop) (Vunet)
  • 19 Nov 2004 Research by the Medical Research Council shows that the antibiotic co-trimoxazole can halve the death rate in HIV-positive children in Zambia. (BBC)
  • 20 Nov 2004 María Isabel from Spain wins the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004. (JESC)
  • 21 Nov 2004 Conflict in Iraq: The nineteen member Paris Club agrees to forgive 80% of nearly in Iraqi debt, in three stages: 20% now, 30% in 2005 and 20% in 2008 in tandem with Iraq's implementation of an International Monetary Fund economic programme. in debt to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, among others, will remain. (BBC)
  • 22 Nov 2004 The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
  • 23 Nov 2004 CBS News anchor Dan Rather resigns from CBS Evening News effective in March 2005. He will remain a correspondent for 60 Minutes news magazine and other assignments. (Reuters)
  • 24 Nov 2004 Ohio law requires state officials to perform a recount when called for by candidates on the ballot, but a federal judge today declared that the results can be declared final before the recount occurs. (CNN)
  • 25 Nov 2004 India proposes to Pakistan that India grant Kashmir a large amount of autonomy, in order to end the state of war between the two countries, but that the current border can not be modified. Pakistan recently proposed that Kashmir be demilitarized, split along ethnic/religious lines and granted independence or transferred to United Nations control. (Reuters)
  • 26 Nov 2004 An oil tanker sppills as much as 1.8 million litres of crude oil into the Delaware River between Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, USA.
  • 27 Nov 2004 Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • 28 Nov 2004 Swiss voters overwhelmingly approve government proposals to permit research using stem cells of human embryos. (BBC)
  • 29 Nov 2004 The People's Republic of China and Association of South East Asian Nations sign a trade pact that could eventually unite a quarter of the world's population in a free trade zone. (BBC)
  • 30 Nov 2004 Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

Release year: 2004

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Country: United States of America

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Closer

Closer

Release year: 2004

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Julia Roberts

Country: United States of America

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Release year: 2004

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Cate Blanchett

Boy Called Twist

Boy Called Twist

Release year: 2004

Directed by: Tim Greene

Starring: Jarrid Geduld, Lesley Fong, Bart Fouche, Bill Curry

Ocean's Twelve

Ocean's Twelve

Release year: 2004

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in November 2004?
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Hour Game by David Baldacci

Hour Game

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He's copying famous serial killers. And the HOUR GAME has just begun...A woman is found murdered in the woods. It seems like a simple case but it soon escalates into a terrible nightmare.

Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts

Blue Dahlia

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Against the backdrop of a house steeped in history and a thriving new gardening business, three women unearth the memories of the past in the first novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts' In the Garden Trilogy.

London Bridges by James Patterson

London Bridges

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Two of the greatest villains James Patterson has ever created in one book! Minutes after soldiers evacuate a Nevada town, a bomb completely destroys it. On vacation, FBI agent Alex Cross gets the call: the blast was perpetrated by the …

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

The Dark Tower

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Now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba “An impressive work of mythic magnitude that may turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), The Gunslinger is the first volume in the epic …

The Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

The Christmas Thief

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Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling mystery writer Carol Higgins Clark, have again joined forces to create a suspenseful and humorous holiday tale.Alvirah