November 2004 calendar

November 2004

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2004?


  • 01 Nov 2004 Erupts the Grimsvotn volcano, located under the Vatnajokull glacier.
  • 02 Nov 2004 U.S. presidential election: Senator John Kerry is defeated by President George W. Bush. Republicans gain in the Senate and House.
  • 03 Nov 2004 Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the son of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and who died yesterday. He has been elected President by United Arab Emirates' federal Council.
  • 04 Nov 2004 A turbine failure causes the shutdown of the nuclear reactor Number 2 Balakovo in Saratov, Russia. This panic creates widespread panic. The local pharmacies run out of iodine and residents flee the area, encouraging each other to drink vodka instead. The plant's engineers find no radiation leakage. Many people are admitted to hospital for iodine poisoning. The government and media have been criticized for their poor coordination.
  • 05 Nov 2004 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Two Palestinian children were killed in an explosion at Khan Yonis, a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Officials at the hospital believe it was caused by a tank shell hitting a house. According to Israeli spokespersons, there was no army fire in that area. According to them, it was caused by a misfired mortar from the Palestinians or by the explosion of a roadside bomb.
  • 06 Nov 2004 A train express collided with a stationary car near Ufton Nervet in England. It killed 7 people and injured 150.
  • 07 Nov 2004 War in Iraq: As U.S. forces attack the stronghold of Fallujah, the interim government of Iraq has called for a 60-day "state of emergency" to end the insurgent rebellion.
  • 08 Nov 2004 War in Iraq: More Than 10,000 U.S. troops, along with a few Iraqi army units, participate in a siege of Fallujah, an insurgent stronghold.
  • 09 Nov 2004 The President of the Republic of China Chen Shuibian called for a ban of the use of weapons of destruction in the Taiwan Strait. He also asked the People's Republic of China the same.
  • 10 Nov 2004 Iris Chang (famous author of The Rape of Nanking) was found dead at the Los Gatos freeway. According to authorities, her death was caused by a gunshot wound she received herself.
  • 11 Nov 2004 The New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, Wellington is dedicated to the National War Memorial.
  • 12 Nov 2004 A jury in Redwood City, California finds Scott Peterson guilty for the murders of Laci Peterson and Conner Peterson.
  • 13 Nov 2004 US Troops have prevented a Red Crescent aid convoy entering Falluja. This is reportedly to protect the troops.
  • 14 Nov 2004 Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary Of State, resigns.
  • 15 Nov 2004 China and the United Nations. The President of China Chen Shuibian declared that he would push for the inclusion of the ROC under the United Nations name Taiwan. The People's Republic of China denounces this move as a political tactic to create an independent Taiwan.
  • 16 Nov 2004 The Pentagon has announced that Dr. James G. Roche (Secretary of the Air Force) has resigned.
  • 17 Nov 2004 Kmart Corp. announced that it will buy Sears, Roebuck and Co. at $11 billion USD and will rename the company Sears Holdings Corporation.
  • 18 Nov 2004 2004 U.S. Presidential Election Controversy: According to The Effect of Electronic Voting Machines On Change in Support For Bush in 2004 Florida Elections, George W. Bush received between 130,000 - 260,000 faulty ballots in Florida.
  • 19 Nov 2004 Research by the Medical Research Council has shown that co-trimoxazole, an antibiotic, can reduce the death rate of HIV-positive children living in Zambia.
  • 20 Nov 2004 Maria Isabel, from Spain, wins the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004.
  • 21 Nov 2004 Conflict in Iraq: Nineteen members of the Paris Club agree to forgive 80% of Iraqi debt in three stages: 20% now; 30% in 2005; 20% in 2008, as part of Iraq's implementation a Monetary Fund economic program. indebtedness to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and other countries will not be reduced.
  • 22 Nov 2004 In Ukraine, the president elections result in the Orange Revolution.
  • 23 Nov 2004 CBS News anchor Dan Rather resigned from CBS Evening News in March 2005. He will continue to be a correspondent for 60 Minutes and other assignments.
  • 24 Nov 2004 Ohio law requires that state officials perform a recount when requested by candidates. However, a federal judge has declared that the results may be declared final before the recount takes place.
  • 25 Nov 2004 India suggests to Pakistan that India give Kashmir large autonomy in order to end the war between the two nations. However, the border cannot be altered. Recently, Pakistan proposed that Kashmir be demilitarized and divided along ethnic/religious lines. It would then be granted independence or transferred under United Nations control.
  • 26 Nov 2004 A tanker transports up to 1.8 million litres crude oil between Philadelphia and southern New Jersey into the Delaware River.
  • 27 Nov 2004 Pope John Paul II has returned the relics Saint John Chrysostom's to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • 28 Nov 2004 The overwhelming approval of Swiss voters for government proposals to allow stem cell research on human embryos is a sign of their support.
  • 29 Nov 2004 The People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) sign a trade agreement that could eventually unify a quarter of the global population in a free-trade zone.
  • 30 Nov 2004 26 people are killed when Lion Air Flight 538 crashes in Surakarta (Central Java, Indonesia), killing 26.
  • 07 Nov 2004 Iraq War: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day state of emergency as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
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Music charts

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

  1. - My Boo
  2. - Goodies
  3. - Drop It Like It's Hot
  4. - Lose My Breath
  5. - Over And Over

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Just Lose It
  2. - Lose My Breath
  3. - My Prerogative
  4. - I'll Stand By You
  5. - Car Wash


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 2004?

The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren

The Purpose-Driven Life


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Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts

Blue Dahlia


Three women uncover the secrets of the past against the backdrop of a historic house and a growing new gardening business.

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

The Plot Against America


Our most talented novelist, Charles A. Harris, imagines an alternate history of America in a remarkable feat of empathy and narrative invention. In 1940 Charles A.

The Perricone Promise by Nicholas Perricone

The Perricone Promise


This amazing program is now available in paperback and has been a #1 bestseller in the New York Times. It is said to help readers reverse aging.

Will In The World by Stephen Greenblatt

Will In The World


"Greenblatt has more knowledge about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson and the Dark Lady. "--John Leonard?Harper'sA young man moves from his small provincial town to London in late 1580s.