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This year in History: Born in 2004 and fun news items.
This year in History
The year 2004
October 8 TV hostess Martha Stewart goes to jail for insider trading.October 9 Democratic elections held for the first time in Afghanistan.October 27 The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time since 1918.November 5 The Disney/Pixar movie The Incredibles is released.November 9 Halo 2 is released by Microsoft.November 21 The Nintendo DS was releasedNovember 30 Longtime Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings finally loses. He finishes with the largest game show winnings of all time of $2,520,700.December 1 Tom Brokaw anchors his last broadcast of NBC Nightly News.February 25 The movie Passion of the Christ is releasedMarch 8 A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.March 14 Vladimir Putin is re-elected president of RussiaMarch 29 Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.May 6 The last episode of the TV show Friends airs.May 18 Randy Johnson pitches a perfect gameJune 5 President Ronald Reagan dies.June 20 Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 500th home run.June 21 The first privately funded spacecraft, SpaceShipOne, reaches space.June 28 The interim government of Iraq takes over as the official governing body.August 7 Pitcher Greg Maddux won his 300th baseball game.September 17 Barry Bonds hits his 700th home run.September 22 The first episode of the TV show Lost airs.September 30 The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are takenFamous
January 4 Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars
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