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This year in History: Born in 2004 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 2004


January 4   Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars

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 released

November 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 released

March 8   A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.

March 14   Vladimir Putin is re-elected president of Russia

March 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 game

June 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 taken

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