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  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 5, 2004

    Jackie Chan

    Hollywood star

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 5, 2004

    He has got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.




  • China
    Saturday Jan 10, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Another SARS infection found in china

    China
    Saturday Jan 10, 2004

    A restaurant worker in Guangdong was confirmed as the second wild source SARS since the outbreak was contained.




  • Guangzhou, China
    Saturday Jan 17, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Third new case in China

    Guangzhou, China
    Saturday Jan 17, 2004

    China announced a third case of SARS in Guangzhou.




  • China
    Saturday Jan 31, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Fourth new SARS infection in China

    China
    Saturday Jan 31, 2004

    On January 31, China announced the fourth case of SARS as a 40-year-old doctor from the southern city of Guangzhou.




  • Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 1, 2004

    YouTube

    2004 Super Bowl incident

    Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 1, 2004

    Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from Janet Jackson's role in 2004 Super Bowl incident when her breast was exposed during her performance, and later from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Karim could not easily find video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site.




  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2004

    Mark Zuckerberg

    "The facebook" launched

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2004

    On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched "The Facebook", originally located at thefacebook.com.




  • Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2004

    Lionel Messi

    Barcelona B

    Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2004

    Messi made his debut for Barcelona B in the Segunda División B.


  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2004

    Facebook, Inc.

    Zuckerberg Launched "TheFacebook"

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 4, 2004

    On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched "TheFacebook", originally located at thefacebook.com.


  • Qatar
    Friday Feb 13, 2004

    Second Chechen War

    Killing of exiled former separatist Chechen President

    Qatar
    Friday Feb 13, 2004

    Both sides of the war carried out multiple assassinations. The most prominent of these included the 13 February 2004 killing of exiled former separatist Chechen President Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev in Qatar.


  • Georgia
    Tuesday Mar 2, 2004

    Second Chechen War

    Gelayev was killed

    Georgia
    Tuesday Mar 2, 2004

    On 2 March 2004, following a number of cross-border raids from Georgia into Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan, Gelayev (Ruslan Gelayev) was killed in a clash with Russian border guards while trying to get back from Dagestan into Georgia.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Sunday Mar 14, 2004

    Vladimir Putin

    A President for 2nd time

    Moscow, Russia
    Sunday Mar 14, 2004

    On 14 March 2004, Putin was elected to the presidency for a second term, receiving 71% of the vote.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 14, 2004

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania XX

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 14, 2004

    They lost against Ric Flair, Randy Orton, and Batista in a handicap match at WrestleMania XX, when Orton pinned Foley after an RKO. This would be Johnson's final wrestling match until November 2011.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 21, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO last report

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 21, 2004

    WHO announced that cumulative number of cases reached 8096 and number of deaths reached 774.


  • China
    Friday Apr 23, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    New SARS Death in China

    China
    Friday Apr 23, 2004

    On April 23, China announced that a 53-year-old woman had died on April 19, its first SARS death since June. Two other cases were found, who were both healthcare workers, one of which was the deceased woman's daughter. The outbreak originated from a researcher working on the SARS virus in a lab at the Institute of Virology in Beijing, who inadvertently caught the disease and ended up spreading it to the nurse taking care of him.


  • China
    Saturday May 1, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    New SARS infections in China

    China
    Saturday May 1, 2004

    On May 1, Two additional confirmed cases of SARS and three additional suspected cases were reported in Beijing, all related to a single research lab. The total number of cases was six.


  • China
    Sunday May 2, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    More cases in China

    China
    Sunday May 2, 2004

    On May 2, China announced the three suspected cases as genuine cases of SARS, bringing the total cases in a recent outbreak to nine. 189 people were released from quarantine.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday May 19, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO announced China as free of SARS

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday May 19, 2004

    On May 19, As no new infections had been reported in a three-week period, WHO announced China as free of further cases of SARS.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 5, 2004

    Ronald Reagan

    Death

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 5, 2004

    Reagan died of pneumonia, complicated by Alzheimer's disease, at his home in the Bel Air district of Los Angeles, California, on the afternoon of June 5, 2004.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 1, 2004

    Marlon Brando

    Death

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 1, 2004

    On July 1, 2004, Brando died of respiratory failure from pulmonary fibrosis with congestive heart failure at the UCLA Medical Center.


  • Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 10, 2004

    Papa John's Pizza

    Papa John's State in The market

    Jeffersontown, Kentucky, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 10, 2004

    On July 10, 2004, Papa John's controlled an estimated 6.6% of the market, according to Technomic.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 14, 2004

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 14, 2004

    On July 14, 2004, O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat for Caron Butler, Lamar Odom, Brian Grant, and a future first-round draft choice (who would turn into Jordan Farmar in the 2006 draft).


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jul 22, 2004

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    The Report Detailed the Events of 9/11

    U.S.
    Thursday Jul 22, 2004

    On July 22, 2004, the Commission issued the 9/11 Commission Report. The report detailed the events of 9/11, found the attacks were carried out by members of al-Qaeda, and examined how security and intelligence agencies were inadequately coordinated to prevent the attacks. Formed from an independent bipartisan group of mostly former Senators, Representatives, and Governors, the commissioners explained, "We believe the 9/11 attacks revealed four kinds of failures: in imagination, policy, capabilities, and management".


  • Netherlands
    Thursday Jul 29, 2004

    Marco van Basten

    The New Manager of The Netherlands National Team

    Netherlands
    Thursday Jul 29, 2004

    On 29 July 2004, Van Basten was named the new manager of the Netherlands national team, with Van 't Schip as his assistant. Van Basten’s appointment as manager of the Netherlands sparked a little controversy at the time, since he only just started his managerial career and the media argued that he did not have a lot of experience yet.


  • Cody, Wyoming, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 29, 2004

    Warren Buffett

    His wife died

    Cody, Wyoming, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 29, 2004

    Buffett's wife (Susan Buffett) died on July 29, 2004.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 19, 2004

    Google LLC

    Google's Initial Public Offering (IPO)

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 19, 2004

    Google's initial public offering (IPO) took place five years later, on August 19, 2004. At that time Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt agreed to work together at Google for 20 years, until the year 2024. At IPO, the company offered 19,605,052 shares at a price of $85 per share. Shares were sold in an online auction format using a system built by Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse, underwriters for the deal. The sale of $1.67 billion gave Google a market capitalization of more than $23 billion.


  • China
    Thursday Aug 19, 2004

    Amazon

    Amazon acquires Joyo

    China
    Thursday Aug 19, 2004

    Amazon acquires Joyo, an online bookstore in China, for $75 million, which then becomes the 7th regional website of Amazon.com. joyo later becomes Amazon China.


  • Turin, Italy
    Tuesday Aug 31, 2004

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Moving To Juventus

    Turin, Italy
    Tuesday Aug 31, 2004

    On 18 August 2004, during an international match against the Netherlands, Ibrahimović injured Ajax teammate Rafael van der Vaart, who later accused Ibrahimović of hurting him intentionally. This led to Ibrahimović's sudden sale to Juventus on 31 August.


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 30, 2004

    Java (programming language)

    J2SE 5.0

    California, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 30, 2004

    On September 30, 2004, Sun Microsystems released J2SE 5.0.


  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Oct 3, 2004

    Francesco Totti

    100th Serie A goal

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Oct 3, 2004

    Totti maintained consistent form by scoring 12 goals in Serie A, and 15 in all competitions, among which was his 100th Serie A goal from a free kick in a 3–3 draw against Internazionale, on 3 October 2004.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Oct 10, 2004

    Robin Williams

    Reev's Death

    U.S.
    Sunday Oct 10, 2004

    Williams and Reeve remained close friends until Reeve's death in 2004. Reeve had struggled for years with being quadriplegic after a horse-riding accident. Their friendship was like "brothers from another mother", according to Robin's son Zak Williams. Williams paid many of Reeve's medical bills and gave financial support to his family.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 12, 2004

    Eminem

    Jackson-Steve Harvey call

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 12, 2004

    Encore, released in 2004, was another success. Its sales were partially driven by the first single, "Just Lose It", which contained slurs about Michael Jackson. On October 12, 2004, a week after the release of "Just Lose It", Jackson phoned the Los Angeles-based Steve Harvey radio show to report his displeasure with its video (which parodies Jackson's child molestation trial, plastic surgery and the 1984 incident when Jackson's hair caught fire during the filming of a commercial).


  • Italy
    Wednesday Oct 13, 2004

    Francesco Totti

    First brace for Italy

    Italy
    Wednesday Oct 13, 2004

    He scored his first brace for Italy in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification match in a 4–3 home win over Belarus, on 13 October 2004.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Saturday Oct 16, 2004

    Lionel Messi

    Messi made his league debut

    Barcelona, Spain
    Saturday Oct 16, 2004

    Messi made his league debut on 16 October, against Espanyol, coming on in the 82nd minute.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 25, 2004

    Eminem

    Mosh

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 25, 2004

    On October 25, 2004, a week before the 2004 US Presidential election, Eminem released the video for "Mosh" on the Internet. In it, Eminem gathers an army (including rapper Lloyd Banks) of Bush-administration victims and leads them to the White House. When they break in, it is learned that they are there to register to vote; the video ends with "VOTE Tuesday November 2". After Bush's reelection, the video's ending was changed to Eminem and the protesters invading the White House during a speech by the president.


  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab
    Tuesday Nov 2, 2004

    Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

    Death

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab
    Tuesday Nov 2, 2004

    On 2 November 2004, Zayed died at the age of 86. He was buried in the courtyard of the new Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.


  • Midrand, South Africa
    Wednesday Nov 3, 2004

    Vodafone

    Vodacom

    Midrand, South Africa
    Wednesday Nov 3, 2004

    On 3 November 2004, the Company announced that its South African affiliate Vodacom had agreed to introduce Vodafone's international services, such as Vodafone live! and partner agreements, to its local market.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 10, 2004

    X-box

    Halo 2

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 10, 2004

    Xbox Live required a subscription, as well as broadband-only connection which was not completely adopted yet, Xbox Live was a success due to better servers, features such as a buddy list, and milestone titles like Halo 2 released in November 2004, which is the best-selling Xbox video game and was by far the most popular online game for the system.


  • U.S.
    Friday Nov 12, 2004

    Eminem

    Encore

    U.S.
    Friday Nov 12, 2004

    Encore is the fifth studio album by American rapper Eminem. It was released on November 12, 2004 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records. Its release date was originally set for November 16, 2004, but Eminem moved the release date to four days earlier after the album was leaked to the internet. The album contains several lyrical themes, most notably Eminem's opposition to then-President of the United States George W. Bush and a parody towards Michael Jackson.


  • Kyoto, Japan
    Saturday Nov 20, 2004

    Nintendo

    The Nintendo DS release

    Kyoto, Japan
    Saturday Nov 20, 2004

    In 2004, Nintendo released the Nintendo DS, its fourth major handheld system. The DS is a dual-screened handheld featuring touch screen capabilities, which respond to either a stylus or the touch of a finger. Former Nintendo president and chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi was translated by GameScience as explaining, "If we can increase the scope of the industry, we can re-energize the global market and lift Japan out of depression – that is Nintendo's mission." Regarding lukewarm GameCube sales which had yielded the company's first reported operating loss in over 100 years, Yamauchi continued: "The DS represents a critical moment for Nintendo's success over the next two years. If it succeeds, we rise to the heavens, if it fails, we sink into hell." Due to games such as Nintendogs and Mario Kart DS, the DS became a success.


  • Japan
    Sunday Dec 12, 2004

    Sony Corporation

    Releasing The PlayStation Portable (PSP)

    Japan
    Sunday Dec 12, 2004

    Sony extended the brand to the portable games market in 2004 with the PlayStation Portable (PSP). The console has sold reasonably, but has taken a second place to a rival handheld, the Nintendo DS.


  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Dec 19, 2004

    Francesco Totti

    Roma's all-time leading scorer in Serie A

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Dec 19, 2004

    On 19 December, he became Roma's all-time leading scorer in Serie A after netting his 107th career league goal against Parma, breaking the record previously held by Roberto Pruzzo.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Monday Dec 20, 2004

    Ronaldinho

    Player of the Year

    Barcelona, Spain
    Monday Dec 20, 2004

    Ronaldinho won his first league title in 2004–05, and was named FIFA World Player of the Year for the first time on 20 December 2004.


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