Today in History for April 2004
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Events 1 - 13 of 13
1st - Google introduces its Gmail product to the public. The launch is met with scepticism on account of the launch date.
2nd - Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.
3rd - Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
6th - Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from the post by impeachment.
8th - Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
8th - U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice testifies before the 9/11 Commission.
16th - The super liner Queen Mary 2 embarks on her first Trans-Atlantic crossing, linking the golden age of ocean travel to the modern age of ocean travel.
20th - In Iraq, 12 mortars are fired on Abu Ghraib Prison by insurgents, killing 22 detainees and wounding 92.
22nd - Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
24th - The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
29th - Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
29th - Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
30th - U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
Weddings 1 - 5 of 5
2nd - Actress Jill Whelan (38) weds Michael Chaykowsky aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
4th - Latina singer Joy Enriquez (25) weds Grammy-winner Rodney Jerkins (26) at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California
24th - Prince Friso of Orange (35), 2nd son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands marries Mabel Wisse Smit (35) without formal permission of parliament.
24th - Model-actress Ali Landry (30) weds TV personality Mario Lopez (30) at the exclusive Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
29th - "Gentlemen's Agreement" Oscar Best Supporting Actress Celeste Holm (85) weds opera singer Frank Basile (41) in Manhattan
Divorces 1 - 1 of 1
27th - Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated
Deaths 1 - 28 of 28
1st - Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (b. 1902)
1st - Carrie Snodgress, American actress (b. 1946)
1st - Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (b. 1927)
2nd - John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer (b. 1913)
4th - Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist (b. 1919)
4th - Casey Sheehan, American soldier, son of Cindy Sheehan (b. 1979)
5th - Heiner Zieschang, German mathematician (b. 1936)
5th - Sławomir Rawicz, Polish soldier (b. 1915)
6th - Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (b. 1929)
6th - Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (b. 1937)
7th - Victor Argo, American actor (b. 1934)
8th - Enda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (b. 1941)
13th - Lou Berberet, American baseball player (b. 1929)
13th - Caron Keating, British television presenter (b. 1962)
14th - Micheline Charest, French Canadian television producer (b. 1953)
15th - Ray Condo, Canadian musician (b. 1950)
17th - Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (b. 1908)
17th - Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)
18th - Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, first Prime Minister of Fiji and President of Fiji (b. 1920)
19th - Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
19th - John Maynard Smith, English biologist (b. 1920)
21st - Mary McGrory, American journalist (b. 1918)
22nd - Pat Tillman, American football player and U.S. Army Ranger (killed in action) (b. 1976)
22nd - Jason L. Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1981)
24th - Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (b. 1906)
25th - Thom Gunn, British poet (b. 1929)
26th - Hubert Selby Jr., American author (b. 1928)
29th - Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)