Today in History for November 2004

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 23 of 23

4th - 12 French soldiers, 3 UN personnel and hundreds of civilians die during the Côte d'Ivoire civil war.
6th - An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 6 and injuring 150.
7th - War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
8th - War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
9th - Video game Halo 2 a first person shooter first released on Xbox by Bungie Studios
9th - 38th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride & Keith Urban wins
11th - New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
11th - Yasser Arafat is confirmed dead by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.
14th - 31st American Music Award: Sheryl Crow, Usher & Kenny Chesney win
17th - Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.
18th - Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.
21st - The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, unleashing massive protests and controversy over the election's integrity.
21st - The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed as a result.
21st - The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq's external debt.
21st - 92nd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 27-19
22nd - The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
26th - Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
27th - New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
27th - Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 28th - Male Poʻo-uli dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.
30th - Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns.
30th - Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television's all-time biggest game show haul.
30th - Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

13th - "The View" co-host Star Jones (42) weds banker Al Reynolds at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City
23rd - "Penn and Teller" magician Penn Jillette (49) weds TV producer Emily Zolten at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

9th - Hotel heiress and fashion model Nicky Hilton (21) divorces businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) due to bi-coastal relationship after nearly 3 months of marriage
19th - Singer Jermaine Jackson (49) divorces Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (35) after 9 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 38 of 38

1st - Mac Dre, American rapper (b. 1970)
1st - Terry Knight, American music promoter (b. 1943)
2nd - Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (b. 1918)
2nd - Theo van Gogh, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1957)
2nd - Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (b. 1951)
3rd - Sergei Zholtok, Latvian hockey player (b. 1972)
6th - Fred Dibnah, English television personality (b. 1938)
6th - Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player (b. 1943)
7th - Howard Keel, American actor (b. 1919)
8th - Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
9th - Iris Chang, Asian author (b. 1968)
10th - Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (b. 1907)
11th - Yasser Arafat, co-founder and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, revolutionary and nobel prize winner dies in Paris at 75
11th - Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)
13th - John Balance, English musician and artist (b. 1962)
13th - Thomas Foglietta, American politician (b. 1928)
13th - Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) (b. 1968)
14th - Michel Colombier, French composer (b. 1939)
15th - Elmer L. Andersen, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909)
Palestinian Leader Yasser ArafatPalestinian Leader Yasser Arafat (11th) 15th - John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)
16th - Margaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker (b. 1945)
17th - Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (b. 1970)
17th - Alexander Ragulin, Russian hockey player (b. 1941)
18th - Cy Coleman, American composer, songwriter and pianist (b. 1929)
19th - Piet Esser, Dutch sculptor (b. 1914)
19th - Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)
19th - Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)
19th - John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1927)
20th - David Grierson, Canadian radio host (b. 1955)
20th - Jenny Ross, English musician (Section 25) (b. 1962)
23rd - Pete Franklin, American talk radio host (b. 1928)
24th - Wong Jim, Hong Kong songwriter (b. 1940)
24th - Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)
26th - Philippe de Broca, French film director (Le Bossu) dies aged 71
Film Director Philippe de BrocaFilm Director Philippe de Broca (26th) 29th - Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (b. 1891)
29th - Harry Danning, American baseball player (b. 1911)
29th - John Drew Barrymore, American actor (b. 1929)
30th - Pierre Berton, Canadian author (b. 1920)

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