Today in History for September 2004
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Events 1 - 15 of 15
1st - The Beslan school hostage crisis begins when armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia.
3rd - The Beslan school massacre ends in the deaths of approximately 344 people, mostly teachers and children.
7th - Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hitting Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings.
8th - The NASA unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.
9th - 2004 Australian embassy bombing: A bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people.
11th - All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria).
15th - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.
17th - Tamil is declared the first classical language in India.
21st - The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
21st - Construction of the Burj Dubai starts.
23rd - At least 1,070 in Haiti reported killed by floods due to Hurricane Jeanne
29th - The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
29th - The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight, the first of two needed to win the prize.
30th - The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
30th - The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.
Weddings 1 - 6 of 6
3rd - "Baywatch" actress Gena Lee Nolin (32) weds NHL hockey player Cale Hulse (30) at the Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix, Arizona
4th - Rap singer Juvenile (29) weds Shadonna Jones at The Victory Fellowship Church in Metairie, Louisiana
9th - 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone (27) weds Kelly Baldwin (27) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York
18th - Pop star Britney Spears (22) weds rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (26) in Studio City, California
24th - Former "Baywatch" actor Michael Bergin (35) weds makeup artist Joy Tilk (34) at Hanalei Bay Resort in Kauai, Hawaii
25th - Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner (49) weds model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner (30) at his 165-acre ranch in Aspen, Colorado
Deaths 1 - 37 of 37
1st - Ahmed Kuftaro, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)
2nd - Joan Oró, Catalan scientist (b. 1923)
2nd - Eleni Zafeiriou, Greek actress (b. 1916)
4th - Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)
4th - Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
4th - James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
7th - Bob Boyd, American baseball player (b. 1925)
8th - Frank Thomas, American animator (b. 1913)
9th - Roland Sherwood "Ernie" Ball, American businessman (b. 1930)
10th - Brock Adams, American politician (b. 1927)
11th - Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria (b. 1949)
11th - Fred Ebb, American lyricist (b. 1933)
11th - David Mann, U.S. artist (b. 1939)
13th - Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (b. 1925)
15th - Johnny Ramone, American lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones
15th - Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist (b. 1931)
18th - Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)
18th - Russ Meyer, American film director (b. 1922)
19th - Eddie Adams, American photographer (b. 1933)
19th - Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian-born American civil servant (b. 1919)
19th - Skeeter Davis, American singer (b. 1931)
19th - Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman, musician, and activist
20th - Townsend Hoopes, American politician (b. 1922)
20th - Brian Clough, English footballer and football manager (b. 1935)
21st - Barry Noble Wakeman, American naturalist and educator (b. 1939)
21st - Bob Mason, British actor (b. 1952)
22nd - Ray Traylor (The Big Boss Man), American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
23rd - André Hazes, Dutch singer (b. 1951)
23rd - Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)
24th - Françoise Sagan, French writer (b. 1935)
26th - Marianna Komlos, professional wrestling valet (b. 1969)
27th - John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1929)
28th - Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (b. 1924)
28th - Scott Muni, American disc jockey (b. 1930)
29th - Richard Sainct, French motorcycle rally rider (b. 1970)
30th - Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor (b. 1936)
30th - Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)