Historical Events for April 2004
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.