Historical Events for August 2004
Events 1 - 11 of 11
1st - A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 in Asunción, Paraguay.
3rd - The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
12th - New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey comes out publicly as a gay man.
13th - 156 Congolese Tutsi refugees massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
13th - Black Friday crackdown by NSS on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Malé.
13th - Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.
15th - Bay of Plenty win Rugby Union's Ranfurly shield for the first time in the shield's 102 year history and after 28 unsuccessful challenges. They defeated Auckland. 33-26
17th - MD5 collision found by Chinese researchers.
17th - The National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Boze Pravde becomes the new anthem and the coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.
22nd - A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
24th - 89 passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions were caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.