Historical Events for March 2004
Events 1 - 23 of 23
1st - Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
1st - Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
2nd - Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia vote on a referendum concerning its Confederacy-derived flag.
2nd - War in Iraq: Al Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
3rd - Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agreed to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that formed InBev, the world's largest brewer.
7th - New Democracy wins the national elections in Greece.
8th - A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.
11th - Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid's rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190
12th - Roh Moo-hyun, President of South Korea is impeached by its national assembly for the first time in the nation's history.
15th - Announcement of the discovery of 90377 Sedna, the farthest natural object in the Solar system so far observed.
17th - Unrest in Kosovo results in more than 22 killed, 200 wounded, and the destruction of 35 Serb Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Nis.
19th - A truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.
19th - A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations.
19th - Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20.
20th - Stephen Harper wins the leadership of the newly created Conservative Party of Canada, becoming the party's first leader.
20th - 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win
21st - In Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority.
22nd - Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas, and bodyguards are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
23rd - Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India.
R&B Singer R. Kelly 27th - HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
29th - Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
29th - The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
31st - In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed and their bodies mutilated after being ambushed.