Historical Events for October 2004

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Events 1 - 13 of 13

1st - Baseball: Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old single-season record.
2nd - American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan.
4th - SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.
7th - King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.
19th - Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the SPDC on charges of corruption.
19th - Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.
20th - Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to defeat the New York Yankees 4-3 to win baseball's American League
23rd - A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
King of Cambodia Norodom SihanoukKing of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk 24th - 10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports.
25th - Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8.
27th - The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years
29th - In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution.
29th - The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

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