Historical Events for September 2004
Events 1 - 16 of 16
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 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.
19th - 56th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, Arrested Development, James Spader & Allison Janney win
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.