Historical Events for Year 2004 (Part 2)
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Nov 21st - The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed as a result.
Nov 21st - The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq's external debt.
Nov 22nd - The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
Nov 26th - Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
Nov 27th - New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
Nov 27th - Pope John Paul II returned the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Nov 28th - Male Poʻo-uli dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.
Nov 30th - Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns.
Nov 30th - Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television's all-time biggest game show haul.
Nov 30th - Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.
Dec 8th - The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.
Dec 13th - Former Chilean dictator, General Augusto Pinochet is put under house arrest, after being sued under accusations over 9 kidnapping actions and manslaughter. The house arrest is lifted the same day on appeal.
Dec 14th - The Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened.
Dec 23rd - Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean is hit by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake.
Dec 25th - Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005.
Dec 26th - A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.
Dec 27th - Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet.
Dec 30th - A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
Dec 31st - The official opening of Taipei 101, the current tallest skyscraper in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 feet).