Historical Events in March 2004

  • 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.
  • 2nd Rosetta space probe is launched by the European Space Agency to study comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko with Philae lander module aboard
  • 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.
  • 6th 35th NAACP Image Awards: "The Fighting Temptations" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 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.
  • 13th 25th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Pittsburgh, 61-58
  • 14th 51st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats #5 Duke, 95-87
  • 14th 45th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 89-73
  • 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.

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20th Stephen Harper wins the leadership of the newly created Conservative Party of Canada, becoming the party's first leader.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper

Music awardsMusic Awards

20th 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
Singer Janet Jackson
Singer
Janet Jackson
Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
  • 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.
  • 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.