Historical Events for October 2004
Events 1 - 16 of 16
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
20th - MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3
21st - MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 3
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.
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.
Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher 24th - 55th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 34 points
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.