Historical Events in October 2004

  • 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.

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7th King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk

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16th Lionel Messi, aged 17, makes his league debut for Barcelona against Espanyol

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 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 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to 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.
  • 23rd 16th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 24-23 in South Bend
  • 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.

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24th 55th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 34 points

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher

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25th Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8.

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 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.

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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.

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden