Historical Events for September 2004
Events 1 - 24 of 24
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.
1st - 61st Venice Film Festival: "Vera Drake" directed by Mike Leigh wins Golden Lion
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.
10th - "Crash" directed by Paul Haggis and starring Don Cheadle and Sandra Bullock premieres at the Toronto Film Festival (Best Picture 2006)
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).
Tennis Player Roger Federer 12th - 124th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Lleyton Hewitt (6-0, 7-6, 6-0)
12th - 124th Women's U.S. Open: Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Elena Dementieva (6-3, 7-5)
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.
17th - Barry Bonds hits his 700th career home run
18th - 29th Toronto International Film Festival: "Hotel Rwanda" directed by Terry George wins the People's Choice Award
19th - 56th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, Arrested Development, James Spader & Allison Janney win
19th - 35th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 18.5-9.5 at Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan, US
MLB Legend Barry Bonds 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.
22nd - "Lost" created by J.J. Abrams and starring Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly debuts on ABC in the US
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.