On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 2004

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 156 Congolese Tutsi refugees massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
  • 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece
  • Black Friday crackdown by NSS on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, MalĂ©.
  • Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.

Famous Deaths

  • Julia Child, American chef, author and television personality (The French Chef), dies at 91