I this post I cover 1 event a month. Ready Set……Go!

January 4 & 24: Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity land.

February 4: Facebook was founded at Cambridge, Massachussetts.

March 2 – NASA announces that the Mars rover MER-B (Opportunity) has confirmed that its landing area was once drenched in water.

April 22: Ryongchon disaster: Two trains carrying explosives and fuel collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing 161 people, injuring 1,300 and destroying thousands of homes.

May 17: Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage, in compliance with a ruling from the state’s Supreme Judicial Court

June 5 – Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, dies at his home in Bel-Air, California at the age of 93. A 6-day state funeral follows after his death. (I think he is the best)

July 1 – The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft arrives at Saturn.

August 13–29: The 2004 Summer Olympics are held in Athens.

September 3: Hurricane Frances makes landfall in Florida. After killing 2 people in the Bahamas, Hurricane Frances kills 10 people in Florida, 2 in Georgia and 1 in South Carolina.

October 27: The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time since 1918, breaking the Curse of the Bambino.

November 2: United States presidential election, 2004: U.S. President George W. Bush defeats Senator John Kerry. Republicans make gains in the House and Senate.

December 26: One of the worst natural disasters in recorded history hits Southeast Asia, when the strongest earthquake in 40 years hits the entire Indian Ocean region. The massive 9.3 magnitude earthquake, epicentered just off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, generates enormous tsunami waves that crash into the coastal areas of a number of nations including Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. The official death toll in the affected countries stands at 186,983 while more than 40,000 people are still missing.

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