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Clockwise from top-left: Facebook, originally called TheFacebook, is launched by Mark Zuckerberg; the 2004 transit of Venus, the first such occurrence since 1882; NASA lands the Opportunity and Spirit rovers on Mars; the 2004 Summer Olympics are held in Athens; Al-Qaeda bombs multiple trains in Madrid, killing 193 people; the European Union adds 10 new member-states; 333 people are killed in the Beslan school siege, carried out by Chechen terrorists; a massive 9.1-9.3 megathrust earthquake off the coast of Sumatra and the resultant tsunami kill over 227,000 people--one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history. 2004 Events Collage 2.0.jpg
Clockwise from top-left: Facebook, originally called TheFacebook, is launched by Mark Zuckerberg; the 2004 transit of Venus, the first such occurrence since 1882; NASA lands the Opportunity and Spirit rovers on Mars; the 2004 Summer Olympics are held in Athens; Al-Qaeda bombs multiple trains in Madrid, killing 193 people; the European Union adds 10 new member-states; 333 people are killed in the Beslan school siege, carried out by Chechen terrorists; a massive 9.1-9.3 megathrust earthquake off the coast of Sumatra and the resultant tsunami kill over 227,000 people—one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history.
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2004 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2004
MMIV
Ab urbe condita 2757
Armenian calendar 1453
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԳ
Assyrian calendar 6754
Baháʼí calendar 160–161
Balinese saka calendar 1925–1926
Bengali calendar 1411
Berber calendar 2954
British Regnal year 52  Eliz. 2   53  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2548
Burmese calendar 1366
Byzantine calendar 7512–7513
Chinese calendar 癸未年 (Water  Goat)
4701 or 4494
     to 
甲申年 (Wood  Monkey)
4702 or 4495
Coptic calendar 1720–1721
Discordian calendar 3170
Ethiopian calendar 1996–1997
Hebrew calendar 5764–5765
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2060–2061
 - Shaka Samvat 1925–1926
 - Kali Yuga 5104–5105
Holocene calendar 12004
Igbo calendar 1004–1005
Iranian calendar 1382–1383
Islamic calendar 1424–1425
Japanese calendar Heisei 16
(平成16年)
Javanese calendar 1936–1937
Juche calendar 93
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4337
Minguo calendar ROC 93
民國93年
Nanakshahi calendar 536
Thai solar calendar 2547
Tibetan calendar 阴水羊年
(female Water-Goat)
2130 or 1749 or 977
     to 
阳木猴年
(male Wood-Monkey)
2131 or 1750 or 978
Unix time 1072915200 – 1104537599

2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2004th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 4th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2000s decade.

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2004 was designated as an International Year of Rice by the United Nations, [1] and the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle Against Slavery and Its Abolition (by UNESCO). [2]

Culture

Media

2004 was a year marked by many popular and highly grossing film releases such as Shrek 2 , Spider Man 2, The Incredibles , The Passion of the Christ and Howl's Moving Castle . 2004 was also the year where Toho Studios would release Godzilla's 50th anniversary movie, Godzilla: Final Wars, the last Japanese Godzilla movie until Shin Godzilla in 2016.

The gaming industry would see the release of many FPS and sequel games in 2004, with some of the most famous being Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [3] Halo 2 , [4] Metroid Prime 2: Echoes , [5] Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door , [6] and Half Life 2. [7] These titles are considered some of the greatest video games of all time. [8] [9] [10] [11] The Nintendo DS also released this year, which grew to become the best-selling handheld console of all time.

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December

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">2006</span> Calendar year

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">2015</span> Calendar year

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Timeline of the Iraq War</span> Sequence of events in the US invasion of Iraq

The following is a timeline of major events during the Iraq War, following the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Events in the year 2004 in Iraq.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Fallujah</span> City in Al Anbar, Iraq

Fallujah is a city in Al Anbar Governorate, Iraq. Situated on the Euphrates River, it is located roughly 69 kilometres (43 mi) to the west of the capital city of Baghdad.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">First Battle of Fallujah</span> Operation of the Iraq War

The First Battle of Fallujah, code-named Operation Vigilant Resolve, was an operation against militants in Fallujah as well as an attempt to apprehend or kill the perpetrators of the killing of four U.S. contractors in March 2004.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Second Battle of Fallujah</span> 2004 battle of the Iraq War

The Second Battle of Fallujah, initially codenamed Operation Phantom Fury, Operation al-Fajr was an American-led offensive of the Iraq War that lasted roughly six weeks, starting 7 November 2004. Marking the highest point of the conflict against the Iraqi insurgency, it was a joint military effort carried out by the United States, the Iraqi Interim Government, and the United Kingdom. Within the city of Fallujah, the coalition was led by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army, the battle was later described as "some of the heaviest urban combat Marines have been involved in since Huế City in Vietnam in 1968" and as the toughest battle the U.S. military has been in since the end of the Vietnam War. It was the single bloodiest and fiercest battle of the entire conflict, including for American troops.

Chlorine bombings in Iraq began as early as October 2004, when insurgents in Al Anbar province started using chlorine gas in conjunction with conventional vehicle-borne explosive devices.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Al-Qaeda in Iraq</span> Salafi jihadist militant group (2004–2006)

Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn, more commonly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, was a Salafi jihadist organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda. It was founded on 17 October 2004, and was led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Abu Ayyub al-Masri until its disbandment on 15 October 2006.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Anbar campaign (2003–2011)</span> Campaign during the Iraq War

The Anbar campaign consisted of fighting between the United States military, together with Iraqi security forces, and Sunni insurgents in the western Iraqi governorate of Al Anbar. The Iraq War lasted from 2003 to 2011, but the majority of the fighting and counterinsurgency campaign in Anbar took place between April 2004 and September 2007. Although the fighting initially featured heavy urban warfare primarily between insurgents and U.S. Marines, insurgents in later years focused on ambushing the American and Iraqi security forces with improvised explosive devices (IEDs), large scale attacks on combat outposts, and car bombings. Almost 9,000 Iraqis and 1,335 Americans were killed in the campaign, many in the Euphrates River Valley and the Sunni Triangle around the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.

In 2003, there were 25 suicide bombings executed by 32 attackers.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Terrorist incidents in Iraq in 2007</span>

This list details terrorist incidents occurring in Iraq in 2007. In 2007, the US sent 20,000 additional troops into combat as part of a troop surge. There were 442 bombings in 2007, the second-most in a single year during the Iraq War. Major events included a January 16 attack on Mustansiriyah University, which killed 70 and injured 180, and February 3 bombings at the Sadriyah market in Baghdad, which killed 135 people.

Events in the year 2010 in Iraq.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Terrorist incidents in Iraq in 2010</span>

This is a list of terrorist incidents in Iraq during 2010. Major attacks include a 1 February attack killing 54 in Baghdad, and a 10 May attack killed 45 at a fabrics factory in Hillah.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Iraqi insurgency (2011–2013)</span> 2011-13 sectarian violence in Iraq following the US invasion and withdrawal

The Iraqi insurgency was an insurgency that began in late 2011 after the end of the Iraq War and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, resulting in violent conflict with the central government, as well as low-level sectarian violence among Iraq's religious groups.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Timeline of the War in Iraq (2014)</span>

The Timeline of the War in Iraq covers the War in Iraq, a war which erupted that lasted in Iraq from 2013 to 2017, during the first year of armed conflict.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Battle of Ramadi (2015–2016)</span> Battle between Iraq and ISIL

The Battle of Ramadi was a battle launched by the forces of Iraq to successfully recapture the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which had taken the city earlier in 2015 in a previous battle. Air power was a major component of the battle, with the United States and other nations conducting over 850 airstrikes in the Ramadi area from July 2015 to late February 2016, and the US crediting airstrikes with 80% of the reason why the city was recaptured. By February 2016, Iraqi forces successfully recaptured the city after two and a half months of fighting. It was predicted that it would take several months to clear the city of the bombs ISIL left behind, with at least 9 months needed to clear the city's Tamim District. At the time, Ramadi had suffered more damage than any other city or town in Iraq.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Anbar campaign (2015–2016)</span> Military campaign

The Anbar campaign (2015–2016) was a military campaign launched by the Iraqi Armed Forces and their allies aimed at recapturing areas of the Anbar Governorate held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including the city of Ramadi, which ISIL seized earlier in 2015. The United States and other nations aided Iraq with airstrikes.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Third Battle of Fallujah</span> Offensive which started on 22 May 2016

The Third Battle of Fallujah, code-named Operation Breaking Terrorism by the Iraqi government, was a military operation against ISIL launched to capture the city of Fallujah and its suburbs, located about 69 kilometres (43 mi) west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The operation began on 22 May 2016, three months after the Iraqi forces had started the total siege of Fallujah. On 26 June, Iraqi forces recaptured the city of Fallujah, before recapturing the remaining pocket of ISIL resistance in Fallujah's western outskirts two days later.

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