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What Happened in 2004?: WestportREADS 2023

Party Like It's 2004

January 1, 2004: Read the New York Times!

Link to Front Page of New York Times for January 1 2004


What Else Happened in 2004?

  • Feb 4: Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room
  • Apr 8: Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups
  • May 17: Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage
  • May 26: The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • Jul 5: First Indonesian presidential election by the people - first round (eventually won by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono)
  • Nov 11: Yasser Arafat's death through unidentified causes confirmed by Palestine Liberation Organization, Mahmoud Abbas elected PLO chairman minutes later.
  • Dec 8: Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the Union of South American Nations
  • Dec 26: 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and edges of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people
  • Continue Reading from On This Day

Read a Book from the 2004 Nonfiction New York Times Bestseller List!

Link to catalog: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by david sedaris
Link to catalog: Eats, Shoots and Leaves by lynne truss
Link to catalog: Plan of Attack by bob woodward
Link to catalog: Alexander Hamilton ron chernow
Link to catalog: Secrets of the Code by dan burstein
Link to catalog: three weeks with my brother by nicholas sparks
Link to catalog: Founding Mothers by cokie roberts

Read a Book from the 2004 Fiction New York Times Bestseller List!

Link to catalog: The Da Vinci Code by dan brown
link to catalog: song of susannah by stephen king
Link to catalog: The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell
Link to catalog: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by mitch album
Link to catalog: Angels and Demons by dan brown
Link to catalog: Blowout by catherine coulter
Link to catalog: Glorious Appearing by tim lahaye
Link to catalog: The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Jay Fowler
Link to catalog: Monday Mourning  by kathy reichs
Link to catalog: Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen fielding
Link to catalog: Bergdorf Blondes by plum sykes
Link to catalog: A Good Year by peter mayle

Watch a Hit Movie from 2004!

link to sideways in catalog
Link to crash in the catalog
Link to mean girls in the catalog
Link to eternal sunshine of the spotless mind in catalog
Link to catalog: million dollar baby
Link to napoleon dynamite in catalog

Listen to the Billboard top Artists of 2004!

Link to Usher in Freegal
Link to Alicia Keys on Freegal
Link to OutKast on Freegal
link to Destiny's child on freegal
link to Hoobastank in Freegal
link to Britany Spears in the freegal

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