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January 1, 2004: Read the New York Times!
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
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