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11-02 Bush re-elected USA

Summary.     Click for More > Kerry admits election defeat U.S.: 'Enemy is broken' in Falluja Rice to replace Colin Powell 9 Killed in Attack on U.S. Mission 22 killed in attack on U.S. base
  NASA rover lands safely on red planet  A robotic explorer is sending a signal that it survived the risky descent through the Martian atmosphere and bouncing landing Kerry leads in caucuses Iraqis hang U.S. bodies off bridge Iraq prison abuse sparks outrage  A coalition military spokesman is 'disgusted' by photographs that apparently show U.S. soldiers abusing detainees Ronald Reagan dead at 93  Former President died at his home in Los Angeles. He led a conservative revolution and hastened the end of the Cold War US hands over sovereignty in Iraq Kerry names Edwards his running mate 911 panel report: 'Failure of imagination'  The 570-page, 14-chapter report offers recommendations for reforming security agencies to fight terrorism U.S. launches offensive in Najaf U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 1,000 U.S. death toll at least 22 in Ivan's wake Iraq PM thanks U.S. Oil rises to $50 Bush, Kerry clash on security in debate Oil price rises above $55 a barrel Boston won World Series title over St Louis New Bin Laden's videotape   Bush re-elected
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Jan.19   Iowa
Mar.31   Sunni Triangle
Apr.30   Washington
Jun.5   Los Angeles
Jun.27   Baghdad
Jul.6   Pennsylvania
Jul.22   Washington
Aug.11   Iraq
Sep.7   Iraq
Sep.17   Alabama
Sep.23   U.S. Congress
Sep.27   New York
Oct.13   Arizona
Oct.22   New York
Oct.27   U. S. Midwest
Oct.29   Arab Countries
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  In Ohio Kerry trailed Bush by about 104,000 votes out of just over 5 million cast -- 48% to 51%.    George W Bush projected himself during the campaign as th...
Nov.3   Boston
Nov.14   Sunni Triangle
Nov.15   Washington
Dec.6   Saudi Arabia
Dec.21   Mosul





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January 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jan.3    
  A robotic explorer is sending a signal that it survived the risky descent through the Martian atmosphere and bouncing landing
Jan.7  Washington  Bush calls for changes on illegal workers Jan.12  Mexico  Americas leaders meet for summit Jan.14   Washington Bush unveils vision for moon and beyond Jan.19   Iowa     Kerry leads in caucuses  Shaking up the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, senator was emerging as the preference of Iowa Democrats Jan.25   Washington Kay: No evidence Iraq stockpiled WMDs Jan.27  Iraq  Insurgents killed 6 US soldiers Jan.31   Texas Janet Jackson revealing breast

February 2004 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Texas  Patriots take Super Bowl Feb.6   Washington Bush launches Iraq WMD commission
Feb.18  New England  Dean quits presidential race

March 2004 ... more > Top ^
Mar.5   New York Jury finds Martha Stewart guilty
Mar.24  Washington  Former terror chief slams Bush Mar.25  UN Security Council  US sinks resolution on Yassin Mar.28   Iraq Protests as U.S. closes Iraqi paper Mar.29   Washington Bush welcomes NATO's new seven Mar.31   Sunni Triangle   Iraqis hang U.S. bodies off bridge   U.S. officials said they expect more attacks like the one that killed 4 U.S. civilian contractors in Fallujah

April 2004 ... more > Top ^
Apr.6   Sunni Triangle Heavy fighting in sealed Falluja
 Iraq  Dozen U.S. Marines killed Apr.7  Hamburg  Court frees 9/11 suspect  Sunni Triangle  Coalition battled Shiite, Sunni insurgents Apr.8  Washington  Rice: Al Qaeda not flagged as threat Apr.11  Sunni Triangle  Truce bid calms Falluja fighting Apr.14   Washington Bush praises Sharon's pullout proposal Apr.16  Iraq  Missing U.S. soldier on videotape Apr.27  Iraq  U.S. forces kill 64 insurgents near Najaf   Sunni Triangle U.S. warplanes pound Fallujah targets Apr.30   Washington   Iraq prison abuse sparks outrage
  A coalition military spokesman is 'disgusted' by photographs that apparently show U.S. soldiers abusing detainees


May 2004 ... more > Top ^
May.4   Washington Bush appeal to Arabs in abuse row May.7  Washington  Rumsfeld apologizes May.11   Iraq Video shows U.S. captive beheaded May.14  Baghdad  Interrogation techniques banned in Iraq May.16  Massachusetts  Massachusetts recognizes gay marriages May.24  Pennsylvania  Bush outlines 5-step Iraq plan

June 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3   CIA Tenet resigns as CIA director
Jun.4  Vatican  Bush meets pope, faces protests Jun.5   Los Angeles   Ronald Reagan dead at 93
  Former President died at his home in Los Angeles. He led a conservative revolution and hastened the end of the Cold War
Jun.6   France D-Day: 'America would do it again' Jun.10   US Georgia G8 summit ends with show of unity Jun.11  U.S. Congress  World bids farewell to Reagan Jun.16  Washington  Probe rules out Iraq-9/11 links Jun.18   Saudi Arabia U.S. hostage beheaded Jun.27   Baghdad   US hands over sovereignty in Iraq
  US administrator Paul Bremer gave legal documents to an Iraqi judge two days ahead of schedule

July 2004 ... more > Top ^
Jul.6   Pennsylvania     Kerry names Edwards his running mate
  Democratic presidential candidate is calling the senator 'a man who understands and defends the values of America' Jul.9  U.S. Senate  CIA slammed for Iraq intelligence Jul.22   Washington   911 panel report: 'Failure of imagination'
  The 570-page, 14-chapter report offers recommendations for reforming security agencies to fight terrorism
Jul.25   Paris Armstrong wins 6th Tour de France Jul.29   Boston Kerry accepting nomination

August 2004 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   New York Threat level raised at key financial sites
Aug.5  Iraq  U.S. helicopter downed in Najaf Aug.9  Iraq  Marines take lead in Najaf Aug.10  U.S. Congress  Bush appoints new CIA director Aug.11   Iraq     U.S. launches offensive in Najaf  The military launched a major offensive against militants loyal to renegade Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr Aug.14  Florida  Hurricane Charley death toll at 13 Aug.16  Washington  Shake-up for US troops overseas Aug.20  New York  Oil nears key $50-a-barrel mark Aug.21  Greece  Phelps got record-tying 8th medal  Iraq  US warplane attacks Najaf rebels Aug.24  Washington  Abu Ghraib report attacks 'chaos' Aug.28  FBI  FBI Suspects Israel Has Mole in Pentagon Aug.30  New York  Convention lauds Bush on terror

September 2004 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2  New York  Bush giving speech at Republ. Convention Sep.6  New York  Clinton bypass surgery a success Sep.7   Iraq     U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 1,000
  More than three-quarters have died in combat, and 647 of have been killed since Bush declared an end to major combat Sep.9  Washington  Powell declares genocide in Sudan  Eastern Afghanistan  Al-Zawahiri: U.S. faltering in Afghanistan Sep.11  Manhattan  September 11 remembered Sep.15  UN  Iraq war illegal, says Annan Sep.16  Baghdad  2 Americans, Briton kidnapped Sep.17   Alabama   U.S. death toll at least 22 in Ivan's wake  Residents in 5 states face homes sheared from their pilings, power outages, floodwaters, looters and a missing alligator Sep.20  Iraq  U.S. hostage beheaded Sep.21  UN Gen. Assembly  Bush defends US Iraq policy at UN Sep.23   U.S. Congress   Iraq PM thanks U.S.  Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi is laying out his government's aspirations to a joint meeting of Congress Sep.24  New York  S Asia leaders hold first summit Sep.25  Florida  Jeanne eyewall hits Florida Sep.27   New York   Oil rises to $50  Rising tension in Nigeria has pushed U.S. crude oil futures to the psychological level Sep.30   Florida Bush, Kerry face off in debate


October 2004 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1   Sunni Triangle 109 insurgents killed in Samarra
Oct.5  Ohio  Running mates clash over Iraq Oct.7  U.S. Senate  Iraq war debate fuelled by report Oct.8  U. S. Midwest  Candidates in second TV debate Oct.10  New York  Actor Christopher Reeve dies Oct.13   Arizona     Bush, Kerry clash on security in debate  The President and Senator have clashed over security, taxes and health care in a third and final televised debate Oct.14  Sunni Triangle  U.S., Iraqis in Falluja assault Oct.18  Sunni Triangle  U.S. bombs targets linked to al-Zarqawi Oct.20  Baghdad  Abu Ghraib guard pleads guilty Oct.22   New York   Oil price rises above $55 a barrel  Petroleum supply crude data has shown 5 weeks of falling inventories of distillate fuel  Sunni Triangle  Falluja raid 'nets Zarqawi aide' Oct.27   U. S. Midwest   Boston won World Series title over St Louis  Red Sox sweep Cardinals for first World Series title in 86 years. Damon homered and Boston won 3-0 in Game 4 Oct.29   Arab Countries     New Bin Laden's videotape  Osama bin Laden told Americans their security does not depend on the president they elect, but on U.S. policy Oct.30  Sunni Triangle  Eight U.S. Marines killed Oct.31   Sunni Triangle U.S. forces launch new assaults in Falluja  Ohio  Final push for key poll states

November 2004 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2    No winner yet in 3 key states  U.S. Senate  Senate chief Daschle loses seat       Bush re-elected
  In Ohio Kerry trailed Bush by about 104,000 votes out of just over 5 million cast -- 48% to 51%
 George W Bush projected himself during the campaign as the strong leader who could defend the U.S. in a time of war
Nov.3   Boston     Kerry admits election defeat  Democratic challenger is giving President George W Bush a second term in office  Washington  President Bush declares victory 'historic' Nov.5  Sunni Triangle  US military 'seals off Falluja' Nov.8  Sunni Triangle  Battle for Falluja under way  Sunni Triangle  Soldiers advanced into Falluja Nov.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Mozilla Firefox browser launched  Washington  Attorney general Ashcroft quits cabinet Nov.12  Sunni Triangle  U.S. troops push into south Falluja   Washington Bush, Blair hail Mid-East peace hope   San Francisco Bay Area Jury finds Peterson guilty of killing Nov.14   Sunni Triangle   U.S.: 'Enemy is broken' in Falluja  Marines spread through the deserted streets, kicking in doors during a dangerous house-to-house search Nov.15   Washington     Rice to replace Colin Powell  Stephen Hadley will be promoted to national security adviser Nov.16  Southern California  Superfast Nasa jet pushes Mach 10 Nov.20  Chile  Bush urges unity against N. Korea nukes

December 2004 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Iraq  U.S. Troop Numbers in Iraq to Hit 150,000 Dec.3  Washington  Bush Keeps Rumsfeld, Names Kerik Dec.6   Saudi Arabia   9 Killed in Attack on U.S. Mission   Militants stormed the heavily fortified consulate in Jeddah in a brazen raid before security forces regained control Dec.8   House of Representatives Congress Approves Intelligence Bill
Dec.21   Mosul   22 killed in attack on U.S. base  Multiple rounds hit a dining hall near Mosul, killing U.S. troops, members of the Iraqi national guard, and Iraqi civilians Dec.23  Mosul  Security review after Mosul attack   Battered dollar hits another low  Iraq  Rumsfeld arrives for surprise visit Dec.29   Washington US forms quake relief coalition Dec.31  Washington  US pledges $350m in tsunami aid


Bush welcomes NATO's new seven Iraqis hang U.S. bodies off bridge   U.S. officials said they expect more attacks like the one that killed 4 U.S. civilian contractors in Fallujah Heavy fighting in sealed Falluja U.S. warplanes pound Fallujah targets Iraq prison abuse sparks outrage




United States, 2004 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.27  Iraq  Insurgents killed 6 US soldiers
Mar.29   Washington
Mar.31   Sunni Triangle
Apr.6   Sunni Triangle
Apr.6  Iraq  Dozen U.S. Marines killed
Apr.7  Sunni Triangle  Coalition battled Shiite, Sunni insurgents
Apr.11  Sunni Triangle  Truce bid calms Falluja fighting
Apr.16  Iraq  Missing U.S. soldier on videotape
Apr.27  Iraq  U.S. forces kill 64 insurgents near Najaf
Apr.27   Sunni Triangle
Apr.30   Washington
  A coalition military spokesman is 'disgusted' by photographs that apparently show U.S. soldiers abusing detainees
May.7  Washington  Rumsfeld apologizes Jun.6   France D-Day: 'America would do it again'
Aug.5  Iraq  U.S. helicopter downed in Najaf Aug.9  Iraq  Marines take lead in Najaf Aug.11   Iraq   U.S. launches offensive in Najaf
  The military launched a major offensive against militants loyal to renegade Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr Aug.16  Washington  Shake-up for US troops overseas Aug.21  Iraq  US warplane attacks Najaf rebels Aug.24  Washington  Abu Ghraib report attacks 'chaos' Aug.28  FBI  FBI Suspects Israel Has Mole in Pentagon Sep.7   Iraq   U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 1,000
  More than three-quarters have died in combat, and 647 of have been killed since Bush declared an end to major combat Sep.15  UN  Iraq war illegal, says Annan Oct.1   Sunni Triangle 109 insurgents killed in Samarra Oct.14  Sunni Triangle  U.S., Iraqis in Falluja assault Oct.18  Sunni Triangle  U.S. bombs targets linked to al-Zarqawi Oct.20  Baghdad  Abu Ghraib guard pleads guilty Oct.22  Sunni Triangle  Falluja raid 'nets Zarqawi aide' Oct.30  Sunni Triangle  Eight U.S. Marines killed Oct.31   Sunni Triangle U.S. forces launch new assaults in Falluja Nov.5  Sunni Triangle  US military 'seals off Falluja' Nov.8  Sunni Triangle  Battle for Falluja under way Nov.8  Sunni Triangle  Soldiers advanced into Falluja Nov.12  Sunni Triangle  U.S. troops push into south Falluja Nov.12   Washington Bush, Blair hail Mid-East peace hope Nov.14   Sunni Triangle U.S.: 'Enemy is broken' in Falluja  Marines spread through the deserted streets, kicking in doors during a dangerous house-to-house search Dec.1  Iraq  U.S. Troop Numbers in Iraq to Hit 150,000 Dec.3  Washington  Bush Keeps Rumsfeld, Names Kerik Dec.21   Mosul 22 killed in attack on U.S. base  Multiple rounds hit a dining hall near Mosul, killing U.S. troops, members of the Iraqi national guard, and Iraqi civilians Dec.23  Mosul  Security review after Mosul attack Dec.23  Iraq  Rumsfeld arrives for surprise visit



United States, 2004 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2004 Aug.14  Florida  Hurricane Charley death toll at 13 Sep.6  New York  Clinton bypass surgery a success Sep.17   Alabama U.S. death toll at least 22 in Ivan's wake  Residents in 5 states face homes sheared from their pilings, power outages, floodwaters, looters and a missing alligator Sep.25  Florida  Jeanne eyewall hits Florida Dec.29   Washington US forms quake relief coalition




United States, 2004 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2004 Feb.1  Texas  Patriots take Super Bowl Jul.25   Paris Armstrong wins 6th Tour de France
Aug.21  Greece  Phelps got record-tying 8th medal Oct.27   U. S. Midwest Boston won World Series title over St Louis  Red Sox sweep Cardinals for first World Series title in 86 years. Damon homered and Boston won 3-0 in Game 4



United States, 2004 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.31   Texas Janet Jackson revealing breast
Mar.5   New York Jury finds Martha Stewart guilty Aug.20  New York  Oil nears key $50-a-barrel mark Sep.27   New York Oil rises to $50  Rising tension in Nigeria has pushed U.S. crude oil futures to the psychological level Oct.10  New York  Actor Christopher Reeve dies Oct.22   New York Oil price rises above $55 a barrel  Petroleum supply crude data has shown 5 weeks of falling inventories of distillate fuel Nov.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Mozilla Firefox browser launched Nov.16  Southern California  Superfast Nasa jet pushes Mach 10 Dec.23   Battered dollar hits another low



United States, 2004 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2004 Mar.5   New York Jury finds Martha Stewart guilty
Mar.31   Sunni Triangle Iraqis hang U.S. bodies off bridge   U.S. officials said they expect more attacks like the one that killed 4 U.S. civilian contractors in Fallujah Apr.7  Hamburg  Court frees 9/11 suspect Apr.30   Washington Iraq prison abuse sparks outrage
  A coalition military spokesman is 'disgusted' by photographs that apparently show U.S. soldiers abusing detainees
May.11   Iraq Video shows U.S. captive beheaded May.14  Baghdad  Interrogation techniques banned in Iraq Jun.3   CIA Tenet resigns as CIA director Jun.18   Saudi Arabia U.S. hostage beheaded Aug.1   New York Threat level raised at key financial sites Aug.10  U.S. Congress  Bush appoints new CIA director Aug.24  Washington  Abu Ghraib report attacks 'chaos' Aug.28  FBI  FBI Suspects Israel Has Mole in Pentagon Sep.9  Eastern Afghanistan  Al-Zawahiri: U.S. faltering in Afghanistan Sep.11  Manhattan  September 11 remembered Sep.16  Baghdad  2 Americans, Briton kidnapped Sep.20  Iraq  U.S. hostage beheaded Oct.20  Baghdad  Abu Ghraib guard pleads guilty Oct.29   Arab Countries   New Bin Laden's videotape  Osama bin Laden told Americans their security does not depend on the president they elect, but on U.S. policy Nov.12   San Francisco Bay Area Jury finds Peterson guilty of killing Dec.6   Saudi Arabia 9 Killed in Attack on U.S. Mission   Militants stormed the heavily fortified consulate in Jeddah in a brazen raid before security forces regained control



United States, 2004 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2004 Jan.3     NASA rover lands safely on red planet
  A robotic explorer is sending a signal that it survived the risky descent through the Martian atmosphere and bouncing landing
Jan.7  Washington  Bush calls for changes on illegal workers Jan.12  Mexico  Americas leaders meet for summit Jan.14   Washington Bush unveils vision for moon and beyond Jan.19   Iowa   Kerry leads in caucuses  Shaking up the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, senator was emerging as the preference of Iowa Democrats Jan.25   Washington Kay: No evidence Iraq stockpiled WMDs Feb.6   Washington Bush launches Iraq WMD commission Feb.18  New England  Dean quits presidential race Mar.24  Washington  Former terror chief slams Bush Mar.25  UN Security Council  US sinks resolution on Yassin Mar.28   Iraq Protests as U.S. closes Iraqi paper Mar.29   Washington Bush welcomes NATO's new seven Apr.8  Washington  Rice: Al Qaeda not flagged as threat Apr.14   Washington Bush praises Sharon's pullout proposal May.4   Washington Bush appeal to Arabs in abuse row May.7  Washington  Rumsfeld apologizes May.16  Massachusetts  Massachusetts recognizes gay marriages May.24  Pennsylvania  Bush outlines 5-step Iraq plan Jun.3   CIA Tenet resigns as CIA director Jun.4  Vatican  Bush meets pope, faces protests Jun.5   Los Angeles Ronald Reagan dead at 93
  Former President died at his home in Los Angeles. He led a conservative revolution and hastened the end of the Cold War
Jun.6   France D-Day: 'America would do it again' Jun.10   US Georgia G8 summit ends with show of unity Jun.11  U.S. Congress  World bids farewell to Reagan Jun.16  Washington  Probe rules out Iraq-9/11 links Jun.27   Baghdad US hands over sovereignty in Iraq  US administrator Paul Bremer gave legal documents to an Iraqi judge two days ahead of schedule Jul.6   Pennsylvania   Kerry names Edwards his running mate  Democratic presidential candidate is calling the senator 'a man who understands and defends the values of America' Jul.9  U.S. Senate  CIA slammed for Iraq intelligence Jul.22   Washington 911 panel report: 'Failure of imagination'
  The 570-page, 14-chapter report offers recommendations for reforming security agencies to fight terrorism
Jul.29   Boston Kerry accepting nomination Aug.10  U.S. Congress  Bush appoints new CIA director Aug.30  New York  Convention lauds Bush on terror Sep.2  New York  Bush giving speech at Republ. Convention Sep.9  Washington  Powell declares genocide in Sudan Sep.11  Manhattan  September 11 remembered Sep.15  UN  Iraq war illegal, says Annan Sep.21  UN Gen. Assembly  Bush defends US Iraq policy at UN Sep.23   U.S. Congress Iraq PM thanks U.S.  Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi is laying out his government's aspirations to a joint meeting of Congress Sep.24  New York  S Asia leaders hold first summit Sep.30   Florida Bush, Kerry face off in debate Oct.5  Ohio  Running mates clash over Iraq Oct.7  U.S. Senate  Iraq war debate fuelled by report Oct.8  U. S. Midwest  Candidates in second TV debate Oct.13   Arizona   Bush, Kerry clash on security in debate  The President and Senator have clashed over security, taxes and health care in a third and final televised debate Oct.31  Ohio  Final push for key poll states Nov.2    No winner yet in 3 key states Nov.2  U.S. Senate  Senate chief Daschle loses seat Nov.2     Bush re-elected
  In Ohio Kerry trailed Bush by about 104,000 votes out of just over 5 million cast -- 48% to 51%
 George W Bush projected himself during the campaign as the strong leader who could defend the U.S. in a time of war
Nov.3   Boston   Kerry admits election defeat  Democratic challenger is giving President George W Bush a second term in office Nov.3  Washington  President Bush declares victory 'historic' Nov.9  Washington  Attorney general Ashcroft quits cabinet Nov.12   Washington Bush, Blair hail Mid-East peace hope Nov.15   Washington   Rice to replace Colin Powell  Stephen Hadley will be promoted to national security adviser Nov.20  Chile  Bush urges unity against N. Korea nukes Dec.3  Washington  Bush Keeps Rumsfeld, Names Kerik Dec.8   House of Representatives Congress Approves Intelligence Bill Dec.23  Iraq  Rumsfeld arrives for surprise visit Dec.29   Washington US forms quake relief coalition Dec.31  Washington  US pledges $350m in tsunami aid