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Headlines From 2004 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 2004 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 2004 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 2004 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 2004 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 2004 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 2004 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 2004 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 2004 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 2004 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 2004 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
8th January 2004The Queen christens the RMS Queen Mary 2 cruise liner, the largest passenger ship afloat. She sets sail on her maiden voyage four days later.
13th January 2004Serial killer Harold Shipman is found hanged in his cell at Wakefield Prison, four years after being convicted of murdering fifteen patients in Cheshire.
29th February 2004The 76th Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal, are held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” wins a record-equalling eleven Oscars, including ‘Best Picture’ and 'Best Director'.
25th March 2004Prime Minister Tony Blair visits Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, in return for the dismantling of Libya's Weapons of Mass Destruction programme in December 2003. This is the first time a major western leader has visited the nation for several decades.
29th March 2004The Republic of Ireland bans smoking in all enclosed work places, including restaurants, pubs and bars.
5th April 2004The Queen begins a state visit to France to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale.
15th May 2004Arsenal finish the English Premiership season unbeaten, earning the nickname “The Invincibles”
30th May 2004Thousands of people take to the streets in Hong Kong to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
5th June 2004Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, dies at his home in California at the age of ninety-three. A six-day state funeral follows his death.
4th July 2004Greece beats Portugal 1-0 to win the 2004 UEFA European Football Championships.
13-29th August 2004The 2004 Summer Olympics are held in Athens, Greece.
1st September 2004A large group of Chechen terrorists take between 1,000 and 1,500 hostages, mostly children, at a school in Beslan. They demand the release of Chechen terrorists imprisoned in neighbouring Ingushetia and the independence of Chechnya from Russia. The siege lasts for almost three days, involving a bloody shoot-out between hostage-takers and Russian security forces. At least 350 people are killed.
20th September 2004Brian Clough, Football manager of Nottingham Forest and Derby County. (b. 1935) dies.
9th October 2004The Queen opens a new Scottish Parliament Building in a ceremony in Edinburgh.
24th October 2004Michael Schumacher wins his 7th Formula One World Drivers Championship, claiming the title for the fifth consecutive year. Schumacher becomes the most successful driver in the history of Formula One.
22nd December 2004Armed robbers in Northern Ireland steal over £22 million from the headquarters of the Northern Bank. Unionist politicians and the Police Service of Northern Ireland blame the Provisional Irish Republican Army, and stall the peace process.
26th December 2004The Boxing Day Tsunami: One of the worst natural disasters in recorded history strikes Southeast Asia, when the strongest earthquake in forty years hits the entire Indian Ocean region. The earthquake measures 9.3 on the Richter scale and 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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A Newspaper From 2004

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).