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The landing of the MER-A from NASA on Mars takes place. Read More
The launching of Facebook takes place. Read More
The announcement of the confirmed landing of the Mars rover MER-B in an area that had been drenched in water is made by NASA.
Smoking in enclosed work places is banned by the Republic of Ireland. Read More
NATO's largest expansion includes the addition of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The European Union's largest expansion includes the addition of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Malta and Cyprus.
The television sitcom Friends ends with the airing of the series finale on NBC, becoming the fourth most watched series finale on TV in American history.
Same-sex marriage is legalized in Massachusetts. Read More
Mobile phones in North Korea are banned. Read More
The first transit in 22 years of Venus takes place. Read More
The first spaceplane to be privately funded and achieve flight into space is the SpaceShipOne.
The Freedom Tower groundbreaking at Ground Zero takes place in New York City. Read More
After undergoing security improvements, the reopening of the Statue of Liberty takes place.
The launching of NASA's Messenger takes place, later being captured into Mercury's orbiting 2011.
Negotiations between Mexico and Japan officially end after two years upon the signing of a Free Trade Agreement in Mexico City.
The release of the Ubuntu operating system occurs. Read More
The first rocket from Brazil is launched into space. Read More
The publication of the discovery of Homo floresiensis, a new species of fossil hominid, takes place.
The Treaty and Final Act is signed by the heads of state in Europe, implementing the first European Constitution.
President George W. Bush is announced the winner of the presidential election over component John F. Kerry, a United States Senator.
The Smart 1 European Space Agency probe passes into the orbit of the Moon. Read More
The accusation of that the government of Ukraine has participated in electoral fraud against presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenkon marks the beginning of the Orange Revolution.
The murder of the former guitarist for the band Pantera, Dimebag Darrell, by a deranged fan takes place on stage during a performance with his new band Damageplan.
The opening of the Millau bridge over the River Tarn as the world's tallest bridge takes place by President Jacques Chirac.
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