Remember When? 28 Headlines That Dominated The News 10 Years Ago In 2004

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As we begin a new year, it is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Facebook was founded, Google went public, Michael Phelps dominated the competition at the Olympics in Athens and “Friends” aired its last episode.  Below is a look at some of the top stories that captured our attention back in 2004.

Pop Culture

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A “little” site named TheFacebook.com launched and grabbed the attention of college students everywhere.

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After 10 years, “Friends” aired it’s final episode on May 6, 2004.

Usher dominated the billboard charts with his album, “Confessions” as “Yeah!” and “Burn” end the year at the top of the Billboard Top 100 Songs List.

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At the box office a pair of sequels led the way as “Shrek 2″ and “Spider-Man 2″ bring in the most gross revenue.

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Ken Jennings wins 74 games in a row and $ 2.5 million dollars on Jeopardy!  This year Jeopardy! celebrates their 50th anniversary.

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Morgan Spurlock pledges to only eat McDonald’s and gains 25 pounds in 30 days. It took him 14 months to lose the weight.

Ashlee Simpson was caught lip-syncing on Saturday Night Live.

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William Hung becomes one of the most popular failed American Idol auditions with his rendition of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs”.  American Idol ends the year as the most watched show on television.

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Season 1 of Donald Trump’s reality show competition “The Apprentice” airs on TV.  ”You’re fired!” becomes one of the top quotes of the year.

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Though it premiered in December of 2003, it was in 2004 that “The Simple Life” brought us such memorable quotes from Paris Hilton such as “That’s hot!”.

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Source: money.uk.msn.com

A Florida woman claimed that the Virgin Mary appeared to her on a piece of toast.  She later auctioned the toast on eBay and Golden Palace landed the winning bid of $ 5,999.00.

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As Time Magazine put it, George W. Bush was named the Person of the Year “for sticking to his guns (literally and figuratively), for reshaping the rules of politics to fit his ten-gallon-hat leadership style and for persuading a majority of voters that he deserved to be in the White House for another four years.”

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While performing with Justin Timberlake during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, Janet Jackson experienced a wardrobe malfunction that later became known as “Nipplegate”.

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Martha Stewart is convicted of a felony and sentenced to five months in prison.  A jury found her guilty of obstructing justice and lying to investigators about insider stock trading.

Professional Sports

In 2004, it was a great year to be a fan of the professional teams in Boston.

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Source: www.boston.com

The Boston Red Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinal to win the World Series.

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The New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers 32 – 29 in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

Consolation Prize: The Boston Bruins finished 1st in the NHL Northeast Division however they were ultimately eliminated from the playoffs by the Montreal Canadiens in the Conference Quarter Finals.  In 2004, the Tampa Bay Lightening took home the Stanley Cup.   The Boston Celtics finished 4th in the NBA Atlantic Division with a record of 36-46 and made the playoffs (Yes, the Atlantic Division was horrible in back then).  However, this year the Detroit Pistons won the NBA Championship trophy.

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Source: longislandtennismagazine.com

Maria Sharapova replaced Anna Kournikova as the tennis-world’s new “It” girl as she defeated Serena Williams at Wimbledon.   Roger Federer won on the men’s side.

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Source: www.pga.com

Vijay Singh wins the PGA Tour Player of the Year Award.  Tiger Woods won the award the previous five years in a row and then went on to win it the next three years following Vijay’s victory.

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Source: www.zimbio.com

Michael Phelps won eight medals (6 gold and 2 bronze) at the Summer Olympics in Athens.

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Smarty Jones joined the likes of soft pretzels, Rocky Balboa and Wawa as one the most popular “exports” from the Philadelphia area by winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness before failing to win the Triple Crown as he finished second at the Belmont Stakes.

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Lance Armstrong wins an unprecedented 6th consecutive Tour de France cycling title.  Nine years later he admits to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

College Sports

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Coached by Pete Carroll and led by stars Matt Leinart (QB) and Reggie Bush (RB), the USC Trojans captured the 2004 BCS Championship.  Due to NCAA violations the championship was later stripped in 2011.  The program never really recovers; leaving USC fans to feel as embarrassed as former USC QB Mark Sanchez (see video below).

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Coached by Jim Calhoun and led by Emeka Okafor and Ben Gordon, UConn won their second national title with an 82–73 victory over Georgia Tech.  Nine years later UConn was ineligible to participate in the NCAA Tournament due to poor academics.

World News

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Source: www.theguardian.com

George W. Bush defeats John Kerry to earn a 2nd term as President of the United States.

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The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami killed nearly a quarter of a million people in Indonesia and the entire South Asian area, including Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.

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Source: www.cnn.com

The United States transfers sovereignty and control of Iraq back to the Iraqi people.

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The first same sex marriage is performed in Massachusetts.  Nine years later on June 26, 2013, The Supreme Court rejected parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in a 5-4 decision, dismissing an appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds and ruling same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits.

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Google held their IPO as shares opened at $ 85 to the public.  Today, shares are trading above $ 1,100 per share.

Here’s hoping that 2014 is a great year!


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