This Day in History

A Milestone for Marriage Equality

On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to perform legal same-sex marriages following a landmark state court ruling that it was unconstitutional to deny marriage rights to same-sex couples. This historic moment was a significant victory for the LGBTQ+ community and set the stage for the national legalization of same-sex marriage, which […]

The Final Episode of “Friends”

The beloved television show “Friends” concluded its ten-year run on May 6, 2004, with its final episode airing to an audience of over 52 million American viewers. As one of the most popular television shows of all time, “Friends” left a lasting impact on television comedy, character development, and the portrayal of young adults navigating […]

World War II Memorial Opens in Washington D.C. 

The World War II Memorial opened in Washington, D.C., on April 29, 2004, offering a solemn and majestic tribute to the 16 million who served in the American armed forces during World War II. Situated between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, it stands as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made for freedom […]

Mark Zuckerberg Launches “The Facebook”

On this day in 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched “The Facebook” from his Harvard dorm room, setting the stage for the social media giant that would reshape how people connect and share information globally.

Opportunity Rover Lands on Mars

January 25th, 2004, marked a milestone in space exploration as NASA’s Opportunity Rover successfully landed on Mars, embarking on a mission to study the Martian surface and geology.

Massive Earthquake Triggers Indian Ocean Tsunami

On December 26th, 2004, a massive undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a devastating tsunami, affecting multiple countries and claiming hundreds of thousands of lives. It stands as one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.

Red Sox Win the World Series

On October 27th, 2004, the Boston Red Sox, ending 86 years of frustration, clinched the World Series title. This historic victory, breaking the “Curse of the Bambino,” brought immense joy to Red Sox fans and became a symbol of perseverance and triumph in sports history.

4179 Toutatis

The asteroid 4179 Toutatis made a close approach to Earth, providing valuable insights into the study of asteroids and planetary defense.