Historical Events in 2004

January 3, 2004

Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.

Historical Events in March 2005

March 2005

United Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected by HIV in the future without further action against the spread of the disease.

Historical Events in 2006

January 1, 2006

Sydney, Australia swelters through its hottest New Years Day on record. The thermometre peaked at 45 degrees celsius, sparking bushfires and power outages.

Historical Events in February 2007

February 3, 2007

A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.

Historical Events in 2008

January 1, 2008

Malta and Cyprus officially adopt the Euro currency and become the fourteenth and fifteenth Eurozone countries.

Historical Events in 2009

January 1, 2009

61 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.

Historical Events in 2010

January 4, 2010

The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building at 829.8 m (2,722 ft), officially opens in Dubai

Historical Events in April 2011

April 1, 2011

After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.

Historical Events in February 2012

February 1, 2012

At least 73 people are killed in the Egyptian football riots in Port Said

Historical Events in 2013

January 1, 2013

10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola