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- New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey said he will resign on November 15 after having an extramarital affair with another man.
- Lee Hsien Loong has sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Singapore.
- Julia Child, who hosted cooking shows on American television on-and-off for over four decades, died in her sleep at the age of 91.
- The Supreme Court of California voided all same-sex marriages that were licensed by the city of San Francisco.
- Competition in the 2004 Summer Olympics began, with football (soccer) matches already under way.