The Book of Days Past

And so it came to pass that the world was shattered a second time by forces unforeseen and unknown. The bearer of this book survived the great cataclysm that befell Norrath on this, the twelfth month, day seventeen, of the year two millennia past and four.

Source: Ingame book
This book is no longer available ingame.
The date of December 17th 2004 is the day all the servers went down, might that be a temporary lore book about it?
I didn't find any other explanation since this date doesn't fit with anything known in the lore of Norrath.
Also, it would be too much of a coincidence. :)