Historical Events For Year 2003

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January 23, 2003

The Pioneer 10 spacecraft from NASA sends it's last received signal from about 7.5 billion miles from Earth.
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January 24, 2003

The formation of the United States Department of Homeland Security takes place. Read More

February 15, 2003

Protests against the war in Iraq take place in over 600 cities worldwide, the largest protest to occur before the beginning of a war.
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March 18, 2003

Suspicion of corporate fraud leads to the headquarters of the HealthSouth Corporation getting raided by the FBI.
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March 19, 2003

The beginning of the Iraq War is initiated by the United States invasion of Iraq. Read More

April 9, 2003

The regime of Saddam Hussein takes place upon the seizing of the control of Baghdad by the United States.
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April 14, 2003

The completion of the Human Genome Project takes place. Read More

April 29, 2003

United States troops withdraw from Saudi Arabia and redeployment is initiated at the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.
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May 19, 2003

An operation in Aceh province is begun by the Indonesian military. Read More

May 23, 2003

The birth of the first cloned deer, Dewey, by scientists at Texas A&M University occurs.
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May 28, 2003

The birth of the first cloned horse, Prometea, by Italian scientists occurs. Read More

July 1, 2003

A protest against Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23 controversially redefining treason takes place.
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July 18, 2003

The end of the work of the Convention on the Future of Europe takes place with the proposal of the first European Constitution.
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July 18, 2003

The end of the Second Congo War occurs with up to 5 million deaths in 5 years. Read More

July 22, 2003

The United States military kills the sons of Saddam Hussein, Uday and Qusay Hussein, after receiving a tip from an informant.
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August 11, 2003

The first major operation outside of Europe by the NATO in 54 years takes place as they take over command of Afghanistan's peacekeeping force.
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August 27, 2003

The closest approach to the Earth is made by Mars in over 50,000 years. Read More

September 27, 2003

The launching of a European Space Agency satellite, the Smart 1, takes place from French Guiana.
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October 24, 2003

The Mac OS X Panther is released by Apple. Read More

November 9, 2003

America, Europe, Africa and Central Asia experience a lunar eclipse. Read More

November 23, 2003

Antarctica experiences a total solar eclipse. Read More

December 1, 2003

The United Kingdom outlaws driving while using hand-held cell phones. Read More

December 13, 2003

The capture of the former President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, by the 4th Infantry Division of the United States takes place.
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December 20, 2003

The admittance of the building of a nuclear bomb by Libya takes place. Read More

December 23, 2003

The United Nations introduces the WTO as a specialized agency. Read More