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2003

2003 Events:
  • Final minutes of STS-107 mission, Space Shuttle Columbia explodes during reentry, killing all astronauts.
  • American businessman admitted in Vietnam France Hospital, Hanoi is first identified SARS case.
  • Doctor Carlo Urbani reports the case to WHO.
  • Businessman and Carlo Urbani die of SARS.
  • Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Ðindic - assassinated in Belgrade.
  • WHO issues a global alert on SARS.
  • First American bombs drop on Baghdad.
  • Invasion of Iraq with land troops from USA, UK, Australia & Poland.
  • Human Genome Project completed.
  • Hubble Space Telescope starts Hubble Ultra Deep Field study.
  • Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
  • Mahathir Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia.
  • Beagle 2, Mars mission, fails when craft is not contactable after landing.
Deaths:
  • Bernard Katz, (1911-2003)
  • Bob Hope, (1903-2003)
  • Bob Monkhouse, (1928-2003)
  • Buddy Ebsen, (1908-2003)
  • Charles Bronson, (1921-2003)
  • Denis Thatcher, (1915-2003)
  • Dolly the Sheep
  • Franco Modigliani, (1918-2003)
  • Gregory Peck, (1916-2003)
  • Idi Amin, (1924-2003)
  • John Schlesinger, (1926-2003)
  • Johnny Cash, (1932-2003)
  • Keiko, Orca whale (Free Willy)
  • Maurice Gibb, (1949-2003)
  • Nina Simone, (1933-2003)
  • Qusay Hussein, (1966-2003)
  • Robert Atkins, (1930-2003)
  • Uday Hussein, (1964-2003)
Nobel Prizes:
  • Chemistry – Peter Agre / Roderick MacKinnon
  • Economics – Robert F. Engle / Clive W. J. Granger
  • Literature – John Maxwell Coetzee
  • Peace – Shirin Ebadi
  • Physics – Alexei Alexeevich Abrikosov / Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg / Anthony James Leggett
  • Physiology or Medicine – Paul Lauterbur / Peter Mansfield

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