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March 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for January, 2003. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for February, 2003. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for April 2003. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for May, 2003. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for June, 2003. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for July, 2003. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for August, 2003. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for September, 2003. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for October, 2003. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for November, 2003. ... December 2003: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Events December 31, 2003 In Taiwan, President Chen Shui-bian signs a law that allows referendums to be held. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → January 31, 2004 The United States defence budget is set to exceed US$400 billion next year—an almost 7% increase—according to budget proposals inadvertently posted on the Pentagons website. ...

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(Redirected from 2003 invasion of Iraq timeline) This is the ongoing timeline of the 2003 Iraq war, principally the military actions and consequences of the US-led invasion. ... The 2003 invasion of Iraq began on March 20, 2003 UTC. On March 18, 2003, President George W. Bush of the United States of America had set a deadline for the ruler of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, and his two sons, Uday Hussein and Qusay Hussein to leave the country, or... The following is a timeline of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). ... Afghanistan timeline March 31, 2003 50 reservists of the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade from Fort Sam Houston in Texas were deployed to Afghanistan to participate in Operation Enduring Freedom. ...

March 1, 2003

  • Iraq disarmament crisis: The Turkish speaker of Parliament voids the vote accepting U.S. troops involved in the planned invasion of Iraq into Turkey on constitutional grounds. 264 votes for and 250 against accepting 62,000 U.S. military personnel do not constitute the necessary majority under the Turkish constitution, due to 19 abstentions. [1]
  • Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack and of other al-Qaeda attacks, is reported to have been arrested in Pakistan and turned over to US authorities for questioning.
  • Under U.N. supervision, Iraq begins destroying four of its Al Samoud missiles.
  • The United Arab Emirates calls for Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to step down to avoid war. The sentiment is later echoed by Kuwait and Bahrain.

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March 2, 2003

March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: 조선민주주의인민공화국; Hanja: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國), is a country in eastern Asia, covering the northern half of the peninsula of Korea. ... The terms international waters or transboundary waters apply where any of the following types of bodies of water (or their drainage basins) transcend international boundaries: oceans, large marine ecosystems, enclosed or semi-enclosed regional seas and estuaries, rivers, lakes, groundwater systems (aquifers), and wetlands [1]. Oceans and seas, waters outside... The Sea of Japan (East Sea) is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... The issue of Iraqs disarmament reached a crisis in 2002-2003, when U.S. President George W. Bush demanded a complete end to alleged Iraqi production and use of weapons of mass destruction and that Iraq comply with UN Resolutions requiring UN inspectors unfettered access to areas those inspectors... Al-Samoud (الصمود, alternately Al-Samed) of the former Iraq regime is a liquid-fuel missile which is essentially a scaled-down Scud, though parts are also derived from the Russian SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... NSA can stand for: National Security Agency of the USA The British Librarys National Sound Archive This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations (UN). ... Jacques René Chirac (born November 29, 1932) is a French politician and the current President of the French Republic. ... Firefly is a science fiction television series that premiered on television in the United States and Canada on September 20, 2002. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Serenity is a film written and directed by Joss Whedon. ...

March 3, 2003

  • Under intense American pressure, Turkey indicates that its Parliament will consider a second vote on whether to allow U.S. troops to use Turkish bases for a military attack on Iraq.
  • A man was arrested at a shopping mall in Guilderland, New York for refusing to remove a t-shirt which bore the slogan "Give Peace A Chance." He was charged with "trespassing 'in that he knowingly enter(ed) or remain(ed) unlawfully upon premises.'" He had purchased the shirt at the mall.
  • In protest of American aggression in the Iraq disarmament crisis, an international protest effort occurred called The Lysistrata Project in which public readings of the ancient Greek play, Lysistrata, were performed.
  • Alma mater extended its arm in Bangalore on this day. Alma mater

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March 4, 2003

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March 5, 2003

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March 6, 2003

  • Britain: Abdullah el-Faisal is jailed for 9 years for urging Islamists to kill non-believers, Americans, Hindus and Jews. [7]
  • Cuban President Fidel Castro is elected unopposed to a sixth term. He has served as the head of Cuba's government for 44 years -- longer than any other living head of government.
  • New Scientist magazine reports a paper by Robert R. Caldwell, Marc Kamionkowski and Nevin N. Weinberg which puts forward the hypothesis that the end of the Universe may possibly occur as a "Big Rip", which will shred the physical structure of the Universe. [8]
  • The SCO Group, formerly Caldera, the current owner of the rights to the Unix operating system, sues IBM for $1 billion for "devaluing" Unix, claiming that IBM employees who signed Non-disclosure agreements worked on the Linux operating system.
  • The European Central Bank cut its reference rate by 0.25%
  • Vivendi reported a corporate loss of 23.3 billion euros, the largest loss ever for a French company.

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March 7, 2003

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March 8, 2003

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March 9, 2003

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March 10, 2003

  • Iraq disarmament crisis: The White House press secretary, paraphrasing the President, stated "If the United Nations fails to act, that means the United Nations will not be the international body that disarms Saddam Hussein. Another international body will disarm Saddam Hussein." [20]
  • Iraq disarmament crisis: *Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, stated "If the US and others were to go outside the [Security] Council and take military action it would not be in conformity with the [UN] Charter".
  • French president Jacques Chirac declares that France will veto a UN resolution sponsored by Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The resolution would authorise use of force against Iraq unless that country proves it disarmament by March 17. [21]
  • North Korea test-fires a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan. This is North Korea's second recent such launch. [22]
  • Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov announced that Russia would veto a UN resolution by the US and the UK authorising the use of force against Iraq. [23]
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is elected to the Turkish parliament and is expected to become prime minister shortly. Erdoğan supports deployment of US troops in Turkey and is expected to call for a new vote on the issue as one of his first official acts. [24]
  • Deutsche Telekom discloses an annual loss of 24.6 billion euros.
  • U.S. diplomat John Brown, who joined the State Department in 1981, resigned. He said that the Bush administration's Iraq policy was fomenting a massive rise in anti-US sentiment around the world and he could not support it.

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March 11, 2003

March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Awá are an endangered indigenous group of people living in the eastern Amazon forests of Brazil. ... (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין נְתַנְיָהוּ (without niqqud: בנימין נתניהו), Hebrew transliteration written in English: Binyamin Netanyahu, nicknamed Bibi) (born October 21, 1949, Tel Aviv) was the 9th Prime Minister of Israel. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces (army, air force and navy). ... Pacifism is the opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes. ... The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DJI) is one of several stock market indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company founder Charles Dow. ... Official logo of the ICC. The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002 as a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, as defined by several international agreements, most prominently the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. ... Arms of The Hague Flag of The city of The Hague. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ...

March 12, 2003

March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Canadian poet, see Elizabeth Smart (author) This photo of Elizabeth Smart was widely ditributed after her abduction from her bedroom in June of 2002. ... Office President of Poland Term of office from December 22, 1990 until December 23, 1995 Profession Electrician and shipyard worker Political party none, see Solidarity for details Spouse Danuta WaÅ‚Ä™sa Date of birth September 29, 1943 Place of birth Popowo, Poland Date of death Place of death Lech Wa... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Nobel Peace Prize Medal featuring a portrait of Alfred Nobel Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize is one of five Nobel Prizes bequested by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... A session of the Security Council in progress The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations. ... The issue of Iraqs disarmament reached a crisis in 2002-2003, when U.S. President George W. Bush demanded a complete end to alleged Iraqi production and use of weapons of mass destruction and that Iraq comply with UN Resolutions requiring UN inspectors unfettered access to areas those inspectors... Zoran ĐinÄ‘ić Zoran ĐinÄ‘ić (help· info) (often Zoran Djindjic, from Serbian Cyrillic: Зоран Ђинђић, pronounced ) (1 August 1952 – 12 March 2003) was a Serbian prime minister, long-time opposition politician and a philosopher by profession. ... Motto: none Anthem: Bože Pravde Capital Belgrade Largest city Belgrade Official language(s) Serbian1 Government Republic  - President Boris Tadić  - Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Independence    - Formation of Serbia 850   - From the Ottoman Empire July 13, 1878   - Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes formed December 1, 1918   - Socialist Federal Republic... Vicente Fox Quesada (born July 2, 1942; see Iberian naming customs for an explanation on the use of his name) is the current president of Mexico. ... Categories: Medicine stubs | Orthopedics ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is an article about the German Blue Chip Index. ... Nikkei 225 (日経平均株価, 日経225) is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). ... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg The European Court of Human Rights, often referred to informally as the Strasbourg Court, was created to systematise the hearing of human rights complaints from Council of Europe member states. ... Kurds are one of the Iranian peoples and speak Kurdish, a north-Western Iranian language related to Persian. ... Abdullah Öcalan Abdullah Öcalan (born April 4, 1948), is the leader of the Kurdish militant group Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). ...

March 13, 2003

  • The United States FDA approves Enfuvirtide (trade name Fuzeon), a new AIDS drug that acts as an entry inhibitor.

March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Food and Drug Administration is the government agency responsible for regulating food, dietary supplements, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, biologics and blood products in the United States. ... Enfuvirtide is a novel antiretroviral drug used in combination therapy for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. ... Enfuvirtide is a novel antiretroviral drug used in combination therapy for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. ...

March 14, 2003

March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Osiel Cardenas, a suspected leader of a drug cartel (Cartel del Golfo), was arrested on March 14, 2003 in Matamoros, Mexico. ... Retail selling Street selling is the bottom of the chain and can be accomplished through purchasing from prostitutes, through cloaked retail stores or refuse houses for users in the act located in red-light districts which often also deal in paraphernalia, dealers marketing merriment at night clubs and other events... The name Matamoros, meaning Moor-killer or Moor-slayer in Spanish, may refer to: People Santiago Matamoros, St. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is, along with the United States Senate, one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... 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A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one nation state present in another nation state to represent the sending state in the receiving State. ... City motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. ... It has been suggested that Firefighter Assist and Search Team be merged into this article or section. ... Robert Sørlie (born 1958), commonly Sorlie in English, is a two time Iditarod champion Norwegian dog musher and dog sled racer from Hurdal. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,854 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, usually called the Iditarod, is an annual dog sled race in Alaska, where mushers and teams of dogs cover more than 1,000 miles (1,600 km). ... Dogsled racing is a winter dog sport involving the timed competition of teams of sleddogs that pull a sled, on the runners of which the dog driver or musher stands. ... Flag Nickname: The City of Lights and Flowers Location Location in the state of Alaska Coordinates , Government Borough Municipality of Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,961. ... Nome is a city located on the southern Seward Peninsula coast of Norton Sound in the Nome Census Area, Alaska. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... The issue of Iraqs disarmament reached a crisis in 2002-2003, when U.S. President George W. Bush demanded a complete end to alleged Iraqi production and use of weapons of mass destruction and that Iraq comply with UN Resolutions requiring UN inspectors unfettered access to areas those inspectors... American government position on war on Iraq: The administrations position Much of the position is summed up in the main article on the United States governments case for military intervention in Iraq can be seen in the presentation that Secretary of State Colin Powell made to the UN... Forgery is the process of making or adapting objects or documents (see false document), with the intention to deceive. ... General Name, Symbol, Number uranium, U, 92 Chemical series actinides Group, Period, Block n/a, 7, f Appearance silvery gray metallic; corrodes to a spalling black oxide coat in air Atomic mass 238. ... General Colin Luther Powell, United States Army (Ret. ... 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March 15, 2003

March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hu Jintao (Chinese: ; pinyin: Hú Jǐntāo; born December 21, 1942) is the current Paramount Leader of the Peoples Republic of China, holding the titles of President of the Peoples Republic of China, Chairman of the Central Military Commission and General Secretary of the Communist Party of... The President of the Peoples Republic of China (Simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国主席; Pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó ZhÇ”xí, or abbreviated Guójiā ZhÇ”xí 国家主席) is the head of state of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Great Hall of the People, where the NPC convenes The National Peoples Congress (全国人民代表大会 in Pinyin: Quánguó Rénmín Dàibiǎo Dàhuì, literally Pan-Nation Congress of the Peoples Representatives), abbreviated PNCOTPR, is the highest legislative body in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Jiāng Zémín (born August 17, 1926) was the core of the third generation of Communist Party of China leaders, serving as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2002, as President of the Peoples Republic of China from 1993 to 2003, and... Flag of World Health Organization The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. ... Pneumonia is an illness of the lungs and respiratory system in which the microscopic, alveoli (air-filled sacs) responsible for absorbing oxygen from the atmosphere become inflamed and flooded with fluid. ... Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was an atypical pneumonia that first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province, in the city of Foshan, of the Peoples Republic of China. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... In epidemiology, an epidemic (from Greek epi- upon + demos people) is a disease that appears as new cases in a given human population, during a given period, at a rate that substantially exceeds what is expected, based on recent experience (the number of new cases in the population during a... The issue of Iraqs disarmament reached a crisis in 2002-2003, when U.S. President George W. Bush demanded a complete end to alleged Iraqi production and use of weapons of mass destruction and that Iraq comply with UN Resolutions requiring UN inspectors unfettered access to areas those inspectors... This article is about protests concerning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... The War on Terrorism or War on Terror (officially the Global War on Terrorism or GWOT[1]) is a campaign by the United States, NATO, and other allies with the stated goal of ending international terrorism by stopping those groups identified as terrorist groups, and ending state sponsorship of terrorism. ... Al-Qaeda (Arabic: القاعدة, the foundation or the base) is the name given to a worldwide network of militant Islamist organizations under the leadership of Osama bin Laden. ... Terrorism refers to a strategy of using violence, social threats, or coordinated attacks, in order to generate fear, cause disruption, and ultimately, bring about compliance with specified political, religious, or ideological demands. ... June Carter Cash (June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was a singer, songwriter, actress, a member of the first family of country music, the Carter Family, and the wife of legendary singer Johnny Cash. ...

March 16, 2003

March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in Leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ... A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one nation state present in another nation state to represent the sending state in the receiving State. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Jerusalem (Hebrew: Yerushalayim; Arabic: al-Quds; Greek Ιεροσόλυμα; Latin Aelia Capitolina) is an ancient Middle Eastern city on the watershed between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea at an elevation of 650-840 meters. ... 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Location Motto of the autonomous region: Antes morrer livres que em paz sujeitos (Portuguese: To die free rather than to be subjugated in peace) Official language Portuguese Capitals Ponta Delgada (Presidency of the autonomous government), Angra do Heroísmo (Supreme Court), Horta (Legislative Assembly) Other towns Praia da Vitória... The issue of Iraqs disarmament reached a crisis in 2002-2003, when U.S. President George W. Bush demanded a complete end to alleged Iraqi production and use of weapons of mass destruction and that Iraq comply with UN Resolutions requiring UN inspectors unfettered access to areas those inspectors... Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip are at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ... Rachel Corrie Rachel Corrie (April 10, 1979–March 16, 2003) was a member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who traveled as an activist to the Gaza Strip during the Al-Aqsa Intifada. ... State Capitol and waterfront, Olympia, Washington. ... 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Zoran ĐinÄ‘ić Zoran ĐinÄ‘ić (help· info) (often Zoran Djindjic, from Serbian Cyrillic: Зоран Ђинђић, pronounced ) (1 August 1952 – 12 March 2003) was a Serbian prime minister, long-time opposition politician and a philosopher by profession. ... States currently utilizing parliamentary systems are denoted in orange and red—the former being constitutional monarchies where authority is vested in a parliament, and the latter being parliamentary republics whose parliaments are effectively supreme over a separate head of state. ... Wen Jiabao (Simplified Chinese: 温家宝; Traditional Chinese: 溫家寶; Pinyin: WÄ“n JiābÇŽo; Wade-Giles: Wen Chia-pao) (born September 1942) is the Premier of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Premier ( Chinese: 总理 pinyin: zŏnglĭ), sometimes referred to as the Prime Minister, is the Chairman of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China and head of Central Peoples Government. ... 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March 17, 2003

March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Coalition Forces (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Poland) Iraq Commanders Tommy Franks Saddam Hussein Strength 263,000 375,000 The 2003 invasion of Iraq, termed Operation Iraqi Freedom by the US administration, began on March 20. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former governor of Texas. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti, (Arabic: ), (born April 28, 1937 ), was the President of Iraq from 1979 until the United States-led invasion of Iraq reached Baghdad on April 9, 2003. ... Bangui is the capital of and the largest city in the Central African Republic. ... Steve Lavin (born September 4, 1964 in San Francisco, California) was the head coach of the UCLA Bruins mens basketball team from 1996-2003. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Peter Henry Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith, PC, is the current Attorney General of England and Wales. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Rt. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... In British politics, the Cabinet is comprised of the most senior government ministers, most of them heads of government departments with the title Secretary of State. The Cabinet is actually a committee of the Privy Council and all Cabinet members are also Privy Councillors and therefore use the style, The... A session of the Security Council in progress The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations. ... The United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) was created through the adoption of Security Council resolution 1284 of 17 December 1999. ... IAEA The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), established as an autonomous organization on July 29, 1957, seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for military purposes. ... The issue of Iraqs disarmament reached a crisis in 2002-2003, when U.S. President George W. Bush demanded a complete end to alleged Iraqi production and use of weapons of mass destruction and that Iraq comply with UN Resolutions requiring UN inspectors unfettered access to areas those inspectors... The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin) is the head of government of Japan. ... Junichiro Koizumi , born January 8, 1942) is the current Prime Minister of Japan. ... Motto: (historic) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Motto: Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto; French for God and my right) 3 Anthem: God Save the Queen 4 Capital London Most populous conurbation London Official language(s) None at a national level. ... The United Nations, with its headquarters in New York City, is the largest international diplomatic organization. ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... Accounting scandals, or corporate accounting scandals are political and business scandals which arise with the disclosure of misdeeds by trusted executives of large public corporations. ... Merrill Lynch & Co. ... The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, commonly referred to as the SEC, is the United States governing body which has primary responsibility for overseeing the regulation of the securities industry. ... Enron Corporation is an energy company based in Houston, Texas. ...

March 18, 2003

March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (historic) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. ... General Colin Luther Powell, United States Army (Ret. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti, (Arabic: ), (born April 28, 1937 ), was the President of Iraq from 1979 until the United States-led invasion of Iraq reached Baghdad on April 9, 2003. ... This article describes the positions of world governments prior to the actual initiation of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and not their current positions as they may have changed since then. ... Naji Sabri, left, meets with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on March 7, 2002. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former governor of Texas. ... A war crime is a punishable offense, under international (criminal) law, for violations of the law of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ... Idiot is a word derived from the Greek ιδιωτης, idiōtÄ“s (layman, person lacking professional skill, a private citizen, individual), from ιδιος, idios (private, ones own). In Latin the word idiota (ordinary person, layman) preceded the Late Latin meaning uneducated or ignorant person. ... UNIKOM, the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission, was established on April 9, 1991 following the Gulf War by Security Council resolution 689 (1991) and fully deployed by early May. ... In military terms, a demilitarized zone (DMZ) is an area, usually the frontier or boundary between two or more groups, where military activity is not permitted, usually by treaty or other agreement. ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The Central Bank of Iraq is Iraqs central bank. ... Combatants Republic of Iraq (Saddam Hussein regime), Baath Loyalists, Iraqi insurgency Al Qaeda United States, United Kingdom, Multinational force in Iraq, New Iraqi Army Casualties Iraqi military dead(Saddam-era): 6,000-30,000 Insurgents dead: estimated at 55,000 [1] Civilian dead: 30,000-100,000 Total dead... Location of Baghdad within Iraq Baghdad (Arabic: ‎ translit: , Kurdish: Bexda, from Persian Baagh-daad or Bag-Da-Du meaning “Garden of God” [1]) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... The Parliamentary approval for the invasion of Iraq was given by the elected members of the British House of Commons to the Tony Blairs government on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq in a series of two votes on 18 March 2003. ...

March 19, 2003

  • Jørn Siljeholm, a weapons inspector recently in Iraq, accused the U.S. of lying about evidence for weapons of mass destruction. English, Norwegian
  • Telephone tapping of EU headquarters uncovered. According to EU officials the taps targeted six EU states including Austria, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The taps appear to have been installed when the building was constructed in 1994.[42]
  • A group of doctors in Hong Kong claims to have identified the agent causing severe acute respiratory syndrome as belonging to the paramyxoviridae family of viruses. [43]
  • European Union Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner, David Byrne, said "cases like SARS demonstrate only too clearly that contagious diseases require a high level of preparedness across borders. Imagine if it had been an influenza pandemic which, in the past, had a devastating impact on humans. In order to meet the contemporary public health threat of communicable diseases, we must strengthen coordination and surveillance at Community level. The most effective way to do so is by setting up a European Union Centre for Disease Control."
  • Paul Twomey is chosen for being the next president of ICANN. [44]
  • Dwight Watson, who had driven a tractor into the Constitution Gardens pond on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., surrendered to federal authorities. The 48 hour standoff severely disrupted the business and traffic of downtown D.C., as a large section of streets were blocked due to Watson's claim that he had explosives. [45]

March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (historic) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... A bug is the common name for a covert listening device, usually a combination of a miniature radio transmitter with a microphone. ... Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was an atypical pneumonia that first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province, in the city of Foshan, of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Genera See text Paramyxoviruses are viruses of the Paramyxoviridae family of the Mononegavirales order; they are negative-sense single-stranded RNA viruses responsible for a number of human and animal diseases. ... Orders A virus is a submicroscopic particle that can infect the cells of a biological organism. ... The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive body of the European Union. ... Dr Paul Twomey (born 18 July, ????) is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ... ICANN (pronounced I can) is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ... Dwight Ware Watson (b. ... Constitution Gardens is part of the National Mall in Washington, DC. The 50 acre (200,000 m²) park is located in between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, bounded on the north by Constitution Avenue and on the south by the Reflecting Pool. ... The National Mall is an open-area national park in downtown Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ...

March 20, 2003

March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Space Shuttle Columbia (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first space shuttle in NASAs orbital fleet. ... In aircraft, the flight data recorder (FDR) and the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) are used to record aircraft and pilot behavior in order to analyze accidents, and are usually called black boxes by the news media. ... Hemphill is a city located in Sabine County, Texas. ... Motto: (historic) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former governor of Texas. ... The War on Terrorism or War on Terror (officially the Global War on Terrorism or GWOT[1]) is a campaign by the United States, NATO, and other allies with the stated goal of ending international terrorism by stopping those groups identified as terrorist groups, and ending state sponsorship of terrorism. ... For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq without the explicit backing of the United...

March 21, 2003

March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A court is an official, public forum which a sovereign establishes by lawful authority to adjudicate disputes, and to dispense civil, labour, administrative and criminal justice under the law. ... Species Nicotiana acuminata Nicotiana alata Nicotiana attenuata Nicotiana benthamiana Nicotiana clevelandii Nicotiana excelsior Nicotiana forgetiana Nicotiana glauca Nicotiana glutinosa Nicotiana langsdorffii Nicotiana longiflora Nicotiana obtusifolia Nicotiana paniculata Nicotiana plumbagifolia Nicotiana quadrivalvis Nicotiana repanda Nicotiana rustica Nicotianasuaveolens Nicotiana sylvestris Nicotiana tabacum Nicotiana tomentosa Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005... Altria Group, Inc. ... Consumers are individuals or households that consume goods and services generated within the economy. ... An appeal is the act or fact of challenging a judicially cognizable and binding judgment to a higher judicial authority. ... For the body of water, see Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. ... A view of the old city Kabul Kabul (, Kâbl, in Persian کابل) is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan with a population variously estimated at 2 to 4 million. ... Development of the Geneva Conventions from 1864 to 1949 The Geneva Conventions consist of four treaties formulated in Geneva, Switzerland, that set the standards for international law for humanitarian concerns. ...

March 22, 2003

March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham [2], Metropolis Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) is a coalition of more than 1,300 international and U.S.-based organizations opposed to what they describe as our governments policy of permanent warfare and empire-building. ... Motto: (historic) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The Lockheed U-2R/TR-1 in flight The U-2, nicknamed Dragon Lady, is a single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude surveillance aircraft flown by the United States Air Force. ...

March 23, 2003

March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... Chicago is a movie adaptation, released in 2002, of the musical Chicago, about celebrity and money in Jazz age 1920s Chicago. ... The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... Adrien Brody at Cannes, 2002 Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an Oscar-winning American actor. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Nicole Kidman Nicole Mary Kidman, AC, (born June 20, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning actress, and one of Hollywoods leading actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Chris Cooper Christopher W. Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Zeta-Jones as Elena in The Legend of Zorro. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Bowling for Columbine is a documentary film directed by and starring Michael Moore. ... Michael Moore (born April 23, 1954 Flint, Michigan) is an American film director, author, and social commentator. ... The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is one of the most prestigious awards for documentary films. ... Still from the movie Ghost in the Shell (1995) This article is about Japanese animation. ... Spirited Away, or The Spiriting Away of Sen and Chihiro ) is a 2001 movie by the Japanese anime studio Studio Ghibli, directed by famed animator Hayao Miyazaki. ... Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿 Miyazaki Hayao) (born January 5, 1941) is one of the most famous and respected creators of Anime, or Japanese animated films. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards given to achievements in film; the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature was given the first time for the 2001 film year. ... Roman PolaÅ„ski at Cannes with Adrien Brody, 2002 Roman PolaÅ„ski (born August 18, 1933) is a Franco-Polish film director and actor. ... The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year. ...

March 24, 2003

March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (国土交通省; Kokudo-kōtsū-shō) is one of ministries of the Japanese government. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Hilltop, outpost or lot 26 was an illegal Israeli settlement founded by Nethanel Ozeri. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל Tsva Ha-Haganah Le-Yisrael ([Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces (army, air force and navy). ...

March 25, 2003

  • Faulty wiring is announced as the cause of the crash of Swissair flight 111.
  • SARS: Ontario declares a public health emergency. Anyone who was at Scarborough Grace Hospital in the past 10 days is to be isolated at home. [52]

March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Henry Hudson searches for Swissair Flight 111 debris Swissair Flight 111 (SR-111) was a Swissair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 on a scheduled airline flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, United States to Cointrin International Airport in Geneva, Switzerland. ... Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was an atypical pneumonia that first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province, in the city of Foshan, of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1... Motto: Location City Information Established: 1 January 1850 (township), 1 January 1967 (borough), June 1983 (city), 1 January 1998 (amalgamated) Area: 187. ...

March 26, 2003

  • UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says that American and allied troops in Iraq must be used to provide humanitarian aid to Iraqis whilst the security situation is so unstable (BBC)
  • At least 14 people are killed in Baghdad after a missile hits a marketplace (BBC).
  • Al Jazeera television broadcasts images of two dead soldiers and two prisoners of war, whom it says are British (BBC).
  • Scientists at the Rovira i Virgili University claim to have a 350,000 year old axe, the oldest evidence of human creativity yet uncovered (BBC)

March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Nations Secretary-General is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal divisions of the United Nations. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... Al Jazeera logo Al Jazeera (الجزيرة), meaning The Island or The (Arabian) Peninsula (whence also Algiers) is an Arabic television channel based in Qatar. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... The axe or ax is an ancient and ubiquitous tool that has been used for millennia to shape, split and cut wood, harvest timber, as a weapon and a ceremonial or heraldic symbol. ...

March 27, 2003

March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Norman Perle (born September 16, 1941 in New York City), is an advisor on national security issues who served the Reagan administration as an assistant Secretary of Defense and served on the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee from 1987 to 2004. ... A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Motto: (historic) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee (DPBAC or DPB) is a federal advisory committee to the United States Department of Defense. ... General Abdul Rashid Dostum (also Abdurrashid Dostum, born 1954) is the Deputy Defense Minister of Afghanistan and an ethnic Uzbek warlord. ... On March 27, 2003, Afghan deputy defense minister general Abdul Rashid Dostum created an office for the North Zone of Afghanistan and appointed officials to it, defying interim president Hamid Karzais orders that there be no zones in Afghanistan. ... Hamid Karzai (Pushtu: حامد کرزي, Persian: حامد کرزی) (born December 24, 1957) is the current and first democratically elected President of Afghanistan (since December 7, 2004). ... Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was an atypical pneumonia that first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province, in the city of Foshan, of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Flag of World Health Organization The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. ...

March 28, 2003

March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was an atypical pneumonia that first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province, in the city of Foshan, of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Quarantine, a medical term (from Italian: quaranta giorni, forty days) is the act of keeping people or animals separated for a period of time before, for instance, allowing them to enter another country. ... For the district in Saga, Japan, see Fujitsu, Saga. ... ASIMO, a humanoid robot manufactured by Honda. ... Linux (also known as GNU/Linux) is a computer operating system. ... An operating system (OS) is a software program that manages the hardware and software resources of a computer. ... Turkish Airlines (Turkish Türk Hava Yolları) (THY) is the national airline of Turkey based in Istanbul. ... Airbus S.A.S., based in Toulouse, France, is an aircraft manufacturer. ... The Airbus A310 is a short to medium range widebody airliner developed from the Airbus A300 and manufactured by Airbus Industrie. ... Aircraft hijacking (also known as Skyjacking) is the take-over of an aircraft, by a person or group, usually armed. ... Istanbul (other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and economic center. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... In the Royal Air Force and United Kingdom the word Aircrew is used to describe the flying crew of the aeroplane. ... City flag. ...

March 29, 2003

March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was an atypical pneumonia that first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province, in the city of Foshan, of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Carlo Urbani (October 19, 1956 - March 29, 2003) was an Italian physician and the first to identify severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) as a new disease. ... Flag of World Health Organization The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, acting as a coordinating authority on international public health, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. ... Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was an atypical pneumonia that first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province, in the city of Foshan, of the Peoples Republic of China. ...

March 30, 2003

March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Jack Anthony Clark (born November 10, 1955 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania), also known as “Jack the Ripper”, is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Dodger Stadium (1962-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 â€¢ 1941... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Fenway Park (1912-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995... Major league affiliations National League (1969-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (2) 1998 â€¢ 1984 West Division titles (4) 2005 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1984 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames San Diego Padres (1969-present) Major league home ballparks PETCO... Bank One Ballpark, also known as The BOB, is a stadium located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Arizona Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,230. ... Harold Scott MacDonald Donald Coxeter, CC , Ph. ...

March 31, 2003

  • In Japan, farm minister Tadamori Oshima resigns. [57]

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March 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4191 words)
Protests against the 2003 Iraq war: Students protest and go on strike in a number of countries around the world.
Peace march: Estimates of between 125,000 and 250,000 people march for peace in New York City.
The march was organized by the group United for Peace and Justice.
2003 invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (8782 words)
On March 20, 2003 at approximately 02:30 UTC or about 90 minutes after the lapse of the 48-hour deadline, at 05:30 local time, explosions were heard in Baghdad.
By 27-28 March, a severe sand storm slowed the U.S advance as the 3rd Infantry Division fought on the outskirts of Najaf and Kufa, with particularly heavy fighting in and around the bridge adjacent to the town of Kifl before moving north toward Karbala.
By the end of March, elements of the 82nd Airborne Division augmented with a mechanized infantry battalion task force of the U.S. 1st Armored Division began diversionary assaults in and around the city of Samawah in order to divert Iraqi forces that may have otherwise threatened the extended rear of the coalition's lead elements.
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