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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 2003 AD

January

January 1: Rose Bowl, Oklahoma Sooners beat Washington State Cougars 34 - 14
January 22: The United Nations reported that there is no link between al Queda and Iraq
January 26: Super Bowl XXXVII, Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders 48-21
January 28: In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush stated that Saddam Hussein had tried to acquire 'significant quantities of uranium from Africa' (a claim substantiated only by forged documents)

February

February 18: Arsonist set a fire in a trian station in Daegu, South Korea kills nearly 200
February 19: Iranian Revolutionary Guard military flight crashes into the Sirach Mountains, killing 275
February 20: Fire at the Station rock club in Rhode Island kills nearly 100
February 23: 45th Grammy Awards, Norah Jones and John Mayer win major awards
February 28: United Nations chief weapons inspector Hans Blix said there is no evidence that Iraq has any weapons of mass destruction

March

March 6: Air Algrie flight 6289 crashes at Tamanrasset Airport in Alegeria, killing 103
March 20: United States, Briain, Australia and Poland invade Iraq without United Nations sanction
March 23: 75th Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Steve Martin hosts, Chicago wins Best Picture, Adrian Brody and Nicole Kidman win lead acting awards

May

May 1: President George W. Bush declares that 'major combat operations' in Iraq are over
May 21: Earthquake kills at least 2,266 in northern Algeria
May 23: Stanley Cup Finals, New Jersey Devils beat Ottawa Senators 4 games to 3

June

June 8: Tony Awards, Hairspray, Take Me Out, Long Day's Journey Into Night revival and Nine revival won major awards
June 15: NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs beat New Jersey Nets 4 games to 2

July

July 5: Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Todd Woodbridge and Jonas Bjorkman beat Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi
July 5: Wimbledon Women's Finals, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams
July 6: Wimbledon Men's Finals, Roger Federer beat Mark Philippoussis
July 6: Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Findals, Martina Navratilova and Leander Paes beat Andy Ram and Anastassia Rodionova,
July 6: Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama beat Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez
July 8: Sudan Airways flight 139 crashes near Port Sudan, killing 116

August

August 7: An Islamist terrorist is sentenced to death for his part in the Bali bombings that kill nearly 200 in 2002
August 14: After an Ohio FirstEnergy power plants shut down unexpectedly, a power outtage occurs for over ten hours all over northeastern North America

September

September 16: WNBA Championships, Detroit Shock beat Los Angeles Sparks 2 games to 1

October

October 8: Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected the governor of California
October 15: China sends Yang Liwei into orbit, the third country to have successfully sent a person into space
October 24: The Concorde made its last commercial flight, landing at Heathrow Airport, London

November

November 20: British consulate and bank bombed in Istanbul murdering 27

December

December 13: American forces capture Sadam Hussen outside of Tikrit
December 25: Union des Transports Africains de Guinee flight 141 crashes on takeoff from Cotonou Airport
December 26: Earthquake kills more than 30,000 in Bam, Iran
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