2003 Newspaper Headlines
This year in history brought with it some remarkable events, documented forever within the 2003 newspapers article published at the time. Among historical milestones, the largest protest to have ever taken place before a war was a huge 2003 event, with over 10 million people protesting against the Iraq war in more than 600 cities worldwide.
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January 23, 2003
The last signal is received from NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft, some 7.5 billion miles from Earth.
January 30, 2003
Leaders from European countries, including the United Kingdom and Italy, release a statement called The Letter of the Eight, which demonstrates support for the United States’s plans to invade Iraq.
February 1, 2003
At the conclusion of the STS-107 mission, the Space Shuttle ‘Columbia’ disintegrates during landing approach, killing all seven astronauts on board.
February 15, 2003
More than ten million people protest against the Iraq war in over six hundred cities worldwide. This is the largest protest to have ever taken place before a war.
March 17, 2003
Iraq Disarmament Crisis: President George W. Bush states Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his sons must either leave Iraq within forty-eight hours, or face military action at a time of America’s choosing.
March 19, 2003
The first American bombs drop on Baghdad after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his sons do not comply with the United States’ ultimatum that had demanding their exit from Iraq.
March 20, 2003
The US-led Iraq War begins.
March 23, 2003
The 75th Academy Awards take place, hosted by Steve Martin. The film Chicago wins Best Picture.
April 9, 2003
U.S. forces seize control of Baghdad, ending the regime of Saddam Hussein.
May 4, 2003
Top Thrill Dragster opens in Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio as the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster.
July 22, 2003
Uday and Qusay Hussein, sons of Saddam Hussein, are killed by the U.S. military in Iraq after being tipped off by an informant.
September 7, 2003
President Bush announces a request for $87 billion from Congress for military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
September 12, 2003
Johnny Cash, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932) dies.
September 17, 2003
President Bush concedes that there is no evidence linking Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to the September 11, 2001 attacks.
October 24, 2003
The Concorde makes its last commercial flight, bringing the era of airliner supersonic travel to a close – at least for the time being.
November 18, 2003
President Bush makes a state visit to London in the midst of massive anti-war protests.
December 13, 2003
Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, is captured in Tikrit by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.
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