2003 Newspapers

The year 2003 was one filled with incredible and memorable events, covered in depth by established newspaper publishers including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. If you know someone who would love to read about a special date from this year, a 2003 newspaper would be the perfect gift.

With multiple gift packages to choose from, an original newspaper could become a present to be cherished by all the family for years to come.

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2003 Newspapers

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.

Are you interested in learning more about the events that took place in the year 2003, or know someone who is? To read the opinions given at the time, and how the news unfolded in front of the world, a 2003 newspaper is the perfect purchase.

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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Rated 4.2 out of 5

based on 56 reviews

KRISTINE MARKLE May 17 2022

Amazing to have a certified original newspaper from the date you want!!!!

Laura McFadden May 3 2022

I purchased this for my fathers 80th birthday and it was an authentic Wall Street journal from the day in 1942. The paper was in good condition and he loved it. It arrived timely and I would highly recommend their product.

Melissa R May 2 2022

Its authentic and amazing to look back on news and events that happened back them. Plus newspapers are so rare makes me want to go out and some some to pass on to my children.

Maureen Brown April 29 2022

Perfect. !

Donna Ramey April 26 2022

The perfect gift for a 90th birthday. Our friend was delighted to receive the paper from the New York Times dated on her date of birth especially since she is from NYC.

Linda Malosky April 18 2022

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Jennifer Erickson February 28 2022

This was a gift for a milestone birthday. Shipping was fast and quality is great! The gift receiver loved it! So fun to look at what was happening 70 years ago with an original newspaper! Fun gift!!

customer February 23 2022

Great service and presentation- so glad I found a paper from my Dad’s birthday

Lindsey White February 19 2022

Absolutely spectacular.

Not happy February 13 2022

Never arrived. No response from customer service. Very disapponted

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