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{{Use mdy dates|date=August 2019}}{{Year nav|2003}}{{C21 year in topic}}{{Year article header|2003}}2003 was designated the International Year of Fresh water.WEB,weblink International Year of Freshwater- Brochure, www.un.org, 2017-12-29, {{TOC limit|2}}

Events

January

  • January 11 – Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois's death row based on the Jon Burge scandal.NEWS,weblink 'Blanket commutation' empties Illinois death row, Flock, Jeff, January 13, 2003, CNN,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080208044123weblink">weblink February 8, 2008, NEWS,weblink Chicago's Toughest Cop Goes Down, Ferkenhoff, Eric, 2006-07-19, Time, 2018-01-12, en-US, 0040-781X,
  • January 22 – The last signal from NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft is received, some 12.2 billion kilometers (7.6 billion mi) from Earth.WEB,weblink Pioneer 10 Spacecraft Sends Last Signal, Mewhinney, Michael, February 25, 2003, NASA, July 1, 2016,
  • January 30 – Belgium legally recognizes same-sex marriage, becoming the second country in the world to do so.WEB,weblink Belgium legalizes gay marriage, Harding, Gareth, January 31, 2003, UPI, July 1, 2016,

February

March

April

May

June

  • June 8 – Poland approves joining the European Union in a referendum.NEWS,weblink Poland says big Yes to EU, 2003-06-09, BBC, 2016-07-01,
  • June 14 – The Czech Republic approves joining the European Union in a referendum.NEWS,weblink In Binding Ballot, Czechs Give Landslide Approval to 2004 Membership in European Union, Green, Peter S., 2003-06-15, The New York Times, 0362-4331, 2016-07-02,
  • June 30 – Warring parties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo sign a peace accord, bringing an end to the Second Congo War, which left millions dead.WEB,weblink Timeline: Key dates in DR Congo's turbulent history, Bamat, Joseph, November 15, 2011, France24, July 1, 2016,

July

  • July 5 – Severe acute respiratory syndrome is declared to be contained by the World Health Organization.WEB,weblink SARS 2013: 10 Years Ago SARS Went Around The World, Where Is It Now?, Branswell, Helen, March 11, 2013, The Huffington Post, July 1, 2016,
  • July 6 – The 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar sends a METI message Cosmic Call 2 to five stars: Hip 4872, HD 245409, 55 Cancri, HD 10307 and 47 Ursae Majoris, that will arrive at these stars in 2036, 2040, May 2044, September 2044 and 2049 respectively.WEB,weblink Передача и поиски разумных сигналов во Вселенной, June 7, 2004, www.cplire.ru, Russian, Transmission and search for intelligent signals in the universe, 2017-12-19,
  • July 18 – The Convention on the Future of Europe finishes its work and proposes the first European Constitution.WEB,weblink First European Constitution Drafted, July 18, 2003, Human and Constitutional Rights, July 2, 2016,
  • July 24 – The Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands, led by Australia, begins after ethnic violence engulfs the island country.WEB,weblink Operation Helpem Fren: Rebuilding the Nation of Solomon Islands, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2016-07-01,

August

September

October

  • October 1 – The popular and controversial English-language imageboard 4chan is launched.WEB,weblink 4chan founder 'moot' joins Google. But why?, March 8, 2016, BBC Newsbeat, August 12, 2019,
  • October 5 – Israeli warplanes strike alleged Islamic jihad bases inside Syrian territory, the first Israeli attack on the country since the 1973 Yom Kippur War.WEB,weblink Israel Strikes Base Inside Syria, Crean, Ellen, October 5, 2003, CBS News, July 2, 2016,
  • October 15 – China launches Shenzhou 5, their first manned spaceflight.WEB,weblink Shenzhou-5 launch: long-cherished dream realized, October 15, 2003, People, July 2, 2016,
  • October 24 – Concorde makes its last commercial flight, bringing the era of airliner supersonic travel to an end.WEB,weblink Final Concorde Flight Lands at Heathrow, Lawless, Jill, October 24, 2003, The Washington Post, July 2, 2016,

November

December

Births

File:Greta_Thunberg_at_the_Parliament_(46705842745)_(cropped).jpg|thumb|120px|Greta ThunbergGreta ThunbergFile:Wassenaar, najaar 2014, de Prinses van Oranje.jpg|thumb|120px|Catharina-Amalia, Princess of OrangeCatharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange

Deaths

{{Further|:Category:2003 deaths}}{{BD ToC|deaths|section=2}}

January

File:Retrato Oficial Galtieri.jpg|thumb|120px|Leopoldo GaltieriLeopoldo Galtieri

February

File:Fred_Rogers,_late_1960s.jpg|thumb|120px|Fred RogersFred Rogers

March

File:Zoran Djindjic Cropped.jpg|thumb|120px|Zoran ĐinđićZoran Đinđić

April

File:Nina_Simone_1965.jpg|thumb|120px|Nina SimoneNina Simone

May

File:Wendy Hiller in Sailor of the King.jpg|thumb|120px|Wendy HillerWendy HillerFile:Robert Stack - still.jpg|thumb|120px|Robert StackRobert Stack

June

File:Gregory Peck 1948.jpg|thumb|120px|Gregory PeckGregory PeckFile:Katharine Hepburn promo pic.jpg|thumb|120px|Katharine HepburnKatharine Hepburn

July

File:Barry White, Bestanddeelnr 927-0099.jpg|thumb|120px|Barry WhiteBarry WhiteFile:Bob Hope, 1978.jpg|thumb|120px|Bob HopeBob Hope

August

File:Idi Amin -Archives New Zealand AAWV 23583, KIRK1, 5(B), R23930288.jpg|thumb|120px|Idi AminIdi Amin

September

File:John Ritter at the 1988 Emmy Awards.jpg|thumb|120px|John RitterJohn RitterFile:JohnnyCash1969.jpg|thumb|120px|Johnny CashJohnny CashFile:Kazan-interviews.jpg|thumb|120px|Elia KazanElia Kazan

October

File:Bertram Brockhouse.jpg|thumb|120px|Bertram BrockhouseBertram BrockhouseFile:Izetbegovic.jpg|thumb|120px|Alija IzetbegovićAlija Izetbegović

November

File:Jonathan Brandis Wiki.jpg|thumb|120px|Jonathan BrandisJonathan BrandisFile:Pennysingleton-3 crop.jpg|thumb|120px|Penny SingletonPenny Singleton

December

File:Heydar Aliyev 1997.jpg|thumb|120px|Heydar AliyevHeydar AliyevFile:Hope Lange - 1958 press photo.jpg|thumb|120px|Hope LangeHope Lange

Nobel Prizes

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New English words and terms

  • anti-cultural
  • baby bump
  • Big Rip
  • binge-watch
  • botnet
  • darmstadtium
  • electronic cigarette
  • flash mob
  • iraimbilanja
  • manscaping
  • MERS
  • muffin top
  • net neutrality
  • netroots
  • SARS
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • unfriendWEB,weblink Time Traveler by Merriam-Webster: Words from 2003, merriam-webster.com, May 11, 2018,

See also

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References

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