2003

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This article is about the year 2003.
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2003 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2003
MMIII
Ab urbe condita 2756
Armenian calendar 1452
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԲ
Assyrian calendar 6753
Bahá'í calendar 159–160
Balinese saka calendar 1924–1925
Bengali calendar 1410
Berber calendar 2953
British Regnal year 51 Eliz. 2 – 52 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2547
Burmese calendar 1365
Byzantine calendar 7511–7512
Chinese calendar 壬午(Water Horse)
4699 or 4639
    — to —
癸未年 (Water Goat)
4700 or 4640
Coptic calendar 1719–1720
Discordian calendar 3169
Ethiopian calendar 1995–1996
Hebrew calendar 5763–5764
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2059–2060
 - Shaka Samvat 1924–1925
 - Kali Yuga 5103–5104
Holocene calendar 12003
Igbo calendar 1003–1004
Iranian calendar 1381–1382
Islamic calendar 1423–1424
Japanese calendar Heisei 15
(平成15年)
Javanese calendar 1935–1936
Juche calendar 92
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4336
Minguo calendar ROC 92
民國92年
Nanakshahi calendar 535
Thai solar calendar 2546
Unix time 1041379200 – 1072915199

2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter E) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2003rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 3rd year of the 3rd millennium, the 3rd year of the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2000s decade.

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Main article: Deaths in 2003

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Nobel Prizes

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References

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  2. ^ Harding, Gareth (January 31, 2003). "Belgium legalizes gay marriage". UPI. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Columbia Space Shuttle Accident". Century of Flight. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ "The History of Serbia and Montenegro". Fact Rover. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Millions join global anti-war protests". BBC. 2003-02-17. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Q&A: Sudan's Darfur conflict". BBC News. February 23, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  7. ^ Staff and agencies (also Eren Şen was born) (2003-02-27). "'Iron lady' jailed for Bosnia war crimes". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  8. ^ "Malta votes 'yes' to EU membership". CNN. March 9, 2003. Archived from the original on March 13, 2003. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Djindjic murder suspect arrested". BBC. 2003-03-25. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  10. ^ "CNN.com - Timeline: SARS outbreak - Apr. 24, 2003". edition.cnn.com. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
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  12. ^ Green, Peter S. (2003-03-24). "Slovenia Votes for Membership in European Union and NATO". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  13. ^ "Hungarians approve EU entry - theage.com.au". www.theage.com.au. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  14. ^ "Human genome finally complete". BBC. 2003-04-14. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  15. ^ Schmitt, Eric (2003-04-29). "U.S. to Withdraw All Combat Forces From Saudi Arabia". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  16. ^ Bernstein, Richard (2006-01-26). "For Stolen Saltcellar, A Cellphone Is Golden". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  17. ^ "EU welcomes Lithuania vote". BBC. 2003-05-12. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
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  19. ^ "Slovakia welcomes EU membership with thumping referendum results". New Europe. May 25, 2003. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  20. ^ Highfield, Roger (December 24, 2003). "Dewey the deer is latest clone". The Telegraph. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  21. ^ Bhattacharya, Shaoni (August 6, 2003). "World's first cloned horse is born". New Scientist. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Poland says big Yes to EU". BBC. 2003-06-09. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  23. ^ Green, Peter S. (2003-06-15). "In Binding Ballot, Czechs Give Landslide Approval to 2004 Membership in European Union". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
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  25. ^ Branswell, Helen (March 11, 2013). "SARS 2013: 10 Years Ago SARS Went Around The World, Where Is It Now?". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  26. ^ "First European Constitution Drafted". Human and Constitutional Rights. July 18, 2003. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Operation Helpem Fren: Rebuilding the Nation of Solomon Islands". Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  28. ^ Agencies (2003-08-11). "Liberian president Taylor steps down". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  29. ^ Press, Associated (2003-08-11). "Nato takes control of Afghanistan peace mission". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  30. ^ "Spitzer Space Telescope". www.jpl.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  31. ^ "Mars Opposition in August 2003 - Windows to the Universe". www.windows2universe.org. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  32. ^ "Historian says Bullring lacks heart". BBC. 2003-09-04. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  33. ^ "Euroopa Liidu Infokeskus | Estonia's Accession to the EU |". elik.nlib.ee. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  34. ^ "Ciudad Perpida Kidnappings and Modern History". La Ciudad Perpida. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  35. ^ "Latvia in decisive 'yes' to EU". CNN. September 20, 2003. Archived from the original on October 8, 2003. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  36. ^ "The Hubble Space Telescope "Ultra Deep Field" View". hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  37. ^ Malik, Tariq (November 12, 2004). "Europe's First Moon Probe to Enter Lunar Orbit". Space.com. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  38. ^ Crean, Ellen (October 5, 2003). "Israel Strikes Base Inside Syria". CBS News. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  39. ^ "Shenzhou-5 launch: long-cherished dream realized". People. October 15, 2003. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  40. ^ Lawless, Jill (October 24, 2003). "Final Concorde Flight Lands at Heathrow". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  41. ^ Burns, John F. (2003-11-12). "At Least 26 Killed in a Bombing of an Italian Compound in Iraq". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  42. ^ "Georgian Leader Resigns Amid Peaceful Opposition Standoff". PBS Newshour. November 24, 2003. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  43. ^ Kreitner, Richard (December 13, 2015). "December 13, 2003: Saddam Hussein Is Captured". The Nation. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  44. ^ "Libya: Nuclear Program Overview". Nuclear Threat Initiative. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  45. ^ "Tourism takes its place at United Nations". Kamloops This Week. February 8, 2004. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  46. ^ "Rebuilding Bam 'could cost $1bn'". BBC News. 2004-01-09. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 

External links

  • 2003 Year in Review – comprehensive listing of 2003 reviews and lists
  • 2003 Year-End Google Zeitgeist – Google's Yearly List of Major Events and Top Searches for 2003
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