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2003

2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar), and also:
Years:
2000 2001 2002 - 2003 - 2004 2005 2006
Decades:
1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s
Centuries:
20th century - 21st century - 22nd century
News by month:
Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun
Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec
2003 in architecture
2003 in aviation
2003 in film
2003 in games
2003 in India
2003 in literature
2003 in music
2003 in politics
2003 in science
2003 in sports
2003 in television
2003 in Canada
Deaths in 2003
2003 state leaders
2003 religious leaders
2003 intl. org. leaders

Table of contents
1 Summary
2 Events
3 Births
4 Deaths
5 Nobel Prizes
6 Government, Religious, and Intl. Org. Leaders
7 External links

Summary

Perhaps the defining global event of the year 2003 was the Invasion of Iraq launched by the United States, Britain, Spain and other allies. All over the world, many months in 2003 were devoted to the discussion, debate, protest, and organization of this war, making it probably the most discussed (and controversial) war in modern history. The war would ultimately depose longtime Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and begin a period of occupation that continued well into 2004.

2003 was also a landmark year for the European Union with many states from the former Soviet Bloc voting to join. The first wide-scale EU constitution was also drafted and will be either ratified or rejected by member states in 2004.

Over 30 nations held elections in 2003.

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September-October

November

December

Births

Deaths

For more deaths see: Deaths in 2003

January

February

March-April

May

June

July-August

September

October

November-December

Nobel Prizes

Government, Religious, and Intl. Org. Leaders

External links