2003

Space Shuttle Columbia disaster2002–2004 SARS outbreak2003 Bam earthquakeIraq WarBattle of Baghdad (2003)Mission Accomplished speechProtests against the Iraq WarAbu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse
From top left, clockwise: The crew of STS-107 perished when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during reentry into Earth's atmosphere; SARS became an epidemic in China, and was a precursor to SARS-CoV-2; A destroyed building in Bam, Iran after the 2003 Bam earthquake killed 30,000 people; A U.S. Army M1 Abrams tank patrols the streets of Baghdad after the city fell to U.S.-led forces; Abuse and torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison by U.S. personnel; Protests in London against the Invasion of Iraq; "Mission Accomplished" became an ironic symbol of the protractedness of the Iraq War after President George W. Bush's infamous speech; a statue of Saddam Hussein is toppled in Baghdad after he was deposed during the Iraq War.
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Arts
Animation (Anime) – ArchitectureComicsFilm (Horror, Science fiction) – Literature (Poetry) – Music (Classical, Country, Hip hop, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Rock, UK, US, Korea) – Radio – Photo – TelevisionVideo games
Politics and government
Elections – International leadersSovereign states
Sovereign state leadersTerritorial governors
Science and technology
Archaeology – Biotechnology – ComputingPalaeontology – Quantum computing and communication – Senescence research – Space/Astronomy – Spaceflight – Sustainable energy research
Environment and environmental sciences
Birding/Ornithology – Climate change – Weather
Transportation
AviationRail transportTransportation technology
Sports
American football – Association footballAthletics (sport) – Badminton – BaseballBasketballChess – Combat sports – Cricket – Cycling – Golf – Ice hockey – Rugby union – Swimming – Tennis – Volleyball
By place
AfghanistanAlbania – Algeria – Andorra – Angola – Antarctica – Antigua and Barbuda – Argentina – Armenia – Australia – Austria – Azerbaijan – BangladeshThe Bahamas – Bahrain – Barbados – Belarus – Belgium – Belize – Benin – Bhutan – Bolivia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Botswana – Brazil – Brunei – BulgariaBurkina Faso – Burundi – Cambodia – Cameroon – CanadaCape Verde – Central African Republic – Chad – ChileChina – Colombia – Costa Rica – Comoros – Congo – D.R. Congo – Croatia – Cuba – Cyprus – Czech Republic – Denmark – Djibouti – Dominica – Dominican Republic – East Timor – Ecuador – Egypt – El Salvador – EritreaEstoniaEthiopia – Eswatini – Equatorial Guinea – Fiji – Finland – FranceGabon – The Gambia – GeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreece – Grenada – Guatemala – Guinea – Guinea-Bissau – Guyana – Haiti – Honduras – Hong Kong – Hungary – IcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsraelItaly – Ivory Coast – Jamaica – Japan – Jordan – Kazakhstan – Kenya – Kiribati – Kosovo – Kuwait – Kyrgyzstan – Laos – Latvia – Lebanon – Lesotho – Liberia – Liechtenstein – Libya – Lithuania – LuxembourgMacau – Madagascar – Marshall Islands – Malawi – Malaysia – Maldives – Mali – Malta – Mauritania – Mauritius – Mexico – Micronesia – Moldova – Monaco – Mongolia – Montenegro – Morocco – Mozambique – Myanmar – Nauru – NamibiaNepalNetherlandsNew Zealand – Nicaragua – Niger – Nigeria – North Korea – North Macedonia – Norway – Oman – Pakistan – Palau – Palestine – Panama – Papua New Guinea – Paraguay – Peru – Philippines – Poland – Portugal – Qatar – RomaniaRussiaRwanda – Saint Kitts and Nevis – Saint Lucia – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Samoa – San Marino – São Tomé and Príncipe – Saudi Arabia – Senegal – Serbia – Seychelles – Sierra Leone – Singapore – Slovakia – Slovenia – Somalia – Somaliland – South Africa – Solomon Islands – South Korea – South Sudan – SpainSri LankaSudan – Suriname – Sweden – Switzerland – Syria – Taiwan – Tajikistan – Tanzania – Thailand – Togo – Tonga – Trinidad and Tobago – Tunisia – Turkey – Turkmenistan – Tuvalu – Uganda – UkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited States – Uruguay – Uzbekistan – Vanuatu – Vatican City – Venezuela – Vietnam – Yemen – Zambia – Zimbabwe
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EstablishmentsDisestablishments
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WorksIntroductions
Works entering the public domain
2003 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2003
MMIII
Ab urbe condita2756
Armenian calendar1452
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԲ
Assyrian calendar6753
Baháʼí calendar159–160
Balinese saka calendar1924–1925
Bengali calendar1410
Berber calendar2953
British Regnal year51 Eliz. 2 – 52 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2547
Burmese calendar1365
Byzantine calendar7511–7512
Chinese calendar壬午年 (Water Horse)
4699 or 4639
    — to —
癸未年 (Water Goat)
4700 or 4640
Coptic calendar1719–1720
Discordian calendar3169
Ethiopian calendar1995–1996
Hebrew calendar5763–5764
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2059–2060
 - Shaka Samvat1924–1925
 - Kali Yuga5103–5104
Holocene calendar12003
Igbo calendar1003–1004
Iranian calendar1381–1382
Islamic calendar1423–1424
Japanese calendarHeisei 15
(平成15年)
Javanese calendar1935–1936
Juche calendar92
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4336
Minguo calendarROC 92
民國92年
Nanakshahi calendar535
Thai solar calendar2546
Tibetan calendar阳水马年
(male Water-Horse)
2129 or 1748 or 976
    — to —
阴水羊年
(female Water-Goat)
2130 or 1749 or 977
Unix time1041379200 – 1072915199

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

2003 was designated the International Year of the Fresh water.

In 2003, a United States-led coalition launched the 2003 invasion of Iraq, beginning the Iraq War.

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The crew of STS-107

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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
  • netroots
  • SARS
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • unfriend

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