Today in History for March 2003
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Events 1 - 17 of 17
1st - Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
2nd - The first International Symposium on Taiwan Sign Language Linguistics is held at Chung Cheng University.
5th - In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.
11th - The International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.
12th - Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
12th - Elizabeth Smart, was found after having been missing for 9 months.
13th - Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.
14th - Start of weekend of protests against war in Iraq that are attended by millions
15th - Hu Jintao takes over presidency for the People's Republic of China.
16th - The largest coordinated worldwide vigil takes place, as part of the global protests against Iraq war.
17th - British Cabinet Minister Robin Cook, resigns over government plans for the war with Iraq.
18th - FBI agents raid the corporate headquarters of HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama on suspicion of massive corporate fraud led by the company's top executives.
18th - British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language.
19th - Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion
23rd - In Nasiriyah, Iraq, 11 soldiers of the 507th Maintenance Company as well as 18 U.S. Marines are killed during the first major conflict of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
24th - The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.
28th - In a "friendly fire" incident, two A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the United States Idaho Air National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing British soldier Matty Hull.
Weddings 1 - 2 of 2
1st - "The Silence of the Lambs" actor Anthony Hopkins (65) weds actress-producer Stella Arroyave (47) in Malibu, California
25th - Actress-model Liv Tyler (25) weds rock band vocalist Royston Langdon (30) at a private villa in St James, Barbados
Deaths 1 - 47 of 47
2nd - Hank Ballard, American musician (b. 1927)
2nd - Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (b. 1931)
3rd - Horst Buchholz, German actor (b. 1933)
3rd - Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913)
3rd - Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (b. 1904)
3rd - Peter Smithson, English architect (b. 1923)
4th - Jaba Ioseliani, Georgian bank robber (b. 1926)
4th - Sébastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter and film director (b. 1931)
6th - John Sanford, American author (b. 1904)
8th - Adam Faith, English singer and actor (b. 1940)
8th - Karen Morley, American actress (b. 1909)
9th - Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker (b. 1933)
9th - Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (b. 1946)
10th - Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer (b. 1950)
11th - Brian Cleeve, Irish author (b. 1921)
11th - Ivar Hansen, speaker of the Danish Folketing (b. 1938)
12th - Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1952)
12th - Howard Fast, American author (b. 1914)
12th - Andrei Kivilev, Kazakh cyclist (b. 1973)
12th - Lynne Thigpen, American actress (b. 1948)
14th - Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (b. 1945)
14th - Jean-Luc Lagardère, French publisher (b. 1928)
15th - Dame Thora Hird, British actress (b. 1911)
15th - Paul Stojanovich, Reality TV pioneer (b. 1956)
16th - Rachel Corrie, American political activist (b. 1979)
16th - Ronald Ferguson, father of Sarah, Duchess of York (b. 1931)
17th - Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (b. 1902)
18th - Karl Kling, German race car driver (b. 1910)
18th - Adam Osborne, British computer pioneer (b. 1939)
19th - Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (b. 1926)
19th - Émile Genest, Canadian actor (b. 1921)
20th - Sailor Art Thomas, American professional wrestler (b. 1924)
21st - Umar Wirahadikusumah, Fourth Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1924)
22nd - Terry Lloyd, English reporter (b. 1952)
23rd - Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-born journalist (b. 1926)
24th - Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian Catholic archbishop (b. 1919)
26th - Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator (b. 1927)
27th - Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (b. 1927)
27th - Ricardo Munguia, Salvadoran aid worker
27th - Paul Zindel, American writer (b. 1936)
28th - Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)
29th - Carlo Urbani, Italian physician (SARS) (b. 1956)
30th - Michael Jeter, American actor (b. 1952)
30th - Valentin Pavlov, Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)
31st - H.S.M. Coxeter, English-born geometer (b. 1907)
31st - Tommy Seebach, Danish singer (b. 1949)
31st - Anne Gwynne, American film actress (b. 1918)