Today in History for October 2003
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Events 1 - 18 of 18
3rd - Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the shows tigers, canceling the show for good.
4th - Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.
7th - Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor.
8th - Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon win the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes
14th - Fan Steve Bartman deflects the ball away from Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou. Cubs give up eight runs in the inning and lose to the Marlins 8-3, and the Bartman incident is seen as the turning point in the series
15th - China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
15th - The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi collides with a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.
17th - The pinnacle was fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 50 meters (165 feet) and become the World's tallest highrise.
MLB Outfielder Moises Alou 17th - Eunuchs in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics.
18th - Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.
19th - Mother Teresa of Calcutta is beatified by Pope John Paul II.
21st - Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz.
24th - Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
26th - The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km²), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.
30th - "Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth,
Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton 31st - Bethany Hamilton, aged 13, while surfing has her arm bitten of by a shark in Hawaii
31st - A bankruptcy court approves MCI's reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.
31st - Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir's 22 years in power.
Weddings 1 - 3 of 3
11th - American Pie star Alyson Hannigan (29) weds Angel's Alexis Denisof (37) at the Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California
11th - "The West Wing" actress Annabeth Gish (32) weds former "The X-Files" stunt man Wade Allen at The Sea Ranch Lodge
12th - Actor Danny Nucci (35) weds actress Paula Marshall (39) in Los Angeles
Deaths 1 - 43 of 43
2nd - John T. Dunlop, U.S. Secretary of Labor (b. 1914)
3rd - Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
3rd - William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (b. 1907)
4th - Sid McMath, American politician (b. 1912)
5th - Denis Quilley, English actor (b. 1927)
5th - Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1978)
5th - Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast featured in Grizzly Man (b. 1957)
6th - Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957)
7th - Izzy Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (b. 1932)
7th - Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
7th - Wally George, American conservative TV commentator (b. 1931)
10th - Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
11th - Franklyn Perring, English Botanist, dies of cancer at 76
12th - Jim Cairns, Australian politician (b. 1914)
12th - Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
12th - Willie Shoemaker, American jockey (b. 1931)
13th - Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
14th - Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)
15th - Ben Metcalfe, Canadian environmental activist (b. 1919)
15th - Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
16th - Avni Arbas, Turkish artist (b. 1919)
16th - Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1915)
16th - László Papp, Hungarian boxer (b. 1926)
18th - Preston Smith, Governor of Texas (b. 1912)
18th - Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Spanish writer (b. 1939)
19th - Alija Izetbegović, President of Bosnia-Herzegovina (b. 1925)
19th - Margaret Murie, American conservationist (b. 1902)
19th - Michael Hegstrand, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
20th - Jack Elam, American actor (b. 1918)
20th - Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (b. 1924)
21st - Fred Berry, American actor (b. 1951)
21st - Luis A. Ferré, Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1940)
21st - Louise Day Hicks, American politician (b. 1916)
21st - Elliott Smith, American musician (b. 1969)
23rd - Soong May-ling, wife of the President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek (b. 1897)
23rd - Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
24th - Rosie Nix Adams, Stepdaughter of Johnny Cash (b. 1958)
24th - Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K., dies from cancer of the stomach at 70
27th - Rod Roddy, American television announcer (b. 1937)
29th - Hal Clement, American writer (b. 1922)
29th - Franco Corelli, Italian tenor, dies after suffering on stroke at 82
31st - Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian singer (b. 1908)
31st - Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)