Today in History for October 2003
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Events 1 - 14 of 14
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.
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.
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.
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 - 41 of 41
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)
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)
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)