Wednesday 16 July 2003
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce.
In UK Crazy In Love by Beyonce was in the top 5 hits.
Johnny English, directed by Peter Howitt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003
while Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton was one of the best selling books.
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- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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- Seán Ó Muireagáin, a Northern Irish journalist, arrested by Israel and held for five days without legal representation in a case of mistaken identity, is released and leaves Israel. The affair causes considerable embarrassment to the Israeli and British secret services, the former having arrested Ó Mureagáin on the advice of the latter, who claimed incorrectly that he was a Real IRA man with the same name. In the confused aftermath, the Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman suggests that Ó
- A coup d'état takes place in São Tomé and Príncipe the prime minister Maria das Neves is arrested.
- Following the 500,000-people protest on July 1, the government of Hong Kong is hit by two resignations of high-ranking officials in one day. One is the Financial Secretary Antony Leung and the other is the Security Secretary Regina Ip, who was in charge of the controversial Article 23.
- Noor Fatima, a two-and-a-half-year-old Pakistani girl, was successfully operated on in an Indian hospital today to plug holes in her heart, making her father term it, ampquotthe resumption of a new era of friendship between India and Pakistanampquot.
- Phil Fontaine is elected Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Canada.
- An 86-year-old man accidentally hits the accelerator instead of the brake at a farmer's market in Santa Monica, California, driving his car through a closed-off street and killing at least 10 people (including a 3-year-old girl and a 7-month-old boy) and injuring over 50 others. One of the dead is the daughter-in-law of actor Dennis Weaver.
- An Australian research team led by Graham Giles of The Cancer Council publishes a medical study which concludes that frequent masturbation by males may help prevent the development of prostate cancer.
- Celia Cruz dies of a cancerous brain tumor.
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