Tuesday 17 June 2003
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of June people in US were listening to 21 Questions by 50 Cent.
In UK Bring Me To Life by Evanescence was in the top 5 hits.
Hulk, directed by Ang Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003
while Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 June 2003 ?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
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- United States troops shoot dead two former Iraqi soldiers who were protesting that they had not been paid since their country was occupied.
- Following an international outrcy, the Romanian government retracts an official statement that no holocaust occurred on its territory during the Second World War.
- Linus Torvalds announces that he will take a leave of absence from his job at Transmeta to work full-time at OSDL on the Linux kernel.
- Same-sex marriage in Canada: The Canadian government announces that it will not appeal the Ontario appeals court ruling that permitted same-sex marriage. Instead, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien indicates that his government will introduce legislation to change the definition of marriage but protect the rights of churches to decide which marriages they will solemnize.
- The ''New York Times'' reports about allegations of severe child abuse within the ''Tranquility Bay'' correctional facility for unruly children, run by the Utah-based World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools.
- Kyodo reports that United States Armed Forces arrest the Japanese journalist Rei Shiba and two Iraqi guides on around June 8 in Ar Ramadi, 100nbspkm west of Baghdad, while covering a university. The American forces reportedly put a bag on their heads during the arrest and gagged them in custody.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 2003 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
- R Kelly - Ignition Remix
- Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey featuring The Flipmode Squad - I Know What You Want
- Say Goodbye / Love Ain't Gonna Wait For You - S Club
- XTM & DJ Chucky Presents Annia - Fly On The Wings Of Love
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