Wednesday 19 November 2003
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Baby Boy by Beyonce.
In UK Be Faithful by Fatman Scoop featuring The Crooklyn Clan was in the top 5 hits.
Timeline, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003
while Key of Light by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
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- Ian Geoghegan: Australian racing driver (Born 1940).
- The Canada-U.S. Power System Outage Task Force releases an interim report, citing a loss of situational awareness in FirstEnergy Corporation's control room as the primary cause and ampquotimmatureampquot monitoring software used at the Midwest Independent System Operator as a secondary cause.
- FTAA: The Bush administration says it is opening free-trade negotiations with Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Panama. It hopes to start the free trade talks by the second quarter of 2004.
- The People's Republic of China expresses firm opposition to US restrictions on imports of textiles (from mainland China) and vows to take the dispute to the WTO.
- An arrest warrant is issued for pop singer Michael Jackson
- The United States Department of Justice charges 47 people, including former employees of JP Morgan and UBS, with offenses related to foreign exchange fraud.
- President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt is taken ill during a live television broadcast he had taken antibiotics whilst fasting during Ramadan.
- Politics of Japan: The Diet of Japan names Junichiro Koizumi Prime Minister in a short special session.
- Speaking in London, UK, Richard Perle says that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was an illegal act but morally correct: ampquotinternational law stood in the way of doing the right thingampquot.
- A tabloid journalist claims to have penetrated Buckingham Palace security preceding the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush to the UK. The Palace is seeking a restraining order to prevent ''The Mirror'' from publishing further information about the royal household.
- The four-match chess contest between Garry Kasparov and X3D Fritz ends in a draw.
- UEFA: The final five qualifying countries for the 2004 European Football Championship are settled, with Latvia astonishingly defeating Turkey 3–2 on aggregate over two games.
- London Bridge Tower, set to become the tallest skyscraper in Western Europe, is granted full planning permission by the Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
- Release date of violent computer-game Manhunt.
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