Wednesday 27 August 2003
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce.
In UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits.
Love Me If You Dare, directed by Yann Samuell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003
while Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand was one of the best selling books.
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- Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
- Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
- RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
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- Pierre Poujade: French populist politician after whom the Poujadist movement was named.
- Bank robber Brian Douglas Wells is killed when a time bomb around his neck explodes, allegedly in an act of betrayal by his co-conspirators.
- An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in southeast England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.
- Private Jessica Lynch, whose rescue from an Iraqi hospital has been surrounded by controversy, is honourably discharged from the United States Army National Guard.
- ''Occupation of Iraq'': According to a USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll, nearly two-thirds (63%) of Americans polled say the war in Iraq was worth fighting.
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat calls on militant groups to reinstate a ceasefire they formally ended last week after a Hamas leader was killed by Israeli gunships.
- Separation of church and state: The controversial ''Ten Commandments'' monument in Alabama's Supreme Court building is removed from public view, following a court order stating that the monument's location in the court building breaches the separation of church and state. The monument, nicknamed ''Roy's Holy Rock'', was installed two years ago by the conservative Christian Chief Justice Roy Moore.
- Crime: A painting by Leonardo da Vinci, the ''Madonna with the Yarnwinder'' is stolen from Drumlanrig Castle in Scotland, the home of the Duke of Buccleuch.
- Crime: Two bombs explode at the Emeryville, California, corporate offices of Chiron (corporation) electronic mail sent to reporters from Revolutionary Cells (RCALB) claims responsibility.
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