Wednesday 5 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 Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas was in the top 5 hits.
Love Actually, directed by Richard Curtis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003
while The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Slings and Arrows.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apocalyptica or CT Special Forces 2: Back in the Trenches.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- R.C. Saints - November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bertilia
- St. Laetus
- Pope Zachary
- St. Sylvia
- St. Magnus
- St. Galation
- St. Fibitius
- St. Felix and Eusebius
- St. Elizabeth
- St. Dominator
- Ancient Latvia - the festival Katrina
- United Kingdom and New Zealand - Guy Fawkes night (also called Bonfire night; or Fireworks night): Failure of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament in 1605 is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks.
- St. Domninus
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- Gary Ridgway, the "Green River Killer", confesses to murdering 48 women.
- The ninth case of mad cow disease is confirmed in Japan.
- Gary Ridgway, the quotGreen River Killerquot, confesses to murdering 48 women.
- United States – Politics: Democratic intel memo by staff disturbs the US Senate. Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) states ampquot''heads should roll''ampquot over the memo of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that outlines a strategy to politicize intelligence data.
- After 26 years, and at a distance from Earth of over miles, Voyager 1 exits the solar system. It is expected to keep on transmitting into the 2020s.
- The Australian Central Bank raises interest rates by 0.25% in a bid to curb surging consumer borrowing.
- The European Union says it will press ahead with retaliation against US steel tariffs if the WTO rules in its favour next week.
- Occupation of Iraq:
- The United States states foreign terrorists are slipping into Iraq and believes the people behind recent attacks in Iraq have come in from neighbouring countries. Iraq's Governing Council head, Jalal Talabani, urges Iraq's neighbours to crack down on ampquotterroristsampquot crossing into Iraq. Talabani states terrorists had entered from Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iran. Syria urges America to withdraw troops from Iraq.
- An Iraqi senior judge, Muhan Jabr al-Shuwaili, investigating former officials of Saddam Hussein's regime is kidnapped and shot dead. The Najaf prosecutor-general, Aref Aziz, was also kidnapped and later released unharmed.
- A second judge, Ismail Yussef Saddek, investigating members of Saddam Hussein's ousted regime is shot dead in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
- An article in the November issue of J. Climate argues that global warming will bring more snow to the Eastern Great Lakes region.
- The United Nations votes again and overwhelmingly in a non-binding and non-enforceable resolution for an end to sanctions against Cuba only the US, Israel, and the Marshall Islands vote against.
- Arizona officials believe two rival immigrant smuggling rings are responsible for a shootout in Arizona that killed four people, and wounded several others.
- In Portland, Oregon, a local election to establish a PUD that would investigate public ownership of Portland General Electric failed when 69% of the voters voted against the measure. Both Portland General Electric, an Enron subsidiary, and PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of Scottish Power contributed to fight the measure.
- North Korea nuclear weapons program: United States allies in Asia and Europe agree to stop cooperation on nuclear power plant project. They suspend a multibillion-dollar project to build two nuclear power reactors in North Korea. Japan, South Korea, the United States, and the European Union will announce the fate of the project by November 21.
- Microsoft contributes $500,000 to fund the search of computer viruses and other malicious code writers, starting with the MSBlast computer worm and the Sobig virus originators. Microsoft will be working with law enforcement agencies (FBI, the Secret Service, and Interpol) in the search. The initiative marks the latest move by Microsoft and law enforcement to curtail attacks that plague the Internet.
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