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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 2003.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 2003: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2003?


Events

  • 01 Jun 2003 The Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier opens.
  • 02 Jun 2003 Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.
  • 03 Jun 2003 A British Parliamentary committee announces it will hold an inquiry into the government's decision to go to war with Iraq.
  • 04 Jun 2003 Martha Stewart and her broker are indicted for using privileged investment information and then obstructing a federal investigation. Stewart also resigns as chairperson and chief executive officer of Martha Stewart Living.
  • 05 Jun 2003 A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50?C (122?F) in the region.
  • 06 Jun 2003 NASA investigators cracked a reinforced carbon fiber wing by shooting it with a piece of insulation, providing more evidence that falling insulation may have caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
  • 07 Jun 2003 Foreign affairs minister of Finland, Erkki Tuomioja, says that NATO could be a good option for the Scandinavian country. Finland has been previously very conservative about military alliances and known for its neutrality. (In Finnish) A more balanced view is given in an interview in Helsingin Sanomat's English edition of June 10.
  • 08 Jun 2003 After several days of violence and confusion in Mauritania, Pro-Israeli President Maaouiya Ould Taya appears to have defeated the uprising against him.
  • 09 Jun 2003 Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right coalition is routed in the Italian local elections.
  • 10 Jun 2003 The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
  • 11 Jun 2003 Three 160,000 year old human skulls unearthed in Ethiopia bridge an important gap in the human fossil record and lend support to the ampquotout of Africaampquot single origin theory of human evolution.
  • 12 Jun 2003 Attorney General of Massachusetts Thomas Reilly formally accuses college student Luke Thompson of creating a fake airline, Mainline Airways, and selling bogus tickets.
  • 13 Jun 2003 The Iraqi oil pipeline near Baiji catches fire, following two explosions
  • 14 Jun 2003 Czech citizens vote ampquotyesampquot to joining the European Union by 77% with 55% turnout.
  • 15 Jun 2003 The German Green Party backs Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's ''Agenda 2010'' with more than 90% of all votes at an extraordinary party convention.
  • 16 Jun 2003 The Church of All Saints, Yekaterinburg is consecrated to commemorate the spot where the Ipatiev House used to stand.
  • 17 Jun 2003 United States troops shoot dead two former Iraqi soldiers who were protesting that they had not been paid since their country was occupied.
  • 18 Jun 2003 Two months after becoming Finland's first female prime minister, Anneli Jäätteenmäki resigns amid accusations she lied about the leak of sensitive political information about Iraq discussions with George W. Bush during the election campaign.
  • 19 Jun 2003 The widely syndicated comic strip Garfield celebrates its 25th anniversary.
  • 20 Jun 2003 The WikiMedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • 22 Jun 2003 The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska.
  • 23 Jun 2003 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds affirmative action in university admissions.
  • 24 Jun 2003 Six members of the British Royal Military Police are killed, in an attack in Majar al-Kabir, a village near the town of Amarah in Iraq. Eight others are wounded in two separate ambushes.
  • 26 Jun 2003 The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
  • 27 Jun 2003 The United States National "Do Not Call Registry" is formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolling almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.
  • 28 Jun 2003 In St. Charles, Illinois, the Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA show is held, over four days. Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers conducts the auction of over 300 Corvettes. Roger Judski pays US$640,000 for a 1967 L88 red coupe with only 12 miles on it. This is a world record for any production Corvette.
  • 29 Jun 2003 Thirteen are killed in a porch collapse in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 30 Jun 2003 Rosario Marin's term as Treasurer of the US ends.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Country: United States of America

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Country: United States of America

Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Country: United States of America

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 2003?
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An Unfinished Life by Robert Dallek

An Unfinished Life

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The #1 bestseller that forever changed how we thought about JFK, published with a new epilogue in time for the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination.When

No Second Chance by Harlan Coben

No Second Chance

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When the first bullet hit my chest, I thought of my daughter... Dr. Marc Seidman has been shot twice, his wife has been murdered, and his six-month-old daughter has been kidnapped.

Beyond Belief by Elaine Pagels

Beyond Belief

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In Beyond Belief, renowned religion scholar Elaine Pagels continues her groundbreaking examination of the earliest Christian texts, arguing for an ongoing assessment of faith and a questioning of religious orthodoxy.

The Face by Dean Koontz

The Face

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He’s Hollywood’s most dazzling star, inspiring the worship of millions and the hatred of one twisted soul. His perfectly ordered existence is under siege as a series of terrifying “messages” penetrates

Trading Places by Fern Michaels

Trading Places

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Bestselling author Fern Michaels creates breathtaking excitement with this page-turning novel of twin sisters who pull off a daring identity switch that lands them in the middle of love and danger.