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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 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.

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Historical Events

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Events

  • 01 Nov 2003 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: In Israel, a hard-hitting UN report says that Israel will effectively annex large areas of Palestinian territory as a result of the permits it intends to issue to Palestinians near the wall being built. The Israeli West Bank barrier has been built inside the internationally recognised Green Line about 18,000 acres (73nbspkmampsupamp2amp/supamp) and cuts off the rest of the West Bank. It has been declared a ampquotclosed military zoneampquot.
  • 02 Nov 2003 Occupation of Iraq: In the heaviest single loss for the coalition troops since cessation of the military campaign in Iraq two US Chinook helicopters are fired on by two surface-to-air missiles and one crashes near Fallujah and on its way to Baghdad airport; 16 soldiers are killed and 20 wounded. A blast damages an oil pipeline near Kirkuk, north of Baghdad.
  • 03 Nov 2003 Occupation of Iraq: US Congress allocates of the funds dedicated for rebuilding. U.S. President Bush had been strongly opposed to this provision.
  • 04 Nov 2003 The U.S. National Cancer Institute is funding human clinical studies to test experimental reovirus-based cancer treatments, after initial studies show promising results against a number of different types of tumor which contain the Ras oncogene.
  • 05 Nov 2003 Gary Ridgway, the quotGreen River Killerquot, confesses to murdering 48 women.
  • 06 Nov 2003 Weather is an unseasonably warm 18 degrees c in London Heathrow Airport
  • 07 Nov 2003 Occupation of Iraq:
  • 08 Nov 2003 In Pakistan, ''United Press International'' reports a letter sent to members of the opposition in Pakistan on a military letterhead causes panic in President Pervez Musharraf's government because it says he ampquothas been imposed on this nation.ampquot The letter reportedly states that ampquot''We want to assure the nation that this army belongs to you and to Pakistannbsp... Pervez Musharraf and his clique has been imposed on this nation''ampquot.
  • 09 Nov 2003 Guatemalan election: Large numbers of voters turn out for the general election, despite fears of violence. In the presidential race, former Guatemala City mayor Óscar Berger receives 34% of the vote, and center-left candidate Álvaro Colom gets 26% former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt comes in third in with 19%. A run-off vote between Berger and Colom is to take place on December 28.
  • 10 Nov 2003 The World Trade Organization declares United States tariffs on steel imports inconsistent with free trade, opening the way for the European Union to impose punitive tariffs on goods of US origin.
  • 11 Nov 2003 The US Senate backs legislation imposing sanctions on Syria the bill allows the president to adjust sanctions as a function of Syria's co-operativeness.
  • 12 Nov 2003 Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world speed record (501 kilometres per hour (311 mph)) for commercial railway systems.
  • 13 Nov 2003 ''SCO v. IBM:'' SCO Group files subpoenas for Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds.
  • 14 Nov 2003 Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.
  • 15 Nov 2003 The first day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, killing 25 people and wounding about 300. Additional bombings follow on November 20.
  • 16 Nov 2003 The Serbian presidential election fails as only 38% of the registered electorate show up to vote. About 18% of registered voters cast a vote for Tomislav Nikolic, 14% for Dragoljub Micunovic, 4% for Velimir Ilic, and 3% for other candidates. With a turnout of less than 50%, the poll is declared invalid.
  • 17 Nov 2003 Lord Black of Crossharbour is pushed to resign as chief executive of his media empire, which may be sold.
  • 18 Nov 2003 The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that the state may not ''deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry.''
  • 19 Nov 2003 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.
  • 20 Nov 2003 After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.
  • 21 Nov 2003 President George W. Bush arrives back in the United States after his controversial State Visit to the UK.
  • 22 Nov 2003 The Georgian Rose Revolution ends in overwhelming victory president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over fraudulent elections.
  • 23 Nov 2003 Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
  • 24 Nov 2003 The use of hand-held cell phones while driving is made illegal in the United Kingdom.
  • 25 Nov 2003 Annualized Q3 growth rate in the US gross domestic product exceeds 8%, the highest rate of growth since the Reagan administration.
  • 26 Nov 2003 Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
  • 27 Nov 2003 Scientists warn that a devastating influenza epidemic is not only inevitable but may be imminent.
  • 28 Nov 2003 The November 28 issue of the journal ''Science'' reports that the United States is not sufficiently prepared to respond to an influenza pandemic.
  • 29 Nov 2003 In Norfolk, Virginia, the USS ''Cole'' leaves port on the destroyer's first overseas deployment since it was bombed in 2000 in Yemen's port at Aden.
  • 30 Nov 2003 Syria hands over 22 suspects to Turkey on Sunday in connection with four deadly suicide bombings in Istanbul, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States of America

Schindler's List

Schindler's List

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Country: United States of America

Oldboy

Oldboy

Directed by: Chan-wook Park

Starring: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Country: United States of America

Scarface

Scarface

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Country: United States of America

Ardh Satya

Ardh Satya

Directed by: Govind Nihalani

Starring: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar

Books

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Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Living History

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Author of the Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller What Happened The Phenomenal #1 Worldwide Bestseller—With a New Afterword Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Lord John And The Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon

Lord John And The Private Matter

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The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord John Grey emerges from London’s Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil.

Bleachers by John Grisham

Bleachers

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHigh school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury …

Split Second by David Baldacci

Split Second

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The world can change forever in a single...SPLIT SECONDMichelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service.

Heart Full Of Lies by Ann Rule

Heart Full Of Lies

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An idyllic Hawaiian wedding held the promise of a wonderful future for handsome, athletic Chris Northon, an airline pilot, a confirmed bachelor-turned-devoted family man; and Liysa, an acclaimed surf photographer, loving