20 events that occurred in 2003
Jan 23rd Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10
Jan 24th The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
Jan 26th Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders, 48-21 at the Qualcomm Stadium MVP: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay, S
1st 89th Rose Bowl: #8 Oklahoma beats #7 Washington State, 34-14
1st 69th Sugar Bowl: #4 Georgia beats #16 Florida State, 26-13
2nd 69th Orange Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #3 Iowa, 38-17
3rd 5th BCS National Championship: #2 Ohio State beats #1 Miami, 31-24, at 32nd Fiesta Bowl
Jan 16th The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
Jan 17th 8th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Chicago wins Best Film
Jan 18th A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
Jan 19th AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Tennessee Titans 41-24
Jan 30th Belgium legally recognizes same-sex marriage.
Jan 30th Richard Reid sentenced to life in prison for attempting to bomb an American Airlines flight with 197 on board
Jan 31st The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.
Feb 10th France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.
Feb 15th An estimated 6-11 million people around the world take to the streets to protest against war with Iraq
Feb 16th 45th Daytona 500: Michael Watrip wins (133.87 MPH)
Feb 17th The London Congestion Charge scheme begins.
Feb 18th Comet C/2002 V1 (NEAT) makes perihelion, seen by SOHO.
- seven astronauts aboard.