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  • Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Apr 1, 2003

    Alan Turing

    Turing's work at Bletchley Park was named an IEEE Milestone

    Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Apr 1, 2003

    On 1 April 2003, Turing's work at Bletchley Park was named an IEEE Milestone.




  • Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Apr 2, 2003

    Second Chechen War

    The 2003 Constitution granted the Chechen Republic a significant degree of autonomy

    Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Apr 2, 2003

    The 2003 Constitution granted the Chechen Republic a significant degree of autonomy, but still tied it firmly to Russia and Moscow's rule, and went into force on 2 April 2003.




  • Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Apr 2, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS: Chinese outbreak status

    Guangdong, China
    Wednesday Apr 2, 2003

    On April 2, Chinese medical officials began reporting the status of the SARS outbreak. China's southern Guangdong province reported 361 new infections and 9 new deaths, increasing the total Mainland China figures previously reported at end-February.




  • China
    Friday Apr 4, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading through China: Releasing Data

    China
    Friday Apr 4, 2003

    A Chinese health specialist admitted at a press conference of not informing the public early enough about the outbreak. The PRC Health Minister also claimed that the disease has been under control in most parts of mainland China. He also released the names of seven drugs which he claimed to be effective in curing SARS.




  • Singapore
    Friday Apr 4, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading through Singapore: School Closure Extension

    Singapore
    Friday Apr 4, 2003

    On April 5, the Singapore government announced that school closures would be extended. Junior colleges were to reopen on April 9, secondary schools would reopen on April 14 and primary schools and pre-schools would reopen on April 16.




  • Manila, Philippines
    Sunday Apr 6, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS reaches Manila Philippines

    Manila, Philippines
    Sunday Apr 6, 2003

    On April 6, a SARS case was found in Manila (the capital city of the Philippines), a person who had returned from Hong Kong.




  • Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Apr 8, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading through Hong Kong: So far!

    Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Apr 8, 2003

    On April 8, SARS started to plague the Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate near Amoy Gardens in Kowloon. Hong Kong health officials warned that SARS had spread so far domestically and abroad that it was here to stay.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Apr 9, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading through Hong Kong: James Salisbury (American's Death)

    Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Apr 9, 2003

    On April 9, James Earl Salisbury died of SARS at a hospital in Hong Kong. An American Mormon and a teacher at Shenzhen Polytechnic. He had been sick for approximately one month before his death, but he was originally diagnosed with pneumonia. His son Michael "Mickey" Salisbury was with him in China and also contracted the disease, but he survived it. Salisbury's death led to more open admissions by the Chinese government about the spread of SARS.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    Michael Jordan

    23 no more in Miami Heat

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    The Miami Heat retired the number 23 jersey on April 11, 2003, even though Jordan never played for the team.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading by global air confirmation

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    On April 11, the World Health Organization issued a global health alert for SARS as it became clear the disease was being spread by global air travel.


  • Hanoi, Vietnam
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Containing in Vietnam: Hanoi French Hospital shutting

    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Friday Apr 11, 2003

    Hanoi French Hospital shut its doors completely after the last patient's death on April 12.


  • British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada
    Saturday Apr 12, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Breaking Genetic code of the virus

    British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada
    Saturday Apr 12, 2003

    On April 12, Marco Marra, director of the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, which is part of the British Columbia Cancer Agency, announced that scientists at his centre had broken the genetic code of the virus suspected of causing the disease.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Saturday Apr 12, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS New infections in Canda

    Toronto, Canada
    Saturday Apr 12, 2003

    In Toronto, three more people died of SARS, bringing the Canadian death toll to 13.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    Michael Jordan

    Final Match

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    Jordan played in his final NBA game on April 16, 2003, in Philadelphia.


  • Dinner, a village near Bangalore, India
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS reaches India

    Dinner, a village near Bangalore, India
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    On April 16, Doctors were surprised to discover the occurrence of at least two cases of SARS in Dinner, a village near Bangalore, India.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    The virus has a name SARS

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 16, 2003

    On April 16, the WHO issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. The virus was officially named the SARS virus ( The Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus )


  • China
    Sunday Apr 20, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS spreading through China: More transparency

    China
    Sunday Apr 20, 2003

    On April 20, Beijing's mayor and the health minister of the PRCwere replaced respectively by Wang Qishan and the former deputy health minister Gao Qiang. In the news conference chaired by Gao Qiang several hours earlier, the PRC admitted that in Beijing there were more than 300 cases, as opposed to the previous figure of only 37.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Apr 22, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong: Schools reopening

    Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Apr 22, 2003

    On April 22, schools, in Hong Kong, started to reopen in stages.


  • Beijing, China
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS spreading through Beijing: Schools closure

    Beijing, China
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2003

    On April 23, Beijing announced that all primary and secondary schools would be closed for two weeks. A few days before, some colleges in Peking University had been closed because some students had been infected.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO Travel Advisories Updates

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Apr 23, 2003

    On April 23, The WHO issued travel advisories against Beijing, Toronto, and Shanxi Province.


  • Venezuela
    Thursday Apr 24, 2003

    Bolivarian Revolution

    Mission Mercal

    Venezuela
    Thursday Apr 24, 2003

    The Mission involves a state-run company called Mercados de Alimentos, C.A. (MERCAL), which provides subsidised food and basic goods through a nationwide chain of stores. In 2010 Mercal was reported as having 16,600 outlets, "ranging from street-corner shops to huge warehouse stores", in addition to 6,000 soup kitchens. Mercal employs 85,000 workers. In 2006, some 11.36 million Venezuelans benefited from Mercal food programs on a regular basis. At least 14,208 Mission Mercal food distribution sites were spread throughout Venezuela and 4,543 metric tons of food distributed each day. In recent times, customers who had to wait in long lines for discounted products say that there were a lack of products in Mercal stores and that items available at the stores change constantly. Some customers complained about rationing being enforced at Mercal stores due to the lack of products. In some cases, protests have occurred due to the shortages in stores.


  • Taipei, Taiwan
    Friday Apr 25, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS spreading through Taiwan

    Taipei, Taiwan
    Friday Apr 25, 2003

    On April 25, Taipei city government closed Taipei Municipal Hospital Hoping branch, and quarantined its 930 staff and 240 patients for 2 weeks. Later, people were relocated and the building sanitized.


  • Beijing, China
    Friday Apr 25, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading through China: Closing entertainment venues

    Beijing, China
    Friday Apr 25, 2003

    On April 26–27, Chinese authorities closed down theatres, discos, and other entertainment venues in Beijing as the death toll in Beijing continued to rise, threatening to become the worst-hit area of the country


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 27, 2003

    Dwayne Johnson

    Backlash (2003)

    Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 27, 2003

    At Backlash, Goldberg defeated The Rock, who then briefly left WWE to film Walking Tall.


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