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  • Siirt, Turkey
    Sunday Feb 9, 2003

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    2003 New Election

    Siirt, Turkey
    Sunday Feb 9, 2003

    In December 2002, the Supreme Election Board canceled the general election results from Siirt due to voting irregularities and scheduled a new election for 9 February 2003. By this time, party leader Erdoğan was able to run for parliament due to a legal change made possible by the opposition Republican People's Party. The AKP duly listed Erdoğan as a candidate for the rescheduled election, which he won, becoming Prime Minister after Gül handed over the post.




  • Hong Kong, China
    Friday Feb 21, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong Spread: First Patient Liu Jianlun

    Hong Kong, China
    Friday Feb 21, 2003

    Liu Jianlun, Hong Kong's first patient, checked into the Metropole Hotel on February 21, with a room on the ninth floor, specifically room 911. Even though he was already feeling somewhat ill he visited with his family and travelled around Hong Kong.




  • Toronto, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS reaches Canda

    Toronto, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    An elderly woman, Kwan Sui-Chu returned to Toronto from Hong Kong after being infected by Liu Jianlun at the Metropole Hotel. She died at home on March 5, after infecting her son Tse Chi Kwai, who spread the disease at Scarborough Grace Hospital and then he also died.




  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    Dwayne Johnson

    No Way Out (2003)

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    The Rock defeated Hogan at No Way Out before assigning himself to the Raw brand.




  • Taipei, Taiwan
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Spreading though Taiwan

    Taipei, Taiwan
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2003

    On February 25, a businessman who had travelled in Hong Kong and the Guangdong Province returned home to Taipei. This marked the beginning of the outbreak on Taiwan.




  • Vietnam
    Wednesday Feb 26, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spread in Vietnam: First Patient

    Vietnam
    Wednesday Feb 26, 2003

    The virus was carried to Hanoi, Vietnam by a fellow guest on the Metropole's ninth floor. A Chinese-American resident of Shanghai, Johnny Chen, had roomed across the hall from Liu at the Metropole. He travelled on to Hanoi, fell ill there, and on February 26, was admitted to the French Hospital of Hanoi where he infected at least 38 of the staff there.




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