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  • Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    Saturday Mar 1, 2003

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Was Arrested

    Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    Saturday Mar 1, 2003

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was arrested on March 1, 2003, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, by Pakistani security officials working with the CIA. He was then held at multiple CIA secret prisons and Guantanamo Bay where he was interrogated and tortured with methods including waterboarding.




  • Novena, Singapore
    Saturday Mar 1, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Spreading to Singapore

    Novena, Singapore
    Saturday Mar 1, 2003

    On March 1, 26-year-old Esther Mok was admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital after visiting Hong Kong, starting the Singapore outbreak. She recovered as various family members died.




  • Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Mar 4, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong: consequences on medical staff

    Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Mar 4, 2003

    On March 4, a 27-year-old Hong Kong man who had visited a guest in Metropole (on the ninth floor) 11 days earlier was admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital. At least 99 hospital workers (including 17 medical students) were infected while treating him.




  • Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Mar 4, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spread in Hong Kong: First Patient

    Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Mar 4, 2003

    Liu Jianlun died in the intensive care Unit at Kwong Wah Hospital after being held in the hospital for around 10 days.




  • Hanoi, Vietnam
    Wednesday Mar 5, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS identification Carlo Urbani

    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Wednesday Mar 5, 2003

    Carlo Urbani, a WHO infectious disease specialist, was among the staff who examined Chen. Urbani observed that other hospital staff were already becoming ill and realized that he was dealing with a new and dangerous disease. His diagnosis was clear: this was an unusual case of an “unknown contagious disease”. Responding to the gravity of the situation, Dr Urbani alerted WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.




  • Hanoi, Vietnam
    Tuesday Mar 11, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Containing in Vietnam: Hanoi French Hospital stops admission

    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Tuesday Mar 11, 2003

    Hanoi French Hospital didn't accept new patients starting from March 11, but it only kept its own infected staff.




  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Mar 12, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO: First Global alert.

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Mar 12, 2003

    On March 12, WHO issued a global alert about a new infectious disease of unknown origin in both Vietnam and Hong Kong.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Mar 13, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spread in Vietnam: First Patient

    Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Mar 13, 2003

    Johnny Chen was then evacuated to Hong Kong, he died on March 13.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Mar 15, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO: Intense Global Health alert

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Mar 15, 2003

    On March 15, WHO issued a heightened global health alert about mysterious pneumonia with a case definition of SARS after cases in Singapore and Canada were also identified. The alert included a rare emergency travel advisory to international travellers, healthcare professionals, and health authorities.


  • Naples, Italy
    Wednesday Mar 19, 2003

    John Forbes Nash Jr.: A Beautiful Mind

    Honorary in Economics

    Naples, Italy
    Wednesday Mar 19, 2003

    Nash received an honorary degree in economics from the University of Naples Federico II on March 19, 2003


  • Iraq
    Thursday Mar 20, 2003

    George W. Bush

    Iraq invasion

    Iraq
    Thursday Mar 20, 2003

    More than 20 nations (most notably the United Kingdom), designated the "coalition of the willing" joined the United States in invading Iraq. They launched the invasion on March 20, 2003. The Iraqi military was quickly defeated.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Sunday Mar 23, 2003

    Second Chechen War

    New Chechen constitution was passed in a referendum

    Chechnya, Russia
    Sunday Mar 23, 2003

    On 23 March 2003, a new Chechen constitution was passed in a referendum.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Mar 27, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong: Educational classes cancellation

    Hong Kong, China
    Thursday Mar 27, 2003

    On March 27, Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau announced the class cancellation of all educational institutions.


  • Singapore
    Thursday Mar 27, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Singapore: Educational classes cancellation

    Singapore
    Thursday Mar 27, 2003

    The Ministry of Education of Singapore announced that all primary schools, secondary schools, and junior colleges were to be shut until April 6, 2003.


  • Bangkok, Thailand
    Friday Mar 28, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Carlo Urbani death

    Bangkok, Thailand
    Friday Mar 28, 2003

    During a flight to Bangkok to attend a conference, Dr Urbani developed symptoms of SARS. He died of complication related to SARS on 29 March 2003 – a public health hero.


  • Iraq
    Saturday Mar 29, 2003

    United Nations

    United States invaded Iraq

    Iraq
    Saturday Mar 29, 2003

    In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq despite failing to pass a UN Security Council resolution for authorization, prompting a new round of questioning of the organization's effectiveness.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Mar 30, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong: Massive Building outbreak!

    Hong Kong, China
    Sunday Mar 30, 2003

    On March 30, Hong Kong authorities quarantined estate E of the Amoy Gardens Apartment due to a massive (200+ cases) outbreak in the building.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 30, 2003

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania XIX

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 30, 2003

    After failing to win a number one contendership for the World Heavyweight Championship, The Rock went into another program with Stone Cold Steve Austin. This led to a match at WrestleMania XIX, which called back to their previous two WrestleMania encounters, both of which Austin had won.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Mar 31, 2003

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Appreciation Night

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Mar 31, 2003

    The next night, Raw was billed as "The Rock Appreciation Night", in honor of his victory over Austin. That night, he was attacked by a debuting Goldberg.


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