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Wednesday, January 29. 2003, 12:00:00 AM UTC

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Wednesday, January 29, 2003

2003 Phnom Penh riots: In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the Thai embassy is burned and commercial properties of Thai businesses are vandalized.
At the conclusion of the "STS-107" mission, the Space Shuttle "Columbia" disintegrates during reentry over Texas, killing all 7 astronauts on board.
In Northern Ireland, Protestant Ulster Defence Association Belfast leader John Gregg is killed by a loyalist faction.
A false rumor that Thai actress Suvanant Kongying had told a reporter that the temple ruins at Angkor really belong to Thailand led to a riot in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This caused the destruction of the Thai Embassy and dozens of Thai-owned businesses, hotels and factories.
Source: Wikipedia