Unix Timestamp: 1057363200
Saturday, July 5. 2003, 12:00:00 AM UTC

« Previous dayNext day »

Saturday, July 5, 2003

Premier John Hamm of Nova Scotia, Canada, calls a provincial election for August 5.
2003 occupation of Iraq: 7 newly US-trained Iraqi policemen are killed and at least 13 are wounded by an explosion while they are marching from training school in Ramadi. The American forces overseeing the rebuilding of Iraq's infrastructure, who gave their blessing to the march taking place, blames loyalists to Saddam Hussein some people on the scene blame U.S. forces. It is the first attack on Iraqis collaborating with the invading coalition forces, as opposed to on the forces themselves. //www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/07/05/sprj.irq.main/index.html
Taiwan is the last territory to be declared free of SARS by the World Health Organization, after 20 days with no new cases reported. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3046984.stm
Wimbledon chionships: Serena Williams repeats as women's chion by beating her sister Venus, by scores of 4–6, 6–4, 6–2.
In response to 500,000-strong protests earlier in the week, Tung Chee-hwa, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, announces that controversial provisions that are alleged capable of limiting civil liberties in Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23 will be rewritten. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3046894.stm
At least 16 people are killed and 40 injured by two female suicide bombers in an attack at "Krylya", a popular music festival, at the Tushino airfield near Moscow. The Russian authorities blame an on-going terrorism caign by Chechen rebels the Chechen government denies any connection to the attacks. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3047386.stm
Source: Wikipedia