By Ethan Williams
Space Shuttle "Columbia" explodes upon reentry into Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts.
February 1, 2003
War waged by the U.S. and Britain against Iraq begins
March 20, 2003
President Bush signs $350 billion tax-cut bill.
Miami Heat retire Michael Jordan's jersey number "23", even though he never played for them.
Four Hurricanes devastated Florida and other parts of the southern United States.
;Hurricane Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne