2003 was most notable as being the year in which the United States decided to expand its War on Terror to include countries that had nothing to do with terrorism, and promptly invaded Iraq. Also notably, everyone got worked up about something called SARS for a few months. Remember SARS? Me neither. 2003 sadly passed away in its sleep on the 1st of January, 2004. It was one year old.
April 1 – April Fools Day. Everyone tries to be funny, mostly unsuccessfully.
April 1 – Dozens of fans walk out during a Pearl Jam concert when lead singer Eddie Vedder made anti-war comments and insulting remarks about U.S. President George W. Bush. Other audience members booed and shouted at Vedder telling him to "shut up." Vedder attempted to pussy out by adding "just to clarify... we support the troops."
April 9 – U.S. forces seize control of Baghdad. Saddam Hussein's reign of terror ended. Iraqis look forward to new reign of terror.
April 14 – The Human Genome Project is completed, with 99% of the human genome sequenced to 99.99% accuracy. Nobody can be arsed to finish that last bit.