President Bush announces the start of the war. The invasion begins.
Saddam Hussein's rule collapses when a good portion of Baghdad comes under the control of America. Iraqis are cheerful and happy and welcoming to the Americans.
A suicide bomber driving a cement mixer full of explosives crashes (on purpose) into the United Nations compound. 17 killed and 100 wounded.
Saddam Hussein is arrested without a fight. He was found crouching in an eight foot hole.
Four Blackwater private security employees are killed. Two bodies were hung from a bridge over the Euphrates river and they were mutilated.
After fifteen months of Saddam Hussein's removal of power, American authorities transfer sovereignty of Iraq to it's new leaders.
The death toll of American military pass the 1,000 mark and
The first free election in 50 years occurs and many Iraqis come despite suicide bombers, death threats, and mortar rounds.
The nations pays tribute to those 2,000 service members that lost there lives since the invasion in 2003
A bomb shatters the golden dome at the Askariya shrine in Samarra. (A shiite shrine) Many are angry and chant for revenge also attacking many Sunni shrines.
Saddam Hussein is hung before dawn at an execution during morning call to prayer.