2002

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This article is about the year 2002. For other uses, see 2002 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 3rd millennium
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2002 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2002
MMII
Ab urbe condita 2755
Armenian calendar 1451
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԱ
Assyrian calendar 6752
Bahá'í calendar 158–159
Bengali calendar 1409
Berber calendar 2952
British Regnal year 50 Eliz. 2 – 51 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2546
Burmese calendar 1364
Byzantine calendar 7510–7511
Chinese calendar 辛巳(Metal Snake)
4698 or 4638
    — to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
4699 or 4639
Coptic calendar 1718–1719
Discordian calendar 3168
Ethiopian calendar 1994–1995
Hebrew calendar 5762–5763
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2058–2059
 - Shaka Samvat 1924–1925
 - Kali Yuga 5103–5104
Holocene calendar 12002
Igbo calendar 1002–1003
Iranian calendar 1380–1381
Islamic calendar 1422–1423
Japanese calendar Heisei 14
(平成14年)
Juche calendar 91
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4335
Minguo calendar ROC 91
民國91年
Thai solar calendar 2545
Unix time 1009843200–1041379199


2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter F), the 2002nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 2nd year of the 3rd millennium, the 2nd year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2000s decade.

The year 2002 was a palindrome, the first since 1991, which by coincidence, was also a common year that started on a Tuesday.

2002 was designated the:

  • International Year of Ecotourism and Mountains
  • Year of the Outback in Australia
  • National Science Year in the United Kingdom
  • Autism "Awareness" Year in the United Kingdom

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Artists concept of the 2001 Mars Odyssey Spacecraft

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Hubble Space Telescope after servicing by the crew of STS-109

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The Department of Homeland Security is formed in response to terrorist concerns in the United States.

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Main article: Deaths in 2002

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