June 2002

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The following events occurred in June 2002:


June 5, 2002[edit]

  • Sweden passes a law that allows homosexual couples to apply for both the national and the international adoption of children.

June 6, 2002[edit]

  • Singer and Grammy Award winner Robert Kelly (aka R. Kelly) was arrested and charged with having sex with an underaged girl. He was sentenced 2 years.
  • A 32-foot meteor explodes in the airspace west of Kashmir, raising fears that misidentifited meteor explosions could spark a nuclear war.[1]
  • Robbin Crosby of Ratt dies from a heroin overdose.

June 8, 2002[edit]

  • Lennox Lewis knocks out Mike Tyson in an IBF and WBC championship boxing match in Memphis.
  • Croatia beats Italy 2–1 at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
  • A federal forester ignites a massive wildfire that chars more than 100,000 acres (400 km2) near Denver as she attempts to burn a letter from her estranged husband. Forestry technician Terry Barton, 38, acknowledges that she started the so-called Hayman fire while patrolling the Pike National Forest to enforce the campfire ban. Barton had earlier reported "discovering" a wildfire. See Hayman fire.

June 10, 2002[edit]

June 11, 2002[edit]

June 14, 2002[edit]

  • A new terrorist organisation, Al Qanoon, claimed responsibility for an earlier suicide bomb attack aimed at the US consulate in Karachi in Pakistan. 11 people were killed in the bomb attack, and approximately 45 injured. The US has subsequently closed all diplomatic missions in Pakistan.
  • Astrophysics – An asteroid (2002 MN), the size of a soccer field, barely misses hitting the Earth. It was the second closest asteroid approach to Earth in recorded history. The asteroid was first observed three days after its close approach, on June 17, 2002.[2]

June 16, 2002[edit]

June 18, 2002[edit]

  • BT Cellnet is rebranded as O2 at 6 PM.
  • Soap actress Nancy Addison died of cancer.

June 20, 2002[edit]

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June 27, 2002[edit]

June 30, 2002[edit]