2002

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This article is about the year 2002. For other uses, see 2002 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1970s  1980s  1990s  – 2000s –  2010s  2020s  2030s
Years: 1999 2000 200120022003 2004 2005
2002 by topic:
Arts
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Politics
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Science and technology
ArchaeologyAviationBirding/OrnithologyMeteorologyPalaeontologyRail transportSpaceflight
Sports
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By place
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Other topics
AwardsLawReligious leaders
Birth and death categories
BirthsDeaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
EstablishmentsDisestablishments
Works and introductions categories
WorksIntroductions
Works entering the public domain
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 (dominical letter F) of the Gregorian calendar, 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.

2002 was designated as:

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

Events[edit]

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February[edit]

Artists concept of the 2001 Mars Odyssey Spacecraft

March[edit]

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

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November[edit]

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

December[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Main article: Deaths in 2002

January[edit]

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Nobel Prizes[edit]

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In fiction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toll in Blast at Nigerian Armory Exceeds 1,000". The New York Times. 2002-02-03. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Queen helps CBC TV mark 50th anniversary". www.cbc.ca. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  3. ^ "CNN.com - Horror on Egypt fire train - February 20, 2002". edition.cnn.com. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  4. ^ Sun, Vancouver. "Pickton now a convicted serial killer". Canada.com. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  5. ^ "Savimbi 'died with gun in hand'". BBC. 2002-02-25. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  6. ^ Bethlehem, By Anton La Guardia in. "Bloody siege of Bethlehem". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  7. ^ "The Venezuelan Coup Revisited: Silencing the Evidence". NACLA. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  8. ^ "Search Continues At Korean Crash Site". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  9. ^ "Three Tarnak Farm survivors remember 2002 friendly fire incident | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  10. ^ "Afronaut mourns his 'bride'". BBC. 2002-05-28. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  11. ^ Amsterdam, By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and Joan Clements in. "Fortuyn killed 'to protect Muslims'". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  12. ^ "Deadly blast hits Russian parade". BBC. 2002-05-09. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  13. ^ "FBI Spy Robert Hanssen Gets Life Sentence | Fox News". Fox News. 2002-05-10. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  14. ^ "Taipei Times - archives". 2008-12-04. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
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  16. ^ "Near-Earth Objects Pose Threat, General Says". www.spacedaily.com. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  17. ^ Carroll, Rory (2002-06-17). "Bell did not invent telephone, US rules". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  18. ^ "Asteroid 2002 MN: Second Closest Asteroid Approach to Earth". neo.jpl.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
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  20. ^ "skyguide Internet". 2009-11-10. Archived from the original on November 10, 2009. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  21. ^ "African Union replaces dictators' club". BBC. 2002-07-08. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  22. ^ "Pilots Blamed for World's Worst Air Show Disaster" - The Birmingham Post (England), 2002 | Online Research Library: Questia Reader". www.questia.com. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  23. ^ Staff and agencies (2002-08-16). "Thousands flee Dresden floods". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  24. ^ "Day of Afghan Violence | PBS NewsHour | Sept. 5, 2002 | PBS". 2014-01-15. Archived from the original on January 15, 2014. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  25. ^ Lindsey, Rebecca (2004-09-09). "Collapse of the Kolka Glacier : Feature Articles". earthobservatory.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  26. ^ Alfred, Randy (2009-09-25). "Sept. 25, 2002: Mysterious Meteorite Dazzles Siberia". WIRED. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  27. ^ "Senegal Marks Anniversary of Ferry Disaster Amid Court Cases". VOA. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  28. ^ "UNANIMOUS ASSEMBLY DECISION MAKES TIMOR-LESTE 191ST UNITED NATIONS MEMBER STATE | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases". www.un.org. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  29. ^ "Sniper reportedly details 4 new shootings | KXNet.com North Dakota News". 2007-10-13. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  30. ^ Lyall, Sarah (2002-10-16). "Teenager Held In Bombing That Killed 7 At Finnish Mall". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  31. ^ "Bali death toll set at 202". BBC. 2003-02-19. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  32. ^ Steele, Jonathan; Walsh, Nick Paton (2002-10-24). "Chechen gunmen storm Moscow theatre". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  33. ^ Daly, Emma (2002-11-08). "Gibraltar Rejects Power-Sharing Between Britain and Spain". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  34. ^ "Spain Prestige oil spill disaster case in court - BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  35. ^ "Turkmen President Nizayov Survives Assassination Attempts". EurasiaNet. 2002-11-24. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  36. ^ Wines, Michael (2002-12-28). "Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 46 At Chechen Government Offices". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 

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