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What Were The Major World Events In The Year 2002?

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2002 was a busy year for the world and it all began on January 1st on New Year's Day when Euro bank notes were released and became legal tender in 12 of the European Union's members states.

A few days later, Michael Jackson picked up the Artist of the Century award at the AMAs (the American Music Awards) in the same month that America froze the assets of Osama Bin Laden.  We then celebrated the winter olympics which were held in Salt Lake City in Utah.

Another major event of 2002 was the US invasion of Afghanistan - a war that is still going on to this day. Shortly after that major event, it was announced the Queen Mother of England had died.

2002 also saw the World Cup Football tournament being held in Japan and South Korea and also, the launch of Nasa Mars Odyssey.

Brazil then went to go on and win their fifth World Cup victory and took home the cup and the whole world witnessed a beautiful total eclipse!

On January 31st, it was announced that a huge part of the Antarctic Larsen Ice Shelf was disintegrating consuming over 1200 miles over 35 days and on February 3rd, Costa Rica held presidential and congressional elections.

On February 13th, the Queen of England gave former New York city mayor Rudolph Giuliani a knighthood and in August, the European Floods began tearing through European countries creating utter devastation.

In Virginia, US Airlines announced bankruptcy, around the same time that Switzerland joined the United Nations.

In September, the Civil War started in Côte d'Ivoire, right near the time that the second biggest airline 'United Airlines' also declares bankruptcy.
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The year 2002 basically was common year and began on a Tuesday according to the Gregorian calendar. It was selected as the International Year of Ecotourism and Mountains, Years of the Outback in Australia, National Science Year in United Kingdom and also the Autism Awareness Year in the United Kingdom.

Quiet a few major sporting events also took place in the year 2002 like the Athletics-2002 IAAF World Cup, 2002 Men's World Hockey Cup, 2002 Women's World Hockey Cup, Rugby Union-2002 Women's Rugby World cup and the biggest and most well known one being 2002 FIFA World Cup.

The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th World Cup and was held in South Korea and Japan between May 31st to June 30th. It was won by Brazil who defeated Germany in the Finals.
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Some of the major events that took place in the world in the year 2002 were the criminal investigation of Enron by the US Department of Justice, the freezing of the assets of Osama bin Laden, the Taliban and Al Qaeda by the UN Security Council, the abduction and subsequent murder of American reporter Daniel Pearl of the Wall Street Journal in Pakistan, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, the ceasefire in Sri Lanka, the US invasion of Afghanistan, the death of Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother), the World Cup soccer tournament in Japan and South Korea, NASA's Mars Odyssey, the Iraq disarmament crisis, Brazil's fifth World Cup soccer victory, the Bali bombing, the NATO Summit in Prague, Switzerland's membership of the UN, the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development, the riots in Gujarat (India), a total solar eclipse, the elections in the United States and Slobodan Milosevic's trial.
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Well, there was this little thing about the USA invading Afghanistan (1 March).  You might recall hearing something about it in the news.

This was not long after GW Bush gave his Annual State of the Union speech (29 January) where he infamously put Iraq, Iran and North Korea onto the "Axis of Evil".

Hu Jintao became leader of China (15 November).  He's still in there now (January 2007).

Depends what else you consider to be world-worthy news.  In 2002, Brazil defeated Germany to win the world cup (July) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets got released in to cinemas (November).

And there were a lot of events building up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Read more about 2002 on Wikipedia.
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The economy is still falling, time for someone to pick it up
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I think the twin tower fell then

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