Wednesday 9 October 2002
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to A Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson.
In UK The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling) by Atomic Kitten was in the top 5 hits.
The Rules of Attraction, directed by Roger Avary, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002
while The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold was one of the best selling books.
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- The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches a low of 7,286.27, its lowest close since October 1997.
- The Dot-com bubble bear market reaches bottom, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average slips below 7,200.
- The European Commission of the European Union has announced that ten countries – Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia – have met its criteria for entry, opening the way for an expansion of the EU from 15 member states to 25. The European Parliament has still to consider each candidate individually and the final decision will require the approval of the current member states.
- Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is making various ceremonial appearances in Canada in her role as the Queen of Canada.
- Lawrence Lessig argues Eldred v. Ashcroft in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The case challenges retroactive copyright extensions passed by Congress, and potentially affects millions of copyrighted works.
- Public Interest group Harvardwatch released a report on Harken's partnership with Harvard University
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