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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2002.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2002: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2002?


Events

  • 02 Apr 2002 Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.
  • 04 Apr 2002 The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
  • 05 Apr 2002 Layne Staley lead singer and co-lyricist of the rock group Alice In Chains found dead in home.
  • 06 Apr 2002 A ship spills 340,000 litres of crude oil off the southeast Louisiana coast, USA.
  • 07 Apr 2002 There are reports that the Poincaré conjecture may have been solved by Martin Dunwoody.
  • 08 Apr 2002 Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing changes its company name to 3M Company.
  • 11 Apr 2002 The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.
  • 12 Apr 2002 Coup d'état in Venezuela. President Hugo Chávez is brought to military barracks. Military announces transitional government consisting of mix of civilians and military headed by leader of the Chamber of Commerce (Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of Commerce), Pedro Carmona, who immediately repeals constitution, dissolves supreme court and parliament.
  • 14 Apr 2002 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military.
  • 15 Apr 2002 The Alameda Corridor transportation project in Los Angeles, California opens to rail traffic, ceasing operations of freight trains on the 120-year-old BNSF Harbor Subdivision.
  • 17 Apr 2002 Four Canadian infantrymen are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from 2 US F-16s.
  • 18 Apr 2002 The discovery of a new insect order, Mantophasmatodea, is announced.
  • 21 Apr 2002 Chirac (19.88%), Le Pen (16.86%), Jospin (16.18%), Bayrou (6.5%), Lauguiller (5.72%), Mamere (5.25%), Chevenement (5.32%), Besancenot (4.5%), Saint-Josse (4.0%), Hue(3.6%). Turnout 75%.
  • 22 Apr 2002 video game score tracking website Cyberscore is made.
  • 23 Apr 2002 Pope John Paul II meets with American cardinals at the Vatican through April 24 regarding sexual abuse of children by priests and religious workers.
  • 25 Apr 2002 Singer/rapper Lisa Lopes, better known as "Left Eye" of the group TLC, dies in a car accident in Honduras.
  • 26 Apr 2002 Robert Steinhauser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
  • 27 Apr 2002 The Laughlin, Nevada River Run Riot leaves three dead.
  • 28 Apr 2002 Recent celebrity deaths: Alexander Lebednbsp– Russian General who ran for the presidency against Boris Yeltsin Ruth Handlernbsp– inventor of the Barbie Doll

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Country: United States of America

Insomnia

Insomnia

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Country: United States of America

My Mother's Smile

My Mother's Smile

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Marco Bellocchio

Starring: Sergio Castellitto, Jacqueline Lustig, Chiara Conti, Gigio Alberti

Roger Dodger

Roger Dodger

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Dylan Kidd

Starring: Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Berkley

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 2002?
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Shakedown by Kenneth R. Timmerman

Shakedown

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n this new paperback edition, a reporter with more than two decades of experience claims Jesse Jackson has defrauded the federal government, details his shocking private life, and claims Jackson has

The Natural by Joe Klein

The Natural

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Joe Klein, best-selling author of Primary Colors and one of our most brilliant political analysts, now tackles the subject he knows best: Bill Clinton.

Midnight Runner by Jack Higgins

Midnight Runner

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

The English Assassin by Daniel Silva

The English Assassin

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Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is asked to visit Zurich, to clean the work of an Old Master for a millionaire banker.

We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway

We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young

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