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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

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Country: United States of America

Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games

Directed by: René Clément

Starring: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Country: United States of America

High Noon

High Noon

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States of America

Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler

Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel

Country: United States of America

Cape Fear

Cape Fear

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 2002?
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Everything'S Eventual by Stephen King

Everything'S Eventual

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The acclaimed #1 New York Times and undisputed King of Horror Stephen King offers another spine-tingling compilation of short stories sure to keep a reader up late at night.King

Widow'S Walk by Robert B. Parker

Widow'S Walk

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One of Boston’s elite has been murdered. The accused is his new wife. She’s blonde, beautiful, and young. The jury’s going to hate her.

Stupid White Men by Michael Moore

Stupid White Men

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Now with more than three million copies sold, Oscar-winning filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore's bestseller "Stupid White Men" tells you everything you need to know about how the great and

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

We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young

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Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss

Sacred Contracts

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New York Times bestselling author and medical intuitive Caroline Myss has found that when people don’t understand their purpose in life the result can be depression, anxiety, fatigue, and eventually physical