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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 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 February 2002: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2002?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2002 Kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 03 Feb 2002 Costa Rica holds presidential and congressional elections.
  • 04 Feb 2002 Cancer Research UK, the world's largest independent cancer research charity, is founded.
  • 05 Feb 2002 Secretary of State Colin L. Powell says that the United States is willing to sign a treaty with Russia on limiting strategic nuclear weapons, indicating a possible shift in administration policy after withdrawing, last December, from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty of 1972. President George W. Bush and President Vladimir Putin are set to hold an arms reduction summit meeting in Moscow in May.nbsp– ''Background material: nuclear disarmament, nuclear warfare, nuclear proliferation.''
  • 06 Feb 2002 Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II upon 50th Anniversary of King George VI's death in 1952
  • 08 Feb 2002 February 24 ampndash The 2002 Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 09 Feb 2002 (to February 24) The XIX Olympic Winter Games are held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • 10 Feb 2002 Iraqi club Al-Shorta win the 2001–02 Umm Al Ma’arak (mother of all battles) Cup by defeating Al-Talaba 1-0 in the final.
  • 11 Feb 2002 British Telecommunications plc starts its US federal court case relating to a controversial patent that it claims gives it a monopoly on the technology of web links.
  • 12 Feb 2002 An Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
  • 14 Feb 2002 risoner Shaker Aamer moved to Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Aamer has been held since without charge and despite being cleared for release in 2007 and 2009.
  • 15 Feb 2002 The funeral of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon takes place on the 50th anniversary of her father's funeral.
  • 16 Feb 2002 George W. Bush signs a secret national security council directive establishing the goals and objectives for going to war with Iraq, according to the book Rumsfeld's War by Rowan Scarborough. Bush 'wanted war in 2002' | The Guardian
  • 19 Feb 2002 NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
  • 20 Feb 2002 Robert William Pickton the most prolific serial killer in Canadian history is arrested and charged with the first two (of twenty-seven) counts of first-degree murder.
  • 22 Feb 2002 Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
  • 26 Feb 2002 12 Shiite Muslims are killed in a mosque in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • 27 Feb 2002 Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.
  • 28 Feb 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre : During the 2002 Gujarat riots, a mob attacked the Gulbarg Society, a lower middle-class Muslim neighbourhood in Chamanpura, Ahmedabad. Most of the houses were burnt, and at least 35 victims including a former Congress, Member of Parliament, Ehsan Jafri, were burnt alive, while 31 others went missing after the incident, later presumed dead, bringing the total of the dead to 69.

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Pyaasa

Pyaasa

Directed by: Guru Dutt

Starring: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman

To Be or Not to Be

To Be or Not to Be

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Country: United States of America

Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Country: United States of America

Mother India

Mother India

Directed by: Mehboob Khan

Starring: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Country: United States of America

Logan

Logan

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Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster

The Approaching Storm

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“ENTERTAINING AND INTELLIGENT . . . This book is pure class all the way. . . . The final page is a great climax.”–StarburstThe

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins

Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution

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The #1 New York Times bestseller featuring the Atkins Nutritional Approach™— a celebrity-favorite diet perfect for losing weight before your wedding or to bounce back into shape post-baby, or if you just want to look and feel your best—includes delicious …

John Adams by David McCullough

John Adams

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.In

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Skipping Christmas

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERImagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip …

The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer by Joyce Reardon

The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Ellen Rimbauer became the young bride of Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer, and began keeping a remarkable diary.