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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2002?


Events

  • 01 Jan 2002 Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve of the European Union's member states.
  • 02 Jan 2002 The US Mint releases the 2002 Tennessee quarter dollar to circulation.
  • 03 Jan 2002 Beer brewer Freddy Heineken (grandson of the brewery's founder) died in his home at the age of 78.
  • 04 Jan 2002 U.S. officials announce they have custody of Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi.
  • 05 Jan 2002 Charles Bishop, a 15 year-old student pilot, crashes a light aircraft into a Tampa, Florida building, evoking fear of a copycat 9/11 terrorist attack.
  • 08 Jan 2002 IBM announces it will no longer manufacture desktop personal computers in most of the world. It will sell its desktop facilities in US and Europe to Sanmina-SCI.
  • 12 Jan 2002 The X (roller coaster) opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California.
  • 14 Jan 2002 The asylum case of Adelaide Abankwah is heard in New York.
  • 16 Jan 2002 U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announces that American Taliban member John Walker Lindh will be tried in the United States.
  • 18 Jan 2002 Sierra Leone Civil War is finally declared over.
  • 20 Jan 2002 Speed skating: world championships sprint, Hamar, Norway. Katriona Lemay-Doan of Canada wins in the women's event (2. Andrea Nuyt, Neth., 3. Anzhela Kotyuaga, Bel.), Jeremy Wotherspoon, also of Canada becomes the champion in the men's competition (2. Casey Fitzrandolph, US, 3. Michael Ireland, Can.).
  • 22 Jan 2002 Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • 23 Jan 2002 Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Pakistan, accused of being a US Central Intelligence Agency agent by his captors.
  • 24 Jan 2002 Enron hearings begin.
  • 27 Jan 2002 An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.
  • 29 Jan 2002 Geography:
  • 31 Jan 2002 A large section of the Antarctic Larsen Ice Shelf begins disintegrating, consuming about over 35 days.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Metropolis

Metropolis

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Country: United States of America

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Country: United States of America

Amar Prem

Amar Prem

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Mother India

Mother India

Directed by: Mehboob Khan

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

Country: United States of America

Freaks

Freaks

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 2002?
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The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements

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Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom. As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements, shamanic teacher and healer

The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer

The Millionaires

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Two brothers. Three secret service agents. And millions for the taking. Charlie and Oliver Caruso are brothers who work at Greene and Greene, a private bank so exclusive there's a $2

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2002 by ----

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2002

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Now in its third century of publication, The World Almanac remains the one source people turn to when they need comprehensive and reliable information on just about any subject imaginable.

Flesh And Blood by Jonathan Kellerman

Flesh And Blood

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Perennial bestseller and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller, Jonathan Kellerman has created his most riveting and memorable work to date in the Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive

One Nation by the editors of Life magazine

One Nation

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During our nation's most trying times, it has been LIFE that has provided the images that help us understand, remember, and in the process, renew. Now the editors of LIFE have assembled a moving, brilliantly illustrated account of tragedy and …