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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

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The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain

Country: United States of America

Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Starring: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea

A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Starring: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

Country: United States of America

24 Hour Party People

24 Hour Party People

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

Starring: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Narc

Narc

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

Starring: Ray Liotta, Jason Patric, Chi McBride, Dan Leis

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 2002?
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Bias by Bernard Goldberg

Bias

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In his nearly thirty years at CBS News, Emmy Award–winner Bernard Goldberg earned a reputation as one of the preeminent reporters in the television news business.

Red Rabbit by Tom Clanc

Red Rabbit

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Jack Ryan jumps in when Soviets try to kill the new Polish pope, who's causing political problems in Poland. (H, Putnam)

Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen

Basket Case

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Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, "plotting to resurrect my career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff."

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

Eden Burning by Elizabeth Lowell

Eden Burning

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Paradise calls to Chase Wilcox. A man of science fascinated by the rebirth of life in the wake of cataclysmic natural upheaval, he is drawn to the lush beauty of the