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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 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.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2002?


Events

  • 01 Jul 2002 A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.
  • 02 Jul 2002 Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
  • 03 Jul 2002 Columbia Pictures publicly distributed ''Men in Black II'' into movie theaters.
  • 05 Jul 2002 Recent celebrity deaths: Ted Williams, baseball player, aged 83.
  • 07 Jul 2002 A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader.
  • 08 Jul 2002 Organization of African Unity disbanded, African Union created.
  • 09 Jul 2002 At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens' painting ampquotThe Massacre of the Innocentsampquot (first version) is sold for £49.5million (US$76.2 million) to Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet.
  • 10 Jul 2002 Michel Brunet, a paleontologist at the University of Poitiers, France, announced in the journal ''Nature'' that a 7-million-year-old skull found in the desert of Chad is the earliest hominid fossil ever found. But he was immediately met by a firestorm of criticism from other scientists who claim that it is merely the skull of an ape, possibly a proto-gorilla.
  • 11 Jul 2002 A group of Moroccan soldiers set up base on the Perejil Island.
  • 14 Jul 2002 French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
  • 15 Jul 2002 In Washington, DC, "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to aiding the enemy and possession of explosives during the commission of a felony. Lindh agrees to serve ten years in prison for each charge.
  • 18 Jul 2002 Patents: Forgent Networks asserts that it owns and will enforce patent rights on the widely used JPEG image compression standard which is used widely on the World Wide Web. The announcement creates a furore remisicent of Unisys' attempts to assert its rights over the GIF image compression standard.
  • 19 Jul 2002 Hail kills 25 and injures hundreds in the Chinese province of Henan.
  • 20 Jul 2002 South America: A fire in a discotheque in Lima, Peru kills over twenty-five.
  • 21 Jul 2002 A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes at an air show in Ukraine, killing 77 and injuring more than 100, making it the worst air show disaster in history (see Sknyliv airshow disaster).
  • 22 Jul 2002 An earthquake (magnitude 4.7) hits parts of Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
  • 23 Jul 2002 Recent celebrity deaths: Chaim Potok, novelist dies of cancer at age 73.
  • 24 Jul 2002 Democrat James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.
  • 25 Jul 2002 A proposal by the United States to delay adoption of a new United Nations anti-torture pact was defeated 15–29, after which the pact was adopted by the Economic and Social Council. The United States cited concerns that, if adopted by the General Assembly, American state prisons and other facilities may become subject to inspection.
  • 27 Jul 2002 Ukraine airshow disaster: a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.
  • 28 Jul 2002 Cyclist Lance Armstrong wins his fourth consecutive Tour de France.
  • 29 Jul 2002 England beats India in the first cricket Test match of the series.
  • 30 Jul 2002 Sotheby's in New York in conjunction with Stack's auctions the King Farouk specimen of the US 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle for $7,590,020, a world record for a single coin at auction. The $20 represents a $20 Federal Reserve note paid by auctioneer David Redden to Mint Director Henrietta Holsman Fore to officially monetize the coin.
  • 31 Jul 2002 Hebrew University of Jerusalem is attacked when a bomb explodes in a cafeteria, killing 9.

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The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Country: United States of America

Mimino

Mimino

Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Vakhtang Kikabidze, Mher Mkrtchyan, Elena Proklova, Evgeniy Leonov

Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Country: United States of America

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Starring: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

Country: United States of America

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Remnant by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

The Remnant

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Dragons Of A Vanished Moon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Dragons Of A Vanished Moon

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The flames of war devour Ansalon. The army of dead souls marches toward conquest, led by the mystical warrior Mina, who serves the powerful One God.A

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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“A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of three generations of crazy bayou debutantes.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution“A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.”—Washington

The Emperor Of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter

The Emperor Of Ocean Park

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In his triumphant fictional debut, Stephen Carter combines a large-scale, riveting novel of suspense with the saga of a unique family.

Firehouse by David Halberstam

Firehouse

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More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII.