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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2002?


Events

  • 05 Jun 2002 Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart is kidnapped from her bedroom at knifepoint.
  • 06 Jun 2002 Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
  • 08 Jun 2002 An annular solar eclipse occurs.
  • 10 Jun 2002 Technology - The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
  • 11 Jun 2002 Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
  • 13 Jun 2002 The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 14 Jun 2002 Astrophysics – An asteroid (2002 MN), the size of a soccer field, barely misses hitting the Earth. (Closest approach )
  • 15 Jun 2002 Near-Earth asteroid 2002 MN misses the Earth by 75,000 miles (121,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
  • 16 Jun 2002 Pope John Paul II declared Pio of Pietrelcina a saint
  • 18 Jun 2002 BT Cellnet is rebranded as O2 at 6 PM.
  • 20 Jun 2002 Law – The United States Supreme Court is asked about requiring Internet filters.
  • 22 Jun 2002 Saint Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile is found dead of a heart attack in his Chicago hotel room.
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  • 26 Jun 2002 Law – A federal court in San Francisco, California, ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional, because of its ampquotunder Godampquot clause.
  • 27 Jun 2002 Accountancy scandals – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has begun fraud action against WorldCom.
  • 29 Jun 2002 U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.
  • 30 Jun 2002 The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. Crimes committed on or after this date may be prosecuted by the court.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 2002?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Foolishyoutube
  2. - Hot In Herre
  3. - I Need A Girl (Part One)
  4. - Without Me
  5. - What's Luv?

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Minority Report

Minority Report

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow

Country: United States of America

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Road to Perdition

Road to Perdition

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

Country: United States of America

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Oliver Parker

Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon

Awara Paagal Deewana

Awara Paagal Deewana

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Vikram Bhatt

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Preeti Jhangiani

American Gun

American Gun

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Alan Jacobs

Starring: James Coburn, Virginia Madsen, Barbara Bain, Alexandra Holden

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 2002?
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Cancer Schmancer by Fran Drescher

Cancer Schmancer

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Part inspirational cancer-survival story, part memoir-as-a-laughriot, picks up where Fran's last book left off.

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Identity

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery.

Oh by Al Franken

Oh

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Al Franken, or Dr. Al Franken as he prefers to be called, has written the first truly indispensable book of the new millennium.

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.

In This Mountain by Jan Karon

In This Mountain

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The seventh novel in the beloved Mitford series, by the bestselling author of At Home in Mitford and Somebody Safe with Somebody Good Father Tim and Cynthia have been at home in Mitford for three years since returning from Whitecap …