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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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Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Country: United States of America

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Country: United States of America

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Country: United States of America

The Thing

The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 2002?
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Fire Ice by Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos

Fire Ice

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Leader of the NUMA Special Assignments team, Kurt Austin must work with a former KGB spy to save the United States from a lunatic with a generations-spanning grudge in this novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

Confessions Of A Sociopathic Social Climber by Adèle Lang

Confessions Of A Sociopathic Social Climber

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After weasel-eyed tax inspectors question her work-related claims, Katya Livingston is forced to keep a financial diary. As well as documenting the cruel and parsimonious ways of her ad agency boss,

Medal Of Honor by Allen Mikaelian

Medal Of Honor

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Medal of Honor portrays 11 recipients of this sacred U.S. military decoration, from the Civil War through the Vietnam War, and examines what drove them to go so far above and

Mortal Prey by John Sandford

Mortal Prey

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Years ago, Lucas Davenport almost died at the hands of Clara Rinker, a pleasant, soft-spoken, low-key Southerner, and the best hitwoman in the business. Now retired and living in Mexico, she nearly dies herself when a sniper kills her boyfriend, …

City Of Bones by Michael Connelly

City Of Bones

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On New Year's Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills--and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier.