March 2002 calendar

March 2002

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2002?


  • 01 Mar 2002 Space Shuttle Columbia flies the Hubble Space Telescope service mission, its last before STS-107.
  • 02 Mar 2002 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
  • 03 Mar 2002 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A Palestinian sniper firing from a hill near Ofra kills seven Israel Defense Forces soldiers and three Israeli settlers, and wounds another six. He is later captured and imprisoned for life.
  • 04 Mar 2002 Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.
  • 11 Mar 2002 Robert Mugabe wins the Zimbabwe elections with 54% of the vote to Morgan Tsvangirai's 40% on a turnout of 55.9%. His victory is controversial and comes amid claims that many have been prevented from voting and there has been a campaign of intimidation. But election observers from South Africa and the Organisation of African Unity state that the outcome is legitimate.
  • 12 Mar 2002 In Houston, Texas, Andrea Yates is found guilty of drowning her five children on June 20, 2001. She is later sentenced to life in prison.
  • 14 Mar 2002 125 vehicles are involved in a massive pile-up on Interstate 75 in Ringgold, Georgia, USA.
  • 18 Mar 2002 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
  • 19 Mar 2002 Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.
  • 20 Mar 2002 The U.S. Senate passes the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill 60–40.
  • 21 Mar 2002 In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh along with three other suspects are charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
  • 23 Mar 2002 Two million to three million trade union members rally in Rome in protest both of labor legislation filed by Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi and of the assassination of Marco Biagi, an advisor to the Labor Minister, by the re-formed Red Brigades. Labor leaders threaten a general strike if the legislation is passed.
  • 24 Mar 2002 The 74th Academy Awards, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, are held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California with the film ''A Beautiful Mind'' winning Best Picture.
  • 27 Mar 2002 Passover Massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people partaking of the Passover meal in Netanya, Israel.
  • 28 Mar 2002 Arab–Israeli conflict: Delegates to the summit of the Arab League endorse the ampquotland for peaceampquot plan proposed by Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
  • 29 Mar 2002 In reaction to the Passover massacre three days prior, Israel launches Operation Defensive Shield against Palestinian militants, its largest military operation since the 1967 Six-Day War.
  • 30 Mar 2002 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A suicide bomber explodes in My Coffee Shop, a Tel Aviv café at around local time, wounding 32 people.
  • 31 Mar 2002 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israeli troops exchange gunfire with guards of Yasir Arafat in Ramallah. A suicide bomber identified as Shadi Tubasi, a resident of the refugee camp Jenin, kills 14 and wounds more than 40 in Haifa. Later, a suicide bomber wounds four members of an intensive-care unit, one critically, in a paramedics' dispatch station in Efrat. In the past 18 months, according to the Associated Press, 1262 people have been killed on the Palestinian side and on 401 on the Israeli

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Ice Age

Ice Age

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

Starring: Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Goran Visnjic

Country: United States of America

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Home Room

Home Room

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Paul F. Ryan

Starring: Busy Philipps, Erika Christensen, Victor Garber, Raphael Sbarge


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The Cottage by Danielle Steel

The Cottage


In her fifty-fourth bestselling novel, Danielle Steel weaves a compelling story of fame and friendship, charmed lives and private struggles...and of three very different men whose lives converge and collide at

The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer by Joyce Reardon

The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer


At the turn of the twentieth century, Ellen Rimbauer became the young bride of Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer, and began keeping a remarkable diary.

The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster

The Approaching Storm


“ENTERTAINING AND INTELLIGENT . . . This book is pure class all the way. . . . The final page is a great climax.”–StarburstThe

The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice

The Snow Garden


A shocking death exposes dangerous forces of seduction, obsession, and vengeance lurking beneath the idyllic surface of a prestigious New England university.It

The Bureau And The Mole by David A. Vise

The Bureau And The Mole


Called "a first-rate spy story" (Entertainment Weekly), The Bureau and the Mole is the sensational New York Times best-seller that tells the inside story of FBI counterintelligence agent Robert Philip Hanssen,