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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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

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Events

  • 02 May 2002 Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala.
  • 03 May 2002 A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.
  • 04 May 2002 An EAS Airlines BAC 1-11-500 crashes in a suburb of Kano, Nigeria shortly after takeoff killing more than 148 people.
  • 05 May 2002 Internazionale awkwardly hands over the Serie A Scudetto to their bitter rivals Juventus after losing away to SS Lazio, 4–2.
  • 06 May 2002 Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated by an animal rights activist.
  • 07 May 2002 A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
  • 08 May 2002 Feyenoord Rotterdam wins the UEFA Final Cup with 3-2 from Borussia Dortmund.
  • 09 May 2002 The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected terrorists among them deported to several different countries.
  • 10 May 2002 F.B.I. agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for selling United States secrets to Moscow for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.
  • 12 May 2002 Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
  • 15 May 2002 Politics of the Netherlands: General elections for the lower house of parliament were held. The Lijst Pim Fortuyn (LPF) was the great winner, the party gained 26 of the 150 seats, a historic achievement for a new party. The CDA (Christen Democratisch Appèl) led by Jan Peter Balkenende became the greatest party (43 seats). The great losers were the coalition parties of the ruling ampquotpurple coalitionampquot (PvdA, labour party VVD, liberals D'66, leftist liberals). These parties were
  • 16 May 2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones released in theaters.
  • 17 May 2002 In Ireland, The Fianna Fáil-Progressive Democrats coalition is re-elected. It is the first government to be re-elected since 1969.
  • 19 May 2002 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A suicide bomber disguised as an Israeli soldier kills at least two Israelis and wounds more than 50 in Netanya.
  • 20 May 2002 The independence of East Timor is recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself is the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976).
  • 21 May 2002 The US State Department releases a report naming seven state sponsors of terrorism: Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
  • 22 May 2002 In Washington, D.C., the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
  • 23 May 2002 The ''55 parties'' clause of the Kyoto protocol is reached after its ratification by Iceland.
  • 24 May 2002 Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
  • 25 May 2002 China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
  • 26 May 2002 A barge collides with the Interstate 40 bridge across the Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma, leaving 14 dead.
  • 28 May 2002 The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.
  • 30 May 2002 272 days after the September 11 attacks, closing ceremonies are held for the clean up/recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site in New York City. The last remaining steel beam is removed and transported to the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island.
  • 31 May 2002 The United States Department of State issues a travel warning advising all Americans except for essential diplomatic personnel (about 60,000 people) to leave India because ampquotconditions along India's border with Pakistan and in the state of Jammu and Kashmir have deteriorated.ampquot

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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

The Pianist

The Pianist

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Country: United States of America

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Directed by: Mansoor Khan

Starring: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Books

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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.

Blinded By The Right by David Brock

Blinded By The Right

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In a powerful and deeply personal memoir in the tradition of Arthur Koestler’s The God That Failed, David Brock, the original right-wing scandal reporter, chronicles his rise to the pinnacle of

The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel

The Shelters of Stone

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The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar’s people: the Zelandonii.

A Mind At A Time by Mel Levine

A Mind At A Time

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"Different minds learn differently," writes Dr. Mel Levine, one of the best-known learning experts and pediatricians in America today. Some students are strong in certain areas and some are strong in

Stupid White Men by Michael Moore

Stupid White Men

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Now with more than three million copies sold, Oscar-winning filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore's bestseller "Stupid White Men" tells you everything you need to know about how the great and