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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 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 October 2002?


Events

  • 02 Oct 2002 The Congress of the United States passes a joint resolution, which explicitly authorizes the President to use the United States Armed Forces as he deems necessary and appropriate, against Iraq.
  • 03 Oct 2002 Hurricane Lili strikes near Intercoastal City, Louisiana, as a Category One hurricane weakened from the significant Category Four storm it was just 10 hours earlier.
  • 05 Oct 2002 Bertrand Delanoë, mayor of Paris, gets stabbed in the abdomen at city hall during the Nuits Blanches event.
  • 06 Oct 2002 The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
  • 07 Oct 2002 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israeli troops raid Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, killing 13 (10 from a helicopter missile) and wounding as many as 100, after Palestinians fire a rocket at a Jewish settlement in the area. Later Palestinians kidnap and kill Rajeh Abu Lehiya, chief of the Palestinian riot police, and two others die in gunfire during a police-Hamas supporters conflict.
  • 09 Oct 2002 The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches a low of 7,286.27, its lowest close since October 1997.
  • 10 Oct 2002 France confirms that an explosion aboard French oil tanker ''Limburg'' off the coast of Yemen was, indeed, a terrorist act.
  • 11 Oct 2002 U.S. plan to invade Iraq: The United States Senate voted to give war powers to President George W. Bush as part of the ongoing conflict between the United States and Iraq.
  • 12 Oct 2002 Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.
  • 13 Oct 2002 2002 Bali bombings: U.S. President George W. Bush amongst many others has condemned the perpetrators of the Bali car bombing of October 11. The death toll has now risen to at least 187.
  • 14 Oct 2002 The San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, four games to one, to win the National League Championship Series and move on the World Series. They will play the Anaheim Angels, who defeated the Minnesota Twins four games to one to win the American League Championship Series.
  • 15 Oct 2002 A Kiev judge ordered prosecutors to open a criminal probe of Ukraine's veteran President Leonid Kuchma, on charges of corruption and abuse of power.
  • 16 Oct 2002 US President George W. Bush signs the Iraq War Resolution.
  • 17 Oct 2002 Zamboanga bombings: Two bombs exploded in the main shopping district of the mostly Christian city of Zamboanga in the southern Philippines, killing six and wounding about 150. It was the second major evident terrorist incident in southeast Asia in less than a week. Suspicion immediately focused on Jemaah Islamiyah, an Islamic extremist group also being investigated for the October 11 Bali car bombing, in which more than 180 people died.
  • 18 Oct 2002 October 18, 2002 Manila bus bombing: A bomb exploded in suburban Manila, destroying a bus and killing at least three people, while 23 others were wounded. A grenade exploded in the Philippine capital's financial district hours earlier. The bomb attacks occurred only one day after two deadly bombings in the southern Philippines.
  • 19 Oct 2002 Computer chess: Chess champion Vladimir Kramnik and the computer program Deep Fritz have drawn the Brains in Bahrain match, a series of eight games, with four points each.
  • 21 Oct 2002 9 of 13 DNS root servers are disabled in a DDoS attack.
  • 22 Oct 2002 25 ampndash Chechen rebels take control of the theatre ''Nord-Ost'' in Moscow and hold the audience hostage.
  • 23 Oct 2002 Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
  • 24 Oct 2002 Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC.
  • 25 Oct 2002 U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, his family and staff, are killed by a plane accident at Eveleth, Minnesota.
  • 26 Oct 2002 Moscow Theatre Siege: Approximately 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the terrorists during a musical performance three days before.
  • 27 Oct 2002 Sports: Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys passes Walter Payton as the NFL's leading rusher in a 17–14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks
  • 28 Oct 2002 Sports: Team Bath become the first university team to qualify for the FA Cup First Round since 1882. They beat Horsham 4–3 on penalties in the Fourth Qualifying Round replay.
  • 29 Oct 2002 Ho Chi Minh City ITC Inferno, a fire destroys a luxurious department store where 1500 people are shopping. Over 60 people died and over 100 are missing. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.
  • 30 Oct 2002 The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party chose former Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale as their candidate for the United States Senate seat of recently deceased Senator Paul Wellstone from Minnesota.
  • 31 Oct 2002 The Russian Health Minister Yuri Shevchenko has now stated that the incapacitating agent used in the storming of the Moscow theatre siege was a fentanyl derivative.

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Hero

Hero

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Starring: Jet Li, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Country: United States of America

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

Country: United States of America

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Lone Scherfig

Starring: Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Lisa McKinlay

Deewangee

Deewangee

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Anees Bazmee

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Urmila Matondkar, Farida Jalal

9 Dead Gay Guys

9 Dead Gay Guys

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Lab Ky Mo

Starring: Glen Mulhern, Brendan Mackey, Steven Berkoff, Michael Praed

Books

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My Losing Season by Pat Conroy

My Losing Season

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPat Conroy, one of America’s premier novelists, has penned a deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself.

Bringing Down The House by Ben Mezrich

Bringing Down The House

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The #1 national bestseller, now a major motion picture, 21—the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas—and lived to tell how.Robin

Take On The Street by Arthur Levitt with Paula Dwyer

Take On The Street

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A New York Times Bestseller Arthur Levitt gives us a bracing primer on the collapse of the system for overseeing our capital markets, and sage, essential advice on a discipline we

Slander by Ann Coulter

Slander

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The hottest and most controversial book of the year! Find out who really controls the media in America.“[Ann Coulter] is never in doubt.

Going Home by Nora Roberts

Going Home

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Three women must rediscover the love of family before they can give their hearts to others. . . . Unfinished Business -- She wanted answers from her estranged mother