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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2002?


Events

  • 01 Sep 2002 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Arab League disavowed the final statement made by the Zayed Center for Coordination and Follow-up, claiming that they adhere to a policy of supporting Israel's right to exist within pre-1967 borders, and restating that the conflict in the Middle East is between Palestinians and Israelis, not all Jews.
  • 03 Sep 2002 Consolidated Freightways, the third largest U.S. trucking firm, files for bankruptcy.
  • 04 Sep 2002 Argentina defeated the United States, 87–80, at the World Basketball Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the first loss ever in international play for a United States team containing National Basketball Association players.
  • 05 Sep 2002 An assassination attempt was made on President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan in Kandahar. A gunman wearing the uniform of the new Afghan Army opened fire, wounding the Governor of Kandahar and an American Special Operations officer. The gunman and one of the President's bodyguards were killed.
  • 06 Sep 2002 September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack/Memorials and Services: The US Congress convenes for a one-day joint session in Federal Hall in New York City, the original capital of the United States.
  • 07 Sep 2002 2002 US Open: Serena Williams defeats Venus Williams.
  • 08 Sep 2002 2002 US Open: Pete Sampras defeats Andre Agassi in four sets to win his record 14th major.
  • 09 Sep 2002 Judit Polgár beats Garry Kasparov at a game of speed chess.
  • 10 Sep 2002 Switzerland becomes a full member of the United Nations.
  • 11 Sep 2002 The World Summit on Sustainable Development comes to a close.
  • 12 Sep 2002 U.S. President George W. Bush addresses the United Nations, and challenges its members to confront the "grave and gathering danger" of Iraq, or stand aside as the United States and likeminded nations act.
  • 14 Sep 2002 Tim Montgomery of the United States broke the world record in the 100 meter dash at the IAAF Grand Prix Final, running 9.78 seconds to beat the former record of 9.79 set by Maurice Greene of the United States in 1999.
  • 16 Sep 2002 U.S. plan to invade Iraq: Colin Powell meets with the U.N. Security Council to push for stronger resolutions against Iraq. In a surprise reversal, Iraq tells the UN it will allow weapons inspectors ampquotimmediately and without condition.ampquot
  • 18 Sep 2002 After three days of negotiations in Sattahip, Thailand, the Tamil Tigers agreed to drop their demand for independence from Sri Lanka, and accepted autonomy in the north and northwest of the country.
  • 19 Sep 2002 An attempted coup by disaffected former soldiers of Côte d'Ivoire was put down, with the death of the alleged coup leader, General Robert Guéï, a former military dictator of the country. Guéï was killed when his car refused to stop at a roadblock in downtown Abidjan. Rebels continue in control of the cities of Bouaké and Korhogo.
  • 20 Sep 2002 U.S. plan to invade Iraq: White House and Pentagon officials announce that Gen. Tommy Franks presented detailed war plans to President Bush in early September.
  • 21 Sep 2002 Recent celebrity deaths: Science fiction author Robert L. Forward dies.
  • 22 Sep 2002 The German federal election leaves Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, his Social Democrats and the Greens in power.
  • 23 Sep 2002 The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (''Phoenix 0.1'') is released.
  • 24 Sep 2002 Technology: Motorola has announced a single-chip satellite navigation receiver, opening the possibility of the addition of location-specific functions to low cost ubiquitous computing devices. The chip combines RF processing, analog signal processing, digital signal processing and a CPU on a single chip.
  • 25 Sep 2002 The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.
  • 26 Sep 2002 The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of Gambia killing more than 1,000.
  • 27 Sep 2002 Timor-Leste (East Timor) joins the United Nations.
  • 28 Sep 2002 Hundreds of thousands of people marched in London to protest the U.S. plan to invade Iraq. About a hundred thousand also protested in Rome, Italy.
  • 30 Sep 2002 Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) withdraws from his campaign for reelection following ethics scandals.

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Movies

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In America

In America

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Starring: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger

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Red Dragon

Red Dragon

Release year: 2002

Directed by: Brett Ratner

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

Country: United States of America

Books

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Breakdown by Bill Gertz

Breakdown

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A massive failure in the American intelligence community that led to one of the most devastating tragedies in history.

Breakdown by Bill Gertz

Breakdown

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New York Times bestselling author Bill Gertz uses his unparalleled access to America's intelligence system to show how this system completely broke down in the years, months, and days leading up

Blood Of Victory by Alan Furst

Blood Of Victory

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In the autumn of 1940, Russian émigré journalist I. A. Serebin is recruited in Istanbul by an agent of the British secret services for a clandestine operation to stop German importation

The Lobster Chronicles by Linda Greenlaw

The Lobster Chronicles

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After 17 years at sea, Linda Greenlaw decided it was time to take a break from being a swordboat captain, the career that would earn her a prominent role in Sebastian

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