Historical Events For 2002
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Jan 17 On this day in history the U.S. Justice Department began an international manhunt for five suspected al-Qaida members believed to be plotting a new suicide attack.
Jan 17 In the year 2002 the volcano on Mount Nyiragongo, near the town of Goma in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, erupted causing at least 45 deaths and leaving an estimated 55,000 people homeless.
Jan 18 In another anti-terrorist step ordered by Congress, U.S. airlines began inspecting every piece of luggage checked by passengers on this day in history.
Apr 20 Layne Staley, American grunge singer of Alice in Chains on this day in history.
Apr 26 Robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983) on this day in history.
Jun 27 John Entwistle, bass-player with The Who dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57 in the year 2002.
Jul 05 Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer and last player to bat over.400 in a single season (Boston Red Sox) dies at 84 on this day in history.