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Historical Events In 2002

Monday, 19 April 2021

Jan 17   The U.S. Justice Department began an international manhunt for five suspected al-Qaida members believed to be plotting a new suicide attack on this day in history.  

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 in the year 2002.  

Apr 26   Robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983) in the year 2002.  

May 01   Indian heat wave in India killing 1,030 people in the year 2002.  

Jun 27   On this day in history john Entwistle, bass-player with The Who dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57  

Jul 01   On this day in history sARS outbreak in Worldwide killing 774 people  

Jul 05   In the year 2002 ted Williams, baseball hall of famer and last player to bat over.400 in a single season (Boston Red Sox) dies at 84  

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Famous Deaths In 2002

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Julia Phillips, American film producer (b. 1944) died on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (b. 1958) died in the year 2002.  

Jan 03   In the year 2002 death of juan GarcĂ­a Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)  

Jan 07   Avery Schreiber, American actor (b. 1935) died on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 2002 death of alexander Prochorow, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of w.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (b. 1909)  

Jan 11   On this day in history death of henri Verneuil, French playwright and film director (b. 1920)  

Jan 12   On this day in history death of stanley Unwin, South African comedian (b. 1911)  

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