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{{pp-move-indef}}{{Use mdy dates|date=March 2011}}{{Year dab|2002}}{{Year nav|2002}}{{C21 year in topic}}{{Year article header|2002}}2002 was designated as:
  • International Year of Ecotourism
  • International Year of Mountains
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Events

January

  • January 1
    • The Open Skies mutual surveillance treaty, initially signed in 1992, officially enters into force.NEWS,weblink Russia To Conduct Observation Flight Over US Under Open Skies Treaty, Bora, Kukil, 2014-12-08, International Business Times, 2017-01-27,
    • The Euro is officially introduced in the Eurozone countries.WEB,weblink Celebrations as euro hits the streets, 2002-01-01, BBC News, 2017-01-27, The former currencies of all the countries that use the Euro ceased to be legal tender on February 28.WEB,weblink The euro becomes the sole legal tender in all euro area countries, 2002-02-28, European Central Bank, en, 2017-01-27,
  • January 17 – Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
  • January 18 – The Sierra Leone Civil War comes to a conclusion with the defeat of the Revolutionary United Front by government forces.WEB,weblink The Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002) {{!, The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed|last=Momodu|first=Samuel|date=|website=Black Past|publisher=|language=en|access-date=2017-01-27}}

February

March

  • March 1 – The Envisat environmental satellite is launched, with its purpose being the recording of information on environmental change.NEWS,weblink New satellite will monitor global warming, 2002-03-01, The Guardian, en-GB, 0261-3077, 2017-01-27,
  • March 27 – A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 30 people and injures 140 others at a hotel in Netanya, Israel,NEWS,weblink Ten years after Passover blast, survivors return to Park Hotel, Friedman, Matti, 2012-03-27, The Times of Israel, en-US, 2017-01-27, triggering Operation Defensive Shield, a large-scale counter-terrorism operation in the West Bank, two days later.NEWS,weblink UN report details West Bank wreckage, Whitaker, Brian, 2002-08-02, The Guardian, en-GB, 0261-3077, 2017-01-27,

April

May

June

  • June 6 – An object with an estimated diameter of 10 meters collides with Earth over the Mediterranean and detonates in mid-air.WEB,weblink Near-Earth Objects Pose Threat, General Says, Bosker, A.J., 2002-09-17, Space Daily, 2016-06-04,
  • June 10 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.NEWS,weblink Nervous System Hookup Leads to Telepathic Hand-Holding, Giaimo, Cara, 2015-06-10, Atlas Obscura, en, 2017-01-27,
  • June 24 – A passenger train collides with a freight train in Dodoma Region, Tanzania, killing 281 people, making it the worst rail accident in African history.WEB,weblink 200 Dead In Tanzania Train Wreck, Hancock, David, 2002-06-24, CBS News, 2016-06-04,

July

August

September

October

November

December

  • December 23 – A U.S. MQ-1 Predator is shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25 in the first combat engagement between a drone and conventional aircraft.NEWS,weblink Iraqi fighters shot down drone, says US, Tran, Mark, 2002-12-23, agencies, The Guardian, 0261-3077, 2017-01-27,

Births

{{BDToC|births}}

January

February

March

April

File:Skai Jackson 2011.jpg|thumb|120px|right|Skai JacksonSkai JacksonFile:Sadie Sink by Gage Skidmore.jpg|thumb|120px|right|Sadie SinkSadie Sink

May

June

July

August

September

File:Asher Angel by Gage Skidmore.jpg|thumb|120px|right|Asher AngelAsher AngelFile:Maddie Ziegler May 2015-adj.jpg|thumb|120px|right|Maddie ZieglerMaddie Ziegler

October

November

December

Deaths

{{BD ToC|deaths|section=3}}

January

File:CyrusVanceSoS.jpg|thumb|120px|Cyrus VanceCyrus Vance

February

File:Princess Margaret.jpg|thumb|120px|Princess Margaret ]]File:Chuck Jones1.jpg|thumb|120px|Chuck JonesChuck Jones

March

File:H.M. The Queen Mother Allan Warren crop.jpg|thumb|120px|Queen Elizabeth The Queen MotherQueen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

April

File:María Félix 1947.jpg|thumb|120px|María FélixMaría Félix

May

File:The British Bulldog.jpg|thumb|120px|Davey Boy SmithDavey Boy SmithFile:JohnGorton1968.jpg|thumb|120px|John GortonJohn Gorton

June

File:Fernando Belaúnde Terry 1980.jpg|thumb|120px|Fernando Belaúnde TerryFernando Belaúnde TerryFile:Dee Dee Ramone.jpg|120px|thumb|Dee Dee RamoneDee Dee Ramone

July

File:KatyJurado.jpg|thumb|120px|Katy JuradoKaty JuradoFile:Joaquin Balaguer.jpg|thumb|120px|Joaquín BalaguerJoaquín Balaguer

August

File:Edsger Wybe Dijkstra.jpg|thumb|120px|Edsger W. DijkstraEdsger W. Dijkstra

September

October

File:Richard Harris 1985.jpg|thumb|120px|Richard HarrisRichard Harris

November

File:James Coburn 1972 (cropped).JPG|thumb|120px|James CoburnJames Coburn

December

Nobel Prizes

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See also

References

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