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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

  • September 10 – Switzerland joins the United Nations as the 190th member state after rejecting a place in 1986.WEB,weblink With Admission of Switzerland, United Nations Family Now Numbers 190 Member States, 2002-09-10, United Nations, en, 2017-01-27,
  • September 19 – General Robert Guéï leads an army mutiny in an attempt to overthrow Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, resulting in civil war.NEWS,weblink Ivory Coast: Turmoil in a troubled country, CBC News, 2017-01-27,
  • September 25 – The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact, occurs in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.WEB,weblink Mysterious Meteorite Dazzles Siberia, Alfred, Randy, 2009-09-25, Wired, 2016-06-04,
  • September 26 – The Senegalese passenger ferry MV Le Joola capsizes in a storm off the coast of the Gambia, killing 1,863 people.WEB,weblink Senegal Marks Anniversary of Ferry Disaster Amid Court Cases, 2009-11-01, Voice of America, 2016-06-04,
  • September 27 – East Timor is admitted to the United Nations as the 191st member state;WEB,weblink Unanimous Assembly Decision Makes 191st United Nations Member State, United Nations, 2016-06-04, it also changes its official longform name from "Democratic Republic of East Timor" to "Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste".

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

Deaths

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January

File:CyrusVanceSoS.jpg|thumb|120px|Cyrus VanceCyrus VanceFile:Peggy Lee 1950.JPG|thumb|120px|Peggy LeePeggy Lee

February

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

March

File:Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother portrait.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:JohnGorton1968.jpg|thumb|120px|John GortonJohn Gorton

June

File:Fernando Belaúnde Terry 1980.jpg|thumb|120px|Fernando Belaúnde TerryFernando Belaúnde Terry

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. DijkstraFile:Eduardo Txillida.jpg|thumb|120px|Eduardo ChillidaEduardo Chillida

September

File:Bob Hayes 1964.jpg|thumb|120px|Bob HayesBob Hayes

October

File:Prince Claus of the Netherlands 1986.jpg|thumb|120px|Prince Claus of the NetherlandsPrince Claus of the NetherlandsFile:Richard Harris 1985.jpg|thumb|120px|Richard HarrisRichard Harris

November

File:Jonathan Harris 1967.jpg|thumb|120px|Jonathan HarrisJonathan HarrisFile:James Coburn The Californians 1959.JPG|thumb|120px|James CoburnJames Coburn

December

File:Joe_Strummer_Live_by_Joe_Kerrigan.jpg|thumb|120px|Joe StrummerJoe StrummerFile:Tita Merello.jpg|thumb|120px|Tita MerelloTita Merello

Nobel Prizes

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See also

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References

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