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Summary.     Click for More > Queen Mother dies Plane hits Milan skyscraper   Shock success for Le Pen  Early results suggest Jean Marie Le Pen is through to the second round to face the incumbent President Chirac on 5 May 18 die in school massacre   Expelled ex-pupil went on a shooting spree in the city of Erfurt. 14 teachers, a policewoman and 2 pupils were shot dead Chirac wins elections by a landslide Right wing politician Fortuyn murdered  Fortuyn, 54, was shot as he left a radio studio. Scuffles have broken out between police and protesters 71 dead in midair collision Chirac gunman 'is neo-Nazi' Morocco defies Spain over Perejil Prague floods surge to new peaks Hostages at Iraqi embassy Party banned over ETA link Bush, Blair make case against Iraq Schroeder declares victory U.N., Iraq agree on inspections Paris mayor stabbed French tanker explodes Children killed in earthquake  Rescuers have pulled the bodies of at least 4 children from the rubble of a school where the roof collapsed Tanker sank spilling oil Miss World leaves Nigeria for London Agreement bring 10 new countries into EU Ronaldo best world player for third time
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January 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  
  People lined up in freezing temperatures to get a jump on the most ambitious currency swap in history
 The euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency in 1999 and launched as physical coins and banknotes in 2002. The official spelling of the euro is 'euro' in the Latin script. The euro is divided into 100 cents
Jan.7  Blair visits Afghanistan Jan.26  Johansson claims Australian Open

February 2002 ... more > Top ^
Feb.6 Trader missing after $750m fraud Feb.9 Princess Margaret dies Feb.18  EU agrees Zimbabwe sanctions

March 2002 ... more > Top ^
Mar.5  Bush imposed steel tariffs Mar.6  5 peacekeepers die in blast Mar.14 Lockerbie bomber's appeal dismissed
Mar.23  Workers take to the streets Mar.26  8 dead in shooting Mar.30     Queen Mother dies  The Queen Mother has died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 101, with her daughter at her bedside

April 2002 ... more > Top ^
Apr.9 Poignant farewell to Queen Mother
Apr.18   Plane hits Milan skyscraper  A small plane has hit a skyscraper setting the top floors of the 30-storey building on fire and killing 3 people Apr.21     Shock success for Le Pen
  Early results suggest Jean Marie Le Pen is through to the second round to face the incumbent President Chirac on 5 May
Apr.26   18 die in school massacre Map of Erfurt Germany
  Expelled ex-pupil went on a shooting spree in the city of Erfurt. 14 teachers, a policewoman and 2 pupils were shot dead


May 2002 ... more > Top ^
May.5     Chirac wins elections by a landslide  Voters surged to the polls to keep out far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen. The incumbent has won about 80% of the vote May.6   Right wing politician Fortuyn murdered
  Fortuyn, 54, was shot as he left a radio studio. Scuffles have broken out between police and protesters
May.7 Bus blast kills 12
May.9 Bethlehem church siege ends May.15  Real wins European Cup over Leverkusen May.28 Libya offers $2.7bn to Lockerbie families May.31 France 0-1 Senegal in World Cup opening

June 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2 Fire at Buckingham Palace
Jun.8  Lewis stuns Tyson for famous win Jun.9  Centre-right 'heading for victory' Jun.11  Big Ben 'was September 11 target' Jun.16  Chirac allies 'win landslide' Jun.18 South Korea beat Italy Jun.21  Germany 1-0 USA in quarterfinal Jun.22  Host beats Spain, advances to semifinals Jun.25 Germany 1-0 South Korea in semi-final

July 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   71 dead in midair collision
Map of UEBERLINGEN Germany  A Tupolev 154 airliner and a Boeing 757 cargo plane collided over the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg Jul.6  Serena takes Wimbledon title Jul.7  Hewitt wins Wimbledon, 2nd Grand Slam Jul.13  Report: Bin Laden alive Jul.14     Chirac gunman 'is neo-Nazi'
  The man pulled out a rifle at Bastille Day parade just after President passed by. One shot was fired Jul.16   Morocco defies Spain over Perejil  Morocco has dismissed calls to withdraw an occupation force from a tiny disputed Mediterranean island  IRA 'sorry' for civilian deaths Jul.21 Schumacher clinches 5th F1 title Jul.23  Williams new leader for Anglicans Jul.28 Armstrong wins 4th Tour de France

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4  2 killed in resort explosion Aug.9 Web child porn ring broken
Aug.13   Prague floods surge to new peaks  There are fears that river defences will be overwhelmed and the old city completely inundated Aug.15 Dresden evacuated as waters rise Aug.16  Dresden swamped in record floods Aug.18  Millions cheer pope in Krakow Aug.20   Hostages at Iraqi embassy  A previously unknown Iraqi opposition group has taken hostages including the ambassador Aug.25  Schroeder, Stoiber go head to head Aug.26     Party banned over ETA link  Top anti-terrorism judge Baltasar Garzon has ordered a three-year suspension of Batasuna party Aug.28 EU alarm at U.S. posture on Iraq Aug.29  Plot behind 9/11 revealed  'Hijacker' foiled

September 2002 ... more > Top ^
Sep.6  Pair arrested for 9/11 attack plan  Putin: No grounds for Iraq attack Sep.7     Bush, Blair make case against Iraq  President and British Prime Minister said there is ample evidence that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction Sep.9  Austria set for early elections  Iraq nuclear dilemma exposed Sep.15  Ruling Social Democrats won election Sep.19  16 Islamic groups banned Sep.20  Minister denies Bush 'Hitler' slur Sep.21  France sends troops to Ivory Coast Sep.22  Polls give Schroeder slim lead     Schroeder declares victory  Chancellor's ruling coalition has eked out a new parliamentary majority. Social Democrats and Greens combined won 47.1% Sep.23  Schroeder outlines battles ahead  Cabinet starts key Iraq meeting  Blair unveils Iraq dossier Sep.24  Blair: Iraq weapons threat growing Sep.26  US to tackle France on Iraq Sep.27  U.S., UK on diplomatic offensive  Bush, envoy lobby French on Iraq Sep.29  Europe wins Ryder Cup over U.S.

October 2002 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1  Kidnapped banker's son: Body found  U.N. pressing Iraq on tough issues   U.N., Iraq agree on inspections  Iraqis agreed to give U.N. weapons inspectors unrestricted access to most -- but not all -- of their country Oct.5   Paris mayor stabbed
  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized Oct.6     French tanker explodes
  A blazing tanker is spewing crude oil into the sea after an explosion, blamed by French officials on a terrorist attack  Prince Claus dies Oct.9  EU sets date for historic union Oct.11  Bomb caused blast, 7 killed Oct.16  Government collapses Oct.19  'Yes' voters lead referendum Oct.22  Al Qaeda suspect rejects violence Oct.23  9/11 accused admits cash switch Oct.29  Etna burns through forests Oct.31   Children killed in earthquake
  Rescuers have pulled the bodies of at least 4 children from the rubble of a school where the roof collapsed
 20 trapped in debris of collapsed school  Contact lost with quake victims

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  'No more survivors' in school New quake as death toll hits 29
Nov.2  Criminal probe into school collapse Mass funeral for lost generation Nov.5  12 dead in train fire Nov.6 17 die in plane crash Nov.8 'Bin Laden alive,' says Interpol Nov.9 Anti-war march attracts 200,000 Nov.13  Asylum church standoff ends Nov.14  Pope to Italians: Have more babies Nov.19     Tanker sank spilling oil  17,000 tonnes of fuel oil was leaking Nov.21 NATO expands by 7 members Nov.22   Miss World leaves Nigeria for London  Organizers of the pageant will move the pageant in the wake of violent pageant-related protests Nov.24 Chancellor Reelected

December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.4  Probe after Concorde loses rudder Dec.7  2 Van Gogh paintings stolen Dec.10  Conman scandal: Blair's wife sorry Dec.11 Europe's super rocket explodes
 EU to hammer out expansion deal Dec.12  EU deal on funding enlargement Dec.13  EU enters expansion endgame     Agreement bring 10 new countries into EU  European leaders have hailed as historic a milestone agreement Dec.14  Iraqi opposition talks Dec.15 Cargo wreck obstructs Dover Straits Dec.16  Assad optimistic after Iraq talks Dec.17   Ronaldo best world player for third time  The 26-year-old striker was top scorer at the 2002 World Cup, hitting 8 goals including 2 in the final as Brazil beat Germany Dec.18  Court frees terror suspects Dec.21 French fight Ivorian rebels Helicopter crashes near Kabul airport Dec.24  Pope: Avoid Iraq war Dec.29  Weapons find sparks Paris airport arrest


Bethlehem church siege ends Morocco defies Spain over Perejil  Morocco has dismissed calls to withdraw an occupation force from a tiny disputed Mediterranean island EU alarm at U.S. posture on Iraq U.N., Iraq agree on inspections  Iraqis agreed to give U.N. weapons inspectors unrestricted access to most -- but not all -- of their country Anti-war march attracts 200,000 French fight Ivorian rebels Helicopter crashes near Kabul airport Plane hits Milan skyscraper  A small plane has hit a skyscraper setting the top floors of the 30-storey building on fire and killing 3 people Libya offers $2.7bn to Lockerbie families Fire at Buckingham Palace 71 dead in midair collision Map of UEBERLINGEN Germany  A Tupolev 154 airliner and a Boeing 757 cargo plane collided over the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg Prague floods surge to new peaks  There are fears that river defences will be overwhelmed and the old city completely inundated Dresden evacuated as waters rise   French tanker explodes  A blazing tanker is spewing crude oil into the sea after an explosion, blamed by French officials on a terrorist attack Children killed in earthquake




European Union, 2002 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Mar.6  5 peacekeepers die in blast
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Jul.16
Aug.28
Sep.9  Iraq nuclear dilemma exposed
Sep.21  France sends troops to Ivory Coast
Sep.23  Blair unveils Iraq dossier
Sep.24  Blair: Iraq weapons threat growing
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European Union, 2002 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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Mar.6  5 peacekeepers die in blast
Apr.18
May.28
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Jul.1
Aug.13
Aug.15
Aug.16  Dresden swamped in record floods
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Oct.29  Etna burns through forests
Oct.31
  Rescuers have pulled the bodies of at least 4 children from the rubble of a school where the roof collapsed
Oct.31  20 trapped in debris of collapsed school Oct.31  Contact lost with quake victims Nov.1  'No more survivors' in school Nov.1 New quake as death toll hits 29 Nov.2  Criminal probe into school collapse Nov.5  12 dead in train fire Nov.6 17 die in plane crash Nov.19   Tanker sank spilling oil
  17,000 tonnes of fuel oil was leaking Dec.4  Probe after Concorde loses rudder Dec.11 Europe's super rocket explodes Dec.15 Cargo wreck obstructs Dover Straits Dec.21 Helicopter crashes near Kabul airport



European Union, 2002 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.26  Johansson claims Australian Open May.15  Real wins European Cup over Leverkusen May.31 France 0-1 Senegal in World Cup opening
Jun.8  Lewis stuns Tyson for famous win Jun.18 South Korea beat Italy Jun.21  Germany 1-0 USA in quarterfinal Jun.22  Host beats Spain, advances to semifinals Jun.25 Germany 1-0 South Korea in semi-final Jul.6  Serena takes Wimbledon title Jul.7  Hewitt wins Wimbledon, 2nd Grand Slam Jul.21 Schumacher clinches 5th F1 title Jul.28 Armstrong wins 4th Tour de France Sep.29  Europe wins Ryder Cup over U.S. Dec.17 Ronaldo best world player for third time  The 26-year-old striker was top scorer at the 2002 World Cup, hitting 8 goals including 2 in the final as Brazil beat Germany



European Union, 2002 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.1   Euro mark celebrations
  People lined up in freezing temperatures to get a jump on the most ambitious currency swap in history
 The euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency in 1999 and launched as physical coins and banknotes in 2002. The official spelling of the euro is 'euro' in the Latin script. The euro is divided into 100 cents
Mar.5  Bush imposed steel tariffs Mar.23  Workers take to the streets Dec.12  EU deal on funding enlargement



European Union, 2002 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2002 Feb.6 Trader missing after $750m fraud Mar.14 Lockerbie bomber's appeal dismissed Mar.26  8 dead in shooting Apr.26 18 die in school massacre Map of Erfurt Germany
  Expelled ex-pupil went on a shooting spree in the city of Erfurt. 14 teachers, a policewoman and 2 pupils were shot dead
May.6 Right wing politician Fortuyn murdered
  Fortuyn, 54, was shot as he left a radio studio. Scuffles have broken out between police and protesters
May.7 Bus blast kills 12
May.28 Libya offers $2.7bn to Lockerbie families Jun.11  Big Ben 'was September 11 target' Jul.13  Report: Bin Laden alive Jul.14   Chirac gunman 'is neo-Nazi'  The man pulled out a rifle at Bastille Day parade just after President passed by. One shot was fired Jul.16  IRA 'sorry' for civilian deaths Aug.4  2 killed in resort explosion Aug.9 Web child porn ring broken Aug.20 Hostages at Iraqi embassy  A previously unknown Iraqi opposition group has taken hostages including the ambassador Aug.29  Plot behind 9/11 revealed Aug.29  'Hijacker' foiled Sep.6  Pair arrested for 9/11 attack plan Sep.19  16 Islamic groups banned Oct.1  Kidnapped banker's son: Body found Oct.5 Paris mayor stabbed  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized Oct.6   French tanker explodes  A blazing tanker is spewing crude oil into the sea after an explosion, blamed by French officials on a terrorist attack Oct.11  Bomb caused blast, 7 killed Oct.22  Al Qaeda suspect rejects violence Oct.23  9/11 accused admits cash switch Nov.2  Criminal probe into school collapse Nov.8 'Bin Laden alive,' says Interpol Dec.7  2 Van Gogh paintings stolen Dec.18  Court frees terror suspects Dec.29  Weapons find sparks Paris airport arrest



European Union, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.7  Blair visits Afghanistan Feb.9 Princess Margaret dies
Feb.18  EU agrees Zimbabwe sanctions Mar.23  Workers take to the streets Mar.30   Queen Mother dies  The Queen Mother has died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 101, with her daughter at her bedside Apr.9 Poignant farewell to Queen Mother Apr.21   Shock success for Le Pen
  Early results suggest Jean Marie Le Pen is through to the second round to face the incumbent President Chirac on 5 May
May.5   Chirac wins elections by a landslide  Voters surged to the polls to keep out far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen. The incumbent has won about 80% of the vote Jun.9  Centre-right 'heading for victory' Jun.16  Chirac allies 'win landslide' Jul.14   Chirac gunman 'is neo-Nazi'
  The man pulled out a rifle at Bastille Day parade just after President passed by. One shot was fired Jul.23  Williams new leader for Anglicans Aug.18  Millions cheer pope in Krakow Aug.25  Schroeder, Stoiber go head to head Aug.26   Party banned over ETA link  Top anti-terrorism judge Baltasar Garzon has ordered a three-year suspension of Batasuna party Sep.6  Putin: No grounds for Iraq attack Sep.7   Bush, Blair make case against Iraq  President and British Prime Minister said there is ample evidence that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction Sep.9  Austria set for early elections Sep.15  Ruling Social Democrats won election Sep.19  16 Islamic groups banned Sep.20  Minister denies Bush 'Hitler' slur Sep.22  Polls give Schroeder slim lead Sep.22   Schroeder declares victory  Chancellor's ruling coalition has eked out a new parliamentary majority. Social Democrats and Greens combined won 47.1% Sep.23  Schroeder outlines battles ahead Sep.23  Cabinet starts key Iraq meeting Sep.24  Blair: Iraq weapons threat growing Sep.26  US to tackle France on Iraq Sep.27  U.S., UK on diplomatic offensive Sep.27  Bush, envoy lobby French on Iraq Oct.1  U.N. pressing Iraq on tough issues Oct.1 U.N., Iraq agree on inspections  Iraqis agreed to give U.N. weapons inspectors unrestricted access to most -- but not all -- of their country Oct.5 Paris mayor stabbed
  An attacker stabbed Bertrand Delanoe in the abdomen at city hall, where a late-night concert had been organized Oct.6  Prince Claus dies Oct.9  EU sets date for historic union Oct.16  Government collapses Oct.19  'Yes' voters lead referendum Nov.2 Mass funeral for lost generation Nov.9 Anti-war march attracts 200,000 Nov.13  Asylum church standoff ends Nov.14  Pope to Italians: Have more babies Nov.21 NATO expands by 7 members Nov.22 Miss World leaves Nigeria for London  Organizers of the pageant will move the pageant in the wake of violent pageant-related protests Nov.24 Chancellor Reelected Dec.10  Conman scandal: Blair's wife sorry Dec.11  EU to hammer out expansion deal Dec.13  EU enters expansion endgame Dec.13   Agreement bring 10 new countries into EU  European leaders have hailed as historic a milestone agreement Dec.14  Iraqi opposition talks Dec.16  Assad optimistic after Iraq talks Dec.24  Pope: Avoid Iraq war