Historical Events of 2002

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Can you name the events of the year 2002?

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Dave Thomas, the founder of this fast food chain diesJanuary 8
The Galileo spacecraft performs its 5th flyby of this moon of Jupiter with a two letter nameJanuary 17
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in this countryJanuary 23
This team defeats the St. Louis Rams 20-17 to win Super Bowl XXXVIFebruary 3
The 2002 Winter Olympics are held in this cityFebruary 8-24
FARC kidnaps Ingrid Betancourt, a presidential candidate in this South American countryFebruary 23
Come Away With Me, the debut album of this singer, pianist, and daughter of Ravi Shankar, is releasedFebruary 26
This actor wins the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for playing John Bayley in IrisMarch 24
Nia Vardalos and John Corbett get married in this huge sleeper hit released on this dayApril 19
Alec Campbell, the last surviving participant of this 1915-1916 campaign to capture Istanbul diesMay 16
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This country defeats Germany in the World Cup finalsJune 30
This South African golfer wins his 3rd major and 1st British OpenJuly 21
A web glitch reveals that this Yann Martel novel about a boy, a boat and a tiger will win the Man Booker PrizeOctober 16
American Idol's first season's winner is this TexanSeptember 4
This country, with capital at Dili, joins the UN after regaining independence on May 20, 2002September 27
Chechen rebels take control of the theater Nord-Ost in this cityOctober 22
Jam-Master Jay, the DJ for this 'Tougher Than Leather' and 'Raising Hell' hip hop group, is shot and killedOctober 30
This man becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of ChinaNovember 15
This former peanut farmer and President of the United States is awarded the Nobel Peace PrizeDecember 10
Seven of the top 10 grossing videogames in the USA are for this best selling console of all timeAll Year

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