Historical Events of 2002

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Can you name the significant events of the year 2002?

Updated Oct 8, 2015

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Dave Thomas, the founder of this fast food chain, diesJanuary 8
The Galileo spacecraft performs its fifth flyby of this moon of Jupiter with a two letter nameJanuary 17
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in this countryJanuary 23
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 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for playing John Bayley in IrisMarch 24
Alec Campbell, the last surviving participant of this 1915-1916 campaign to capture Istanbul, diesMay 16
This country defeats Germany in the World Cup finalsJune 30
This Australian claims the Wimbledon men's singles title at the age of 21 July 7
This South African golfer wins his third major and first British OpenJuly 21
American Idol's first season's winner is this TexanSeptember 4
This country, whose capital is Dili, joins the UN after regaining independence on May 20, 2002September 27
Articles published in Science Magazine announce that, in a public health breakthrough, the genome of a species of this insect has been sequencedOctober 4
The bombings in the Kuta tourist district of this Southeast Asian island kill 202 peopleOctober 12
A web glitch reveals that this Yann Martel novel about a boy, a boat, and a tiger will win the Man Booker PrizeOctober 16
Chechen rebels take control of the Dubrovka theater during a performance of “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

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