Cost of Living 2002

How Much things cost in 2002 Average Cost of new house $228,700.00
Average Median Income $42,409.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.61

Events 2002

European Union
  • The Euro becomes the official currency of twelve of the European Union's Members
European Union
  • The European Union votes to add 10 new countries to the EU.
Congo
  • Mount Nyiragongo Volcano erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo displaces an estimated 400,000 people
U.S.
  • Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in American history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Nigeria
  • Miss World Pageant causes Riots Nigeria
NATO
  • Largest Expansion in the History of NATO with seven Eastern and Central European Nations accepted as new members Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia.
UN
  • Slobodan Miloševic trial former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague
UK
  • Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother of the UK Dies
Russia
  • Chechen Rebels take 800 theatergoers hostage in Moscow and threaten to blow up the theatre , 3 days later special forces storm the building resulting in the death of 128 hostages and 41 rebels
UK
  • Queen Elizabeth II's celebrates her Golden Jubilee
Canada
  • Leaders of the world's richest nations meeting at the G8 summit in Canada agree to help the poorest countries in the world by providing funding for economic and political development in Africa.
U.S.
  • Two Snipers in Washington DC area kill 10 people and injure 3 more spreading panic and fear
U.S.
  • Tornadoes strike a number of southern states from Louisiana to Pennsylvania on Veterans Day killing 36
Iraq
  • Iraq rejects new U.N. weapons inspections proposals
U.S.
  • WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the largest such filing in United States history
U.S.
  • United Airlines files for bankruptcy protection
U.S.
  • Elizabeth Smart is kidnapped from her family's Salt Lake City home ( Found Alive in 2003 )
U.S.
  • Priests Indiscretion uncovered when files show major cover up for priests accused of abuse
U.S.
  • A wildfire destroys almost a half million acres in Oregon’s Siskiyou National Forest
U.S.
  • Andrew Fastow former chief financial officer for Enron Corp is indicted on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
U.S.
  • Forest fires in Colorado have destroyed nearly 100,000 acres of land making them the worst in the states history.
Indonesia
  • Terrorists detonate massive bombs in two nightclubs in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 and injuring over 300.
India
  • Mobs of Muslims Burn the Sabarmati Express Train Killing 57 Hindu Pilgrims
Spain
  • The Basque terrorist organisation ETA continues it's bombing campaign in support of its aim for self determination for the Basque country.
Spain
  • The Prestige oil tanker sinks polluting more than a thousand beaches on the Spanish and French coast.
Netherlands
  • Restrictions are further loosened for mercy killings and assisted suicide for patients with unbearable, terminal illness in the Netherlands.
East Timor
  • East Timor Gains Independence From Indonesia on May 20th
U.S.
  • George Bush creates the Department of Homeland Security on June 7th to fight threats of terrorism
U.S.
  • The No Child Left Behind Act is passed and President George W. Bush signs into law
UK
  • "Miss B" Granted Right To Die in Landmark British Case
Germany
  • Expelled student goes on shooting rampage killing 13 teachers at Erfurt, Germany
Afghanistan
  • A major earthquake rocks Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan
Israel
  • A Suicide bomber blows himself up aboard a bus in Haifa
World
  • Estimated 40 million people now infected with Aids / HIV virus worldwide.
South Africa
  • The worlds Earth Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa
Uruquay
  • The Uruguay financial system breaks down with state bank branches and ATM machines closed
Vietnam
  • A deadly fire at the shopping mall in International Trade Centre in Ho Chi Minh City
U.S.
  • Terrorist Dirty Bomb Plot Foiled In The United States.
U.S.
  • The plan to create a single Nuclear Waste Dump in the United States at Yucca Mountain, Nevada to replace 130 separate dumps around the US is passed by the US Senate
Brazil
  • Brazil Wins 2002 World Cup in Korea Republic and Japan
Brazil
  • Brazil and Uruguay receive $40 billion loans from IMF to help stabilize economies.
U.S.
  • The Winter Olympic Games are held in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Palestine
  • Yasser Arafat trapped in his Compound By Israeli Troops until his death in 2004



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Technology 2002

  • The Mars Odyssey finds signs of huge water ice deposits on the planet Mars
  • A Huge 660 pound meteorite plunges into earths atmosphere and explodes in a fireball over southern Bavaria a piece of the meteorite is found and named Neuschwanstein after the local castle


Popular Culture 2002

Kelly Clarkson Wins First American Idol Contest

Popular Films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Spider-Man
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Men in Black II
  • Die Another Day
  • Signs
  • Ice Age
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Minority Report
  • Chicago
  • The Pianist
  • About Schmidt
  • Gangs of New York

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Popular Musicians

  • Michelle Branch
  • Vanessa Carlton
  • Good Charlotte
  • Counting Crows
  • Puddle of Mudd
  • Revolution
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Eminem
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Revolution
  • The Offspring
  • Madonna
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Pink
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Coral
  • U2
  • Bon Jovi
  • Robbie Williams
  • Travis
  • Pink
  • Supergrass
  • Alanis Morissette
  • No Doubt
  • Oasis
  • Céline Dion
  • Shania Twain
  • Coldplay
  • Linkin Park
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Creed


2002 Calendar


Major World Political Leaders 2002

Australia Prime Minister John Howard Brazil President Fernando Henrique Cardoso Canada Prime Minister Jean Chrétien

China Chairman of the People's Republic of China Jiang Zemin

France President Jacques Chirac

Germany Chancellor Gerhard Schröder
India Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

Japan Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Mexico President Vicente Fox Russia / Soviet Union
General Secretary of the CPSU Vladimir Putin South Africa State President Thabo Mbeki United States President George W. Bush United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair