2002

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This article is about the year 2002. For other uses, see 2002 (disambiguation).
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2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter F) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2002nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 2nd year of the 3rd millennium, the 2nd year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2000s decade.

2002 was designated as:

  • International Year of Ecotourism
  • International Year of Mountains
  • Year of the Outback in Australia
  • National Science Year in the United Kingdom
  • Autism Awareness Year in the United Kingdom

Events

January

February

Artists concept of the 2001 Mars Odyssey Spacecraft

March

Hubble Space Telescope after servicing by the crew of STS-109

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

The Department of Homeland Security is formed in response to terrorist concerns in the United States.

December

Date unknown

Births

Deaths

Main article: Deaths in 2002

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Nobel Prizes

Fields medalists

In fiction

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