The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2030. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 2002
- January 16, 2002 – The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the remaining members of the Taliban.
- January 17, 2002 – Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
- February 12, 2002 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
- February 19, 2002 – NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
- March 2, 2002 – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
- March 19, 2002 – Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.
- March 27, 2002 – Nanterre massacre: In Nanterre, France, a gunman opens fire at the end of a town council meeting, resulting in the deaths of eight councilors and the injury of 19 others.
- April 12, 2002 – A suicide bomber blows herself up at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda Market, killing 7 and wounding 104.
- October 12, 2002 – Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.
- November 15, 2002 – Hu Jintao becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
Who Were Born On 2002?
- February 26, 2002 – Kendra and Maliyah Herrin, American conjoined twins
- May 4, 2002 – Anastasiya Petryk, Ukrainian singer
- June 10, 2002 – Belinda Mariano, Filipino actress
- July 22, 2002 – Prince Felix of Denmark
- July 30, 2002 – Prince Hridayendra of Nepal
- September 3, 2002 – Bugoy Cariño, Filipino actor and dancer
- October 14, 2002 – Youssif, Iraqi burn victim
- November 14, 2002 – Ben Bowen, American brain cancer victim (d. 2005)
- November 19, 2002 – Gaia Cauchi, Maltese singer
- December 28, 2002 – Kelsey Smith-Briggs, American child abuse victim (d. 2005)