The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2019. 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 23, 2002 – Reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan and subsequently murdered.
- February 12, 2002 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
- March 29, 2002 – In reaction to the Passover massacre two days prior, Israel launches Operation Defensive Shield against Palestinian militants, its largest military operation in the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War.
- May 9, 2002 – The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected terrorists among them deported to several different countries.
- June 6, 2002 – Eastern Mediterranean event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
- July 1, 2002 – Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Überlingen, southern Germany, killing all 71 on board.
- July 2, 2002 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
- July 14, 2002 – French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
- October 2, 2002 – The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.
- October 31, 2002 – A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas indicts former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.
Who Were Born On 2002?
- February 26, 2002 – Kendra and Maliyah Herrin, American conjoined twins
- May 4, 2002 – Anastasiya Petryk, Ukrainian singer
- June 8, 2002 – Countess Eloise of Orange-Nassau van Amsberg
- July 22, 2002 – Prince Felix of Denmark
- July 30, 2002 – Prince Hridayendra of Nepal
- August 30, 2002 – Raffey Cassidy, English actress
- September 3, 2002 – Bugoy Cariño, Filipino actor and dancer
- October 14, 2002 – Youssif, Iraqi burn victim
- November 19, 2002 – Gaia Cauchi, Maltese singer
- December 28, 2002 – Kelsey Smith-Briggs, American child abuse victim (d. 2005)