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
The Euro becomes the official currency of twelve of the European Union's Members
The European Union votes to add 10 new countries to the EU.
Mount Nyiragongo Volcano erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo displaces an estimated 400,000 people
Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in American history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Miss World Pageant causes Riots Nigeria
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.
Slobodan Miloševic trial former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother of the UK Dies
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
Queen Elizabeth II's celebrates her Golden Jubilee
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.
Two Snipers in Washington DC area kill 10 people and injure 3 more spreading panic and fear
Tornadoes strike a number of southern states from Louisiana to Pennsylvania on Veterans Day killing 36
Iraq rejects new U.N. weapons inspections proposals
WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the largest such filing in United States history
United Airlines files for bankruptcy protection
Elizabeth Smart is kidnapped from her family's Salt Lake City home ( Found Alive in 2003 )
Priests Indiscretion uncovered when files show major cover up for priests accused of abuse
A wildfire destroys almost a half million acres in Oregon’s Siskiyou National Forest
Andrew Fastow former chief financial officer for Enron Corp is indicted on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
Forest fires in Colorado have destroyed nearly 100,000 acres of land making them the worst in the states history.
Terrorists detonate massive bombs in two nightclubs in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 and injuring over 300.
Mobs of Muslims Burn the Sabarmati Express Train Killing 57 Hindu Pilgrims
The Basque terrorist organisation ETA continues it's bombing campaign in support of its aim for self determination for the Basque country.
The Prestige oil tanker sinks polluting more than a thousand beaches on the Spanish and French coast.
Restrictions are further loosened for mercy killings and assisted suicide for patients with unbearable, terminal illness in the Netherlands.
East Timor Gains Independence From Indonesia on May 20th
George Bush creates the Department of Homeland Security on June 7th to fight threats of terrorism
The No Child Left Behind Act is passed and President George W. Bush signs into law
"Miss B" Granted Right To Die in Landmark British Case
Expelled student goes on shooting rampage killing 13 teachers at Erfurt, Germany
A major earthquake rocks Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan
A Suicide bomber blows himself up aboard a bus in Haifa
Estimated 40 million people now infected with Aids / HIV virus worldwide.
The worlds Earth Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa
The Uruguay financial system breaks down with state bank branches and ATM machines closed
A deadly fire at the shopping mall in International Trade Centre in Ho Chi Minh City
Terrorist Dirty Bomb Plot Foiled In The United States.
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 Wins 2002 World Cup in Korea Republic and Japan
Brazil and Uruguay receive $40 billion loans from IMF to help stabilize economies.
The Winter Olympic Games are held in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Far From Heaven
Gangs of New York
#1 Hits of 2002
U Got It Bad - Usher
How You Remind Me - Nickelback
Always On Time - Ja Rule featuring Ashanti
Ain't It Funny - Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule
Hot In Herre - Nelly
Dilemma - Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Atonement, Ian McEwan
Emperor of Ocean Park, Stephen L. Carter
The Crimson Petal and the White, Michael Faber
Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
The Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
World Series Champions:???
Superbowl XXXVI Champions: New England Patriots
NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
Stanley Cup Champs: Detroit Red Wings
NCAA Football Champions: Ohio State
NCAA Basketball Champions: Maryland