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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 2002 AD


January 1: Rose Bowl, Miami Hurricanes beat Nebraska Cornhuskers 37 - 14
January 1: The Euro becomes the official currency for most of Europe
January 29: In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush likens Iraq, Iran and North Korea to an 'axis of evil'


February 3: Super Bowl XXXVI, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams 20-17
February 9: XIX Winter Olympics opens in Salt Lake City Utah/Quebec City
February 12: Iran Air Tours flight 956 crashes into a mountain in Iran killing 119
February 20: Stove mishap sets Egyption train on fire, kills over 360 people
February 24: XIX Winter Olympics closes in Salt Lake City Utah/Quebec City
February 27: 44th Grammy Awards, U2, Alicia Keyes, Nelly Furtado and James Taylor win major awards


March 3: Earthquake kills at least 150 100 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan
March 24: 74th Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Whoopi Goldberg hosts, A Beautiful Mind wins Best Picture, Denzell Washington and Hallie Berry win lead acting awards
March 25: Earthquake kills at least 1,000 100 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan
March 31: 21st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Antonio


April 1: 64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Georgia Dome Atlanta
April 14: 66th Golf Masters Championship:
April 15: Air China flight 129 crashes into a mountain near Pusan, South Korea killing 128


May 7: China Northern Airlines flight 6163 crashes in the ocean near Dalian, China after a fire is reported onboard, killing 112
May 25: China Airlines flight 611 crashes near Taiwan, killing 225, crash probably due to structural failure


June 3: Tony Awards, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Private Lives revival, and Into the Woods revival won major awards
June 12: NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4 games to 0
June 13: Stanley Cup Finals, Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes 4 games to 1
June 22: Earthquake kills at least 260 in western Iran


July 6: Wimbledon Women's Finals, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams
July 7: Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Todd Woodbridge and Jonas Bjorkman beat Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor,
July 7: Wimbledon Men's Finals, Lleyton Hewitt beat David Nalbandian
July 7: Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Mahesh Bhupathi and Elena Likhovtseva beat Kevin Ullyett and Daniela Hantuchova
July 7: Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Venus Williams and her sister Serena Williams Paola Suarez and Virginia Ruano


August 31: WNBA Championships, Los Angeles Sparks beat New York Liberty 2 games to 0


October 12: Nearly 200 tourists murdered by Islamist terrorist bombs in Bali
October 27: World Series, Anaheim Angels beat San Francisco Giants 4 games to 3
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