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More interesting facts on 2002
- on May 3, 2002 a military MiG-21bis aircraft crashed into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight?
- in 2002 the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad bought 41½ miles (66.8 km) of track between Meadville and Corry, Pennsylvania for $1?
- the 7.9 Mw Denali Fault earthquake on November 3, 2002 was the strongest shock ever recorded in the interior of Alaska?
- the 2001 single by Mylène Farmer, C'est une belle journée, was released in April, 2002 after the success of the album, Les Mots, rather than its scheduled date of release?
- the phrase "Up to eleven", inspired by a scene from the 1984 film This is Spinal Tap, was entered into the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary in 2002 with the definition "up to maximum volume"?
- a 2002 BBC World Service global poll voted A Nation Once Again the world's most popular tune?
- Dutch bus-building firm Den Oudsten was founded in 1926 and went out of business in 2002?
- Émile Boga Doudou was killed on September 19, 2002 in Abidjan in the worst outbreak of violence in Cote d'Ivoire since a military coup d'etat in 1999?
- Danielle Reyes finished second place on the American version of Big Brother in 2002?
- Evan Taubenfeld was Avril Lavigne's lead guitarist from Spring 2002 to September 2004?
- J002E3 was at first thought to be a new moon of the Earth when discovered in 2002 but later found to be the third stage of the Apollo 12 Saturn V?
- California's current State Senate Minority Leader Dick Ackerman ran for State Attorney General in 2002?
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