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August 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for January, 2002. ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December February 27, 2002 Alicia Keys wins five Grammys. ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for March, 2002. ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for April, 2002. ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for May, 2002. ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for June, 2002. ... July 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December // Events See also: Afghanistan timeline July 2002 July 31, 2002 The Foreign Relations Committee of the United States Senate begins hearings on the proposed invasion of Iraq The Stock Market continues its recovery from the Stock... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for September, 2002. ... October 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December // Events October 31, 2002 The Russian Health Minister Yuri Shevchenko has now stated that the incapacitating agent used in the storming of the Moscow theatre siege was a fentanyl derivative. ... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for November, 2002. ... December 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → // Events December 31, 2002 United States troops get into a brief gun battle with paramilitary forces of the Warzirstan Scouts of Pakistan, in a remote tribal area along the undefined Afghan/Pakistani border, in Paktia Province...

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Timeline of Afghan history August 23, 2002 The Czech Defense Ministry announced that some of the Czech troops currently stationed in Kuwait will be deployed in Afghanistan at the request of allies. ...

August 4, 2002

  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A Palestinian suicide bombing claims 9 lives, near Safed; there is a shooting attack in Jerusalem, claiming 2; there is an attack upon a settler family, killing the parents. Not all of the victims of these attacks were Israeli Jews; some were Israeli Arabs and Druze.

August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a part of the greater Arab-Israeli conflict, is an ongoing dispute between the State of Israel and Palestinian people. ... A suicide bombing is an attack using a bomb in which the individual(s) carrying the explosive materials composing the bomb intend(s) and expect(s) to die upon detonation (see suicide). ... A Safed neighbourhood Safed (Standard Hebrew צְפַת , commonly spelled Tzfat; Arabic: صفد ; KJV English Zephath) is a city in the North District in Israel. ... Panoramic view from Mt. ... Druze star The Druze or Druz (also known as Druse; Arabic: derzī or durzī درزي, pl. ...

August 5, 2002

August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The following is a list of figures who died in 2005. ... Francis Dayle Chick Hearn (November 27, 1916 - August 5, 2002) was an American sportscaster. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The stock market downturn of 2002 (some say stock market crash or the Internet bubble bursting) is the sharp drop in stock prices during 2002 in stock exchanges across the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... Legionellosis is an infection caused by species of the bacterium Legionella, most notably . ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... United States v. ... USS Monitor was an ironclad warship (the first ever) of the United States Navy. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

August 7, 2002

August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a part of the greater Arab-Israeli conflict, is an ongoing dispute between the State of Israel and Palestinian people. ... Nickname: City of Generosity Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: City of Tulkarm Location Location in Palestine Government Neighbourhoods Al-Salam, Al-Sowana, Dhinnaba, Iktaba, Irtah, Iskan Al-Mozafeen, Izbat Al-Jarad, Izbat Naser, Nur Shams Camp, Shuwaykah, Tulkarm Camp Mayor Mahmoud Al-Jallad Geographical characteristics Area 246 km² Land 246 km... Hamas (Arabic: ‎; acronym: Arabic: ‎, or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or Islamic Resistance Movement; the Arabic acronym means zeal) is a Palestinian Sunni Islamist organization that currently (since January 2006) forms the majority party of the Palestinian National Authority. ... Manchester is a major city and metropolitan borough within Greater Manchester in North West England. ... Rock group (or later rock band) is a generic name to describe a group of musicians specializing in a particular form of electronically amplified music. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... A car accident in Yate, near Bristol, England, in July 2004. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, known today as the father of geometry; shown here in a detail of The School of Athens by Raphael. ... In mathematics, computing, linguistics, and related disciplines, an algorithm is a procedure (a finite set of well-defined instructions) for accomplishing some task which, given an initial state, will terminate in a defined end-state. ... The integers are commonly denoted by the above symbol. ... In mathematics, a prime number (or a prime) is a natural number that has exactly two (distinct) natural number divisors. ... In computational complexity theory, polynomial time refers to the computation time of a problem where the time, m(n), is no greater than a polynomial function of the problem size, n. ... This article is about the unit of information. ... As a branch of the theory of computation in computer science, computational complexity theory describes the scalability of algorithms, and the inherent difficulty in providing scalable algorithms for specific computational problems. ... The stock market downturn of 2002 (some say stock market crash or the Internet bubble bursting) is the sharp drop in stock prices during 2002 in stock exchanges across the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe. ... The New York Stock Exchange A stock market is a market for the trading of company stock, and derivatives of same; both of these are securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately. ... Álvaro Uribe Vélez (born July 4, 1952) is the President of Colombia (since 2002) and was re-elected on May 28th, 2006, for a second 2006 to 2010 term with a majority mandate, receiving 62% of the vote. ... The following is a list of figures who died in 2005. ... Edsger Dijkstra Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (Rotterdam, May 11, 1930 – Nuenen, August 6, 2002; IPA: ) was a Dutch computer scientist. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ...

August 8, 2002

August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... ... For a time, WorldCom (WCOM) was the United States second largest long distance phone company (AT&T was the largest). ... The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, created, directed, and empowered by Congressional statute. ... A digital tuner is a tuning device that allows a television or radio set to receive signals via airwaves, satellite, or cable and translates them into a signal the device can display. ...

August 9, 2002

August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Look up flood in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Map of the Black Sea. ... Novorossiysk (Russian: ) is a city in southern Russia, one of the main Russian ports on the Black Sea, in Krasnodar Krai. ... Jalalabad (Persian: Jalālābād) is the capital of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, 150 km east of Kabul near the Khyber Pass. ... Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ...

August 10, 2002

August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter on October 4, 1924) is an Academy Award-winning American film actor noted for heroic roles and his long involvement in political issues. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... National Rifle Association logo This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association, UK The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm...

August 11, 2002

August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Klaus Töpfer, UNEP Exec. ... The Asian Brown Cloud is an enormous, three-kilometer thick layer of haze covering the northern Indian Ocean, India, Pakistan, and much of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and China. ...

August 12, 2002

August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The following is a list of figures who died in 2005. ... Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 26, 1916 - August 12, 2002) was an American baseball player. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Non-Hodgkins lymphoma is a type of cancer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Look up flood in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Vladimír Špidla Vladimír Špidla (born April 21, 1951 in Prague) is a Czech social democratic politician. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia (Czech: ; German: ) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Karlovy Vary   (German: ), also known in English as Carlsbad, is a spa city situated in the western part of the Czech Republic on the confluence of the OhÅ™e and Teplá rivers. ... The Danube (ancient Danuvius, ancient Greek Istros) is the longest river of the European Union and Europes second-longest[3] (after the Volga). ...   (born September 29, 1936) is an Italian politician, entrepreneur, and media proprietor. ... US Airways is an airline headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... Álvaro Uribe Vélez (born July 4, 1952) is the President of Colombia (since 2002) and was re-elected on May 28th, 2006, for a second 2006 to 2010 term with a majority mandate, receiving 62% of the vote. ...

August 13, 2002

  • Extreme weather: On the seventh day of heavy rains, the peak of 100-year flood of the Vltava River reaches Prague, and the Kampa district is submerged under several yards of water, as well as the Prague Zoo, killing an elephant, five rhinoceros, a lion, a gorilla and 80 birds, and allowing five seals to escape. The Kampa Museum is flooded. 15,000 people were evacuated from Mělník, and 1,600 people were evacuated from Děčín. The death toll in Europe is at 88, 9 in the Czech Republic.

August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A one-hundred year flood is calculated to be the maximum level of flood water expected to occur on average once every one hundred years. ... The Vltava (German: Moldau) is the longest river in the Czech Republic, draining north from its source in Šumava through Český Krumlov, České Budějovice and Prague, merging with the Elbe (Labe) at Mělník. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Ashanica, or Kampa, Indians are a native tribe of South America. ... The main entrance in a Saturday morning. ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... Genera Ceratotherium Dicerorhinus Diceros Rhinoceros Coelodonta (extinct) Elasmotherium (extinct) Height Comparison of Extant Rhinoceros Species. ... Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) Synonyms Felis leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four big cats in the genus Panthera. ... Type species Troglodytes gorilla Savage, 1847 distribution of Gorilla Species Gorilla gorilla Gorilla beringei The gorilla, the largest of the living primates, is a ground-dwelling herbivore that inhabits the forests of Africa. ... For the town in Bulgaria see Melnik, Bulgaria. ... Podmokly coat of arms. ...

August 14, 2002

August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: ) (born October 7, 1952) is the incumbent President of Russia. ... For other uses, see Republic (disambiguation). ... A map displaying todays federations. ... The following is a list of figures who died in 2005. ... Rivers (1923-August 14, 2002) was a Jewish American musician, artist and actor. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a part of the greater Arab-Israeli conflict, is an ongoing dispute between the State of Israel and Palestinian people. ... Marwan Barghouti Marwan Barghouti ( مروان البرغوثي born June 6, 1959) is a Palestinian leader from the West Bank and a leader of the Fatah movement. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for regulating food (humans and animal), dietary supplements, drugs (human and animal), cosmetics, medical devices (human and animal) and radiation emitting devices (including non-medical devices), biologics, and... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A one-hundred year flood is calculated to be the maximum level of flood water expected to occur on average once every one hundred years. ... The Vltava (German: Moldau) is the longest river in the Czech Republic, draining north from its source in Šumava through Český Krumlov, České Budějovice and Prague, merging with the Elbe (Labe) at Mělník. ... This article is about a river in Central Europe. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Budweiser Budvar is marketed under the label Czechvar in North America BudÄ›jovický Budvar is marketed under its real name in Australia Budweiser is the name of a pilsner-style beer from the city of ÄŒeské BudÄ›jovice in Bohemia (Czech Republic), brewed since 1265. ... For other uses, see Dresden (disambiguation). ... Semperoper in Dresden The Semperoper (Engl: Semper Opera House) or Saxon State Opera Dresden (Ger: Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden) is an opera house in Dresden, Germany, and is one of the most famous in the world. ...

August 16, 2002

  • Thousands of fans gather at Graceland in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the death of Elvis.

August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Graceland. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer who had an immeasurable effect on world culture. ...

August 17, 2002

  • Extreme weather: The Elbe crests at Dresden at the record height of 30.84 feet. 30,000 Germans are evacuated along the river's path.

August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about a river in Central Europe. ... For other uses, see Dresden (disambiguation). ...

August 18, 2002

August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Genera Eumetopias Zalophus Otaria Neophoca Phocarctos Hundreds of California Sea Lions sunbathing on Pier 39 in San Francisco. ... The main entrance in a Saturday morning. ... Statue of Martin Luther in the main square Wittenberg, officially [Die] Lutherstadt Wittenberg, is a town in Germany, in the Bundesland Saxony-Anhalt, at 12° 59 E, 51° 51 N, on the Elbe river. ...

August 19, 2002

August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Martin Strel is a Slovenian ultra marathon swimmer, born: October 1, 1954, Mokronog, Slovenia. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The River City, The Bluff City, M-Town Location Location in Shelby County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Tennessee Shelby County Mayor W. W. Herenton (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 294. ... Peace on earth Peace is commonly understood to mean the Other definitions include freedom from disputes, silence, harmonious relations, or inner contentment and serenity, as the meaning of the word changes with context. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ... The following is a list of figures who died in 2005. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... Abu Nidal in 1976 in a photograph released by the Israeli army, one of only a handful of photographs of him known to exist. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Look up flood in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Danube (ancient Danuvius, ancient Greek Istros) is the longest river of the European Union and Europes second-longest[3] (after the Volga). ... Nickname: Paris of the East, Pearl of the Danubeor Queen of the Danube Location of Budapest in Hungary Country Hungary County Pest Mayor Gábor Demszky (SZDSZ) Area    - City 525,16 km²  - Land n/a km²  - Water n/a km² Population (2006)  - City 1,695,000  - Density 3570/km... Dessau is a town in Germany on the junction of the rivers Mulde and Elbe, in the Bundesland (Federal State) of Saxony-Anhalt. ...

August 21, 2002

August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

August 22, 2002

August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dongting Lake or Lake Dongting (also Dong Lake, 洞庭湖; Pinyin: Dòngtíng hú; Wade-Giles: Tung-ting Hu) is a large, shallow lake in northeastern Hunan Province of China. ... Yueyang (Simplified: 岳阳; Traditional: 岳陽; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Yüeh-yang; Postal System Pinyin: Yochow) is a prefecture-level city in the Hunan province of China, on the shores of Dongting Lake. ... Afternoon light on the jagged grey mountains rising from the Yangtze River gorge The Yangtze River or Chang Jiang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: )   is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world after the Nile in Africa and the Amazon in South America. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: Húnán) is a province of China, located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting (hence the name Hunan, meaning south of the lake). Hunan is sometimes called 湘 (pinyin: Xiāng) for short, after the Xiang River which runs through the... The Canada wordmark, used by most agencies of the Canadian federal government. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, LLL, LLD (born January 11, 1934), served as the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada from November 4, 1993 to December 12, 2003. ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the head of the Government of Canada. ... February is the second month of the calendar year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

August 23, 2002

August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The following is a list of figures who died in 2005. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... James Hoyt Wilhelm (July 26, 1922 in Huntersville, North Carolina - August 23, 2002 in Sarasota, Florida) was an American relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...

August 31, 2002


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