2002 Newspapers

Are you looking for a way to dive into 2002 history, or know someone who is? If an insight into the major events from the year 2002 is what you are looking for, a beautifully packaged and carefully preserved 2002 newspaper is the perfect purchase.

Historic Newspapers provide content from the largest original newspaper archive in the world. With a selection of presentation options, from the newspaper alone to a newspaper bound into a hardback book to take pride of place within your personal library, an historic newspaper is something to treasure.

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2002 Newspapers

2002 News Headlines

The deaths of Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother in quick succession saddened the British nation, while the celebration of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee went ahead with ‘The Party in the Palace’ taking place at Buckingham Palace later in the year. The turbulence experienced by the Royal Family was not the only major 2002 event documented by the newspaper publications at the time. The 2002 Winter Olympics took place in Salt Lake City, while Germany lost to Brazil in the final of the Fifa World Cup.

For anyone looking to broaden their knowledge of this year, reading 2002 newspaper articles is the best way to immerse yourself in the world at the time of publication. If you need more guidance on a specific date before you order your 2002 newspaper, please take a look at our table of prevalent dates below.

January 5, 2002 
A 15 year old student pilot, Charles Bishop, crashes a light aircraft into a building in Tampa, Florida. The incident evokes fear of a copycat 9/11 terrorist attack.

January 29, 2002 
President Bush gives his State of the Union address, describing North Korea, Iran and Iraq as an “axis of evil”.

January 31, 2002
A large section of the Antarctic Larsen Ice Shelf begins disintegrating, consuming about 3,250 km (1,254 miles) over thirty-five days.

8-24th February 2002
The 2002 Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The United States wins 10 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze medals.

February 9, 2002
Princess Margaret, the Queen of England’s sister, dies in hospital after suffering a stroke.

February 12, 2002 
Queen Elizabeth II gives former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani an honorary knighthood.

March 19, 2002
US Attack on Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends after killing 500 Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters, with eleven allied troop fatalities. The attack had started on 1st March.

March 24, 2002 
The 74th Academy Awards takes place and is hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. The film A Beautiful Mind wins Best Picture.

March 30, 2002
The English Queen Mother dies in her sleep at the Royal lodge, she was 101-years-old.

May 12, 2002 
Former President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba to begin a five-day visit with Fidel Castro. He becomes the first U.S. President in or out of office to visit Cuba since Castro’s 1959 revolution.

May 30, 2002
The final piece of debris from The World Trade Center is removed from Ground Zero.

May 31, 2002
The 2002 FIFA World Cup begins, co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. Brazil beats Germany 2-0 in the final.

June 3, 2002
“The Party in the Palace” pop concert takes place at Buckingham Palace to commemorate the Queen of England’s Golden Jubilee.

September 11, 2002 
In New York City and across the nation, thousands of people gather to attend ceremonies as the United States commemorates the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

September 12, 2002
President George W. Bush addresses the United Nations and challenges its members to confront the “grave and gathering danger” of Iraq, or stand aside as the United States and like minded nations act.

October 2, 2002 
Congress passes a joint resolution, authorizing the President to use the United States Armed Forces, as he deems necessary and appropriate, against Iraq.

October 12, 2002
Terrorists detonate bombs in two nightclubs in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 people and injuring over 300.

November 18, 2002
Iraq Disarmament Crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.

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