Today in History for June 2002
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Events 1 - 11 of 11
6th - Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
10th - The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
11th - Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
12th - Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.
13th - The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
15th - Near earth asteroid 2002 MN missed the Earth by 75,000 miles (120,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon
21st - Lennox Lewis retains boxing's WBC world Heavyweight crown with an eight round knockout over Mike Tyson
22nd - An earthquake in western Iran measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale kills more than 261 people.
24th - The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.
29th - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.
29th - Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.
Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1
3rd - Prince Tirso of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
Weddings 1 - 9 of 9
6th - Former "Survivor" contestant and talk show host Elisabeth Filarski (25) weds former Boston College quarterback Tim Hasselbeck (24) at St. Mary
8th - Teen rock star Taylor Hanson (19) weds Natalie Bryant (18) at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia
9th - "In Your Eyes" singer Peter Gabriel (51) weds Meah Flynn at Li Capanni Hotel in Italy
10th - 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion skater Ekaterina Gordeeva (31) weds 1998 Olympic Champion figure skater Ilia Kulik (25) in San Francisco
11th - Musician Paul McCartney (59) weds former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (34) at Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland
15th - "American Pie" actress Shannon Elizabeth (28) weds actor Joe Reitman (34) in Jalisco, Mexico
15th - Actor Charlie Sheen (36) weds actress Denise Richards (31) under a rose arch dotted by over 1000 blooms in Brentwood, California
21st - "Tuck Everlasting" actor Jonathan Jackson (20) weds "General Hospital" actress Lisa Vultaggio (29)
29th - Actor-comedian Tom Arnold (43) weds Shelby Roos (29) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills
Deaths 1 - 28 of 28
1st - Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)
4th - Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian politician (b. 1912)
5th - Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)
5th - Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (b. 1952)
6th - Robbin Crosby, American guitarist (Ratt) (b. 1959)
7th - Mary Lilian Baels, Belgian princess (b. 1916)
10th - John Gotti, American gangster (b. 1940)
12th - Bill Blass, American fashion designer (b. 1922)
13th - John Hope, American meteorologist (b. 1919)
14th - June Jordan, American writer and teacher (b. 1936)
15th - Choi Hong Hi, founder of Taekwon-Do (b. 1918)
17th - Willie Davenport, American athlete (b. 1943)
17th - Fritz Walter, German footballer (b. 1920)
18th - Jack Buck, American baseball announcer (b. 1924)
20th - Erwin Chargaff, Austrian biochemist (b. 1905)
20th - Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (b. 1916)
22nd - Ann Landers, American columnist (b. 1918)
22nd - Darryl Kile, American baseball player (b. 1968)
23rd - Pedro 'El Rockero' Alcazar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)
24th - Pierre Werner, Prime Minister of Luxembourg (b. 1913)
25th - Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
26th - Arnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1913)
26th - Jay Berwanger, American football player (b. 1914)
27th - John Entwistle, bass-player with The Who dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57
29th - Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
29th - Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1931)
29th - François Périer, French actor (b. 1919)
30th - Chico Xavier, popular medium in Brazil´s spiritism movement (b. 1910)