Historical Events for January 2002
Events 1 - 19 of 19
1st - The Open Skies mutual surveillance treaty, initially signed in 1992, officially comes into force.
1st - Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve of the European Union's member states.
1st - Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.
2nd - Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.
6th - Daniel Bedingfield returns to No.1 on the UK singles chart for the second time with Gotta Get Thru This
8th - President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
9th - Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards
9th - 29th American Music Award: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win
13th - 28th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)
16th - The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban.
17th - Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
18th - Sierra Leone Civil War was finally declared over.
21st - The Canadian Dollar sets all-time low against the US Dollar (US$0.6179).
22nd - Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
23rd - Reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan. He was subsequently murdered .
23rd - "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody.
25th - Wikipedia switches to the new version of its software ("Phase II") aka Magnus Manske Day.
28th - TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
29th - In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.