What Happened on February 12, 2002

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • An Iran Air Tupolev Tu-154 crashes prior to landing in Khorramabad, Iran, killing 119.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States' nuclear waste repository.