Historical Events in November 2002

  • 2nd 14th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 14-7 in South Bend
  • 4th Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress
  • 6th 12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.
  • 6th 36th Country Music Association Award: Alan Jackson & Martina McBride wins
  • 7th Iran bans advertising of United States products.

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8th Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 13th The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.
  • 13th Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441.

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13th Eminem releases single 'Lose Yourself' from soundtrack of 8 Mile, 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem
  • 14th Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.

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14th The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.

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14th Film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" is released, based on the 2nd book by J. K. Rowling

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • 15th Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of China.
  • 16th Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says that he had to accept UN Resolution 1441 because the United States and Israel had shown their "claws and teeth" and declared unitlateral war on the Iraqi people
  • 17th 54th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart wins
  • 18th Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.

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20th "Die Another Day", 20th James Bond film released, directed by Lee Tamahori, starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry

  • 21st NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
  • 22nd In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.
  • 23rd 67th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-7 in Tuscaloosa
  • 24th 90th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 25-16