Historical Events in November 2002

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

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Nov 8 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
  • Nov 13 The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.
  • Nov 13 Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of the UN Security Council Resolution 1441.

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

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

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

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

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • Nov 15 Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of China.
  • Nov 16 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
  • Nov 17 54th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart wins
  • Nov 18 Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.

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

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