On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 2002

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein

Historic DiscoverySARS Outbreak

The first case of SARS is recorded in Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China, though is not identified until much later. First patient is thought to be a farmer in the city.
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The SARS virus, known technically as SARS-CoV (coronavirus). First appearing in China in 2002, the disease spread to 29 countries before it was stopped.
The SARS virus, known technically as SARS-CoV (coronavirus). First appearing in China in 2002, the disease spread to 29 countries before it was stopped.

2002 Highlights

About November 16, 2002

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio