On This Day

March 1, 2002 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 miles) above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (9.5 tons).
  • The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro (€).
  • U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan as US special operations forces infiltrate the Shahi-Kot Valley in Eastern Afghanistan