November 2002 in History

Events in History

  • 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 7 Iran bans advertising of United States products.

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Nov 8 Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council under Resolution 1441 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
  • 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 15 Hu Jintao becomes the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

Paramount Leader of China Hu Jintao
Paramount Leader of China
Hu Jintao
  • 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 18 Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.
  • Nov 21 NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

Weddings in History

  • Nov 9 Eighties pop princess Sheena Easton (43) weds Beverly Hills plastic surgeon John Minoli (44) at Las Vegas City Hall

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)
  • Nov 6 Sid Sackson, American board game designer (b. 1920)
  • Nov 7 Rudolf Augstein, German publisher (b. 1923)
  • Nov 8 Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (b. 1931)
  • Nov 9 William Schutz, American psychologist (b. 1925)
  • Nov 13 Rishikesh Shaha, Nepalese politician and writer (b. 1925)
  • Nov 15 Myra Hindley, English murderess (b. 1942)
  • Nov 17 Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (b. 1915)
  • Nov 23 Roberto Matta, Chilean painter (b. 1911)
  • Nov 24 John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)
  • Nov 25 Karel Reisz, Czech theater director (b. 1926)
  • Nov 26 Verne Winchell, American doughnut entrepreneur (b. 1915)