This page lists news articles and events for the year 2002.
Events that happen on the specified date are listed under Events: entries. News articles that were published on the specified date are listed under News: entries. Events that only happened in fiction on the specified date are listed under Fiction: entries and are written in italics.
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- Event: Squid invasion off the coast of San Diego, California (mentioned in article: San Diego Menaced by Jumbo Squid)
- Event: The government of the Philippines sponsors a civilian settlement on one of the Spratly Islands.
- Event The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation founded by Elon Musk