2002 Newspapers

Are you looking for a way to dive into 2002 history, or know someone who is? If an insight into the major events from the year 2002 is what you are looking for, a beautifully packaged and carefully preserved 2002 newspaper is the perfect purchase.

Historic Newspapers provide content from the largest original newspaper archive in the world. With a selection of presentation options, from the newspaper alone to a newspaper bound into a hardback book to take pride of place within your personal library, an historic newspaper is something to treasure.

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Original 2002 Newspapers

2002 News Headlines

The deaths of Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother in quick succession saddened the nation, while the celebration of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee went ahead with ‘The Party in the Palace’ taking place at Buckingham Palace later in the year. The turbulence experienced by the Royal Family was not the only major 2002 event documented by the newspaper publications at the time. The 2002 Winter Olympics took place in Salt Lake City, while Germany lost to Brazil in the final of the Fifa World Cup.

For anyone looking to broaden their knowledge of this year, reading 2002 newspaper articles is the best way to immerse yourself in the world at the time of publication. If you need more guidance on a specific date before you order your 2002 newspaper, please take a look at our table of prevalent dates below.

1st January 2002
Euro notes and coins are issued in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and the Netherlands.

31st January 2002
A large section of the Antarctic Larsen Ice Shelf begins disintegrating, consuming about 3,250 km (1,254 miles) over thirty-five days.

8-24th February 2002
The 2002 Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

9th February 2002
Princess Margaret, the Queen’s sister, dies in hospital after suffering a stroke.

12th February 2002
The trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

19th March 2002
US Attack on Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends after killing 500 Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters, with eleven allied troop fatalities. The attack had started on 1st March.

30th March 2002
The Queen Mother dies in her sleep at the Royal lodge, she was 101-years-old.

30th May 2002
The final piece of debris from The World Trade Centre is removed from Ground Zero.

31st May 2002
The 2002 FIFA World Cup begins, co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. Brazil beats Germany 2-0 in the final.

3rd June 2002
“The Party in the Palace” pop concert takes place at Buckingham Palace to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

10th July 2002
At a Sotheby’s auction, Peter Paul Rubens’ painting “The Massacre of the Innocents” (first version) is sold for £49.5million to Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet.

14th July 2002
Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt during Bastille Day celebrations.

21st August 2002
Forensic experts confirm that bodies found days earlier are those of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman; Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr are charged in relation to their deaths.

12th September 2002
U.S. President George W. Bush addresses the United Nations and challenges its members to confront the “grave and gathering danger” of Iraq, or stand aside as the United States and likeminded nations act.

12th October 2002
Terrorists detonate bombs in two nightclubs in Kuta, Bali, killing 202 people and injuring over 300.

18th November 2002
Iraq Disarmament Crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.

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Came very folded but delivery was fast and professional.

  • Historic Newspapers Team September 22 2021

    Thank you for your review.

    We do apologise for this.

    As you have ordered a newspaper only, the newspapers are sent out in a padded envelope and due to the size of the newspapers, they do have to be slightly folded. This should not damage the newspaper in anyway.

    As a gesture, we have applied a 10% discount to your order, which has been refunded to you. We hope will help towards rectify your dissatisfaction.

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