August 2002

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A timeline of events in the news for August, 2002.

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Table of contents
1 August 31, 2002
2 August 23, 2002
3 August 22, 2002
4 August 21, 2002
5 August 19, 2002
6 August 18, 2002
7 August 17, 2002
8 August 16, 2002
9 August 14, 2002
10 August 13, 2002
11 August 12, 2002
12 August 11, 2002
13 August 10, 2002
14 August 9, 2002
15 August 8, 2002
16 August 7, 2002
17 August 5, 2002
18 August 4, 2002

August 31, 2002

August 23, 2002

August 22, 2002

August 21, 2002

August 19, 2002

August 18, 2002

August 17, 2002

August 16, 2002

August 14, 2002

August 13, 2002

  • Extreme weather: On the seventh day of heavy rains, the peak of 100-year flood of the Vltava River reaches Prague, and the Kampa district is submerged under several yards of water, as well as the Prague Zoo, killing an elephant, five rhinoceros, a lion, a gorilla and 80 birds, and allowing five seals to escape. The Kampa Museum is flooded. 15,000 people were evacuated from Melnik, and 1,600 people were evacuated from Decin. The death toll in Europe is at 88, 9 in the Czech Republic.

August 12, 2002

August 11, 2002

August 10, 2002

August 9, 2002

August 8, 2002

  • Accountancy scandals: WorldCom announced it had discovered $3.3 billion in false accounting in addition to the $3.8 billion discovered earlier.
  • The F.C.C votes to require television manufacturers to include digital tuners in nearly all televisions by 2007.

August 7, 2002

August 5, 2002

August 4, 2002

  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A Palestinian suicide bombing claims 9 lives, near Safed; there is a shooting attack in Jerusalem, claiming 2; there is an attack upon a settler family, killing the parents. Not all of the victims of these attacks were Israeli Jews; some were Israeli Arabs and Druze.\n

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