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August 4, 2002

August 5, 2002

August 7, 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 tunerss in nearly all televisions by 2007.

August 9, 2002

  • Extreme weather: Dozens are killed by floods caused by torrential rains in Europe, including the Malše and Blanice rivers of the Czech Republic, the Black Sea resort village of Shirokaya Balka near Novorossiisk in Russia, and Romania. The downpours have also caused extensive damage in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, and Spain.
  • A massive explosion in Jalalabad at the maintenance facility of the Afghan Construction and Logistics Unit, a private construction company, kills at least 10 and injures 25, damaging 50 homes and a hydroelectric dam.

August 10, 2002

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August 17, 2002

  • Extreme weather: The Elbe crests at Dresden at the record height of 30.84 feet (9.40 m). 30,000 Germans are evacuated along the river's path.

August 18, 2002

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August 31, 2002


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