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June 5, 2002

  • Sweden passes a law that allows homosexual couples to apply for both the national and the international adoption of children.

June 6, 2002

  • Singer and Grammy Award winner Robert Kelly (aka R. Kelly) was arrested and charged with having sex with an underaged girl.
  • A 32-foot meteor explodes in the airspace west of Kashmir, raising fears that misidentifited meteor explosions could spark a nuclear war. [1]

June 8, 2002

June 10, 2002

June 11, 2002

June 14, 2002

It was the second closest asteroid approach to Earth in recorded history. The asteroid was first observed three days after its close approach, on June 17, 2002.[2]

  • A new terrorist organisation, Al Qanoon, claimed responsibility for an earlier suicide bomb attack aimed at the US consulate in Karachi in Pakistan. 11 people were killed in the bomb attack, and approximately 45 injured. The US has subsequently closed all diplomatic missions in Pakistan. (See also 2002 Karachi consulate attack.)

June 15, 2002

June 16, 2002

Pope John Paul II declared Padre Pio a saint.

June 17, 2002

  • A federal forester ignited the massive wildfire that has charred more than 100,000 acres (400 km²) near Denver as she attempted to burn a letter from her estranged husband. Forestry technician Terry Barton, 38, acknowledged that she started the so-called Hayman fire while patrolling the Pike National Forest to enforce the campfire ban. Barton had earlier reported "discovering" a wildfire. See Hayman fire.
  • The Watergate scandal, which led to the resignation of American President Richard Nixon, started 30 years ago today

June 20, 2002

June 22, 2002

June 26, 2002

June 27, 2002


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