Portal:Current events/April 2002

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April 2002 was the fourth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Monday, ended on a Tuesday after 30 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from April 2002.

  • Ten nations deposit their ratifications for the International Criminal Court at a United Nations ceremony, bringing the total to 66, well above the 60 needed to bring the Statute into force. The ICC will therefore come into force on 1 July 2002.
  • More than half a million people march on the streets of Caracas protesting against the Venezuelan government.
  • An empty American Airlines jet parked outside a hangar at Los Angeles International Airport trolls through a fence before coming to a stop on a service road.
  • A small aircraft crashes on the Pirelli building in Milan, Italy, killing two women.
  • Singer/rapper Lisa Lopes, better known as "Left Eye" of the group TLC, dies in a car accident in Honduras.
  • In Erfurt, Germany, a nineteen-year-old runs amok at his high school, killing 13 teachers, two other pupils, a police officer and himself. The event sparks a discussion about stricter weapons laws in Germany, and about banning violent computer games and movies.
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