Portal:Current events/September 2002

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September 2002 was the ninth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Sunday, ended on a Monday after 30 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from September 2002.

  • U.S. plan to invade Iraq: In a speech before the U.N. General Assembly, George W. Bush asserts that Iraq has defied various U.N. resolutions and is "a threat to the authority of the United Nations and a threat to peace". He says that the US will work with the Security Council to draft the necessary resolutions for military action.
  • U.S. plan to invade Iraq: White House and Pentagon officials announce that Gen. Tommy Franks presented detailed war plans to President Bush in early September.
  • Spirited Away was released in the US.
  • Joss Whedon's short-lived TV show Firefly makes its debut.
  • A large tornado carves a path through Indiana, this tornado was given a rating of EF3, which is 3/5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
  • India: The federal government has moved thousands of troops into the state of Gujarat after 32 people were killed in an attack on a Hindu temple. According to the government, the move is aimed at preventing further communal violence in the aftermath of the attack.
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