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  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 12, 2002
    Shaquille O'Neal

    Brawl in a game against the Chicago Bulls

    Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 12, 2002

    In January 2002, Shaq was involved in a spectacular on-court brawl in a game against the Chicago Bulls. He punched center Brad Miller after an intentional foul to prevent a basket, resulting in a melee with Miller, forward Charles Oakley, and several other players.




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 2002
    Dwayne Johnson

    Royal Rumble (2002)

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 2002

    The Rock unsuccessfully challenged Jericho for the now Undisputed WWF Championship at Royal Rumble.




  • California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 6, 2002
    Java (programming language)

    J2SE 1.4

    California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 6, 2002

    On February 6, 2002, Sun Microsystems released J2SE 1.4.




  • Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 10, 2002
    Kobe Bryant

    His first All-Star MVP trophy

    Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 10, 2002

    He claimed his first All-Star MVP trophy after a 31-point performance in Philadelphia when he was loudly booed by fans as they had throughout the game, stemming from his earlier comment to a 76ers heckler during the Finals that the Lakers were "going to cut your hearts out".




  • State College, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Monday Mar 25, 2002
    Dwayne Johnson

    Draft Lottery

    State College, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Monday Mar 25, 2002

    After the introduction of the first-ever brand extension, the WWF held a "draft lottery" on the March 25, 2002, episode of Raw. The Rock was the number one overall pick, going to the SmackDown brand before taking a sabbatical from wrestling.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Mar 31, 2002
    Xerox

    Xerox restated its financials which reflected the reallocation of equipment sales revenue of more than $2 billion

    U.S.
    Sunday Mar 31, 2002

    On March 31, 2002, Xerox restated its financials which reflected the reallocation of equipment sales revenue of more than $2 billion.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Mar 31, 2002
    Eminem

    Jacques Loussier

    U.S.
    Sunday Mar 31, 2002

    On March 31, 2002, French jazz pianist Jacques Loussier filed a $10 million lawsuit against Eminem and Dr. Dre, claiming that the beat for "Kill You" was taken from his instrumental "Pulsion". Loussier demanded that sales of The Marshall Mathers LP be halted, and any remaining copies destroyed. The case was later settled out of court.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 11, 2002
    Xerox

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint against Xerox

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 11, 2002

    On April 11, 2002, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint against Xerox. The complaint alleged Xerox deceived the public between 1997 and 2000 by employing several "accounting maneuvers," the most significant of which was a change in which Xerox recorded revenue from copy machine leases – recognizing a "sale" when a lease contract was signed, instead of recognizing revenue over the entire length of the contract. At issue was when the revenue was recognized, not the validity of the revenue. Xerox's restatement only changed what year the revenue was recognized.


  • U.S.
    Friday Apr 19, 2002
    Dwayne Johnson

    First Lead Role

    U.S.
    Friday Apr 19, 2002

    Johnson played his first lead role in the spin-off The Scorpion King (2002).


  • U.S.
    Friday May 3, 2002
    Marvel Studios

    Spider-Man

    U.S.
    Friday May 3, 2002

    The next film licensed from Marvel Studios was Spider-Man by Columbia Pictures, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man. The film was released on May 3, 2002, grossing $403,706,375 in the United States and Canada and $821,708,551 worldwide.


  • Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday May 26, 2002
    Eminem

    The Eminem Show

    Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday May 26, 2002

    The Eminem Show was released in May 2002. It was another success, reaching number one on the charts and selling over 1.332 million copies during its first full week.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday May 29, 2002
    Netflix

    Initial public offering

    U.S.
    Wednesday May 29, 2002

    Netflix initiated an initial public offering (IPO) on May 29, 2002, selling 5.5 million shares of common stock at the price of US$15.00 per share. On June 14, 2002, the company sold an additional 825,000 shares of common stock at the same price. After incurring substantial losses during its first few years, Netflix posted its first profit during the fiscal year 2003, earning US$6.5 million profit on revenues of US$272 million.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 21, 2002
    Dwayne Johnson

    Vengeance (2002)

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 21, 2002

    The Rock was named the number one contender for the WWE Undisputed Championship, which he won for a record-setting seventh time at Vengeance, on July 21, by defeating Kurt Angle and then-champion The Undertaker in a Triple Threat match.


  • Uniondale, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 25, 2002
    Dwayne Johnson

    SummerSlam (2002)

    Uniondale, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 25, 2002

    On August 25, at SummerSlam, after interference from Lesnar's manager Paul Heyman, The Rock lost the WWE Undisputed Championship to Lesnar along with the record for the youngest WWE Champion, which he had set in 1998.


  • Delaware, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 22, 2002
    Google LLC

    Google Was then reincorporated

    Delaware, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 22, 2002

    Google was then reincorporated in Delaware on October 22, 2002.


  • North America - South America - Europe - Asia
    Friday Nov 8, 2002
    Shakira

    Shakira's First Worldwide Tour

    North America - South America - Europe - Asia
    Friday Nov 8, 2002

    In November,2002, she embarked on the Tour of the Mongoose with 61 shows occurring by May 2003. The tour was also her first worldwide tour, as legs were played in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.


  • U.S. and United Kingdom
    Thursday Nov 21, 2002
    James Bond

    Die Another Day

    U.S. and United Kingdom
    Thursday Nov 21, 2002

    Die Another Day is a 2002 spy film and the twentieth film in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. It was produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and directed by Lee Tamahori.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 27, 2002
    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    9/11 Commission

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 27, 2002

    The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission), chaired by Thomas Kean and Lee H. Hamilton, was formed in late 2002 to prepare a thorough account of the circumstances surrounding the attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 26, 2002
    Shaquille O'Neal

    Marriage

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 26, 2002

    O'Neal married Shaunie Nelson on December 26, 2002. The couple have four children: Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me'arah.


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