Thirteen things that happened in 2002 in honor of my 5th anniversary:
1. January 5 - Charles Bishop, a 15 year-old student pilot, crashes a light aircraft into a Tampa, Florida building, evoking fear of a copycat 9/11 terrorist attack.
2. January 22 - Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in American history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
3. February 8–February 24 - The 2002 Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
4.February 1 - Kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan
5. March 1 - U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: In eastern Afghanistan, Operation Anaconda begins.
6. March 14 - 125 vehicles are involved in a massive pile up on Interstate 75 in Ringgold, Georgia
7. March 30 - Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother dies.
8. Israeli forces besiege the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, when militants take shelter there
9. May 3–May 5 - Spider-Man (film) is the first film to open $100+ million on the first weekend in theatres.
10. May 16 - Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is released in theaters.
11. June 1st- My husband and I got married.
12. July 13 - A lighting strike sets off the Sour Biscuit Fire in Oregon and northern California, which is left to burn 499,570 acres (2,022 km²).
13. December 18 - Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is released into theaters
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