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Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.

An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.

President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.

Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century Award at the American Music Awards.

The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban.

Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.

The Canadian Dollar sets all-time low against the US Dollar (US $0.6179).

K-mart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States History to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan. He was subsequently murdered.

TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.

In his state of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes “regimes that sponsor terror” as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

Wikipedia switches to the new version of its software (“Phase II”) aka Magnus Manske Day.

NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.

XIX Winter Olympics closes in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.

Passover Massacre: A suicide bomber kills 29 people in Netanya, Israel.

Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey UK. More than a million people line the streets.

In Washington, DC, the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.

A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.

Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals. MVP: Shaquille O’ Neal, L.A.

An earthquake in western Iran measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale. Kills more than 261 people.

Terrorists explode two bombs in Bali’s nightclub district, killing 202 and injuring 209. Mostly foreign tourists.

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