What happened this day in history December 17, 2002

What are the important events that happened on December 17, 2002? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 17, 2002: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 17, 2002 is the 351st day of the year 2002 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 14 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 4, 2002 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 17,334,720 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectapentacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $6,039.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Horse is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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December 17, 2002 Historical Events

  • 2002
    Second Congo War: The Congolese parties of the Inter Congolese Dialogue sign a peace accord which makes provision for transitional governance and legislative and presidential elections within two years.

Who died on December 17, 2002?

  • 2002
    James Hazeldine, English actor (b. 1947)

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