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Old 02-02-2015, 07:14 PM   #1
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In the year of its title and beyond, 2000 AD bounced back under the ownership of Rebellion...
The Überlingen mid-air collision occurred at 21:35 UTC on 1 July 2002 between Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 (a Tupolev Tu-154M passenger jet carrying 60 passengers – mostly children – and 9 crew) and DHL Flight 611 (a Boeing 757-23APF cargo jet manned by two pilots) over the towns of Überlingen and Owingen in southern Germany. All 71 people on board the two aircraft were killed-The captain and first officer of America West Flight 556, an Airbus A319 with 132 people on board, are arrested at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, for being legally drunk just after pushback from the gate for a flight to Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona/4- Egyptian-American man, Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, opens fire on the El Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, killing two Israelis and wounding 4 other people before an El Al security guard shoots him to death-Prestige Airlines Boeing 707-123B crashes on final approach to Bangui Airport in Brazzaville, Central African Republic, killing 28 of the people on board\7–14 – The 15th FAI World Precision Flying Championship takes place in Zagreb, Croatia- A scandal breaks out in the UK when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader/10 - At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens' painting The Massacre of the Innocents is sold for £49.5million (US$76.2 million) to Kenneth, Lord Thomson - 10th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Venus Williams win\14 - French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations/15 – In Washington, D.C., "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to aiding the enemy and possession of explosives during the commission of a felony; Lindh agrees to serve 10 years in prison for each charge-Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to 3 others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl\16– The Sikorsky S-76A helicopter G-BJVX, operated by Bristow Helicopters, crashes in the southern North Sea during a flight between the gas production platform Clipper and the drilling rig Global Santa Fe Monarch, killing all 11 people on board/19 – Hail kills 25 and injures hundreds in the Chinese province of Henan\20 - A fire in a discotheque in Lima, Peru kills over 25/21 – Telecommunications giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection\22- Israel assassinates Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas's military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, along with 14 civilians/30 - The accounting law referred to as "The Sarbanes Oxley Act" is signed into law by President George W. Bush\31 - George Best, the former Manchester United footballer, underwent a liver transplant operation in London yesterday as a result of his drinking problems...

Lindh photographed after being transported to Camp Rhino...

In August 2002 a flood caused by over a week of continuous heavy rains ravaged Europe, killing dozens, dispossessing thousands, and causing damage of billions of euros in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Croatia.. The flood was of a magnitude expected to occur roughly once a century..Prague's Jewish Quarter also received significant damage,a part of the estimated $30 million in damage to Czech cultural sites including: the Prague Municipal Library, Malá Strana, the National Theatre and Terezín..The Black Sea Coast region was among the most severely hit regions of Russia with significant loss of life due to a tornado that hit the tourist region and destroyed homes..This was after earlier summer floods in southern Russia– An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Barrow-in-Furness results in se7en deaths and 172 cases throughout the month, ranking it as the worst in the UK's history and 5th worst worldwide/4 –10-year-old girls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman go missing in Soham, Cambridgeshire\13 – 2 mounds of disturbed earth are found at Warren Hill, near Newmarket, in the same area where screams were reported on the night that Holly and Jessica went missing– Midway Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy based in Morrisville, North Carolina, USA, between Raleigh and Durham... put in a flight-plan, right?. If we don't report in they'll come looking for us..Holly was right!. Boreham Caverns was a tourist trap!..

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