- The year number was a palindrome (next palindrome year will be 2112). The last palindrome year was 1991.
- The 2002 Winter Olympics took place in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Signs of large water deposits are found on the planet Mars.
- Top movies of 2002 are: Spider-Man, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Star Wars Episode II, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Austin Powers Goldmember, Men in Black II, Ice Age.
- The number one Pop music single was "Get the Party Started" by Pink.
- Kids books that came out in 2002: "Olivia Saves the Circus" by Ian Falconer, "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type" by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin, "Eloise Takes a Bawth" by Kay Thompson & Mart Crowley, "Our Friend Sam" by Mercer Mayer, "The Thief Lord" by Corneilia Funke.
- There’s no better way to demonstrate your love than by giving a ruby in celebration of a July birthday. Rubies arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love. Ruby is a variety of the gems species corundum. It is harder than any natural gemstone except diamond, which means a ruby is durable enough for everyday wear. Fine-quality ruby is extremely rare, and the color of the gem is most important to its value. The most prized color is a medium or medium dark vivid red or slightly purplish red. If the gem is too light or has too much purple or orange, it will be called a fancy-color sapphire. www.americangemsociety.org/birthstones
- Top 10 Toys for 2002: Malibu Barbie, Pop Sensation Barbie Sing Along Headset, Bratz Dolls, Bionicle by Lego, Planet Hot Wheels Eco Energy Cars, Polly Pocket Amusement Park set, Power Wheels Super Shock Dirt Bike, Transformers, Furreal Friends, Harry Potter Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans including earwax and dirt flavors, and the game of the year Cranium (aunt Laura's favorite game!!)
- The first season of American Idol winner is Kelly Clarkson.
- Kim Possible's debut show airs on the Disney channel.
- My one and only niece Lucy is born! What a great year!
From Aunt Laura, Uncle Drew, Cousins Cameron & Evan
~Don't forget Chewie and Bridget love you guys too!