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May 31, 2002

May 30, 2002

  • Miller Brewing is acquired from Philip Morris by South African Brewing[?] for $3.6 billion in stock.
  • September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack: A wordless ceremony at the World Trade Center site marks the end of the recovery effort. In the ceremony, which started at 10:29 AM with the tolling of a firemen's bell, a stretcher with an American flag[?], symbolizing the victims whose remains were not recovered or yet identified was carried up the 500-foot ramp to an FDNY[?] ambulance, which slowly left the site, as did the flatbed truck carrying the last steel beam to be removed. The ceremony included the playing of America the Beautiful by the NYPD pipe-and-drum corps, a flyover by five NYPD helicopters, and the playing of taps by a NYPD and FDNY bugler. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of rescue and recovery workers, family members of victimes, and New York politicians.

May 28, 2002

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May 24, 2002

  • An article in the journal Science reports that a new naturally-occurring amino acid has been found in a certain type of archaic bacteria. This puts the total number of known amino acids used in living organisms to 22. Scientists are calling this new amino acid Pyrrolysine.

May 23, 2002

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May 15, 2002

  • Politics of the Netherlands: General elections for the lower house of parliament were held.
  • The LPF(Lijst Pim Fortuyn) was the great winner, the party gained 26 of the 150 seats, a historic achievement for a new party. The CDA (Christen Democratisch Appèl) led by Jan Peter Balkenende became the greatest party (43 seats). The great losers were the coalition parties of the ruling "purple coalition" (PvdA, labour party; VVD, liberals; D'66, leftist liberals). These parties were deminished to half of their former size. Ad Melkert[?] (PvdA) resigns as political leader of his party.

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