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On December 13, 2002, the European Union announced that ten countries: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia would become members from May 1, 2004. This marked a significant expansion of the EU, particularly incorporating many countries from Central and Eastern Europe that had previously been part of the Soviet bloc. On the same day, Zal Yanovsky, a Canadian rock guitarist known for his work with the band Lovin' Spoonful and their hit "Do You Believe in Magic?", passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 57. In the United States, the President was George W. Bush (Republican), and in the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour). The Pope at the time was St John Paul II. The day of the week was Friday.
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