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Historical Events for the Year 2001

  • 12th January » Downtown Disney (Disneyland Resort) known as Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
  • 13th January » An 2001 El Salvador earthquakes The January 13 earthquake known as earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.
  • 15th January » Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
  • 16th January » Democratic Republic of the Congo called Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
  • 16th January » President of the United States or US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish–American War.
  • 17th January » U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously promotes William Clark (explorer) named William Clark from Lieutenant to Captain (U.S. Army) called Captain.
  • 20th January » Philippines Philippine President of the Philippines president Joseph Estrada is ousted in a EDSA Revolution of 2001 nonviolent 4-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
  • 26th January » An earthquake hits 2001 Gujarat earthquake e.g Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
  • 29th January » Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President of Indonesia or President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
  • 31st January » In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
  • 1st February » Putrajaya, the Malaysian administrative city, is declared a Federal Territories (Malaysia) named Federal Territory.
  • 9th February » The American submarine USS Greeneville SSN-772 6 accidentally Ehime Maru and USS Greeneville collision strikes and sinks the 'Ehime-Maru', a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.
  • 12th February » NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the "Col e.g saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
  • 13th February » An 2001 El Salvador earthquakes or earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  • 15th February » Human genome known as First draft of the complete human genome is published in 'Nature (journal) or Nature'.
  • 18th February » Federal Bureau of Investigation known as FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 18th February » Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt Death of Dale Earnhardt known as dies in an accident during the Daytona 500.
  • 18th February » Sampit conflict Inter-ethnic violence between Dayak people Dayaks and Madura Island Madurese breaks out in Sampit, Indonesia, that will ultimately result in more than 500 deaths and 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes.
  • 19th February » The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
  • 28th February » The 2001 Nisqually earthquake Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma, Washington Tacoma, and Olympia, Washington Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington (state) Washington.
  • 28th February » Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.
  • 4th March » 4 March 2001 BBC bombing: a massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring one person. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.
  • 4th March » Hintze Ribeiro disaster: A bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
  • 23rd March » The Russian 'Mir' space station is Deorbit of Mir known as disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
  • 1st April » Former President of Yugoslavia called President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.
  • 1st April » Same-sex marriage in the Netherlands called Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, the Timeline of same-sex marriage named first contemporary country to allow it.
  • 7th April » Mars Odyssey is launched.
  • 11th April » The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that Hainan Island incident called landed in Hainan, China after a collision with a Shenyang J-8 or J-8 fighter, is released.
  • 16th April » India and Bangladesh begin a 2001 Indian–Bangladeshi border conflict known as five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about India–Bangladesh border or their border.
  • 25th April » Michele Alboreto is killed while testing an Audi R8 (race car) known as Audi R8 at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz known as Lausitzring in Germany.
  • 1st May » Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of "a state of rebellion", hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the Malacañan Palace or presidential palace at the height of the
  • 3rd May » The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
  • 6th May » During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
  • 9th May » In Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium disaster. The deaths are caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium) that followed a controversial decision by the referee.
  • 21st May » French Christiane Taubira e.g Taubira law is enacted, officially recognizing the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.
  • 24th May » Mountain climbing: Temba Tsheri, a 16-year-old Sherpa people or Sherpa, becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.
  • 24th May » The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel kills 23 and injures over 200.
  • 25th May » Erik Weihenmayer, 32 years old, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • 27th May » Members of the Islamism e.g Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf Dos Palmas kidnappings called seize twenty hostages from an affluent island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.
  • 29th May » The Supreme Court of the United States or U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
  • 1st June » Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother, King Birendra of Nepal and Queen Aiswarya.
  • 4th June » Gyanendra, the last King of Nepal, ascends to the throne after the massacre in the Royal Palace.
  • 5th June » Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm causes $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
  • 11th June » Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 20th June » Andrea Yates, in an attempt to save her young children from Satan, drowns all five of them in a bathtub in Houston, Texas.
  • 21st June » A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
  • 28th June » Slobodan Milošević is deported to ICTY to stand trial.
  • 2nd July » The AbioCor self-contained artificial heart is first implanted.
  • 17th July » Concorde is brought back in to service nearly a year after the Air France 4590 e.g July 2000 crash.
  • 24th July » Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last List of Bulgarian monarchs Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as List of Prime Ministers of Bulgaria Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain Power (politics) political p
  • 24th July » Bandaranaike Airport attack is carried out by 14 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam named Tamil Tiger commandos, all died in this attack. They destroyed 11 Aircraft (mostly military) and damaged 15, there are no civilian casualties. This incident slowed dow
  • 28th July » Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships.
  • 1st August » Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a Glassroth v. Moore or lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.
  • 10th August » 2001 Angola train attack, 252 deaths.
  • 21st August » NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia called Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  • 21st August » The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement known as Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
  • 24th August » Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
  • 3rd September » In Belfast, Protestant Ulster loyalism e.g loyalists begin a Holy Cross dispute known as picket of Holy Cross, a Catholic primary school for girls. For the next 11 weeks, riot police escort the schoolchildren and their parents through hundreds of proteste
  • 4th September » Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.
  • 9th September » Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan by two al-Qaeda assassins who claimed to be Arab journalists wanting an interview.
  • 9th September » Pärnu methanol tragedy occurs in Pärnu County, Estonia.
  • 9th September » The Unix time Notable events in Unix time e.g Unix billenium is reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit decimal Unix time stamps.
  • 10th September » Charles Ingram cheats his way into winning one million pounds on a British version of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'.
  • 10th September » Antônio da Costa Santos, mayor of Campinas, Brazil is assassinated.
  • 11th September » Two hijacked aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third smashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in a September 11 attacks known as series of coordin
  • 13th September » Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.
  • 17th September » The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
  • 18th September » First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
  • 20th September » In an address to a joint session of United States Congress or Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "War on Terror".
  • 21st September » Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of 19P/Borrelly called Comet Borrelly.
  • 21st September » America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the victims of the September 11 attacks.
  • 27th September » Zug massacre: In Zug, Switzerland, Friedrich Leibacher shoots 18 citizens, killing 14 and then himself.
  • 2nd October » NATO backs U.S. military strikes following 9/11.
  • 4th October » NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.
  • 4th October » Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev Tu-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian SA-5 Gammon e.g S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.
  • 7th October » The War in Afghanistan (2001–present) called U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.
  • 8th October » A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner Linate Airport disaster e.g collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118 people.
  • 8th October » President of the United States named U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the United States Department of Homeland Security e.g Office of Homeland Security.
  • 9th October » Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey known as Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.
  • 11th October » The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.
  • 19th October » SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sinks in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
  • 26th October » The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
  • 7th November » Sabena or SABENA, the national airline of Belgium, goes bankrupt.
  • 11th November » Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in.
  • 12th November » In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 'en route' to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
  • 12th November » War in Afghanistan (2001–present) Fall of Kabul called Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.
  • 13th November » War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, President of the United States e.g US President George W. Bush signs an Executive order (United States) called executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connecti
  • 14th November » War in Afghanistan (2001–present) called War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
  • 20th November » In Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicates the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.
  • 23rd November » The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 27th November » A hydrogen Celestial body atmosphere or atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris (planet) e.g Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
  • 30th November » In Renton, Washington, United States, Gary Ridgway (aka The Green River Killer) is arrested.
  • 2nd December » Enron Enron scandal Bankruptcy known as files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • 12th December » Prime Minister of Vietnam Phan Văn Khải announces the decision on upgrading Phong Nha–Kẻ Bàng to the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, providing information on projects for the conservation and development of the park and revised maps.
  • 13th December » Sansad Bhavan, the building housing the Parliament of India called Indian Parliament, 2001 Indian Parliament attack known as is attacked by terrorists. Twelve people are killed, including the terrorists.
  • 15th December » The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 spent to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
  • 19th December » A record high Atmospheric pressure barometric pressure of 1085.6 Pascal (unit) hPa (32.06 Inch of mercury inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl, Mongolia.
  • 19th December » Argentine economic crisis (1999–2002) named Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots in Argentina e.g December 2001 riots Riots erupt in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 22nd December » Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.
  • 22nd December » Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard 2001 shoe bomb plot known as American Airlines Flight 63.
  • 27th December » China is granted permanent Permanent normal trade relations named normal trade relations with the United States.
  • 29th December » A fire at the Mesa Redonda shopping center in Lima, Peru, kills at least 291.