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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 2001.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 2001: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2001?


Events

  • 01 Aug 2001 Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a 2.5-ton monument of the Ten Commandments (dubbed by both detractors and the media as 'Roy's Rock') surreptitiously installed in the Rotunda of the Judiciary Building.
  • 02 Aug 2001 Robert Mueller is confirmed as the new FBI director.
  • 03 Aug 2001 The Real IRA detonates a car bomb in Ealing, London, UK injuring seven people.
  • 04 Aug 2001 The Seattle-based Windy Bay fishing vessel strikes a rock and sinks in Prince William Sound, 65km southwest of Valdez, Alaska. 133,000 litres of diesel fuel creates a sheen covering 10 square km, with about 36,800 litres recovered.
  • 06 Aug 2001 Died: Dick Rehbein, in his second year as a quarterbacks coach for the New England Patriots in the NFL, dies of heart failure at the age of 45.
  • 09 Aug 2001 U.S. President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.
  • 10 Aug 2001 Film: Osmosis Jones played by Chris Rock, starring Bill Murray
  • 16 Aug 2001 Rosario Marin begins term as 41st Treasurer of the US.
  • 20 Aug 2001 TV series: Oswald
  • 21 Aug 2001 The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
  • 24 Aug 2001 Film: Bubble Boy
  • 25 Aug 2001 Died: Aaliyah, contemporary R&B and pop singer, dies in a plane crash at the age of 22.
  • 27 Aug 2001 Intel releases the 2-GHz Pentium 4 processor.
  • 31 Aug 2001 September 1 - The 2001 Vancouver TV realignment occurs in British Columbia, Canada.

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Music charts

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Movies

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 2001?
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A Traitor To Memory by Elizabeth George

A Traitor To Memory

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When an elderly woman is deliberately run down and killed on a quiet London street, Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley must discover why.

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the …

Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

Ghost Soldiers

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On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among

Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman

Blue Diary

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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dovekeepers, a New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book. The courage to face the unthinkable is at the core of this magnificent new

Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler

Back When We Were Grownups

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“A WONDERFUL NOVEL . . . Tyler’s eye and ear for familial give and take is unerring, her humanity irresistible. You’ll want to turn back to the first chapter the moment