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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 2001: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 2001?


Events

  • 01 Dec 2001 Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.
  • 02 Dec 2001 Enron Corporation, based in Houston, Texas, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New York court, five days after Dynegy cancels a US$8.4 billion buyout bid. At the time this is the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
  • 03 Dec 2001 Officials announce that one of the Taliban prisoners captured after the prison uprising at Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan is John Walker Lindh, an American citizen.
  • 04 Dec 2001 Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj, Sultan of Selangor and 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia dies in office.
  • 06 Dec 2001 The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 11 Dec 2001 The United States government indicts Zacarias Moussaoui for involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks.
  • 13 Dec 2001 U.S. President George W. Bush announces the United States' withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 14 Dec 2001 Annular solar eclipse
  • 16 Dec 2001 Battle of Tora Bora fought between Coalition Forces and Terrorist Allies and Osama Bin Laden and remaining Taliban forces escape by mule to Pakistan reported by former Delta Force commander going by the alias Dalton Fury.
  • 18 Dec 2001 Two men, Ahmed Agiza and Muhammad al-Zery, are secretly deported to Egypt from Sweden after a request from the United States in what is believed to be a CIA-led operation. (Washington Post)
  • 20 Dec 2001 The Argentine government of President Fernando De la Rúa collapses amidst rioting and violence throughout the country. See December 2001 riots (Argentina)
  • 22 Dec 2001 A flight from Paris, France to Miami, Florida is diverted to Boston, Massachusetts after passenger Richard Reid attempts to set his shoe, filled with explosives, on fire.
  • 27 Dec 2001 The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.
  • 29 Dec 2001 A fire at the Mesa Redonda shopping center in Lima, Peru, kills at least 291.

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Movies

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Country: United States of America

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States of America

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Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Country: United States of America

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

Country: United States of America

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 2001?
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Bias by Bernard Goldberg

Bias

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In his nearly thirty years at CBS News, Emmy Award–winner Bernard Goldberg earned a reputation as one of the preeminent reporters in the television news business.

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

The Fiery Cross

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The dazzling fifth volume of Diana Gabaldon’s extraordinary Outlander saga, featuring 18th-century Scotsman James Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall. The year is 1771, and war is coming.

One Nation by the editors of Life magazine

One Nation

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During our nation's most trying times, it has been LIFE that has provided the images that help us understand, remember, and in the process, renew. Now the editors of LIFE have assembled a moving, brilliantly illustrated account of tragedy and …

The Kiss by Danielle Steel

The Kiss

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In her 53rd bestselling novel, Danielle Steel explores how a single shattering moment can change lives forever. The Kiss is at once a moving testament to the fragility of life and a breathtaking story about the power of love to …

The Pillars Of Creation by Terry Goodkind

The Pillars Of Creation

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New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind has created his most lavish adventure yet. Tormented her entire life by inhuman voices, a young woman named Lauren seeks to end her intolerable