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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 2001.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 2001: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2001?


Events

  • 01 Jan 2001 A black monolith—dubbed the Seattle Monolith—measuring approximately tall appears in Seattle, Washington's Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous artist in reference to the movie ''2001: A Space Odyssey''.
  • 02 Jan 2001 Sila Calderon becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 03 Jan 2001 The 107th United States Congress is sworn in, including incoming freshmen Senators Bill Nelson (Democrat-Florida), Tom Carper (Democrat-Delaware), Debbie Stabenow (Democrat-Michigan), John Ensign (Republican-Nevada), George Allen (Republican-Virginia), Maria Cantwell (Democrat-Washington), Ben Nelson (Democrat-Nebraska), Hillary Clinton (Democrat-New York), Jon Corzine (Democrat-New Jersey), Jean Carnahan (Democrat-Missouri), and Mark Dayton (Democrat-Minnesota).
  • 06 Jan 2001 The United States Congress, presided over by Vice President Al Gore as President of the Senate, certifies George Walker Bush's Electoral College victory and thus as the winner of the 2000 presidential election.
  • 09 Jan 2001 Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft, was launched.
  • 10 Jan 2001 Apple introduce their iTunes digital media player application at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
  • 11 Jan 2001 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approves the merger of America Online and Time Warner to form AOL Time Warner.
  • 12 Jan 2001 Downtown Disney opens, in the Disneyland Resort, between Disneyland and the site of Disney's California Adventure. The 300,000 square foot site features restaurants, nightclubs, shops, and movie theaters.
  • 13 Jan 2001 An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.
  • 15 Jan 2001 Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
  • 16 Jan 2001 US President Bill Clinton awards former US President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service during the Spanish-American War. Eleven of Roosevelt's descendants accept the honor on his behalf.
  • 17 Jan 2001 U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis' rank from Lieutenant to Captain.
  • 20 Jan 2001 Philippine president Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent 4-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
  • 22 Jan 2001 Four of the ampquotTexas 7ampquot are caught at a convenience store in Woodland Park, Colorado, and a fifth killed himself inside a motor home.
  • 23 Jan 2001 January 25 – United Nations war crimes prosecutor Del Ponte demands that Serbia hand over Slobodan Milošević.
  • 24 Jan 2001 The last two of the ampquotTexas 7ampquot are taken into custody in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 26 Jan 2001 An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
  • 27 Jan 2001 A plane crashes 40 miles east of Denver, Colorado, killing two players of the Oklahoma State University basketball team, six team staffers, and the two-person crew.
  • 28 Jan 2001 Super Bowl XXXV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida: Baltimore Ravens defeats the New York Giants, 34-7.
  • 29 Jan 2001 Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
  • 31 Jan 2001 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.

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Country: United States of America

Modern Times

Modern Times

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Country: United States of America

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Country: United States of America

The Kid

The Kid

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Country: United States of America

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 2001?
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Shadow Of The Hegemon by Orson Scott Card

Shadow Of The Hegemon

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The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved.

Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

Dreamcatcher

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From master storyteller Stephen King comes his classic #1 New York Times bestseller about four friends who encounter evil in the Maine woods.Twenty-five years ago, in their haunted hometown of Derry, Maine, four boys bravely stood together and saved a …

The Prometheus Deception by Robert Ludlum

The Prometheus Deception

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After fifteen years as a brilliant master spy, Nick Bryson has disappeared into anonymity as a professor at an exclusive college in western Pennsylvania―until he's suddenly lured back into the game.Recruited

The First Counsel by Brad Meltzer

The First Counsel

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The runaway bestseller that takes us down the rabbit hole of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.John F. Jennedy, Jr., was Lark.Amy Carter was Dynamo.Chelsea

From The Corner Of His Eye by Dean Koontz

From The Corner Of His Eye

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER This is the story of a boy who loses his sight, and then mysteriously regains it. It is the story of a courageous band of seekers and a relentless killer.