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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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Movies

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Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Richard Kelly

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

Country: United States of America

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Baran

Baran

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Majid Majidi

Starring: Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Mahjoub

Manic

Manic

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Jordan Melamed

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Bacall, Zooey Deschanel, Don Cheadle

Tape

Tape

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman

The Believer

The Believer

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Henry Bean

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 2001?
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The Constant Gardener by John le Carré

The Constant Gardener

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Frightening, heartbreaking, and exquisitely calibrated, John le Carré's new novel opens with the gruesome murder of the young and beautiful Tessa Quayle near northern Kenya's Lake Turkana, the birthplace of mankind.

The Indwelling by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

The Indwelling

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The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks

The Rescue

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One of America's bestselling authors delivers a story about the greatest commitment of all: loving someone forever. When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives.

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese?

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THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WITH OVER 10 MILLION COPIES IN PRINT!A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parabel to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success …

The O'Reilly Factor by Bill O'Reilly

The O'Reilly Factor

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A hard-hitting and no-holds-barred broadside from the anchorman of the Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor--what's good about America (plenty), what's bad(plenty still), and what's completely ridiculous (most everything else).Every