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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2001?


Events

  • 01 Jul 2001 Alliant International University is formed by combining of United States International University and ...
  • 02 Jul 2001 The AbioCor self contained artificial heart is first implanted.
  • 03 Jul 2001 A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev Tu-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
  • 04 Jul 2001 The film Cats & Dogs is released.
  • 06 Jul 2001 The film Kiss of the Dragon is released.
  • 07 Jul 2001 Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the Pepsi 400 in the first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at the Daytona International Speedway since the death of Dale Earnhardt. Teammate Michael Waltrip ran second, blocking for Jr., an exact mirror of the Daytona 500 where Jr. blocked for Waltrip en route to his first '500 win.
  • 09 Jul 2001 Goran Ivanišević won Wimbledon tennis tournament and became the first, and so far the last, wildcard to achieve that feature.
  • 10 Jul 2001 Sony CEA releases the Gran Turismo 3: A-spec game for the PlayStation 2 in the USA. Over one million copies are shipped in the first week.
  • 13 Jul 2001 The People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation sign the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation.
  • 18 Jul 2001 In Baltimore, Maryland, a 60-car train derailment occurs in a tunnel sparking a fire that will last days and virtually shut down downtown Baltimore (see Howard Street Tunnel fire).
  • 20 Jul 2001 Vanessa Leggett is found in contempt by a Federal Court for refusing to release notes made for her book on the Doris Angleton murder.
  • 21 Jul 2001 Akashi pedestrian bridge accident: At the conclusion of a fireworks display on Okura Beach in Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan, 11 people are killed and more than 120 are injured when a pedestrian footbridge connecting the beach to JR Asagiri railway station becomes overcrowded and people leaving the event fall down in a domino effect.
  • 23 Jul 2001 Honduras defeats Brazil in a soccer match by final result of 2–0.
  • 24 Jul 2001 Bandaranaike Airport attack is carried out by 14 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 down Sri Lankan economy.
  • 26 Jul 2001 US Senate confirms Henrietta Holsman Fore as US Mint director.
  • 27 Jul 2001 The film Planet of the Apes is released.
  • 28 Jul 2001 Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships.
  • 31 Jul 2001 Died: Poul Anderson

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Aliens

Aliens

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

The Message

The Message

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Country: United States of America

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Country: United States of America

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Directed by: Zoya Akhtar

Starring: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Naseeruddin Shah, Farhan Akhtar

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress

Directed by: Satoshi Kon

Starring: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 2001?
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Chosen Prey by John Sandford

Chosen Prey

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He seems like such a nice man. You’d never guess what was going on in his mind…Art history professor James Qatar has a hobby: he takes secret photographs of women to

Moving Target by Elizabeth Lowell

Moving Target

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The troubling message from Serena Charters's late grandmother appears in a package containing four pages of a centuries-old illuminated manuscript -- a strange inheritance that hides many secrets...and

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 …

P Is for Peril by Sue Grafton

P Is for Peril

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Of #1 New York Times-bestselling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, "Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters." With only one letter left, Grafton's many devoted readers will share that sentiment.Kinsey

May There Be A Road by Louis L'Amour

May There Be A Road

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Spirited American stories Gathered together for the first timeFrom the coasts of Brazil to the borders of Tibet to the very heartland of America, May There Be a Road gathers ten