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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

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Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise

Starring: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Country: United States of America

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Satoshi Kon

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

The Others

The Others

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan, Alakina Mann

Country: United States of America

Shaolin Soccer

Shaolin Soccer

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Stephen Chow

Starring: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man-Tat Ng

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 2001?
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Justice by Dominick Dunne

Justice

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For more than two decades, Vanity Fair has published Dominick Dunne’s brilliant, revelatory chronicles of the most famous crimes, trials, and punishments of our time.

Napalm & Silly Putty by George Carlin

Napalm & Silly Putty

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The #1 New York Times bestseller with more than 450,000 copies in print offers up a hilarious and "entertaining" [Chicago Sun-Times] collection of razor-sharp observations--now available in paperback! Spending more than

The Jury by Steve Martini

The Jury

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The Attorney, which marked the return of Steve Martini's lawyer-sleuth Paul Madriani, was hailed for its "well-observed courtroom maneuverings" (The Christian Science Monitor) and "crisp dialogue and tart observations" (Publishers Weekly).

Cane River by Lalita Tademy

Cane River

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A New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick-the unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana.Beginning

Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir and Michèle Fitoussi

Stolen Lives

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A gripping memoir that reads like a political thriller--the story of Malika Oufkir's turbulent and remarkable life. Born in 1953, Malika Oufkir was the eldest daughter of General Oufkir, the King