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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2001?


Events

  • 01 Jun 2001 Nepalese royal massacre : Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother, King Birendra of Nepal and Queen Aiswarya.
  • 04 Jun 2001 Gyanendra, the last King of Nepal, ascends to the throne after the massacre in the Royal Palace.
  • 05 Jun 2001 (to June 9) Houston, Texas is devastated by flooding when Tropical Storm Allison produces 36 inches (900 mm) of rain. Particularly hard hit are the downtown area and the Texas Medical Center, which loses years of research and data and thousands of lab animals. Twenty-two people die; damage exceeds US$5 billion.
  • 07 Jun 2001 Tony Blair's Labour Party elected for second term in UK general election.
  • 10 Jun 2001 Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint, Saint Rafqa.
  • 11 Jun 2001 Nintendo launches the Game Boy Advance portable game system in the USA.
  • 12 Jun 2001 Robert Edward Dyer is sentenced to 16 years' imprisonment for attempting to extort money from a British supermarket chain through a letter bomb campaign.
  • 14 Jun 2001 The black beret becomes the standard headgear for all United State Army soldiers.
  • 18 Jun 2001 Protests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India.
  • 19 Jun 2001 23 people killed and 11 wounded by an American missile hitting a soccer field in northern Iraq, county of Tel Afr
  • 20 Jun 2001 Andrea Yates drowns her five children in a bathtub and confesses to her crimes.
  • 21 Jun 2001 A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
  • 23 Jun 2001 An earthquake (7.9 on the Richter scale) hits the south of Peru.
  • 28 Jun 2001 Slobodan Milosevic deported to ICTY to stand trial.
  • 29 Jun 2001 Died: Artist and writer Mary Barnes dies aged 78.

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Movies

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Country: United States of America

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Country: United States of America

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Country: United States of America

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States of America

Up in Mabel's Room

Up in Mabel's Room

Directed by: E. Mason Hopper

Starring: Marie Prevost, Harrison Ford, Phyllis Haver, Harry Myers

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 2001?
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Warrior Class by Dale Brown

Warrior Class

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The world is falling apart, and there are plenty of people willing to take advantage. One of them is Pavel Kazakov, a Russian oilman with close ties to organized crime, and

At Any Cost by Bill Sammon

At Any Cost

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Drawing on exhaustive, on-the-scene reporting with exclusive interviews with key players - including President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B.

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

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Empire Falls

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With Empire Falls Richard Russo cements his reputation as one of America’s most compelling and compassionate storytellers. Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years,

Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis

Founding Brothers

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In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award—winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals–Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and