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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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Ghost World

Ghost World

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Terry Zwigoff

Starring: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

Lantana

Lantana

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Ray Lawrence

Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Blake, Kerry Armstrong

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 2001?
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Cloak Of Deception by James Luceno

Cloak Of Deception

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From New York Times bestselling author James Luceno comes an all-new Star Wars adventure that reveals the action and intrigue unfolding directly before Episode I: The Phantom Menace.Mired

Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

Ghost Soldiers

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On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among

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

Leap Of Faith by Danielle Steel

Leap Of Faith

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In her fifty-second bestselling novel, Danielle Steel weaves a compelling story of the power of lies, the misuse of trust--and of one woman's triumph over a devastating betrayal.Marie-Ange

A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen

A Short Guide to a Happy Life

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Miller’s Valley, Anna Quindlen’s classic reflection on a meaningful life makes a perfect gift for any occasion.“Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium.