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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 2001?


Events

  • 01 May 2001 Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of ''a state of rebellion'', hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.
  • 03 May 2001 The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
  • 04 May 2001 The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
  • 06 May 2001 During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.
  • 09 May 2001 In Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium Disaster. The deaths are caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium) that followed a controversial decision by the referee.
  • 11 May 2001 Died: Douglas Adams, author of the cult science fiction comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, dies at the age of 49.
  • 12 May 2001 Died: Perry Como, singer, dies at the age of 89.
  • 15 May 2001 The female American rock band The Go-Go's release their first album in 17 years since the album ''Talk Show'' (1984).
  • 19 May 2001 First Apple Store opens.
  • 21 May 2001 The US Mint releases the 2001 Rhode Island quarter dollar to circulation.
  • 22 May 2001 Sherpa Temba Tsheri, 16, becomes the youngest person to summit Mount Everest.
  • 24 May 2001 Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.
  • 25 May 2001 32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • 27 May 2001 The Oldham riots take place in Oldham, UK, after a string of events create tension between White and Asian communities. Lasted until May 28, 2001.
  • 29 May 2001 Barbara and Jenna Bush prosecuted for under-age drinking after posing as over 21 in a Texas drinking establishment.

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Movies

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Mulholland Dr.

Mulholland Dr.

Release year: 2001

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Country: United States of America

Lantana

Lantana

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Ray Lawrence

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

Storytelling

Storytelling

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Todd Solondz

Starring: Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Wisdom, Maria Thayer

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 2001?
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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

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly …

The Search by Iris Johansen

The Search

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He strikes without warning.He kills without mercy.He's only just begun.As part of an elite K-9 search and rescue team, Sarah Patrick and her golden retriever, Monty, have a gift for finding what no one else can.

Potshot by Robert B. Parker

Potshot

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The town of Potshot, Arizona, is under siege by a band of murderous marauders, and the law is helpless to stop them.

The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux

The Summerhouse

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Jude Deveraux's marvelous New York Times bestseller is a touching and delightful exploration of the longings that live deep inside every woman's heart, featuring three friends who get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to find out what might have been...Have