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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2001?


Events

  • 02 Nov 2001 Microsoft and the US Department of Justice and nine US states reach a settlement in their antitrust case. Microsoft is to license Windows uniformly, and cannot make exclusive contracts that compel companies to use to not use certain competing software products.
  • 04 Nov 2001 Establishment of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • 06 Nov 2001 Twentieth Century Fox's anti-terrorist drama action show ''24 (TV series)'' premieres.
  • 11 Nov 2001 Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in.
  • 12 Nov 2001 In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 en route to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
  • 13 Nov 2001 In the first such act since World War II, U.S. President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against any foreigners suspected of having connections to terrorist acts or planned acts against the United States.
  • 15 Nov 2001 Microsoft launches the Xbox video game system in North America. Price is US$299. The system features four controller ports, one controller, 8 GB hard drive, 733 MHz Intel main processor, 250 MHz NVidia XGP graphics processor, 64 MB RAM, 3D audio support, Ethernet port, broadband Internet connection. Games come on dual-layer DVD-ROM discs that can store 9 GB of data. The system can also play DVD movies. 500,000 units are sold in the first seven days; 1.5 million in the first month.
  • 16 Nov 2001 The first Harry Potter film, ''Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'', is released, grossing US , becoming the second highest grossing film around the world of all time, behind ''Titanic''.
  • 17 Nov 2001 The animated Justice League cartoon premieres on Cartoon Network in America.
  • 18 Nov 2001 The World Wrestling Federation defeated the ECW–WCW alliance at Survivor Series in Greensboro, North Carolina (The ampquotMiracle in Greensboroampquot)
  • 19 Nov 2001 Now 50 That's What I Call Music is released!
  • 20 Nov 2001 In Washington, D.C., US President George W. Bush dedicates the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.
  • 21 Nov 2001 Disney's popular acclaimed animated series, ''Recess'' ends production.
  • 23 Nov 2001 The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • 24 Nov 2001 Melanie Thornton, the German/American Pop singer, also the former member of La Bouche, dies in a plane crash going to Zürich, Switzerland,along with Maria Serreno-Serreno and Nathaly Van Het Ende of the German dance band Passion Fruit (band).
  • 27 Nov 2001 A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
  • 29 Nov 2001 George Harrison of the Beatles dies at the age of 58 from lung cancer in Hollywood, California.
  • 30 Nov 2001 In Renton, Washington, United States, Gary Ridgway aka The Green River Killer is arrested.

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Movies

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A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Country: United States of America

Kin-dza-dza!

Kin-dza-dza!

Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Levan Gabriadze

Sullivan's Travels

Sullivan's Travels

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Country: United States of America

Network

Network

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America

Rocky

Rocky

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

Books

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Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Skipping Christmas

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERImagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip …

Islam by Karen Armstrong

Islam

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No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular imagination as an extreme faith that promotes terrorism, authoritarian government, female oppression, and civil

The Kiss by Danielle Steel

The Kiss

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In her 53rd bestselling novel, Danielle Steel explores how a single shattering moment can change lives forever. The Kiss is at once a moving testament to the fragility of life and a breathtaking story about the power of love to …

John Adams by David McCullough

John Adams

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.In

September 11, 2001 by the editors of New York magazine

September 11, 2001

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On the morning of September 11, 2001, two hijacked airplanes destroyed New York's World Trade Center. Thus began the extraordinary story of a great city coping with the worst disaster in