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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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Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Country: United States of America

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

Country: United States of America

I Am Sam

I Am Sam

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Jessie Nelson

Starring: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in November 2001?
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Good To Great by Jim Collins

Good To Great

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The Challenge:Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an

Churchill by Roy Jenkins

Churchill

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In Churchill, Roy Jenkins provides a comprehensive portrait of Winston Churchill from his childhood to the critical World War II period and beyond in a single, definitive volume.

Blood And Gold by Anne Rice

Blood And Gold

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“RICE WRITES WITH HER USUAL EROTIC AND HISTORICALLY EVOCATIVE FLAIR.”–PeopleOnce a proud Senator in Imperial Rome, Marius is kidnapped and forced into that dark realm of blood, where he is made

Narcissus In Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton

Narcissus In Chains

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In her tenth adventure, nothing can save vampire hunter Anita Blake from a twist of fate that draws her ever closer to the brink of humanity.

The Lost Son by Bernard B. Kerik

The Lost Son

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An intimate portrait of the courageous and honorable fortieth Police Commissioner of New York City details his mission to fight the injustice around him and to solve the mystery of his own mother, who abandoned him forty-one years ago.