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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2001?


Events

  • 02 Oct 2001 NATO backs U.S. military strikes following 9/11.
  • 04 Oct 2001 A hunter shoots a hole in the trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, causing a leak of 1.1 million litres of oil into the wilderness.
  • 05 Oct 2001 Tom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become the first director of the newly created United States Office of Homeland Security.
  • 07 Oct 2001 The United States armed forces invade Afghanistan, with participation from the United Kingdom.
  • 08 Oct 2001 A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy killing 118.
  • 09 Oct 2001 The 2001 anthrax attacks continue as anthrax letters are mailed from Princeton, New Jersey, to U.S. Senators Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont.
  • 10 Oct 2001 U.S. President George W. Bush presents a list of 22 most wanted terrorists.
  • 11 Oct 2001 The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.
  • 15 Oct 2001 NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.
  • 19 Oct 2001 SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sinks in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
  • 20 Oct 2001 The Concert for New York City, "a celebration of the strength, resilience, and pride of New York and America" is held, featuring performances by The Who, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Backstreet Boys, Billy Joel, Destiny's Child, Eric Clapton, Adam Sandler, Bon Jovi, Elton John and many more.
  • 21 Oct 2001 What More Can I Give benefit concert held in Washington D.C., featuring performances by Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, James Brown, Al Green, Carole King, the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, P!nk, and others.
  • 23 Oct 2001 Apple Computer introduces the iPod portable music player. It features 5 GB hard drive, and FireWire port. Price is US$399.
  • 25 Oct 2001 Microsoft launches the Windows XP operating system in the USA. The software is based on Windows NT and Windows 2000, but includes a Compatibility Mode allowing most software written for older Windows versions to operate correctly. Prices are US$199 (Home Edition) and US$299 (Professional Edition).
  • 26 Oct 2001 The USA PATRIOT Act becomes law.
  • 30 Oct 2001 Died: Famous Arab encyclopedist M. A. Benyounis died.
  • 31 Oct 2001 Searchers recover $230 million in gold and silver from vaults of the Bank of Nova Scotia among rubble of the destroyed World Trade Center in New York City.

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Music charts

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Movies

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K-PAX

K-PAX

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Iain Softley

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard

Edges of the Lord

Edges of the Lord

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Yurek Bogayevicz

Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Willem Dafoe, Richard Banel, Liam Hess

The Last Castle

The Last Castle

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Rod Lurie

Starring: Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Burton

Bandits

Bandits

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity

Little Secrets

Little Secrets

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Blair Treu

Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Michael Angarano, David Gallagher, Vivica A. Fox

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 2001?
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Long Time No See by Susan Isaacs

Long Time No See

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It's been twenty years, and Judith's life has definitely changed. Now a history professor and a widow, she hasn't seen Nelson Sharpe of the Nassau County Police Department in all that

Ava'S Man by Rick Bragg

Ava'S Man

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With the same emotional generosity and effortlessly compelling storytelling that made All Over But the Shoutin’ a national bestseller, Rick Bragg continues his personal history of the Deep South.

Shock by Robin Cook

Shock

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Two graduate students decide to solve their financial problems by becoming egg donors at an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston’s North Shore.

Roses Are Red by James Patterson

Roses Are Red

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In this heart-pounding new thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most brilliant killer he's ever confronted, a mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C.,

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

The Corrections

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Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for FictionAfter almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have …