2001

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This article is about the year 2001. For information on the movie, see 2001: A Space Odyssey. For the Dr. Dre album, see 2001.

2001 (MMI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. By strict interpretation of the Gregorian Calendar, 2001 is also the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd millennium. Popular culture, however, often views the year 2000 as holding this distinction.

2001 is also the year which marks:

See also Wikipedia's almanac of events for this year.

Events

January

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George W Bush, inugurated as President of the United States

February

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother walks over a disinfectant mat at Sandown racecourse, as foot and mouth hits the UK.

March - April

May

June

July

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Protestors at the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy.

August

  • August 1 - Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a 2 1/2 ton monument of the Ten Commandments surreptitiously installed in the rotunda of the judiciary building. He would later be sued to have it removed. Later, he would be removed from office.
  • August 2 - Robert Mueller confirmed as the new FBI director.
  • August 6 - : George W. Bush is informed in his President's Daily Brief that Osama bin Laden is determined to strike targets within the United States and that the FBI believed activity consistent with preparations for hijacking US airplanes was underway.
  • August 9 - US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.
  • August 9 - In the Comoros, "military committee" of major Mohamad Bacar seizes power in the island of Anjouan, that had declared independence. They plan to rejoin the Comoros

September

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The World Trade Center ablaze after two airplanes crash into the towers in a terrorist attack

October

November

December

Births

Deaths

For more deaths see: Deaths in 2001

January-February

March-April

May

June

July-August

September-October

November-December

Nobel Prizes

Templeton Prize

Fictional references to the year

External links

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