2001 in History – What happened in year 2001


In history, year 2001 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 2001.

Know what happened in 2001:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 September The Troubles-Protestant loyalists began picketing a Catholicprimary school for girls in the Protestant portion of Ardoyne, Belfast,Northern Ireland.
05 JuneTropical Storm Allison made landfall in southeast Texas,causing $5.5 billion in damage to make it the costliest tropical stormin US history.
07 AprilNASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey , currently the longest-surviving continually active spacecraft in orbit around a planet other than Earth, launched from Cape Canaveral.
11 September Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger airliners for aseries of suicide attacks against targets in New York City and theWashington, D.C. area.
12 November American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into residential buildingsfive minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport inNew York, killing a total of 265 people.
13 DecemberThe Parliament of India was attacked by five gunmen, resultingin 15 deaths, including those of the perpetrators.
13 January The first of two large earthquakes struck El Salvador, killing at least 944 people and destroying over 100,000 homes.
16 AprilIndia and Bangladesh began a five-day conflict over their disputed border, which ended in a stalemate.
20 July Twenty-three-year-old Italian anti-globalist Carlo Giuliani wasshot dead by a police officer while protesting during the 27th G8 summitin Genoa, Italy.
22 DecemberBurhanuddin Rabbani of the Northern Alliance handed over powerin Afghanistan to the interim government headed by Hamid Karzai.
27 September The Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University, the onlyuniversity exclusively for the disabled in the world, was founded inChitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India.
08 OctoberAt Linate Airport in Milan, Italy, Scandinavian Airlines FlightSK686 collided on take-off with a Cessna Citation II business jet,killing 118 people.
11 SeptemberAl-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger airliners for aseries of suicide attacks against targets in New York City and theWashington, D.C., area.
20 SeptemberDuring a televised address to a joint session of the UnitedStates Congress, U.S. President George W. Bush declared a 'war onterror' against Al-Qaeda and other global terrorist groups.
09 AugustFifteen people were killed and 130 others were wounded when asuicide bomber detonated his bomb at a Sbarro pizza restaurant inJerusalem.
25 AugustAmerican singer Aaliyah and various members of her recordcompany were killed when their overloaded airplane crashed shortly aftertakeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport in Marsh Harbour, The Bahamas.
23 JulyMegawati Sukarnoputri became the first female president ofIndonesia after the People's Consultative Assembly removed AbdurrahmanWahid.
16 AprilIndia and Bangladesh began a five-day conflict over theirdisputed border, which ended in a stalemate.
28 AprilDennis Tito became the world's first fee-paying space tourist,riding the Russian Soyuz TM-32 spacecraft to the International SpaceStation.
09 FebruaryThe American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally collidedwith the Ehime Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the UwajimaFishery High School.
12 FebruaryNASA's robotic space probe NEAR Shoemaker touched down on Eros(pictured), becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
18 FebruaryAmerican FBI agent Robert Hanssen was arrested for having spiedfor Soviet and Russian intelligence agencies over a 22-year period.
02 DecemberLess than two months after disclosing accounting violations,Texas-based energy firm Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, evaporating nearly $11 billion in shareholder wealth.
03 SeptemberThe Troubles-Protestant loyalists began picketing a Catholicprimary school for girls in the Protestant portion of Ardoyne, Belfast,Northern Ireland.
05 OctoberAmerican baseball player Barry Bonds surpassed Mark McGwire'ssingle-season home run total with his milestone 71st and 72nd home runs.
05 JuneTropical Storm Allison made landfall in southeast Texas,causing $5.5 billion in damage to make it the costliest tropical stormin US history.
09 February The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally collidedwith the Ehime Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the UwajimaFishery High School.
13 DecemberThe Parliament of India was attacked by five gunmen, resultingin 12 deaths, including those of the perpetrators.
23 OctoberThe iPod, the line of portable media players designed andmarketed by Apple, was launched.
25 OctoberWindows XP, one of the most popular and widely used versions ofthe Microsoft Windows operating system, was released.


List of famous birthdays in the year 2001:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
14 OctoberRowan Blanchard / Actress / United States of America
17 OctoberThomas Strudwick / Motorcycle Racer / United Kingdom
19 February David Mazouz / Actor / United States of America
27 JulyShin Ki-joon / Actor / South Korea

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