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  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 8, 2001

    Ruby Bridges

    Bridges was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 8, 2001

    On January 8, 2001, Bridges was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Bill Clinton.




  • Washington D.C, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 20, 2001

    George W. Bush

    President of U.S.

    Washington D.C, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 20, 2001

    George W. Bush was elected President of the United States in 2000 and his first inauguration occurred on January 20, 2001.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 6, 2001

    Shaquille O'Neal

    "That's How I Beat Shaq"

    U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 6, 2001

    O'Neal was also featured in Aaron Carter's 2001 hit single "That's How I Beat Shaq". Shaq also appears on the music video for the release.




  • Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 25, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    No Way Out (2001)

    Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 25, 2001

    In 2001, The Rock continued to feud with Angle over the WWF Championship, culminating at No Way Out in February, where he pinned Angle to win the WWF Championship for a sixth time.




  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Saturday Mar 24, 2001

    MacOS

    Mac OS X launch

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Saturday Mar 24, 2001

    The consumer version of Mac OS X was launched in 2001 with Mac OS X 10.0. Reviews were variable, with extensive praise for its sophisticated, glossy Aqua interface, but criticizing it for sluggish performance. With Apple's popularity at a low, the makers of several classic Mac applications such as FrameMaker and PageMaker declined to develop new versions of their software for Mac OS X. Ars Technica columnist John Siracusa, who reviewed every major OS X release up to 10.10, described the early releases in retrospect as 'dog-slow, feature-poor' and Aqua as 'unbearably slow and a huge resource hog'.




  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Saturday Mar 24, 2001

    MacOS

    MacOS X

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Saturday Mar 24, 2001

    Mac OS X was originally presented as the tenth major version of Apple's operating system for Macintosh computers; current versions of macOS retain the major version number "10". Previous Macintosh operating systems (versions of the classic Mac OS) were named using Arabic numerals, as with Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9. The letter "X" in Mac OS X's name refers to the number 10, a Roman numeral, and Apple has stated that it should be pronounced "ten" in this context. However, it is also commonly pronounced like the letter "X".




  • Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 1, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania X-Seven

    Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 1, 2001

    The Rock feuded with the Royal Rumble winner, Stone Cold Steve Austin, whom he lost the title to at WrestleMania X-Seven after Austin allied with Vince McMahon, who interfered on his behalf.


  • Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Apr 2, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    Steel Cage Title Rematch

    Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Apr 2, 2001

    On the next night's Raw Is War, during a steel cage title rematch, Triple H attacked The Rock, allying with McMahon and Austin and helping Austin retain the championship. Austin and Triple H then formed a tag team called The Power Trip, while The Rock was indefinitely suspended in storyline. Johnson used this time off to act in The Scorpion King.


  • White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 1, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    A Group presently in the United States

    White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 1, 2001

    On May 1, 2001, the CIA informed the White House that "a group presently in the United States" was in the process of planning a terrorist attack.


  • U.S.
    Friday May 4, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Mummy Returns

    U.S.
    Friday May 4, 2001

    Johnson began his theatrical career in The Mummy Returns (2001).


  • U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 2001

    Apple Inc.

    First official eponymous retail stores

    U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 2001

    On May 19, 2001, Apple opened its first official eponymous retail stores in Virginia and California.


  • U.S.
    Thursday May 31, 2001

    Xerox

    Xerox Corporation announced that its auditors, KPMG LLP

    U.S.
    Thursday May 31, 2001

    On May 31, 2001, Xerox Corporation announced that its auditors, KPMG LLP, had certified Xerox's financial statements for the three years ended December 31, 2000. And the financials included some restatements.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Sunday Jun 10, 2001

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal fouled out in Game 3 backing over Dikembe Mutombo

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Sunday Jun 10, 2001

    In the 2001 NBA Finals against the 76ers, O'Neal fouled out in Game 3 backing over Dikembe Mutombo, the 2000–2001 Defensive Player of the Year. "I didn't think the best defensive player in the game would be flopping like that. It's a shame that the referees buy into that", O'Neal said. "I wish he'd stand up and play me like a man instead of flopping and crying every time I back him down.


  • Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 28, 2001

    Eminem

    Eminem was sentenced to one year's probation

    Michigan, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 28, 2001

    On June 28, 2001, Eminem was sentenced to one year's probation and community service and was fined about $2,000 on weapon charges stemming from an argument with an employee of Psychopathic Records.


  • White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jun 29, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    The President's Daily Brief (June 29, 2001)

    White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Jun 29, 2001

    The President's Daily Brief on June 29, 2001, stated that "[the United States] is not the target of a disinformation campaign by Osama Bin Laden". The document repeated evidence surrounding the threat, "including an interview that month with a Middle Eastern journalist in which Bin Laden aides warned of a coming attack, as well as competitive pressures that the terrorist leader was feeling, given the number of Islamists being recruited for the separatist Russian region of Chechnya." The CIA reiterated that the attacks were anticipated to be near-term and have "dramatic consequences".


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 10, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Meeting with Condoleezza Rice

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 10, 2001

    In July 2001, J. Cofer Black, CIA's couterterrorism chief and George Tenet, CIA's director, met with Condoleezza Rice, the National Security Advisor, to inform her about communications intercepts and other top-secret intelligence showing the increasing likelihood that al-Qaeda would soon attack the United States. Rice listened but was unconvinced, having other priorities on which to focus. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld questioned the information suggesting it was a deception meant to gauge the U.S. response.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 1, 2001

    Xerox

    Anne M. Mulcahy became CEO

    U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 1, 2001

    After Thoman's resignation, Allaire again resumed the position of CEO and served until the appointment of Anne M. Mulcahy, another long-term Xerox executive. Xerox's turnaround was largely led by Mulcahy, who was appointed president in May 2000, CEO in August 2001, and chairman in January 2002. She launched an aggressive turnaround plan that returned Xerox to full-year profitability by the end of 2002, along with decreasing debt, increasing cash, and continuing to invest in research and development.


  • White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Aug 6, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    President's Daily Briefing (August 6, 2001)

    White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Aug 6, 2001

    On August 6, 2001, the President's Daily Briefing, entitled Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US warned that bin Laden was planning to exploit his operatives' access to the U.S. to mount a terrorist strike: FBI information... indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country, consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attack. Rice responded to the claims about the briefing in a statement before the 9/11 Commission stating the brief was "not prompted by any specific threat information" and "did not raise the possibility that terrorists might use airplanes as missiles."


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 19, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    SummerSlam (2001)

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 19, 2001

    The Rock defeated Booker T, at SummerSlam, to win the WCW Championship for the first time.


  • USA
    Monday Aug 27, 2001

    Shakira

    Shakira's 1st English Song

    USA
    Monday Aug 27, 2001

    Upon the success of Dónde Están los Ladrones? and MTV Unplugged, Shakira began working on an English crossover album. She learned English with the help of Gloria Estefan. She worked for over a year on new material for the album. "Whenever, Wherever", called "Suerte" in Spanish-speaking countries, was released as the first and lead single from her first English album and fifth studio album in August 2001.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 11, 2001

    Bin Laden

    11 September attack

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 11, 2001

    The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 11, 2001

    Plane Accidents

    September 11 terrorist attacks

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 11, 2001

    The deadliest aviation-related disaster of any kind, considering fatalities on both the aircraft and the ground, was the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. On that morning, four commercial aircraft traveling on transcontinental flights from East Coast airports to California were hijacked after takeoff. The four hijacked aircraft were subsequently crashed in four separate suicide attacks against major American landmarks, by 19 Islamic terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda. American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were intentionally crashed into the North and South Towers respectively of the World Trade Center, destroying both buildings in less than two hours. The World Trade Center crashes killed 2,753, the vast majority of fatalities being occupants of the World Trade Center towers or emergency personnel responding to the disaster. Also, 184 were killed by American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon (causing severe damage and partial destruction to the building's west side). 40 passengers were also killed when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a Somerset County, Pennsylvania field after passengers fought back and prevented the hijackers from reaching their designated target.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 11, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Morning of September 11, 2001

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 11, 2001

    Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 hijackers took control of four commercial airliners (two Boeing 757s and two Boeing 767s) en route to California (three headed to LAX in Los Angeles and one to SFO in San Francisco).


  • J. Edgar Hoover Building, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Friday Sep 14, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Osama Bin Laden's Family

    J. Edgar Hoover Building, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Friday Sep 14, 2001

    Two dozen members of Osama bin Laden's family were urgently evacuated out of the country on a private charter plane under FBI supervision three days after the attacks.


  • United States Capitol, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Sep 14, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Authorization for use of Military Force Against Terrorists

    United States Capitol, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Sep 14, 2001

    On September 14, 2001, the U.S. Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists. Still in effect, it grants the President the authority to use all "necessary and appropriate force" against those whom he determined "planned, authorized, committed or aided" the September 11 attacks, or who harbored said persons or groups.


  • Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 15, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Attacks on Religious Buildings

    Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 15, 2001

    There were reports of attacks on mosques and other religious buildings (including the firebombing of a Hindu temple), and assaults on people, including one murder: Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh mistaken for a Muslim, was fatally shot on September 15, 2001, in Mesa, Arizona.


  • Islamic Center of Washington, DC, U.S.
    Monday Sep 17, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Islamic Center of Washington, DC

    Islamic Center of Washington, DC, U.S.
    Monday Sep 17, 2001

    Shortly after the attacks, President Bush made a public appearance at Washington, D.C.'s largest Islamic Center and acknowledged the "incredibly valuable contribution" that millions of American Muslims made to their country and called for them "to be treated with respect.".


  • United States Capitol, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Sep 20, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Domestic Reactions

    United States Capitol, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Sep 20, 2001

    On September 20, 2001, President George W. Bush addressed the nation and a joint session of the United States Congress regarding the events of September 11 and the subsequent nine days of rescue and recovery efforts, and described his intended response to the attacks. New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani's highly visible role won him high praise in New York and nationally.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 25, 2001

    Michael Jordan

    Return to play

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 25, 2001

    On September 25, 2001, Jordan announced his return to the NBA to play for the Washington Wizards, indicating his intention to donate his salary as a player to a relief effort for the victims of the September 11 attacks.


  • J. Edgar Hoover Building Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Sep 27, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Fbi Released Photos of All 19 Hijackers

    J. Edgar Hoover Building Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Sep 27, 2001

    On September 27, 2001, FBI released photos of all 19 hijackers, along with information about possible nationalities and aliases. Fifteen of the men were from Saudi Arabia, two from the United Arab Emirates, one from Egypt, and one from Lebanon.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 10, 2001

    Bin Laden

    The Initial list of the top 22 FBI Most Wanted Terrorists

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 10, 2001

    On October 10, 2001, bin Laden appeared as well on the initial list of the top 22 FBI Most Wanted Terrorists, which was released to the public by the President of the United States George W. Bush, in direct response to the September 11 attacks, but which was again based on the indictment for the 1998 embassy attack.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 10, 2001

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    Top 22 Most Wanted Terrorists

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 10, 2001

    On October 10, 2001, al-Zawahiri appeared on the initial list of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's top 22 Most Wanted Terrorists, which was released to the public by U.S. President George W. Bush.


  • St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 21, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    No Mercy (2001)

    St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 21, 2001

    The Rock lost the title ( WCW Championship) to Chris Jericho at No Mercy.


  • Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
    Monday Oct 22, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Teamed with Jericho

    Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
    Monday Oct 22, 2001

    The next night on Raw, The Rock teamed with Jericho to win the WWF Tag Team Championship from The Dudley Boyz.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 23, 2001

    Apple Inc.

    iPod

    U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 23, 2001

    On October 23 2001, Apple debuted the iPod portable digital audio player.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 25, 2001

    Microsoft

    Windows XP

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 25, 2001

    On October 25, 2001, Microsoft released Windows XP, unifying the mainstream and NT lines of OS under the NT codebase.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Thursday Oct 25, 2001

    Windows

    Windows XP

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Thursday Oct 25, 2001

    The next major version of Windows NT, Windows XP, was released on October 25, 2001. The introduction of Windows XP aimed to unify the consumer-oriented Windows 9x series with the architecture introduced by Windows NT, a change that Microsoft promised would provide better performance over its DOS-based predecessors. Windows XP would also introduce a redesigned user interface (including an updated Start menu and a "task-oriented" Windows Explorer), streamlined multimedia and networking features, Internet Explorer 6, integration with Microsoft's .NET Passport services, modes to help provide compatibility with software designed for previous versions of Windows, and Remote Assistance functionality.


  • Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 1, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock and Jericho Lost the Tag Titles

    Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 1, 2001

    The Rock and Jericho lost the tag titles to Booker T and Test on the November 1, 2001 episode of SmackDown!.


  • Uniondale, New York, U.S.
    Monday Nov 5, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    Second WCW Championship

    Uniondale, New York, U.S.
    Monday Nov 5, 2001

    The Rock defeated Jericho on the November 5 episode of Raw for his second WCW Championship.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Nov 10, 2001

    Apple Inc.

    The iPod was first sold

    U.S.
    Saturday Nov 10, 2001

    The product (iPod), which was first sold on November 10, 2001, was phenomenally successful with over 100 million units sold within six years.


  • Queens, New York, U.S.
    Monday Nov 12, 2001

    Plane Accidents

    American Airlines Flight 587

    Queens, New York, U.S.
    Monday Nov 12, 2001

    American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300, crashed on November 12, 2001, in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens, New York, just after departing John F. Kennedy International Airport bound for Las Américas International Airport, Santo Domingo. The first officer's overuse of the rudder in response to wake turbulence from a Japan Airlines 747 was cited as a cause. All 260 people on board, as well as five people on the ground, died from the crash. It is the second-deadliest aviation accident on U.S. soil, after American Airlines Flight 191.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 13, 2001

    Shakira

    Shakira's First English Language Album

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 13, 2001

    Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, titled Laundry Service in English-speaking countries and Servicio De Lavanderia in Latin America and Spain, was released on 13 November 2001.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday Nov 16, 2001

    X-box

    Xbox release

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Friday Nov 16, 2001

    The original Xbox was released on November 15, 2001, in North America, February 22, 2002, in Japan, and March 14, 2002, in Australia and Europe. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market. As part of the sixth-generation of gaming, the Xbox competed with Sony's PlayStation 2, Sega's Dreamcast (which stopped American sales before the Xbox went on sale), and Nintendo's GameCube. The Xbox was the first console offered by an American company after the Atari Jaguar stopped sales in 1996. The name Xbox was derived from a contraction of DirectX Box, a reference to Microsoft's graphics API, DirectX.


  • Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 18, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    Survivor Series (2001)

    Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 18, 2001

    As part of the WWF's battle against The Alliance, The Rock wrestled in a "winner takes all" five-on-five elimination tag team match at Survivor Series where the losing team's company would be dissolved in storyline. He was a member of Team WWF along with Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, Kane, and Big Show. The Alliance's team consisted of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, and Shane McMahon. In the end, it came down to a one-on-one between The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Rock's WCW Championship was renamed the unbranded "World Championship" following the Alliance's loss.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 21, 2001

    Microsoft

    Xbox Release

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 21, 2001

    The company released the Xbox later that year, entering the video game console market dominated by Sony and Nintendo.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 29, 2001

    The Beatles

    Harrison's Death

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 29, 2001

    Harrison died from metastatic lung cancer in November 2001.


  • San Diego, California, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 9, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    Vengeance (2001)

    San Diego, California, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 9, 2001

    At the next pay-per-view, Vengeance, The Rock lost the World Championship to Jericho, who would then unify the WWF and World titles later that night.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 16, 2001

    Kobe Bryant

    Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 16, 2001

    On December 16, 2011, Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, and the couple requested joint custody of their daughters.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 18, 2001

    Billie Eilish

    Birth

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 18, 2001

    Billie was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 18, 2001. She is the daughter of actress and screenwriter Maggie Baird and actor Patrick O'Connell, both of whom are also musicians.


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