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  • Marseille, France
    Monday Jan 1, 2001

    George Weah

    Moving To Marseille

    Marseille, France
    Monday Jan 1, 2001

    Following his time in England, Weah returned to France and had a spell at Marseille, where he remained until May 2001.




  • 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.




  • Paris, France
    Saturday Jan 13, 2001

    Ronaldinho

    To Europe

    Paris, France
    Saturday Jan 13, 2001

    In 2001, Ronaldinho signed a five-year contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain in a €5 million transfer.




  • 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.




  • India
    Friday Jan 26, 2001

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2001 Gujarat Earthquake

    India
    Friday Jan 26, 2001

    The 2001 Gujarat earthquake, also known as the Bhuj earthquake, occurred on 26 January, India's 52nd Republic Day and lasted for over 2 minutes. The epicentre was about 9 km south-southwest of the village of Chobari in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District of Gujarat, India. The intraplate earthquake reached 7.7 on the moment magnitude scale and had a maximum felt intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The earthquake killed between 13,805 and 20,023 people (including 18 in southeastern Pakistan), injured another 167,000 and destroyed nearly 400,000 homes.




  • Växjö, Sweden
    Wednesday Jan 31, 2001

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Ibrahimović's 1st International Match

    Växjö, Sweden
    Wednesday Jan 31, 2001

    Ibrahimović was eligible to represent Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina or Croatia at international level; he chose Sweden. He made his debut for Sweden in a 0–0 friendly draw against the Faroe Islands at Tipshallen on 31 January 2001 during the 2000–01 Nordic Football Championship.




  • Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday Feb 1, 2001

    Lionel Messi

    To Barcelona

    Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday Feb 1, 2001

    In February 2001, the family relocated to Barcelona, where they moved into an apartment near the club's stadium, Camp Nou.


  • São Paulo, Brazil
    Thursday Feb 1, 2001

    Kaká

    Senior side debut

    São Paulo, Brazil
    Thursday Feb 1, 2001

    He made his senior side debut on 1 February 2001 and scored 12 goals in 27 appearances, in addition to leading São Paulo to its first and only Torneio Rio-São Paulo championship, in which he scored two goals in two minutes as a substitute against Botafogo in the final, which São Paulo won 2–1.


  • 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.


  • Argentina
    Wednesday Feb 21, 2001

    Pope Francis

    Cardinal

    Argentina
    Wednesday Feb 21, 2001

    At the consistory of 21 February 2001, Archbishop Bergoglio was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II with the title of cardinal priest of San Roberto Bellarmino, a church served by Jesuits and named for one; he was formally installed in that church the following 14 October.


  • 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.


  • Ireland
    Saturday Mar 17, 2001

    St. Patrick's Day

    First canceling

    Ireland
    Saturday Mar 17, 2001

    On two occasions, parades across the Republic of Ireland have been canceled from taking place on St Patrick´s Day, with both years involving health and safety reasons. In 2001, as a precaution to the foot-and-mouth outbreak, St Patrick´s Day celebrations were postponed to May


  • 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".


  • Fukuoka, Japan
    Friday Mar 30, 2001

    Michael Phelps

    2001 World Aquatics Championships

    Fukuoka, Japan
    Friday Mar 30, 2001

    At the World Championship Trials for the 2001 World Aquatics Championships, on March 30, Phelps broke the world record in the 200-meter butterfly to become, at 15 years and 9 months, the youngest male ever to set a world record in swimming.


  • Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Sunday Apr 1, 2001

    Slobodan Milošević

    Milošević was arrested

    Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Sunday Apr 1, 2001

    Milošević was arrested by Yugoslav authorities on 1 April 2001, following a 36-hour armed standoff between police and Milošević's bodyguards at his Belgrade villa. Although no official charges were made, Milošević was suspected of abuse of power and corruption.


  • 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.


  • California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 18, 2001

    Kobe Bryant

    Getting married

    California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 18, 2001

    Bryant and Laine married on April 18, 2001, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point, California. The wedding was not attended by Bryant's parents, his two sisters, his longtime advisor, and agent Arn Tellem, or his Laker teammates. Bryant's parents were opposed to the marriage for a number of reasons. Reportedly Bryant's parents had problems with him marrying so young, especially to a woman who was not African-American. This disagreement resulted in an estrangement period of over two years, which ended when the couple's first daughter was born.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Thursday Apr 26, 2001

    Nokia

    Nokia partnered with Telefonica

    Espoo, Finland
    Thursday Apr 26, 2001

    On 26 April 2001 Nokia partnered with Telefonica to supply DSL modems and routers in Spain.


  • 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).


  • Italy
    Sunday May 13, 2001

    Silvio Berlusconi

    2001 Electoral Victory

    Italy
    Sunday May 13, 2001

    In 2001, Berlusconi ran again, as leader of the right-wing coalition House of Freedoms (Italian: La Casa delle Libertà), which included the Union of Christian and Centre Democrats, the Lega Nord, the National Alliance and other parties. Berlusconi's success in the May 2001 general election led to him becoming Prime Minister once more, with the coalition receiving 49.6% of the vote for the Chamber of Deputies and 42.5% for the Senate.


  • 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.


  • Kraków, Poland
    Saturday May 26, 2001

    Džok

    Dżok Monument

    Kraków, Poland
    Saturday May 26, 2001

    The creator of the monument sculpture is Bronisław Chromy. Her unveiling, on May 26, 2001.


  • 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.


  • Hague, Netherlands
    Thursday Jun 28, 2001

    Slobodan Milošević

    Milošević's Extradition

    Hague, Netherlands
    Thursday Jun 28, 2001

    Following Milošević's arrest, the United States pressured the Yugoslav government to extradite Milošević to the ICTY or lose financial aid from the IMF and World Bank. On 28 June, Milošević was flown by helicopter from Belgrade to a U.S. air base in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina and from where he was then flown to The Hague, Netherlands.


  • 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".


  • Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Jul 10, 2001

    Zinedine Zidane

    Moving To Real Madrid

    Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Jul 10, 2001

    In 2001, Zidane joined Real Madrid for a world record fee of 150 billion Italian lire, (about €77.5 million by fixed exchange rate; a reported 12.8 billion pesetas) in instalments, and signed a four-year contract.


  • 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."


  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Aug 19, 2001

    Francesco Totti

    First Supercoppa Italiana

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Aug 19, 2001

    On 19 August 2001 Totti won his first Supercoppa Italiana, scoring and assisting in the 3–0 win against Fiorentina.


  • 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.


  • Timor-Leste
    Thursday Aug 30, 2001

    Xanana Gusmão

    The 2001 Parliamentary Election

    Timor-Leste
    Thursday Aug 30, 2001

    During this time he continually campaigned for unity and peace within East Timor, and was generally regarded as the de facto leader of the emerging nation. Elections were held in late 2001 and Gusmão, endorsed by nine parties but not by Fretilin.


  • 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.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 11, 2001

    Qasem Soleimani

    September 11 attacks

    U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 11, 2001

    Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, senior U.S. State Department official Ryan Crocker flew to Geneva to meet with Iranian diplomats who were under the direction of Soleimani with the purpose of collaborating to destroy the Taliban.


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

    Statue of Liberty

    The September 11 Attacks

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

    Immediately following the September 11 attacks, the statue and Liberty Island were closed to the public. The island reopened at the end of 2001, while the pedestal and statue remained off-limits. The pedestal reopened in August 2004.


  • 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).


  • The Pentagon and The World Trade Center, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 11, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Casualties

    The Pentagon and The World Trade Center, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 11, 2001

    The attacks caused the deaths of 2,996 people (including all 19 hijackers) and injured more than 6,000 others. The death toll included 265 on the four planes (from which there were no survivors). Most of those who perished were civilians, with the exception of 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement officers, 55 military personnel, and the 19 terrorists who died in the attacks.


  • 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.


  • Doha, Qatar
    Sunday Sep 16, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Al Jazeera Broadcast a Statement by Bin Laden

    Doha, Qatar
    Sunday Sep 16, 2001

    Bin Laden orchestrated the attacks and initially denied involvement but later recanted his false statements. Al Jazeera broadcast a statement by bin Laden on September 16, 2001, stating, "I stress that I have not carried out this act, which appears to have been carried out by individuals with their own motivation."


  • 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.".


  • Pakistan
    Monday Sep 17, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Aftermath

    Pakistan
    Monday Sep 17, 2001

    In the aftermath of the attacks, tens of thousands of people attempted to flee Afghanistan due to the possibility of a military retaliation by the United States. Pakistan, already home to many Afghan refugees from previous conflicts, closed its border with Afghanistan on September 17, 2001.


  • 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.


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