FACTOID # 19: Cheap sloppy joes: Looking for reduced-price lunches for schoolchildren? Head for Oklahoma!
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 


FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:



(* = Graphable)



Encyclopedia > As of 2001

2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also:

  • The International Year of the Volunteer
  • The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations

1998 1999 2000 - 2001 - 2002 2003 2004
1970s 1980s 1990s _ 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s
20th century - 21st century - 22nd century

News by month:
Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun
Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec

2001 in topic:
Architecture - Art _ Film - Literature _ Music
Elections - Int. org. leaders - Politics - State leaders
Science and technology
Aviation - Rail transport _ Science - Television
By country
Canada - India - Ireland
Other topics
Deaths in 2001 - Games - Religious leaders - Sport









  • July 2 - World's first self-contained artificial heart implanted in Robert Tools.
  • July 16 - The FBI arrests Dmitry Sklyarov at a convention in Las Vegas for violating a provision of the DMCA.
  • July 18 - In Baltimore, Maryland, a 60_car train derailment occurs in a tunnel sparking a fire that will last days and virtually shut down downtown Baltimore
  • July 19 - UK politician and novelist Jeffrey Archer, sentenced to four years in prison for perjury and perverting the course of justice.
  • July 20 - Vanessa Legget is found in contempt by a Federal Court for refusing to release notes made for her book on the Doris Angleton murder.
  • July 20-22 - G8 meeting takes place in Genoa, Italy. Massive demonstrations against the meeting by anti-globalisation groups. One demonstrator is shot dead by the army and several others are beaten up during a night ride of the police in a school where the demonstator where living.
  • August 1 - Law goes into effect in Germany legalizing same_sex marriages.
  • August 2 - Robert Mueller confirmed as the new FBI director.
  • August 9 - US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.
  • August 25 - R&B singer Aaliyah, is killed in plane crash.







For more deaths see: Deaths in 2001






  Results from FactBites:
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (947 words)
I just watched '2001: A Space Odyssey,' and I didn't really understand what was happening.
Instead of trying to give my opinion of the what it means and what my idea of 2001's meaning in general is, I'd like to discuss the fact that the ending serves to leave the movie open-ended.
The beauty of 2001 is that the ending need not mean anything deep, it can just be a purely plot driven explanation and the entire movie can be viewed as an entertaining journey through space.
SPACE.com -- SPECIAL REPORT: 2001 Leonid Meteor Shower (1384 words)
The 2001 Leonid meteor shower peaked early Sunday, Nov. 18 and was the best shooting star show in 35 years.
This Leonid fireball was caught on video by George Varros on Nov. 17, 2001, from Mount Airy, MD. The bright dot at the top is Jupiter.
Though not likely to rival the 1966 spectacle, the 2001 version of the Leonids may offer a meteor storm unlike anything since, with hundreds or even thousands of meteors -- on a per hour basis -- raining down at the busiest stretch.
  More results at FactBites »



Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m