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    978307200 – 1009843199. Wikimedia Commons has media related to 2001. 2001 ( MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2001st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 1st year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2000s decade.

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    January 15: The first edit to Wikipedia is made to HomePage by Jimbo Wales: "This is the new WikiPedia!"
    January 16, Wikipedia's oldest surviving article and edit is created by account, later known as user:Eiffel
    January 17: User:ScottMoonen becomes the first known named user.
    November 2001: Wikipedia:Friends of Wikipedia is created to list webpages which link to Wikipedia. It was deleted in 2005 after outliving its utility, then restored as an archive.
    December 11: The page Wikipedia:Brilliant prose is created by Larry Sanger. It eventually becomes Wikipedia:Featured articles (renamed on January 21, 2004). At present, there are 6060featured artic...

    The Simple English Wikipediawas also created in 2001, but the exact date is unknown and the first articles were only created in 2003.

    It is difficult to establish start dates in the early days of Wikipedia. Most of the information in monthly format is taken from Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians in order of arrival/2001.

  3. Box office. $146 million. 2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, and was inspired by Clarke's 1951 short story "The Sentinel" and other short stories by Clarke. Clarke also developed a novelisation of ...

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    January 1 – Strictly speaking, it was the first day of the 3rd millennium and 21st century in the Gregorian calendar, but according to Popular Culture, the first day of these two distinctions was J...
    January 13 – A strong earthquake hits El Salvador, killing at least 800 (See also February 13).
    January 15 – Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia, goes online.
    January 20 – Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo becomes the 14th President of the Republic of the Philippines, replacing Joseph Estrada.
    February 5 – Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidmanannounced that they are not together anymore.
    February 6 – Likud Party leader Ariel Sharon wins election as Prime Minister of Israel.
    February 9 – American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally hits and sinks Japanese fishing ship Ehime-Maru.
    February 12 – NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lands on 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
    April 1 – An American EP-3E spyplane collides with a Chinese F-8 fighter jet and is forced to make an emergency landing in Hainan, China. The U.S. crew was jailed for 10 days and the Chinese pilot,...
    April 1 – Former president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.
    April 26 – Junichiro Koizumi becomes Prime Minister of Japan.
    April 28 – American Dennis Titobecomes the first space tourist.
    May 1 – The Japanese cities of Urawa, Omiya, and Yono become one to form the city of Saitama.
    May 10 – In Ghana, a sudden rush at a soccergame kills over 120.
    May 24 – Mountain climbing: Sherpa Temba Tsheri, 16, becomes the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
    May 25 – Mountain climbing: Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the top of Mount Everest. A 64-year old Sherman Bull, of New Canaan, Connecticut, becomes...
    June 5-9 – Houston, Texas is devastated by flooding when Tropical Storm Allison hits the city. Texas Medical Center lost years of research and data and thousands of lab animals. Twenty-two people d...
    June 7 – Tony Blair's Labour Party were selected for second term in UK General Election
    June 11 – Timothy McVeigh is executed for the Oklahoma City Bombing.
    June 19 – An American missile hits a soccer field in northern Iraq, killing 23 people and wounding 11.
    July 2 – The world's first self-contained artificial heart is implanted in Robert Tools.
    July 16 – The FBI arrests Dmitry Sklyarov at a meeting in Las Vegas for violating a condition of the DMCA.
    July 18 – In Baltimore, Maryland, a 60-car train derails in a tunnel, causing a fire that last for days and virtually shuts down downtown Baltimore.
    July 19 – UK politician and novelist Jeffrey Archer is sentenced to four years in prison for perjuryand perverting the course of justice.
    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, the military seizes power in the island of Anjouanthat had declared independence. They plan to rejoin the Comoros.
    August 31 – PBS airs the final episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with host Fred Rogersretiring
    September 5 – Peru's attorney general files homicide charges against ex-President Alberto Fujimori.
    September 6 – United States v. Microsoft: The United States Justice Department announces that it was no longer seeking to break-up software maker Microsoft and will instead seek a lesser antitrustp...
    September 9 – Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan.
    September 11 – Almost 3,000 people are killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and rural Pennsylvania.
    October 4 – The first case of anthraxin the U.S. is announced by federal officials.
    October 7 – The 2001 U.S. Attack on Afghanistanbegins.
    October 10 – War on Terrorism: US President George W. Bush presents a list of 22 most wanted terrorists.
    October 15 – NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.
    November – The Doha Declaration relaxes the international intellectual propertylaw by a bit.
    November 4 – Hurricane Michelle hits Cuba, destroying crops and thousands of homes.
    November 7 – The super-sonic commercial aircraft Concordestarts flying again after a 15-month break.
    November 10 – The People's Republic of China became a member of the World Trade Organization.
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    1. President: Bill Clinton (D-Arkansas) (until January 20), George W. Bush (R-Texas) (starting January 20) 2. Vice President: Al Gore (D-Tennessee) (until January 20), Dick Cheney (R-Wyoming) (starting January 20) 3. Chief Justice: William Rehnquist (Wisconsin) 4. Speaker of the House of Representatives: Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois) 5. Senate Majority Leader: 5.1. until January 3: Trent Lott (R-Mississippi) 5.2. January 3–January 20: Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) 5.3. January 20–June 6: Trent L...


    1. January 1 – A black monolith measuring 270 cm (8.9 ft) tall appears in Seattle's Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous artist in reference to the monolith from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. 2. January 2 – Sila Calderón becomes the first female governor of US territory Puerto Rico. 3. January 10 – Nevada County shootings: In Nevada County, California, 40-year-old Scott Harlan Thorpe kills three people in a shooting spree. He is later found incompetent to stand trial and declared not guil...


    1. February 9 – The submarine USS Greeneville (SSN-772) accidentally strikes and sinks the Japanese fishing vessel Ehime-Maru near Hawaii. 2. February 16 – Iraq disarmament crisis: British and U.S. forces carry out bombing raids, attempting to disable Iraq's air defense network. 3. February 18 3.1. NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt dies in a last lap crash in the 43rd annual Daytona 500. 3.2. FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested and charged with spying for Russiafor 15 years. 4. February 19 – An O...


    1. March – The United States enters the early 2000s recession; the unemployment rate rises to 4.4%. 2. March 24 – Apple Computer releases the Mac OS X next-generation operating system, with version 10.0. It goes on to be the second-most used desktop operating system with a market share of roughly 10 percent. 3. March 25 – The 73rd Academy Awards, hosted by Steve Martin, are held at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, with Ridley Scott's Gladiator winning five awards out of 12 nominations, inclu...


    1. January 1 – Ray Walston, actor (b. 1914) 2. January 2 – William P. Rogers, politician (b. 1913) 3. January 4 – Les Brown, jazz musician (b. 1912) 4. January 5 – Nancy Parsons, actress (b. 1942) 5. January 6 – Gene Taylor, media personality (b. 1947) 6. January 8 – Edwin Etherington, writer, lawyer, and civil rights advocate (b. 1924) 7. January 10 – John G. Schmitz, politician (b. 1930) 8. January 11 8.1. Dorothy M. Horstmann, virologist who made important discoveries about polio (b. 1911)...


    1. February 4 – J. J. Johnson, jazz musician (b. 1924) 2. February 6 – Arthur W. Hummel Jr., diplomat (b. 1920) 3. February 7 – Dale Evans, actress, wife of Roy Rogers (b. 1912) 4. February 8 – Arlene Eisenberg, author (b. 1934) 5. February 9 – Herbert A. Simon, Nobel award-winning economist (b. 1916) 6. February 10 – Abraham Beame, Mayor of New York City. (b. 1906) 7. February 13 – Victor Veysey, American politician (b. 1915) 8. February 15 – Jack McGowan, American professional golfer. (b. 1...


    1. March 1 1.1. John Painter, American supercentenarian (b. 1888) 1.2. Henry Wade, soldier and lawyer (b. 1914) 2. March 2 – Lonnie Glosson, musician (b. 1908) 3. March 4 3.1. Glenn Hughes, musician (b. 1950) 3.2. Jim Rhodes, politician (b. 1909) 3.3. Harold Stassen, politician (b. 1907) 4. March 8 – Edward Winter, actor (b. 1937) 5. March 10 – Michael Elkins, broadcaster and journalist (b. 1917) 6. March 12 – Robert Ludlum, writer (b. 1927) 7. March 12 – John Anderson, canoeist (b. 1915) 8....

  5. Released: February 26, 2001 (France only) 2001 (also referred to as The Chronic 2001 or The Chronic II) is the second studio album by American rapper and hip hop producer Dr. Dre. It was released on November 16, 1999, by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records as the follow-up to his 1992 debut album, The Chronic.

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