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2001 History

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Cost of Living 2001

How Much things cost in 2001
Average Cost of new house $136,150.00
Average Income per year $42,350.00
Average Monthly Rent $715.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.46
Average cost of new car $25,850.00
US Postage Stamp 34 cents
1 LB of Bacon $3.22
Ground Coffee per LB $3.06
Loaf of Bread $1.82
Dozen Eggs 90 cents

What Events Happened in 2001

  • An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths
  • The Scottish Court in the Netherlands convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland
  • British and U.S. forces carry out bombing raids attempting to disable Iraq's air defense network
  • Timothy James McVeigh is executed for the Oklahoma City Bombing.
  • The US ( George W Bush ) refuses to sign the Kyoto Agreement on Climate Change
  • The US Pulls Out Of 1972 Anti Ballistic Missile Treaty
  • Pharmaceutical Companies Agree to sell Aids drugs for cost price in Africa a discount of up to 90% to help the fight against Aids.
  • IRA Dismantles it's weapons arsenal after years of fighting
  • The 27th G8 summit takes place in Genoa, Italy. Massive demonstrations against the meeting by anti-globalization groups
  • Known simply as 9/11. On September 11, 2001 Nineteen hijackers simultaneously took control of four U.S. domestic commercial airliners. The hijackers crashed two planes into the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City one into each of the two tallest towers. Within two hours, both towers collapsed. The hijackers crashed the third aircraft into the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters, the Pentagon, in Arlington County, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed into a rural field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, following apparent passenger resistance.
  • The United States invades Afghanistan, with some participation from the UK. Marking the beginning of the US "War on Terrorism" campaign. Seeking to oust the Taliban and find Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden
  • California suffers more Rolling Blackouts and electricity rate hikes of up to 46 percent
  • Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
  • Cincinnati Mayor Charles Luken declares a state of emergency after the third night of Riots
  • Pacific Gas and Electric in California Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
  • A series of Anthrax attacks spreads fear amongst the American Public and several people are infected by handling infected letters
  • 120 people killed in stampede at football game in Ghana
  • Selby Rail Crash in Northern England
  • 'Jessica' runs aground on the Island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands causing an Ecological Disaster when 180,000 gallons of oil are leaked into the sea
  • Gunmen attack the parliament building in the Indian capital, New Delhi leaving At least 12 dead and 22 injured
  • Ethnic Albanian extremists carry out a bomb attack on a bus convoy in Kosovo
  • Tony Blair and the British Labour party are elected for a second term.
  • General Pervez Musharraf Takes Power takes on the role of president and chief executive in Pakistan and banning opposition parties political rallies.
  • The Eden Project in Cornwall, England Opened ( the worlds largest greenhouse ) trying to help save the worlds largest collection of plants
  • Foot and Mouth Disease Is Found In UK after 20 years
  • Soccer Fans Stampede in Ghana leaving 126 fans dead
  • Richard C. Reid, dubbed by the press as the shoe bomber, attempts to blow up an American Airlines plane
  • The Republican controlled House voted for the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act
  • 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes the city of Arequipa and surrounding areas in Southern Peru
  • Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is arrested and charged with corruption and theft of state funds and war crimes charges

Popular Culture 2001

Popular Films

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Shrek
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Pearl Harbor
  • The Mummy Returns
  • Jurassic Park III
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Hannibal
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Training Day
  • Monster's Ball
  • Moulin Rouge!

Popular Musicians

  • Janet Jackson
  • Destiny's Child
  • Feeder
  • Ash
  • New Order
  • Eddy Grant
  • U2
  • Robbie Williams
  • Alicia Keys
  • Missy Elliott
  • Stereophonics
  • Dido
  • Texas
  • Elton John
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • R.E.M.
  • Weezer
  • Aerosmith
  • Radiohead
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Missy Elliott
  • Gabrielle
  • Aaliyah
  • Travis
  • Wheatus
  • Dido
  • Creed

Popular Television

  • Boston Public
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Ed
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Survivor
  • The District
  • Yes, Dear
  • The Simpsons
  • ER
  • Friends
  • Touched by an Angel
  • The Drew Carey Show
  • 7th Heaven
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Judge Judy
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Dharma & Greg
  • King of the Hill
  • South Park
  • Becker
  • Charmed
  • Dawson's Creek
  • Sex and the City
  • That '70s Show
  • The King of Queens
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
  • Will & Grace
  • Family Feud
  • Family Guy
  • Futurama
  • Judging Amy
  • The Sopranos
  • The West Wing

Technology 2001

  • Wikipedia, a Wiki free content encyclopedia, goes online
  • Napster is closed down by court order following an injunction on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA),
  • Russian space station Mir is decommissioned and reenters the atmosphere landing in the Pacific
  • The Mars Odyssey spacecraft reaches Mars on October 24, 2001 It's Mission to answer the question of whether life has ever existed on Mars.
  • Apple Computer releases the iPod.
  • HP ( Hewlett Packard ) and Compaq Merge
  • Remains of what may be the oldest ancient human are found in Ethiopia estimated to be 5.5 million years old
  • The unmanned solar aircraft Helios reaches a record height of over 18 miles above the earth
  • Microsoft releases Windows XP

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