Historical Events of 2001

Can you name the significant events of 2001?

January 15This online information resource goes online.
January 20This man succeeds Bill Clinton as the 43rd President of the United States
January 28This team defeats the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV, winning their first title.
February 20The crisis surrounding this disease begins in the UK.
March 25Russell Crowe wins the Best Actor Oscar award for his performance in this movie.
April 1This former Yugoslav President surrenders to authorities to be tried for war crimes.
April 1This country becomes the first to allow same-sex couples to marry since the Roman Empire.
April 24This multi-platinum Janet Jackson album is released.
May 13This controversial Italian leader wins the general elections.
June 7In the UK this man and the Labour party win the general elections.
June 11Timothy McVeigh is executed for his 1995 bombing in this US city.
August 25This 22 year old American singer and actress is killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas.
September 6The U.S. Justice Department announces that it no longer seeks to break up this software giant.
September 11Hijackers crash planes into the Pentagon, a field in Pennsylvania, and this New York financial complex, killing almost 3,000 people.
September 18Letters containing this deadly disease are mailed to major US news channels.
October 23Apple releases this digital music player.
October 26Following the 9/11 attacks President Bush signs this statute into law.
November 4The New York Yankees lose the World Series, 4 games to 3, to this NL team.
November 16The first of eight movies in this series is released in the US.
December 10The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to this Ghanian man.
December 31Time magazine selects this New Yorker as the Person of the Year.
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