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2001 Historical Event(s)
- January 17, 2001 – U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis’ rank from Lieutenant to Captain.
- January 24, 2001 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
- January 29, 2001 – Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
- March 4, 2001 – Hintze Ribeiro disaster: A bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
- May 1, 2001 – Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of “a state of rebellion”, hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.
- May 9, 2001 – In Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium Disaster. The deaths are caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium) that followed a controversial decision by the referee.
- May 24, 2001 – The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200
- August 21, 2001 – NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
- October 19, 2001 – SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sinks in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
- November 11, 2001 – Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in.
Who Were Born On 2001?
- February 21, 2001 – Isabella Acres, American actress
- March 6, 2001 – Aryana Engineer, Canadian actress
- April 3, 2001 – Sophie Delezio, Australian medical figure
- June 21, 2001 – Alexandra Obolentseva, Russian chess player
- August 4, 2001 – Seishiro Kato, Japanese actor
- August 6, 2001 – Ty Simpkins, American actor
- August 30, 2001 – Emily Bear, American pianist and composer
- October 7, 2001 – Princess Senate Seeiso, daughter of King Letsie III of Lesotho
- December 1, 2001 – Aiko, Princess Toshi, Japanese royalty
- December 9, 2001 – Ronnie Paris, American child abuse victim (d. 2005)