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2001

2001 Events:
  • George W. Bush becomes the 43rd President of the United States.
  • The NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lands on 433 Eros - the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
  • UK Census is conducted in the United Kingdom.
  • Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal kills family then shoots himself - his uncle Gyanendra becomes king.
  • The first self-contained artificial heart is inserted in Robert Tools.
  • Jeffrey Archer is given a 4 year prison sentence for perjury and perverting the course of justice.
  • Alejandro Toledo becomes new president of Peru.
  • Nearly 3,000 people are killed in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers, in New York City.
  • NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes nearby Jupiter's moon Io.
  • Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • Hamid Karzai is sworn in to Afghanistan interim government.
Births:
  • Aiko, Princess Toshi of Japan
Deaths:
  • Anthony Quinn (1915-2001)
  • Christiaan Barnard, (1922-2001)
  • Donald Bradman (Sir), (1908-2001)
  • Donald J. Cram, (1919-2001)
  • Douglas Adams, (1952-2001)
  • George Harrison, (1943-2001)
  • Herbert Simon, (1916-2001)
  • Jack Lemmon, (1925-2001)
  • John Lee Hooker, (1917-2001)
  • Perry Como, (1912-2001)
Nobel Prizes:
  • Chemistry – William S. Knowles / Ryoji Noyori / K. Barry Sharpless
  • Literature – V.S. Naipaul
  • Medicine – Leland H. Hartwell / R. Timothy Hunt / Paul M. Nurse
  • Peace – United Nations / Kofi Annan
  • Physics – Eric Allin Cornell / Wolfgang Ketterle / Carl Edwin Wieman
  • Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences - George A. Akerlof / Michael Spence / Joseph E. Stiglitz.
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