Year 1001 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. It is the first year of the 2nd millennium. Khazrun ben Falful, from the Maghrawa family Banu Khazrun, begins ruling Tripoli. March 17 – The Buddhist ruler of Butuan, in the Philippines, Sari Bata Shaja, makes the first tributary mission to China; the Changbai Mountains volcano, located on the present-day Chinese-Korean border, erupts with a force of 6.5, the fourth largest Holocene blast. The Tao/Tayk region is annexed as the Theme of Iberia. Mahmud of Ghazni, Muslim leader of Ghazni, begins a series of raids into northern India, establishing the Ghaznavid Empire across most of today's Afghanistan, eastern Iran, Pakistan. Jayapala suffers defeat from the Ghaznavid Empire, near Peshawar. Former emperor Đinh Phế Đế dies. Khmer King Jayavarman V is succeeded by Udayadityavarman I, and/or Suryavarman I. Construction begins on the tallest pagoda in Chinese history. Oqropiri, Svimeon III and Melkisedek I are Catholicoi of Iberia within one year.

February 6 – After leading the revolt against Emperor Otto III and expelling the Crescentii, Gregory I, Count of Tusculum is named "Head of the Republic". July 31 – Emperor Otto III confirms the possessions of Ulric Manfred II of Turin, grants him privileges. July – Sergius II becomes Patriarch of Constantinople. Byzantine Emperor Basil II attempts to reconquer Bulgaria. Robert II, King of France, marries with Constance Taillefer d'Arles. Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor has Charlemagne's vault opened at Aachen Cathedral; the First Battle of Alton: Danish invaders defeat the English. Battle of Pinhoe: Vikings defeat the Anglo-Saxons in Devon. Boleslaw I of Poland begins ruling parts of Slovakia. Bryachislav of Polotsk begins ruling Polotsk. Werner I, Bishop of Strasbourg begins ruling the Archbishopric of Strasbourg. Ermengol I of Urgell makes his second voyage to Rome. Þorgeirr Ljósvetningagoði ends being a lawspeaker in Iceland's Althing. Ælfgar, bishop of Elmham, is consecrated. Æthelred dies shortly after that.

The town of Lloret de Mar is founded in Catalonia. The first reference is made to Khotyn, Ukrainian town, to Nyalka, Hungarian village, as to Chimudi. Vikings, led by Leif Eriksson, establish small settlements around Vinland in North America. King Edward the Martyr of England is canonized. Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Esztergom established. A tomb of Saint Ivo is uncovered in Huntingdonshire. March 29 – Sokkate, Burmese king Al-Qa'im, Abbasid caliph Duncan I, king of Alba Godwin, English nobleman Herluin de Conteville, Norman nobleman Ingegerd Olofsdotter, Grand Princess of Kiev January 13 – Fujiwara no Teishi, empress of Japan October 7 – Æthelstan, bishop of Elmham December 21 – Hugh, margrave of Tuscany Conrad, margrave of Ivrea David III of Tao, Georgian prince Đinh Phế Đế, Vietnamese emperor Ermengarda de Vallespir, Spanish countess Izyaslav, Kievan prince of Polotsk Ja'far ibn al-Furat and Fatimid vizier Jayapala, Indian ruler of the Hindu Shahi Jayavarman V, emperor of the Khmer Empire Wang Yucheng, Chinese official and poet Ziri ibn Atiyya, emir of Morocco

Alexander I of Yugoslavia

Alexander I known as Alexander the Unifier, was a prince regent of the Kingdom of Serbia from 1914 and a King of Yugoslavia from 1921 to 1934. He was assassinated in Marseille, France, by assassin and revolutionary Vlado Chernozemski during a state visit. Alexander Karađorđević was born on 16 December 1888 in the Principality of Montenegro as the fourth child of Peter Karađorđević and Princess Zorka of Montenegro. Despite enjoying support from the Russian Empire, at the time of Alexander's birth and early childhood, the House of Karađorđević was in political exile, with different family members scattered all over Europe, unable to return to Serbia, transformed from a principality into a kingdom under the Obrenovićs, who ruled with strong support from Austria-Hungary; the antagonism between the two rival royal houses was such that after the assassination of Prince Mihailo Obrenović in 1868, the Obrenovićs resorted to making constitutional changes proclaiming the Karađorđevićs banned from entering Serbia and stripping them of their civic rights.

Alexander was two when his mother Princess Zorka died in 1890 from complications while giving birth to his younger brother Andrija, who died 23 days later. Alexander spent his childhood in Montenegro. Alongside his older brother George, he continued his schooling at the imperial Page Corps in St Petersburg, Russian Empire; the British historian R. W. Seton-Watson described Alexander as becoming a Russophile during his time in St. Petersburg, feeling much gratitude for the willingness of the Emperor Nicholas II to give him a refuge, where he was treated with much honor and respect; as a page, Alexander was described as hard-working and determined while being a "loner" who kept to himself and showed his feelings. Being a Karađorđević led to Alexander being invited by Nicholas II to dinner at the Winter Palace, where he was the guest of honor at meals hosted by the Russian imperial family, a great honor for a prince from Serbia's deposed royal family. During his time in St. Petersburg, Alexander visited the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, where the abbot gave Alexander an icon of Prince Alexander Nevsky and guided him to the grave of Marshal Alexander Suvorov.

After his visit to the monastery, Alexander expressed the wish to be a great general like Marshal Suvorov or Prince Alexander Nevsky, saying he wanted to be commanding either a great army or a great armada when he was a man. In 1903, while young George and Alexander were in school, their father and a slew of conspirators pulled off a bloody coup d'état in the Kingdom of Serbia known as the May Overthrow in which King Alexander and Queen Draga were murdered and dismembered; the House of Karađorđević thus retook the Serbian throne after forty-five years and Alexander's 58-year-old father became King of Serbia, prompting George's and Alexander's return to Serbia to continue their studies. After Alexander's 15th birthday, King Peter had Alexander enlisted into the Royal Serbian Army as a private with instructions to his officers to only promote his son if he proved worthy. On 25 March 1909, Alexander was recalled to Belgrade by his father with no explanation offered other he had an important announcement for his son.

One of the key moments in Prince Alexander's life occurred on 27 March 1909 when his older brother Crown Prince George publicly renounced his claim to the throne after strong pressure from political circles in Serbia. George was long considered unfit to rule by many in Serbia including powerful political and military figures such as prime minister Nikola Pašić, as well as high-ranking officers Dragutin "Apis" Dimitrijević and Petar Živković who did not appreciate the young man's impulsive nature and unstable, incident-prone personality. George killed his servant Kolaković by kicking him in the stomach, it grew into a huge scandal in the Serbian public as well as in the Austro-Hungarian press, which reported extensively on it, 21-year-old Prince George was forced into renouncing his claim to the throne. In 1910 Prince Alexander nearly died from stomach typhus and was left with stomach problems for the rest of his life. In the run-up to the First Balkan War, Alexander played the role of a diplomat, visiting Sofia to meet Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria for secret talks for a Balkan League, intended to drive the Ottomans out of the Balkans.

Both Bulgaria and Serbia had rival claims to the Ottoman region of Macedonia, the talks with Ferdinand, known as "Foxy Ferdinand" due to his cunning, were difficult. Together with Tsar Ferdinand's son, Crown Prince Boris, Alexander traveled to St. Petersburg to see Nicholas II to ask for Russian mediation on certain points that were dividing the Serbs and Bulgarians. In March 1912, Serbia and Bulgaria signed an alliance, joined by Greece. In the First Balkan War in 1912, as commander of the First Army, Crown Prince Alexander fought victorious battles in Kumanovo and Bitola. One of Alexander's most cherished moments came when he drove the Ottomans out of Kosovo and on 28 October 1912 led the Serb Army on a review on the Field of Blackbirds; the Field of Blackbirds was where the Serbs under Prince Lazar had been defeated in a legendary b

Ali Sowe

Ali Sowe is a Gambian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia and the Gambia national team. Ali was made under contract in early 2013 by Chievo from Gambian club GAMTEL FC after he was capped for the Gambia national football team despite his young age, he join "Primavera" side for the Veronese club. On 12 May 2013 made history being the first Gambian football player to play a match in Italian Serie A. After collecting 2 caps, on 18 July 2013 he was loaned to Juve Stabia alongside his Senegalese teammate N'Diaye Djiby, playing in 2013–14 Serie B. On 25 July 2017, Skënderbeu Korçë reached an agreement with Chievo for the loan of Sowe for 2017–18 season; the transfer was made official six days where he signed the contract and was assigned squad number 90. He made his Skënderbeu debut on 17 August by starting in the first leg of 2017–18 UEFA Europa League play-off round against Dinamo Zagreb which finished in a 1–1 draw. In the second leg, the team held off and earned a goalless draw, with Sowe giving a strong performance, meaning that they have qualified to group stage for the second time in history becoming first Albanian club to pass four rounds.

Sowe started the domestic season on 6 September by scoring a brace in the Albanian Cup first round 8–0 hammering of Adriatiku Mamurras. His league debut occurred three days in the opening day of 2017–18 Albanian Superliga season against Flamurtari Vlorë, he endured 244 minutes before netting his first goal in league, which came on 23 September in the matchday 3 against Partizani Tirana, helping Skënderbeu to their first win in 6 matches against Red Bulls. Sowe scored his first Europa League group stage goal five days in the match against Young Boys, he was named Albanian Superliga Player of the Month in October 2017. Sowe's second Europa League group stage goal came on 23 November in the 3–2 win against Dynamo Kyiv, their second group stage win, he concluded the first part of the season by netting a brace in the 3–1 home win over Teuta Durrës. Sowe scored his first career hat-trick on 9 May 2018 in Skënderbeu's 4–2 away defeat of bottom side Lushnja, he finished the league by winning the Golden Boot, netting 21 goals in 33 games, beating out his rival Sindrit Guri.

On 5 September 2018, Sowe was loaned to Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia until the end of the season. On January 31, 2019, the transfer was made permanent, after CSKA activated his buyout clause; as of 22 February 2020 Skënderbeu KorçëAlbanian Superliga: 2017–18 Albanian Superliga Player of the Month: October 2017 Albanian Superliga top goalscorer: 2017–18 Ali Sowe at ESPN FC Ali Sowe at Soccerway