2001

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2001 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2001
MMI
Ab urbe condita2754
Armenian calendar1450
ԹՎ ՌՆԾ
Assyrian calendar6751
Bahá'í calendar157–158
Balinese saka calendar1922–1923
Bengali calendar1408
Berber calendar2951
British Regnal year49 Eliz. 2 – 50 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2545
Burmese calendar1363
Byzantine calendar7509–7510
Chinese calendar庚辰(Metal Dragon)
4697 or 4637
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辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
4698 or 4638
Coptic calendar1717–1718
Discordian calendar3167
Ethiopian calendar1993–1994
Hebrew calendar5761–5762
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Japanese calendarHeisei 13
(平成13年)
Javanese calendar1933–1934
Juche calendar90
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Korean calendar4334
Minguo calendarROC 90
民國90年
Nanakshahi calendar533
Thai solar calendar2544
Tibetan calendar阳金龙年
(male Iron-Dragon)
2127 or 1746 or 974
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阴金蛇年
(female Iron-Snake)
2128 or 1747 or 975
Unix time978307200 – 1009843199

2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2001st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 1st year of the 3rd millennium, the 1st year of the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2000s decade.

2001 had many large developments in consumer technology and the World Wide Web. Apple Inc. released the desktop media player iTunes on January 9th and the accompanying first-generation iPod media player on October 23rd, and both would greatly affect the music industry. Also in the music industry, Napster usage peaked with 26.4 million users in February. The first Apple Store location opened up in Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax County, Virginia. The operating systems Mac OS X 10.0 and Windows XP were also released. Wikipedia, the most popular online encyclopedia, was created by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger on January 15th. The sixth generation of video game consoles and handhelds was forwarded with the release of the Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox consoles and the Game Boy Advance handheld. "Fee-paying" space tourism would begin with Dennis Tito's $20 million dollar spaceflight in April-May.

This year marks the start of the War on Terror which continues to the present day. George W. Bush was inaugurated as the 43rd President of the United States on January 20th. In Afghanistan, anti-Taliban military commander Ahmad Shah Massoud was killed in a suicide bombing. The U.S. experienced the September 11th terrorist attacks when members of the Al-Qaeda network flew two commercial planes into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, destroying the Twin Towers and the WTC-7 building. Two other planes landed in the Pentagon building in Arlington County, Virginia, and a field in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania. 2,996 would eventually die as a result of the attacks, and American culture would be greatly effected. The U.S.' immediate response was major closures and cancellations and in October, the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the War in Afghanistan. The country's Taliban government was quickly dissolved. In response to 9/11 and the 2001 anthrax attacks a week later, Bush signed into law the controversial PATRIOT ACT on October 26th. The Transportation Security Administration was created on November 19th.

In Nepal, at the Narayanhity Palace in Kathmandu, 10 members of the Nepalese monarchy including King Birenda and Queen Aishwarya were killed in a mass shooting by Crown Prince Dipendra, leading to the reign of Gyanendra. In western India, the 7.7 Mw Gujuarat earthquake would leave 13,805 to 20,023 dead. In Argentina, the December 2001 riots would happen in large cities in response to the Argentine economic crisis of 1998-2002.

2001 was designated as International Year of Volunteers.

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January 20: George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States

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Soldiers board a Chinook helicopter

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Births
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Further reading[edit]

  • McGuinness, Phillipa (2018). The Year Everything Changed: 2001. Vintage Books. ISBN 9780143782421.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AOL-TIme Warner deals get OK". CNN Money. January 12, 2001. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Kock, N., Jung, Y., & Syn, T. (2016). Wikipedia and e-Collaboration Research: Opportunities and Challenges. Archived September 27, 2016, at the Wayback Machine International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC), 12(2), 1–8.
  3. ^ "23 Iraqis Reported Killed". The New York Times. Iraq; Great Britain. 2001-06-21. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  4. ^ Longman, Jere (13 July 2001). "Beijing Is Selected as 2008 Host City". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  5. ^ "'As Slow As Possible': World's Longest Running Concert At St. Burchard Church Turns 10". The Huffington Post. November 21, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "Speech View". Defense.gov. Archived from the original on July 17, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  7. ^ "Apple Presents iPod". Apple Inc. October 23, 2001. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  8. ^ Callaham, John (April 8, 2014). "A (very) brief history of Windows XP". Neowin. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "2001 Federal Election | AustralianPolitics.com". australianpolitics.com.
  10. ^ "Review: The Year Everything Changed: 2001 by Phillipa McGuinness by Miriam Cosic, The Australian, 9 June 2018

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