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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 2001 AD


January 1: Rose Bowl, Washington Huskies beat Purdue Boilermakers 34 - 24
January 13: Earthquake and landslides kill 850 in El Salvador
January 20: George W. Bush is inaugurated as the 43rd president of the United States
January 26: Earthquake kills 20,000 in Bhuj, India
January 28: Super Bowl XXXV, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants 34-7


February 14: Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft becomes first vehicle to land on an asteroid (433 Eros)
February 21: 43rd Grammy Awards, U2, Steely Dan, Macy Gray and Sting win major awards


March 23: Russian Mir space station is crashed into the Pacific during a controlled re-entry
March 25: 73rd Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony, Steve Martin hosts, Gladiator wins Best Picture, Russell Crowe and Julia Roberts win lead acting awards


April 1: 20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at St. Louis
April 2: 63rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Metrodome Minneapolis
April 8: 65th Golf Masters Championship:
April 28: Dennis Tito becomes the first space tourist by paying $20 million to fly on a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station.


May 9: Police tear gas unruly soccer fans, ensuing panic kills over 100 in Ghana


June 1: The heir to the Nepalese throne killed his parents and eight other family members before shooting himself, after an argument over his choice of a bride
June 3: Tony Awards, The Producers, Proof, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest revival and 42nd Street revival won major awards
June 9: Stanley Cup Finals, Colorado Avalanche beat New Jersey Devils 4 games to 3
June 11: Timothy McVeigh executed for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed at least 168
June 16: NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 1
June 21: Total solar eclipse in Madagascar-Atl Ocean (4m56s)


July 4: Vladivostokavia flight 352 crashes near Burdakovka, killing 145
July 7: Wimbledon Women's Finals, Venus Williams beat Justine Henin
July 8: Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Donald Johnson and Jared Palmer beat Jiri Novak and David Rikl
July 8: Wimbledon Men's Finals, Goran Ivanisevic beat Pat Rafter
July 8: Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs beat Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama
July 9: Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Leos Friedl and Daniela Hantuchova beat Mike Bryan and Liezel Huber


September 1: WNBA Championships, Los Angeles Sparks beat Charlotte Sting 2 games to 0
September 9: 115th U.S. Womens Tennis
September 9: 121st U.S. Mens Tennis
September 11: 19 Islamist terrorists hijack four commercial jets, killing nearly 3,000 in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania


October 7: U.S. launches strikes against the Taleban in Afghanistan, in retaliation for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.
October 8: SAS flight 686 crashes near Milano-Linate, killing 114, crash caused by flight crew and tower confusion
October 24: Eleven die after two trucks collide, head on, in a mountain tunnel in Switzerland


November 4: World Series, Arizona Diamondbacks beat New York Yankees 4 games to 3
November 12: American Airlines flight 587 crashes in Belle Harbor, New York, killing 265, vertical stabilizer failure


December 13: Terrorists break into parliament building in New Delhi, murder at least 12
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