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Singer Aaliyah Dies In Plane Crash

Destiny Child Splits - Beyonce Solo

Top Pop Music Artists For 2001

Year 2001 In News Headlines And Information

Racecar Driver Dale Earnhardt Dies At 49

Energy Crisis In California As Deregulation/Overcharges Prevail

Planes Fly Into World Trade Center

Flight 77 Crashes in Pennsylvania

Two Die From Anthrax

U.S. Begins Osama bin laden Hunt

Retalitory Offensive Launched At Afghanistan

Enron Lays Off 4000

Year 2001  In Technology News And Information

Apple Launches iPod Music Player 

Year 2001 In Sports News And Other Fascinating Facts

Top Movie 2001

Top Pop Hit Music Single 2001

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"He Loves You Not" - Dream

january 2001 courtney love facts history  music timeline mrpopcultureJanuary - Courtney Love sues her boyfriend’s ex-wife (Lesley Barber)... because she ran over Love’s  foot (in a Volvo) - costing her a movie role...Eminem becomes the first hard-core rapper to be nominated for a best album Grammy’s€œ”The Marshal Mathers LP” Eminem will conduct a pay-per-view concert on February 17... Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes marries actress.. Kate Hudson . She’s 21 and he’s 34.Courtney Love sues her boyfriend’s ex-wife (Lesley Barber) because she ran over Love’s  foot (in a Volvo) - costing her a movie role….

At the American Music Awards - Faith Hill and Tim McGraw dominate with Hill winning 3 trophies and husband McGraw winning 1 tropy.

britney spears in a movie 2001 facts history timelineMore January - CBS is adding a second “Survivor” - to premiere after the Superbowl January 28, and the network confirms it will add a third Survivor sometime in the future. ABC is revamping “Millionaire” - It will now be designed to attract young viewers by placing members of groups such as the Dixie Chicks, Backsteet Boys and Metallica in the show’s hot seat… Britney Spears in movie - Britney plans to make her feature acting debut in an untitled coming-of-age story described as “Boys on the Side” meets “Duets”… Jennifer Lopez releases the album “J.Lo,” her follow-up to “On the 6” - her 1999 debut album. Seems that fans want to hear about her boyfriend Sean “Puffy” Combs…. Guns ‘n Roses playe to more than 200,000 fans in Rio de Janeiro. They haven’t done live shows for seven years… Spago restaurant in Hollywood is closing its doors on March 31…

jennifer lopez breaks up with sean combs february 2001 timeline music history February - Former Eagles member Don Felder, sues Don Henley and Glenn Frey, claiming he was wrongly booted out of the band …  It’s confirmed - Sean “Puffy” Combs breaks-up with Jennifer Lopez… Rapper DMX begins serving a 15-day jail sentence in New York for driving without a license….  The record industry says that Napster hurt sales – that shipments of CD singles slid 38.8% after holding even a year earlier. But others say don’t blame it all on Napster with economic uncertainty, a lack of releases by major stars and rising gas prices could have been factors…

43rd Annual Grammy Awards - Some Winners:

Record/Song of the Year/Song of the Year - "Beautiful Day" - U2

Best Country song - "I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack

Best Rap Performance/Duo - "Forget About Dre" - Dr Dre/Eminem

usher napster problem music history facts timelineMarch - Eminemhot from three Grammy Awards – has two movie deals pending. But his marriage has fizzled as his wife Kim has filed for divorce…. Usher says that Napster has forced him to scrap much of his new album. He said all the songs on Napster have been dropped and he’s starting over…. Passing - John Phillips (65) - leader of the 1960’s pop group “Mamas and Papas” of heart failure…. K-Ci of K-Ci & Jojo is charged with 23 counts of indecent exposure and one count of lewd conduct for allegedly exposing himself at a KIIS-FM (Los Angeles) Jingle Ball concert in December. …

73rd Academy Awards - Some Winners:

Best picture – “Gladiator”

Best Actor - Russell Crowe - "Gladiator"

Best Actress - Julia Roberts - Erwin Brokovich

More March - Matthew Perry is back to work on “Friends” after he had checked into a drug rehab center. … Passing – William Hanna – half the TV cartoon team of “Hanna-Barbara.” He was 90.

"Butterfly" - Crazy Town

jay-z april april 2001 facts history rap timeline mrpopculture April - Premiere Radio begins syndicating Jay Leno’s joke highlights from the previous night’s “Tonight” show”…  Broadway’s “The Producers” – as the show’s producers raise tickets rates to $100 for top tickets. The show just opened at Manhattan’s St. James Theater and there is a big demand for tickets!... Passing – Joey Ramone – lead singer of the Ramones. He was only 49 and died from lymphoma… Rapper Jay-Z and three others are arrested outside a Manhattan nightclub and held on weapons charges…. Ever since Jackie the Jokeman Martling left the Howard Stern show last month, Stern has been auditioning replacements. Stern said this week that Martling will not be back…. Peter Buck of R.E.M. is arrested at Heathrow Airport and charged with assaulting crewmembers in an alleged drunken rage during a flight from Seattle… Comedy Central airs the American Comedy Awards. Best stand up – female  goes to Wanda Sykes and best male – Lewis Black… Ever since Jackie the Jokeman Martling left the Howard Stern show last month, Stern has been auditioning replacements. Stern said this week that Martling will not be back...Actress Andrea Thomason (NYPD Blue) is about to become a CNN anchor, but there are nude photos of her on the Internet. CNN is standing by her explanation – that they were taking from an Italian movie and a magazine a while ago.  

"All For You" - Janet (Jackson)

May -  Actor Robert Blake discovers that his wife, Bonny Bakey murdered with a gunshot wound in their parked car…. 

Robert Blake In Better Times

Passing – Perry Como – one of the most beloved crooners of all time. He sold over 100 million records over his time. He was 87…. Jennifer Lopez’ “Angel Eyes” opens …

36th Annual CMA Awards - Toby Keith gets top male vocalist

of the year and top album for “How Do You Like Me Now?”

dixie chicks cma 2001 entertainer of the year timeline facts historyMore CMA - The Dixie Chicks got entertainer of the year. Keith Urban and Jamie O’Neal won top new male and female artists. Brooks & Dunn – best vocal duo…. The “Survivor” finale drew 36.35 million viewers…. Lynn Russell (54) of CNN Headline News, calls it quits after 18 years… Russell Simmons calls on hip-hop power brokers to attend a summit that will focus on the lyrics, content ad advertising of the music. Scheduled to participate on June 12 is Sean P. Diddy Combs and Master P. Also expected - Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, KRS-One, Q-Tip and common… Celine Dion signs a three-year contract with Caesars in Las Vegas. The deal will pay her some $45 million over the term of the contract. Jennifer Lopez is returning to television with an NBC deal that will kick off with a music special airing this fall…. Jane Fonda is granted a divorce from Ted Turner….

"Lady Marmalade" - Christina Aguilera/ Lil' Kim

russell simmons hip hop summit june 2001 music history timelineJuneHip hop summit/meeting in NY As Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Records convened the meeting. “We’re not here to criticize ourselves, We’re here to grow. Held at the New York Hilton Hotel, Hip-Hop is now a $2-bilion business. Also attending –Dr. Dre, Sean P Diddy Combs, Master P, Snoop Dogg and Common... Ariel “All For You” Tour... Paul McCartney and Heather Mills appear on Larry King and discuss their campaign against land minds... Passing - Anthony Quinn. He was 86… Eminem is sentenced to a year of probation for two gun-related charges stemming from an argument with an associate of a rival rap group…

Nielsen Top TV Shows - June 1, 2001

60 Minutes – 14.86

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (Sun) – 14.70

Everybody Loves Raymond – 14.67

Millionaire (Tue.) – 13.98

CSI – 13.83

NBA Playoffs (Sun.) – 13.52

 The Weakest Link – 12.85

Becker – 12.03

Funny Glubs – 11.74

Touched by an Angel – 11.63

"U Remind Me" - Usher

carson daly wedding tara reid called off july 2001 timelineJuly - Hip-hop artist Beanie Sigel (Dwight Grant) is charged with kicking and punching a driver in Philadelphia.... Fab 5 Freddy, the original host of Yo! MTV Raps is teaming with online music site GetMusic to launch the Fab 5 Freddy Show, an interactive hi-hop variety program later this summer. Comedian Paula Poundstone postpones upcoming appearances. She is facing charges of lewd acts against a minor and child endangerment. … Carson Daly and actress Tara Reid call off their wedding… Concert business is down 12% so far this year. The top grosser so far are U2 with $69 million, Elton John and Billy Joel - $57.2 and the Backstreet Boys with $51.6 million. The Backstreet Boys and Dave Matthews are #4 and 5…. Radio news - Rush Limbaugh signs a new contract that makes him the highest paid radio personality ever and keeps him on the air through 2009. The Drudge Report says the deal is for $250 million… Philadelphia - Madonna opens her first major North American tour in 11 years! It’s called the “Drowned World” tour.  R. Kelly’s TP-2.com tour….On VH1 – “Bon Jovi: One Last Wild Night” – it’s the band at Giant’s Stadium... Madonna will star in her husband’s next movie - - a remake of the 195 Italian love story, “Swept Away" 

"Bootylicious" - Destiny's Child

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aaliyah dies in crash august 2001 music history timelineAugust -   Bassist Bill Wyman, who quit the Rolling Stones back in 1992, says this is the best time of his life. He’s writing books and touring with the Rhythm Kings. He says he’s never regretted his decision... Concert promoters don’t like that Clear Channel is also in the concert business and can cross promote concerts with its radio stations – and other promoters are getting a squeeze play... Eminem’s group D12 is kicked off the Warped Tour after clashing with other rappers in Camden, NJ... Carson Daley hosts MTV’s 20th anniversary special. Mary J. Blige, Billy Idol, TLC, Method Man, Run-DMC and Jane’s addiction will perform... Mother and daughter swap identities for a day on MTV’s “Flipped”... The disappearance of Chandra Levy has boosted ratings at CNN, Fox News and MSNBC... Mariah Carey checks out of the New York hospital where she was admitted two weeks ago for a physical ad emotional breakdown... Delmar Arnaud, aka Daz Dillinger sues Death Row Records alleging the label and its founder Marion “Suge” Knight, cheated Arnaud out of more than $1 million... Marion “Suge” Knight is out of prison after five years. The Death Row Records founder says he’s stress free and is not bitter… R&B singer Aaliyah (Haughton) (22) is dead in the Bahamas after her charter plane crashed after takeoff from Marsh Harbour. Seven others are dead…

"Fallin" - Alicia Keys

christina aguilera vma best video music history 2001 timelineSeptember - “Lady Marmalade” is named best video at the 18th annual MTV Video Music Awards. The video features Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink and Missy “Misdemeanor” Eliott. ‘N Sync got best group video, best dance video and best pop video. Presenters were Jimmy Fallon, Macy Gray, Will Ferrell, Jewel, Nelly, Shaquille O’Neal and Mark Wahlberg...  R&B singer Aaliyah, was memorialized by Janet Jackson and others at the MTV Awards show. The album Aaliyah” which was released in mid-July – and had sold fewer than 500,000 copies before her Aug. 25 death, sold some 306,000 last week... Courteney Love, LeAnn Rimes , Don Henley and others descend on Capital Hill to address legislators, saying a state law governing their contracts with record companies locks them into “indentured servitude.” Ms. Rimes said that she probably would be locked in her contract, signed when she was 12 until she is 35. The artists contend they are unfairly exempted from a Labor Code section that protects entertainers from being tied to one company for more than seven years... Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are charged with using indecent language during performances at the recent Sumfest music festival in the resort town of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Passing – Troy Donahue (65) – pop icon of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s…. What If You Could Hear From A Lost Loved One, Just One  More Time? “Crossing over with John Edward” …  Michael Jackson’s comeback concern at Madison Square Garden and later - a big party for Jackson on Tavern on the Green. Jackson was seen escorting his friend Elizabeth Taylor to her seat… Rappers Kane & Able are sentenced to three years in prison in a federal cocaine case in New Orleans. Real names – David and Daniel Garcia. … Michael Jackson has written “What More Can I Give?” and is calling on top pop stars to contribute their voices to the recording. So far, Nick Carter, Destiny’s Child and Aaron Carter have recorded segments… The “America: A Tribute to Heroes” telethon was watched by an estimated 89 million viewers and raised over $150 million. It aired in more than 200 countries as well.  A CD will be compiled from the show’s performances with the likes of U2, Bruce Springsteen, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Bon Jovi. Money raised from the event will go to the Sept. 11 Fund administered by the United Way...

Debut – “Bob Patterson” the new sitcom starring Jason Alexander...

More September - New Star Trek spin-off on UPN – “Enterprise” debuts...

NBC celebrates its late night history in a special called “50 years of NBC Late Night.” Look for clips featuring Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, Jack Paar and others...

 

More September mrtimeline - MTV’s “Totally Request Live” – done from the NY street outside the studio – is more serious, more somber. The talk isn’t about music and groups and artists. It’s about coping and grief... On “Saturday Night Live” – Sean Hayes and musical guest Shaggy... “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart – which lampoons current news events – is back in production...  Frasier past love interests Bebe Neuwirth and Shelley Long appear in the season debut this week. On NBC-TV....

"I'm Real - Jennifer Lopez/Ja Rule 

rush limbaugh will not go deaf october radio history facts timeline mrpopcultureOctober - Saturday Night Live” begins its 27 th season with Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He was flanked by New York’s police and fire departments…. Rush Limbaugh will not go deaf thanks to experimental drugs and he will continue to host his radio show. This week on that show, he announced he was going deaf and suffers from a rare inner-ear disease… Look for an Oct. 21 benefit concert – “United We Stand” – an 8-hour event from RFK Stadium. Set to appear – KISS, Aerosmith ‘N Sync, Al Green, James Brown, Al Green, Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, Mick Jagger….  Comedian Paula Poundstone is sentenced to five years’ probation and six months in drug treatment for endangering her foster and adopted children…..  Rapper Jay-Z is sentenced to three years probation in NY after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault…. Snoop Dogg is charged with marijuana possession after Ohio state troopers stopped two of his tour busses for speeding near Cleveland.…

"Family Affair" - Mary J. Blige

whitney houston november 2001 music facts history timeline mrpopculture image triviaNovember On CBS-TV - Michael Jackson 30th anniversary celebration. “The King of Pop Rocks the World! After nearly two decades – the Jacksons reunite! With special guests ‘N Sync, Whitney Houston and more… Also on CBS-TV -  Garth Brooks Coast to Coast Live – Live from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise!.... Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone does an astounding $93.5 million in business its first week… Passing – George Harrison (58) – lead guitarist for the Beatles. He died at the home of a friend after a lengthy battle with cancer. With him, his wife, Olivia and son Dhani…

"Hero" -  Enrique Iglesias

December -

Nielsen Top TV Shows - December 1, 2001

Carol Burnette Show (Special) – 29.80 million viewers

Everybody Loves Raymond – 24.26

The West Wing – 20.86

Friends – 20.66

Law & Order – 20.22

Becker – 19.92

CSI – 18.21

Monday Night Football – 17.96

Survivor: Africa – 17.80

Fear Factor – 17.24

Yes, Dear – 16.55

Frasier – 16.42

King of Queens – 16.23

Judging Amy – 16.06

JAG – 15.99

The Practice – 15.93

Christmas at Rockefeller Center – 15.23

Movie-Brian’s Song – 15.23

Law & Order: SVU – 14.40

Inside Schwartz – 14.26

destinys child breaking up december 2001 facts music history timelineMore December - Members of Destiny’s Child say they will go their own ways – for now. Looks like Beyonce Knowles may be the superstar as she already has a feature role in the new Austin Powers sequelABC pays $130-million to air two Harry Potter movies! The first will air in 2004...The Ramones, Talking Heads, Isaac Hayes and Tom Petty are getting into the rock ‘n roll hall of fame... Don’t miss “A Home For the Holidays With Mariah Carey” on CBS TV about adoption... Actor Bruce Willis is launching his own record label – “Uptop Music Corp,” and will release a new album by Ivan Neville, son of Aaron Neville... Dick Clark sues the Grammy’s – saying he’s had it because they illegally preventing such pop icons as Britney Spears and Michael Jackson from appearing on his American Music Awards program... Homer Simpson will sing a version of Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping” on a “Simpsons” episode in April... MTV signs a deal with the producer’s of “Jackass” for a movie version of the show... “Today” show co-anchor Katie Couric signs a new contract that will make her the highest paid personality in TV news – around $15 million per year... On “Saturday Night Live” this week – Ellen DeGeneres hosts with musical guest No Doubt... NBC will become the first broadcaster to air hard liquor ads. Look for the first – a Smirnoff vodka ad this weekend....  

Top Pop Music Artists For the year 2001

Destiny’s Child

Jennifer Lopez

Janet Jackson

Matchbox Twenty

faith hill top pop artist 2001 billboard music history timelineLifehouse

112

Faith Hill

Ja Rule

Nelly

Shaggy

Jay-Z

Usher

Jagged Edge

Alicia Keys

Lenny Kravitz

Mis “Misemeanor’ Elliott

Dido

Train

The Year 2001 In News Headlines And Information

george w bush year 2001 news headline trivia history  mrpopculture photoJanuary 1 - A car bomb explodes in an Israeli coastal town, hurting 50.... Because of the Senate’s 50-50 party split, Republicans agree to a power-sharing arrangement that grants each party an equal number of seats on the chamber’s committees... George W. Bush completes his Cabinet. He picks Democrat Norman Mineta to head the department of transportation... The Fed cuts its key interest rate by half-point to 5.75%... Tyson Foods agrees to purchase IBP Inc - the No. 1 U.S beef processor for $3.2 billion in cash and stock... California’s energy crisis continues (it’s all being manipulated - but no one is saying anything yet) and has nothing to do with fewer power plants etc.

January 8 - Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $250,000 for extorting payoffs from businessmen applying for riverboat casino licenses…. Linda Chavez withdraws her nomination as Labor secretary     after questions over whether she employed an illegal immigrant. President Clinton dedicates a statue of the late President Franklin d. Roosevelt in his wheelchair - the first statue ever depicting a world leader using a wheelchair - at the entry to the FDR Memorial in Washington….

January 15 - California electric crisis - as rolling blackouts keep happening, president-elect Bush rejects price gaps sought by Gov. Gray Davis. Deregulation of electrical power is killing the state. California paid as much as $800 per megawatt hour compared with $30 a year ago. Some $400 million of overpayments or excessive charges may never be recovered. Southern California Edison says it may soon be in default. Dynegy Inc of Houston says it will haul Southern California Edison and PG&E into court if it isn’t paid its high rates for electricity sold to the two utilities… George W. Bush takes office as the 43 rd president of the United States. He called on Republicans and Democrats to join in “civility, courage and compassion” to relieve poverty, improve education and build a new sense of community”… The Rev. Jesse Jackson admits that he had fathered a daughter out of wedlock…

State Of The Union 2001 - President Bush (Video)

January 22 -  President Clinton last-minute pardon – Marc Rich – fugitive commodities trader…. Former President Clinton took a tumble on the driveway in front of his Chappaqua home when his dog, Buddy tripped him up during a game of fetch. … Alan Greenspan says that California’s electricity crisis is threatening to undermine America’s long expansion…

February 1 - Ariel Sharon is elected prime minister of Israel in a landslide victory…. Abdel Basset is found guilty in the Pan Am Flight 103 flight that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland some 12 years ago….The on-time record for airliners last year – took a dive, with an overall on-time record of 72.6%, the lowest since 1995….  A judge in Connecticut rules that Michael Skakel  - now 40, will be tried as an adult in the murder of Martha Moxley – back in 1975 when they were both 15…

February 8 - It’s learned that two civilians were at the controls of the nuclear-powered U.S. submarine Greeneville when it collided with a Japanese fishing vessel… Mikail Marhasev confesses, saying he was guilty of killing Bill Cosby’s only Son Ennis. He’s asking that his 1998 appeal be dropped…. Mayor Joe Carollo of Miami is jailed on a battery charge after hitting his wife with a terra-cotta teapot…

dale earnhardt year 2001 news NASCAR  headline  mrpopculture photoFebruary 15 - President Bush orders warplanes to strike five air defense sites on the outskirts of Baghdad. It’s clearly a signal he expects Saddam Hussein to abide by the Gulf war accord... President Bush says he would ask Congress to triple spending for an elementary school reading program next year... The U.S. charges Robert Philip Hanseen – a veteran FBI counterintelligence agent on charges of spying for Moscow for the last 15 years. The FBI is calling it one of the most damaging espionage cases in U.S. history... Dale Earnhardt (49) - who is called America’s greatest stock car racer, is killed on the final turn of the last lap of the Daytona 500 when his Chevrolet Monte Carlo crashed almost head-on into a concrete retaining wall at Daytona…

NBC Nightly news/Death of Dale Earnhardt

February 22 - President Bush meets with Prime Minister Tony Blair at Camp David. They talked about a missile defense system, saying it could make a lot of sense.... Roger Clinton, half-brother of former president Bill Clinton, is formally charged with drunken driving and trying to pick a fight in front of a Hermosa Beach (CA) bar. Clinton is a B-movie actor and … singer?... Roger Clinton, Bill Clinton’s brother, said he promised six of his closest friends, including men he had met in prison, that his brother would grant them pardons before he left the White House. Roger said he was disappointed, that his feelings were hurt when Bill turned his list down… The Nasdaq ends at a two-year low – at 2.444.96… Laura Bush makes a belated solo debut as first lady, telling two dozen schoolchildren she wants to use her new job to promote her old one – teaching... A strong earthquake hits Seattle, Washington... damage is reported, but no direct deaths... 

March 1 - Dublin cancels its St. Patrick’s Day parade and Dolly the cloned sheep was put under protective quarantine as European health authorities stepped up efforts to contain a potentially disastrous outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease among farm animals in Britain…. A 6.8 earthquake rocks the Seattle area and so far one is dead…. Near San Diego – A 15-year-old boy opens fire n the campus of Santana High School – killing two and injuring thirteen…

March 8Vice President Dick Cheney says he plans to serve out his term despite his heart problems and expressed nonchalance about the 40% chance he’ll need a repeat of the artery-opening surgery he underwent a few days ago…  In Florida – 14-year-old Lionel Tate – who said he was imitating his pro wrestling heroes when he killed a playmate, is sentenced to life in prison without parole…

March 15 - The Dow falls below 10,000 as the Blue-Chip sector loses some 900 points in four days. Much of it has to do with the downgrading of 19 Japanese banks, due to a myriad of bad loans…. Saudi commandos burst through the doors and windows of a hijacked Russian jetliner as it sat on the runway in the city of Medina. More than 100 passengers are freed, but three are dead - a flight attendant, a passenger and a teenage terrorist…. The Federal Reserve cuts short-term interest rates to 5% - from 5 1/2 %. It’s the third half-point reduction of the year… The California Zephyr , heading from Chicago to meryville California derails in Brooks Iowa, killing one and injuring 90…. The population of New York City hits 8 million - the highest population in its more than three-century history. The exact number - 8,008,278…

california energy crisis march 2001 facts history timelineMarch 22 - Energy crisis in California as that state’s PUC is suckered into raising rates to customers – 46% more! This is because of deregulation and companies like Enron who sucked power out of the state for resale. California now says wholesale electricity suppliers have overcharged it  - to the sum of $5.5 billion. … Another crisis – this one in Britain with fog-and-mouth disease – has cut economic devastation through its farming and tourism industries in the five weeks since it first appeared. … Another school shooting near San Diego… this time an 18-year-old male opened fire at San Diego high school, wounding five. It was ended by a police officer that just happened to be on campus… The FDA approves a wristwatch-like device for adult diabetics that checks blood sugar levels every 20 minutes – automatically…

April 1 - In Amsterdam - Four gay couples exchange rings and vows at City Hall becoming what rights groups called the world’s first homosexuals to wed legally… In Belgrade - Former Yugoslav President Stobodan Milosevic surrenders to authorities and is imprisoned. It ends a 40-hour standoff between his bodyguards and police… Energy troubles in California – as PG&G - one of the state’s two major utility companies, files for bankruptcy as its debts surpass $9 billion and as negotiations with governor Gray Davis go nowhere. Like others in the state - PG&E has been squeezed tighter in the past year as wholesale cost of electricity has risen tenfold and more…

April 8 - China permits U.S. officials to meet for the third time with crewmembers of an American spy plane stranded on an island in the South China Sea, but demands that the U.S. issue an apology for the midair collision that brought the aircraft down…. After 11 days in Chinese detention - all 24 crew members of a U.S. spy plane safely back on American soil, Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, tells a news conference that the Chinese F-8 fighter pilot was solely responsible for the accident…. President Bush unveils a $1.96-trillion budget that trims hundreds of programs and boosts discretionary spending 4%...

April 15 - Demonstrators disrupt the opening of the Quebec summit as 34 heads of state gather including President Bush... The Federal Reserve Board trims benchmark interest rate half-a-point to 4.5%... All 24 are released - The crew of the Navy Surveillance plane held in China for some 11 days, are back on home soil... A Connecticut judge rules that Michael Skakel must stand trial in the 1975 trial of Martha Moxley... Israel takes back Palestinian land on the Gaza Strip, but 18 hours, withdraws and reverses... The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that the mother of a murdered cross-dressing young woman whose story inspired the movie, “Boys Don’t Cry” deserves more compensation for her daughter’s death. A lower court had erred, said the judge, in awarding only $17,361 to JoAnn Brandon for official negligence in the death of the daughter...  British musician Paul McCartney pushed for the worldwide eradication of land mines during a meeting with Secretary of State Colin Powell. Paul was in Washington with girlfriend Heather, who heads a charity campaign that provides limbs for victims of wars around the globe. McCartney said – “We have a really good meeting and Gen. Powell was very helpful”... President Bush announces that the U.S. will sign a global treaty to ban 12 lethal chemicals... The parents of two teens who carried out the Columbine High School massacre and two men who furnished them weapons have agreed to pay 42.65 million to victims in a partial settlement. The parents of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold have agreed to pay $1.6 million to the victims to be covered by their insurance carriers... 

April 22 - The Quebec Summit ends with a plan leading to a free trade zone – to abolish tariffs and other barriers along the Western Hemisphere by 2005... Federal energy regulators agree to limit temporary price constraints on wholesale electricity in California. The plan will take hold during emergencies to help keep costs down.. President Bush decides to sell Taiwan older destroyers and less controversial weapons after China had lobbied hard against advanced equipment going to them... The Supreme Court rules that states, schools and colleges many not be sued for policies that have a discriminatory effect on blacks, Latinos or other minorities... The U.S. economy climbed at a strong 2% annual rate in the first quarter... Britain, battled on new fronts in the foot-and-mouth crisis as news that humans may have been infected sparked fresh health worries and dealt a blow to donald rumsfeld april 2001 facts history timeline a campaign to woo back nervous tourists... Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld asks government ethics officials for another three months to divest personal holdings worth $millions because he is unable to find buyers... China says it will permit U.S. technicians to inspect the damaged Navy spy plane held there for almost a month...  Los Angeles millionaire Dennis Tito rockets into space with Soviet astronauts! He is the world’s first “Space tourist".... Crowds welcome 143 ethnic Albanians back to Kosovo after their release from Serbian jails. They were freed on grounds of errors in terrorism trial... 

May 1 - A jury in Alabama convicts former Ku Klux Klansman Thomas Blanton Jr. of blowing up a Birmingham church back in 1963 that killed four black girls…. Unemployment rises to 4.5% - a 2-½ year high. … Customers soon will be able to pick up a sobriety test at 7-11 – the first national retailer to sell the Guardian Angel Personal Alcohol Test at participating stores… 

May 8 - The FDA approves the first in a new class of designer cancer drugs. The drug is Gleevec – also known as ST1571. … A stampede at a soccer match between two of Ghana’s leading teams leaves 50 dead Africa’s fourth soccer disaster in a month. …  First Lady Laura Bush called on veterans to continue their service to the nation by becoming teachers...

jenna bush year 2001 trivia history  headline   mrpopculture imageMay 15 - The Supreme Court says no to medical marijuana use... President Bush hits the road to promote a sweeping energy policy that calls for aggressive development of fossil fuels and nuclear power. Bush says the plan would yield an array of “abundant and affordable and reliable” energy sources for decades to come... Israeli F-16 planes hit targets in three Palestinian cities in retaliation for a suicide bombing at a crowded Israeli shopping mall that claimed six lives and wounded more than 100... Arab leaders meeting in Cairo call for an end to all political contacts with Israel...  Jenna Bush – 19-year-old daughter of the President, is ordered to pay $51.25 in court costs, serve eight hours of community service and attend six hours of classes. She plead no contest to a charge of being minor in possession of alcohol.

May 22 - Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont announces he is quitting the Republican Party,  in effect, tipping the senate scales. … A judge rules that Mayor Rudolph Giuliani many not bring his girlfriend to visit the official mayoral resident of Gracie mansion, while his estranged wife and their children continue to live there. …In Jerusalem – at least 25 are killed and over 300 injured after a three-story party hall collapsed… Good for Bush as Congress sends him a $1.35-trillion tax cut. Everybody who pays taxes will receive a rebate check. …. Ford Motor Co. says its recall of 13 million Firestone tires on its pick-ups and SUV’s will cost $3 billion…

June 1 -  After declaring he was ready to die, Timothy McVeigh decides to seek a postponement of his execution because he says he wants to “promote integrity in the criminal justice system”... Cease fire – Fearing retaliation for a nightclub bombing, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat offers a cease-fire as Palestinians brace for payback from an outraged Jewish state. The Israeli government blamed Arafat’s “coalition of terror” for the Friday night suicide bombing in Tel Aviv that killed 19 Israelis and wounded more than 100... Crown Prince Dipendra, The heir to Nepal’s ancient throne kills the country’s king and queen and other members of the royal family then kills himself... Police cite President Bush’s 19-year-old twin daughters for allegedly violating state alcoholic beverage laws. It would be the second offense for Jenna and the first for her sister, Barbara Bush. Police accused Barbara of being a minor in possession of alcohol and Jenna of misrepresenting her age by trying to use false identification to buy alcohol... Trends – Funky hairstyles – from the bleach-and-braided look, to spikes that stand out of the scalp, young people are doing all kinds of things with their hair these days... Body Scan Commercials - Those body scan commercials you see and hear about? Well, the FDA is worried that the growing popularity of full-body scans for early health screening may be exposing thousands of Americans to unnecessary and potentially dangerous radiation....

Timothy McVeigh On 60 Minutes

 timothy mcveigh executed june 2001 timeline factsJune 8 - Timothy J. McVeigh is executed at Terre Haute, Indiana. He stayed silent, but offered a poem before he died of poison. “I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul”…President Bush makes his debut before NATO, saying he made “good progress” in convincing U.S. allies in Europe about the need for a new approach to strategic defense based on his proposal to create a missile shield... The Supreme Court rules that a Christian youth group must be permitted to hold an after-school Bible study class in a public elementary school... The United States and China end talks and agree on the return of an American spy plane stuck for more than two months on southern Hainan island... Re-elected – Iranian President Mohammad Khatami...  Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he will seek reelection next year... Burger King is temporarily closing 650 playgrounds at U.s. restaurants to replace netting after the death of a child. A 4-year-old boy crawled on a net at a Burger King in St. Louis and got trapped in an off-limits area of a play structure...

 June 24 - The Senate passes patients rights measure - giving Americans greater power over HMO’s... Middle East - Secretary of State Colin Powell says progress in the region must be measured by inches as Arafat and Sharon agree to peace efforts... A federal appeals court overturned the proposed breakup of Microsoft Corp... War crimes prosecutors add the names of hundreds more victims against their case against deposed  Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic . They vow to hold him accountable for alleged crimes... Already under investigation for taking money to lobby for several presidential pardons - Roger Clinton now has to explain whether he helped five more men try to secure executive clemencies from his half-brother - Bill Clinton... In New York wants to ban cell phone use while driving. It should become law, soon... AT&T and AOL announce plans to develop a co--branded cell phone. It’ll offer AOL’s online services including instant messaging... Post Napster - Music giant EMI awards a publishing license to Internet music service FullAudio Corp... The House passes an amendment that stops efforts to allow unrestricted flow of Mexican truck drivers into the United States... A poll in California says that 4 out of 5 believe that there is no electricity shortage - that power companies have manipulated the electricity markets to boost profits (and they are correct)... Hotter and hotter - hedge funds. They’re  more popular than ever.

yasser arafat facts history timeline july 2001July 1 - PLO President Yasser Arafat held informal talks in Lisbon with Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. It was Arafat’s first meeting with a member of Israel’s government since Ariel Sharon was elected prime minister in February. The meeting was a good one, according to Peres…  Jenna Bush – 19-year-old daughter of President Bush – gets fined $600 and has her driver’s license suspended for 30 days for charges of underage drinking and trying to use someone else’s ID to buy liquor. She’s also ordered to perform 36 hours of community service. Surgeons install the first fully self-contained artificial heart in a human being in Louisville…

July 8 - Police search rep. Gary Condit’s Washington D.C. home to look for clues in the death of Chandra Levy… It’s announced that Maureen Reagan, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan and actress Jane Wyman has malignant melanoma that has spread to her brain…

July 15 - Conservatives protest - The White House backs away from any notion of an automatic amnesty for the more than 3 million undocumented Mexicans in the U.S... America opens the way for Taiwan, and says it can buy eight diesel submarines. Many believe China won’t be pleased...  Jenna Bush is working as a summer intern at Billstein-Grey, the production house behind “The Sopranos,” “Just Shot Me” and “News Radio.” The 19-year-old, whose underage drinking exploits recently made headlines, will be running errands and making copies... Stem Cell – Roger Pedersen of UC San Francisco, a top stem cell researcher says he is leaving California to work in Britain, in part because of the political uncertainties surrounding the use of human embryonic material in the United States... The leaders of the largest industrial democracies (G-8) meet in Genoa, Italy. They promised to fight global poverty and advanced an international campaign against AIDS... Walt Disney Co. reaches an agreement with the owners of Fox Family Worldwide to buy the company for $3.3 million plus the assumption of $2.1 billion in debt... Passing – Publisher Katharine Graham. She was 84... Radio– Rush Limbaugh signs a new contract that makes him the highest paid radio personality ever and keeps him on the air through 2009. The Drudge Report says the deal is for $250 million. 

 July 23 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein “is still a menace” a decade after the Persian gulf war, President Bush said following a close attempt by Baghdad’s military to shoot down a U.S. U-2 spy plane. “We’re going to keep the pressure on Iraq,” said the President…. Spreading - The West Nile virus has spread to the Southeast – Florida and Georgia. It began its trek from New York City – where it was discovered in 1999

president bush august 2001 timeline facts historyAugust 1 - The House approves a sweeping ban on human cloning... President Bush swings into vacation mode in Texas and went fishing in his band and took a stroll at his ranch. The President can celebrate back-to back legislative successes on energy and patients’ rights... Bill Clinton gets $millions for a book he’s about to write – a candid book. Some say the deal is for $12 million. .. The House votes to permit oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as part of a comprehensive energy bill... Tropical storm Barry stalled in the Gulf of Mexico, but could hit Alabama or the Florida Panhandle... Vice President Dick Cheney writes to Congress refusing to turn over documents detailing deliberations on President Bush’s energy policy Doing so would “unconstitutionally interfere” with the White House duties he said... A packed commuter train rear-ended another on the elevated tracks during morning rush hour near the downtown loop, sending more than 140 people to hospitals and stranding thousands of commuters for hours... Unemployment held steady at 4.5%. Spendng rose .4% but consumer confidence fell... Bosnia-Herzegovina  - Muslim Croat federation police have arrested three Muslim former army officers indicted by a U.N. war crimes tribunal for alleged atrocities during the 3 ½-year Bosnian war. They are Mehmed Alagic and Enver Hadzihasanovic, both former generals and senior Officer Amir Kuburua.  Also, Radislav Krstic – a former Bosnian Serb general is found guilty of genocide in the Srebrenica massacre of more than 7,000 Muslims six years ago...

August 8 - President Bush announces that he would allow the federal government to fund medical research that uses stem cells taken from a limited number of human embryos. He said the government would only pay for experiments using stem cells that already have been drawn from embryos and that it would not fund research that caused any additional embryos to be destroyed…. Passing - Maureen Reagan, daughter of former President Ronald Reagan - dies of a malignant melanoma, She was 60….

August 15 -   Jeffrey Skilling abruptly resigns as chief executive of Enron Corp – a company facing accusations of electricity price gouging in California... The U.S Census Bureau reports that the number of unmarried partner household rose 72% during the 1990’s... Radio address - President Bush urges Americans to pressure their senators to approve his proposal to help religious and other community groups seeking to provide social services usually delivered by the government...  Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he seeking to shape a smaller, more nimble military that’s capable of winning a major war decisively while still fighting smaller conflicts around the world... John Dilulia Jr. resigns as director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives after six months....

slobodan milsevic august 2001 facts history timelineAugust 22 - Israel assassinates longtime Arafat associate Mustafa Zibri, setting off fighting in the West Bank... Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was warned that he could lose jail privileges after he gave an unauthorized interview to Fox television. He’s at the U.N. detention unit in the Hauge, where he is awaiting trial for alleged war crimes against ethnic Albanians in the Yugoslav province of Kosovo in 1999... Heath and Human Service secretary Tommy Thompson says that a slowing economy prevents the Bush Administration from its commitment to extend health insurance coverage to the some of the 39 million uninsured in this country... KFOR (Kosvo Force in action) - NATO-led peacekeepers in the Yugoslav province of Kosovo said they had fought and apprehended five suspected ethnic Albanian guerrillas and detained 48 others crossing the border from Macedonia...  Thierry Devaux – a French stuntman – and a para glider protesting the use of land mines – gets hung up on the Statue of Liberty’s torch and is rescued. He was rapped around the torch, in danger and in peril. Devaux wanted to bungee jump from the torch. He circled the statue several times in his motorized paraglider when its orange parachute got caught.  He actually got impatient with the slow rescue – and later, never thanked anybody... Lt. Col Dragan Jokie – a Bosnian Serb army officer pleads not guilty at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in the Hague to charges of murdering Muslims in a U.N.-declared “safe area” in 1995... Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) announces that he is ending his career and will not run for re-election... The Federal Reserve Board cuts interest rates for the seventh time this year – now down to 3.5%. .. The Israeli army pulls out of the West Bank town of Beit Jala – under pressure from the U.S. and Europe... The Dow retreats – under 10,000 for the first time in five months... The European Central Bank gives a sneak peak of the new euro common currency as the Jan. 1 switch nears... President Bush braced for a busy first autumn in office, a season of visits from world leaders and a potentially bruising fight with Congress over budge priorities... Unkrainian immigrant Nikolay Soltys – accused killer in six slayings is caught... Interviewed with ABC’s Connie Chung, Rep Gary Condit said he shared a “very close” relationship with Chandra Levy but had nothing to do with her disappearance... Target says that Kmart’s “Dare to Compare” ads are misleading because 74$ of the time – it’s wrong...

September 1 - In Washington, Mexican President Vicente Fox insists that his nation and the U.S. must reach agreement on immigration reform by the end of this year. He said that legalizing the status of illegal Mexican workers could be achieved... Congress returns from summer break and one of its agendas is funding stem cell research. President Bush has said the federal government will fund research on some 64 sets of human embryo cells and the Senate is set to hold the first of at least three hearings to investigate whether all 64 sets are viable and useful to researchers... Iraq accuses five U.N. officials of spying for the United States and orders them expelled from the country. The U.N. states that Iraq failed to substantiate its claim that the officials of the humanitarian “oil-for-food” program were “jeopardizing the security and the integrity of Iraq”... The Justice Department abandons its 16-month effort to split Microsoft Corp. Instead, it will seek a quick resolution to the antitrust battle... A 10-year-old boy dies after suffering a 17-inch gash from a shark bite. It’s the first fatal shark attack in the U.S. this year...   rudolph giuliani facts september 2001 timelineRepublican Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of New York, separated from his wife, Donna, is taking residence with an old friend and his gay partner... The White House website finally gets an overhaul. For months, thousands of documents that former President Clinton had placed on the site, have been taken of. The site sports a less formal design featuring pastel colors, multimedia components and improved access for disable users... Kmart Cop. Has removed from its stores its dare to compare price promotions after target Corp. filed a lawsuit accusing its rival of lying to consumers with the advertising. Target had said the signs often cited outdated or inaccurate prices from Kmart competitors in making the comparisons. 

CNN Breaking News - A Plane Has Crashed Into One Of The

World Trade Center Towers

9/11  september 11 year 2001  news headline  terrorist  image mrpopcultureSeptember 8 - At 8:45am September 11 - American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston with 92 aboard crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York. The flight was supposed to terminate in Los Angeles… At 9:08am - United Airlines Flight 175- which was supposed to be heading to Los Angeles from Boston - crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center. News reports now speculate it could be a terrorist attack… Smoke is seen billowing from the Pentagon  on the heliport side.... so far, speculation says - a bomb went off. Quickly, it's learned a plane went into the building...  At 9:41am - American Airlines Flight 77, which took off from Dulles International Airport - also heading towards Los Angeles takes the original flight path, but somewhere past Pittsburgh, PA, begins to head back east and crashes into the  Pentagon at 9:41am. 64 people were on board…. As millions watch on television - people from both towers jump from their floors to doom. Both towers eventually collapse and thousands are feared dead in the worst-ever attack on U.S. soil… President Bush vows that Americans will respond with a “quiet unyielding anger” to the terrorist attacks on the nation. He pledged to retaliate against not just the masterminds, but also the foreign nations that harbor them… By the end of the week - the skies are eerily silent as there is nothing flying - commercial or private. Everything’s grounded…

World Trade Center Towers Fall

September 15 -   Death Toll Tally From Attacks - Around 3,000... President Bush surveys the damage in the World Trade Center area and is shocked by the enormity of the devastation. Meanwhile, Congress votes to grant  President Bush authority “to use all necessary and appropriate force” against those behind Tuesday’s terrorist attacks... In neighborhoods in and around NY - many funerals for those lost at the World Trade Center... The United States appeals to the world for a global war against terrorism and many say they will do so including Australia, India and Syria... President Bush tells the U.S. military to get ready for battle and calls Osama bin Laden a prime suspect... President Bush declared that the U.S. is about to launch a “crusade” against whet he called “a new kind of evil.” Meanwhile, Pakistan tells the leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban to surrender Osama bin Laden or face massive military action by the U.S. and an international coalition...

CBS News Sunday Morning - Charles Osgood (September 16)

More September 15 - The FBI asks local police to hunt down more than 100 people wanted for questioning about the terrorists and urged everyday Americans to help find anyone who knew them... A Pakistani delegation is back from Afghanistan – but could not persuade the Taliban to turn over Osama bin Laden... The Taliban in Afghanistan threatens neighboring Islamic countries with war if they grant the United States use of air space or military vases in the quest to capture Osama bin Laden... President Bush orders U.S. warplanes to begin moving to bases in the Persian Gulf... Midway airlines is now out of business as Congress is strongly considering up to $15 million in aid to airliners... President Bush promises that “justice will be done” to the authors of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York, the Pentagon and orders Afghanistan’s Islamic government to hand over every terrorist within its borders – or face destruction. He said he wanted Osama bin Laden “dead or alive."...

osama bin lade targeted by u.s. 2001 september facts history information timeline mrpopcultureMore September 15 - Staten Island - Fresh Kills landfill re-opens and is filling with debris from the World Trade Center... Israel and the Palestinians too steps toward defusing their yearlong bloody conflict by request of the U.S...  First Lady Laura Bush attends a memorial service for the victims of the Flight 93 crash in Pennsylvania... The U.S. will target Osama bin laden and his network, according to Secretary of State Colin Powell... Miami-Dade - Two firefighters in Florida refuse to ride an engine flying the American flag. The two are described as American Black Muslims... 

President Bush Post 911 Speech - September 20, 2001

george w. bush facts september 2001 timeline information timeline mrpopcultureSeptember 22 - The Taliban in Afghanistan rejects President Bush’s ultimatum and will continue to protect Osama bin Laden and his gang of terrorists. Meanwhile, it appears President Bush is pleased by Russian support. And, Saudi Arabia is expected to follow the United Arab Emirates in breaking relations with Afghanistan... Turkey will allow the U.S. to use its airspace and spaces... 82 million watched President Bush’s address to Congress... President Bush orders the Treasury Department to freeze the U.S. assets of any bank in the world that does business with organizations believed responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks... Sept 11 attacks - So far – U.S. authorities have taken 352 people into custody and more are being sought... President Bush postpones an October trip to Beijing to spend more time on the war on terrorism... Friendly skies - President Bush calls for more airport security screening, installation of assault-resistant cockpit doors and an increase in the air marshal program... At O’Hare Airport in Chicago – President Bush urges Americans to fly again and “enjoy life.” He called for armed National Guard patrols at airports to quell fears about safety... Stocks were down on Friday of this week – as the market lost 14.3%... A test shows that a Japanese animal slaughtered in August carried the “Mad Cow” disease – confirming the first known case of the deadly brainwasting illness in Asia... Consumer confidence drops to a 5 ½-year low. It was 114 in August and now the index is 97.6. .. Researchers report that inhaled steroids, widely used to treat asthma, cause bone loss in young women. The research was from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital...

osama bin laden year 2001 news trivia headline  mrpopculture photo October 1 - The Taliban’s ambassador to Pakistan says that Osama bin Laden is “under government control in Afghanistan and is being moved around for his own safety.”  It’s the first acknowledgement that the government has maintained a direct link with the Saudi militant… The Bush administration presents evidence to its key allies that it said links Osama bin Laden to the Sept. 11 attacks. Defense Secretary  Donald Rumsfeld is dispatched to the Middle East to consult with allies in the anti- terrorism campaign…Drawing a line between Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and its people, President Bush promised $320 million worth of food and medicine to a population ravaged by famine and under threat of U.S military attack... A New York City comptroller’s report says the New York City’s economy will need more than $100 billion over the next two years to recover from the World Trade Center attacks... U.S. forces are gathering in Afghanistan for what could be a strike against the Taliban soon...  Bin Laden - The United States and its allies have frozen more than $100 million in assets around the world since the Sept. 11 attacks. President Bush and his allies have stressed that cutting off the money flow is a key element in their fight against global terrorism...  The number of teens who have started smoking has fallen by one-third in two years. Experts cite a cultural shift and a hike in the price of cigarettes...  Mayor Rudolph Giuliani opens a global forum at the United Nations, stressing that the recent attacks against the U.S. violated the United Nations’ founding principals of protecting world peace that that the member states have a moral obligation to act.

October 8 - The U.S. launches a retaliatory offensive in Afghanistan with intermittent missile and bomb attacks targeting Taliban troops, airstrips and command centers including training camps.  President Bush said earlier – “I gave them fair warning”…President Bush gives the Taliban another chance to turn over Osama bin Laden, but the reality is – if they don’t – they’ll face years of attacks. And, in a prime-time news conference, President Bush signaled that conflict would be around for the long-haul... The House approves a bill that gives law enforcement agencies expanded powers to pursue suspected terrorists... The White House wants TV networks to use caution in carrying unedited videos of Osama bin Laden because they are propaganda and could contain coded instruction to operatives... The FAA orders sharp restrictions on carry-on baggage and additional searches of passengers as part of an effort to bolster security... An aide to newsman Tom Brokaw at NBC New York contracts a rare skin form of anthrax. This is the first time it’s making an appearance outside of Florida... A Scandinavian Airlines System airliner taking off from Milan collides with a small business jet. 118 are dead... U.S. forces are now using two bases in Pakistan to launch operations – at Jacobabad and Pishin... A U.S bomb intended to hit an enemy helicopter in Kabul – instead hits a row of residential buildings. 

October 15 - Army Rangers and other U.S. ground forces attack the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar – where the Taliban regime is hold…. Anthrax – An envelope tests positive for anthrax is opened at the Capitol Hill office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.). …The FBI say they found similarities between an anthrax letter at NBC in New York and one that turned up in the office of Tom Daschle, which bore very refined spores…More anthrax as some 31 Capitol staffers get exposed to anthrax and the U.S. House is shut down…..  Two new infections are confirmed – a postal worker near Trenton N.J. and an assistant to CBS News anchor Dan Rather in New York.  That makes a total of six now infected by anthrax…

 October 23 - Two Washington DC postal workers die from what is believed to be – inhaling anthrax…The Bush Administration says the campaign in Afghanistan could last into Spring – perhaps – beyond…Health officials believe there may be more anthrax-laced letters around Washington and some 4,000 facilities may have to be tested. This after that a State Department mail worker inhaled the disease. Earlier, the U.S. Postal Service acknowledged that it could not guarantee that U.S. mail is safe and advised all Americans to wash their hands after handling it...   U.S. warplanes bombard Taliban forces in Afghanistan. In Eastern Pakistan – a terrorist attack hits a Roman Catholic church killing 16... President Bush orders a review of the nation’s immigration laws in efforts to screen out terrorists... Donald Rumsfeld confirms that the U.S. has deployed a small number of ground troops in Afghanistan to find targets... Anthrax spores are found at a New Jersey post office and in a Maryland facility that handles Justice Department mail...  Mayor Rudolph Giuliani called for a federal law requiring the FBI to share terrorism information with local law enforcement authorities in order to improve coordination in times of crisis... President Bush throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the third game of the World Series at Yankee Stadium... The FAA bans private planes from flying near nuclear plants – after John Ashcroft’s warning of possible terrorist attacks this week... General Motors will sell it Hughes electronics subsidiary to EchoStar Communications Corp for $26 billion. Hughs owns Direct-TV... (Alabama Pro-Life Coalition Education Fund) - an anti-abortion group wins approval for an official Alabama license plate proclaiming, “Chose Life,” a slogan that has prompted lawsuits when authorized for tags in other Southern states...

michael bloomberg wins mayor NY november 2001 facts history information timeline mrpopcultureNovember 1 - Several hundred firefighters clash with police officers at the World Trade Center site, protesting plans to reduce the number of firefighters who retrieve human remains from the wreckage. …  Media Mogul Michael Bloomberg wins a stunning upset victory and is the new mayor of New York. He beat Democratic candidate Mark Green… Unemployment hits a 5-year high as employers laid off more workers than in any month in the last 21 years. Rate is at 5.4%...

 November 8 - In Washington - President Bush and Russian President Vladimir V. Putin vow to cut their nuclear arsenals by two thirds…. An American Airlines jet en route to the Dominican Republic breaks apart after taking off from Kennedy Airport and crashes in Bell Harbor Queens. 265 perish

November 22 - A 94-year-old Connecticut woman becomes the fifth to die of anthrax. …U.S. forces identify possible labs for weapons of mass destruction in Afghanistan. …Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar…. The Pentagon discloses they are focusing the search for Osama bin Laden and Taliban leaders on two areas of  Afghanistan. …. President Bush said that Iraq and other nations that develop weapons of mass destruction “will be held accountable”…

enron year 2001 news trivia headline  history   mrpopculture image December 1 -   In Afghanistan – Mullah Mohammed Omar – a Taliban leader agrees to yield his regime’s last stronghold, Kandahar... Two Palestinian suicide bombers strike in Jerusalem – killing 12... Sir Peter Blake – yachtsman and an America’s Cup Winner – is shot and killed as he tried to fend off hooded pirates who boarded his research vessel at the mouth of the Amazon... Little Rock - Bill Clinton broke ground on a presidential library that promises to document both his triumphs and scandals... Pat Robertson announces that he is retiring as president of the Christian Coalition... Israel calls a timeout in its military assault on the Yasser Arafat’s security forces just hours after another suicide bomber blew himself up in downtown Jerusalem... In Afghanistan - Three U.S. Green Berets are dead in a friendly fire bomber dropping... Tree lighting - President Bush dedicates the national Christmas tree to those who died on Sept. 11 and to GI’s who have died in the line of duty... Secret Service agents have arrested a man concealing a large knife as they patrolled near White House gates. He’s William Thomas Duncan. President Bush was in the White House at the time, but was in no danger... In Philadelphia – former mob boss Joseph “skinny Joey” Merlino is sentenced to 14 years in prison for racketeering... The U.S. agriculture department said that a new study found little risk of mad cow disease turning up in American cattle, but as a precaution, the government plans to test more cattle and banned the use of spinal column material in processed meat... David Ramsey – a former Georgia sheriff is arrested and charged with killing the man who ousted him from office – Derwin Brown... The Bush administration ordered tons of PCB’s removed from New York’s upper Hudson River, clearing the way for huge dredging operations. General Electric Co. dumped 1.3 million pounds of PCB’s into the river before the federal government banned the pollutants in 1977. The dredging will cost the company $500 million. GE released PCB’s from its plants in Fort Edward and Hudson falls, about 40 miles north of Albany... Federal authorities search the suburban Miami home of O.J. Simpson during a predawn raid while investigating an international drug ring and the theft of satellite TV programming... The Commerce Department reports that – the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks has yielded a 1.1% decline of total output during the third quarter. That was much worse than the .4% predicted... Robert Tools – the first person to receive a fully implantable artificial heart has died. He had the heart for almost five months...Burger King Lord of the Rings Promotion – December 1, 2001 Burger King has a Lord of the Rings promotion in 10,000 restaurants around the world. The new movie opens December 19!.. Enron Corp has laid off 4,000 employees at its Houston office and is trying to line-up financing. The company just filed for chapter 11 BK protection... 

 December 8 -  Tribal fighters battle their way toward a suspected mountain hideout of Osama bin Laden. The Pentagon says a bomb was dropped on the cave complex in Afghanistan, where it’s believed he is hiding... The Bush administration releases a videotape that shows a smiling Osama bin Laden recounting his role in the Sept. 11 attacks. He said that many of the hijackers knew only that they’d been dispatched on a mission of “martyrdom” and then recounted early radio reports of the attacks. “I was thinking that the fire from the gas I the plane would melt the iron structure of the building and collapse the area where the plane and all the floors above it only. This is all that we hoped for,” said bin Laden... A federal grand jury charges Zacarias Moussaoul – a Frenchman of Moroccan decent with conspiring to kill and maim thousands of Americans in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. He was being on immigration violations in Minnesota... Unemployment hits a six-year high of 5.7%... Pat Flounders – a widow from the World Trade Center attacks, kills herself in her family’s dream house. She had been despondent seen her husband’s death on September 11... Overall ad spending during the first nine months of the year fell by 7.8% to $68.8 billion... The Bush administration releases a videotape that shows a smiling Osama bin Laden recounting his role in the Sept. 11 attacks…

December 15 - Militiamen overrun the Al Qaeda terrorists’ last bastion in Afghanistan after two weeks of fighting - but no sign of Osama bin Laden…. The Pentagon says the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden are getting fainter as Afghan militia fighters went from cave to cave in search of the terrorist leader…. President Fernand de la Rua resigns as President of Argentina as tens of thousands defied a state of siege he had declared …

guiliana time person of the year 2001 facts timeline history mrpopculture photoDecember 22 - A man on an airliner with 197 people on board is wrestled into submission as he tried to light an explosive in his shoe. The FBI says there is no link between Al Qaeda and Richard Reid, a British citizen. His shoe was drilled with holes fitted with a wire and contained a flammable substance… Rudolph Giuliani is Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for his leadership after the Sept. 11 attacks. ….Donald Rumsfeld says the Pentagon is readying the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay to hold captured Al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners... A videotape broadcast by Al Jazeera television showing Osama bin Laden raises questions about whether he had been killed in U.S. bombings. “Our terrorism is benign. It seeks to make the unjust stop making injustice. It seeks to make America stop its support for Israel which kills our people”... A group of New York City firefighters and police officers all affected by the Sept. 11 attacks, deliver tons of donated food and supplies to Afghan orphans... A Days Inn hotel on Long Island that overcharges stranded travelers for rooms after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has agreed to pay a $9,500 penalty. The hotel in Hicksville raised rates for some rooms from a posted rate of $139 to $399 a night...

Year 2001  In Technology News And Information

intel year 2001  trivia news tech  mrpopculture imageJanuary - Intel Corp. is getting into the market for portable digital music players with the Intel Pocket Concert . It has 128 megs of storage and will sell for $300…. Yahoo Inc will stop carrying online actions of nazi artifacts and other hate-related materials after some users complained that such items promote hate and violence…. E Toys says it is laying off 700 from its 1,000 person staff and closing two warehouses. It was considered (once) a hot online company….  So far, WebMD has lost more than $2 billion… At the Consumer electronics Show, Bill Gates unveils the Xbox game console and Ultimate TV, a set-top box that marries a TiVo-style digital video recorder with WebTV-style interactive television…. AOL is getting aggressive as it tries to get into wireless with its AOL Mobile Communicator. It’s a two-way pager that allows users to trade e-mail and instant messages. Cost is $329 and a $19.5 monthly fee…

February - Attempting to settle lawsuits from the record industry, Napster offers to pay record companies $1 billion over five years for the right to include their music in a new fee based song-swapping service…

April - AOL Time Warner, Bertelsmann, EMI and Sony have received an estimated $80 million in settlements from mp3.com but none has shared the money with their recording artists… NBC is closing its NBCi Internet site, NBC put more than $100 million in cash and assets into NBCi after combining NBC.com, the Xoom.com commerce site and Snap.com Web search site several years ago. … Yahoo says it will close its X-rated online store and block merchants from selling adult-oriented material on the world’s leading Internet site…. Yahoo posts a first-quarter loss and says it will let-go 12% of its work force…

compaq computer year 2001 tech history news  mrpopculture pictureMay - Compaq and IBM introduce laptop computers with built-in wireless access. Both will configure with antennas using the standard known as 802.11b or Wi-Fi, which allows wireless access wither within a building set up for the system or in public areas with the same equipment….  Apple Computer Inc says it will open 25 retail stores this year - its first attempt at neighborhood computer shops….  Cisco Systems announces that it has new equipment that can support a new system that can expand the 4.2 billion potential Internet “addresses available today by several orders of magnitude. Urgency is needed. Experts say fewer than 1 billion usable Internet addresses are now left for assignment and the supply could be exhausted in a few years. Vivendi Universal agrees to buy mp3.com for $372 million… AOL is raising rates from $21.95 to $23.90 for unlimited (dial-up) use…Compaq and IBM introduce laptop computers with built-in wireless access. Both will configure with antennas using the standard known as 802.11b or Wi-Fi, which allows wireless access within a building set up for the system or in public areas with the same equipment... Vivendi Universal agrees to buy mp3.com for $372 million. 

June - Microsoft Corp. says it plans to bundle an instant-messaging service in a new version of the Windows operating system. Windows XP, due in October, will include Microsoft Messenger, which offers e-mail conversation, along with audio and video capability… A federal appeals court overturned the proposed breakup of Microsoft Corp…

 July - The new version of Microsoft’s Windows Media Player will be able to play MP3 files – like previous versions, but not record them – you’ll have to pay extra. If you want to rip CD’s into MP-3 files try free programs such as MusicMatch or RealNetworks…. A federal judge orders Napster not to resume operations until it can prove that it is not violating music industry copyrightsXM Satellite Radio is undertaking a nationwide soft-launch trial of its service, involving teams of testers equipped with XM radios in more than 20 U.S. markets. Using its twin satellites, Rock and Roll, the company will broadcast up to 100 channels of digital-quality programming charging users $9.95 per month for basic service… Dmitry Sklyarov , a Russian computer programmer is arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly distributing software that could be used to make copies of electronic books. He is believe to be the first person arrested under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act… Microsoft says it will ship its new operating system, XP - without Java, the popular programming language. Java programs are designed to run on any operating system and Microsoft has viewed Java as a threat to its monopoly on personal computer systems. Microsoft licensed the language then changed it so that Java programs would run better with its Windows systems…. Microsoft Corp. says it will require computer makers who put an AOL icon on the desktop of the upcoming Windows XP operating system to include its MSN service as well…

net zero year 2001 tech news history  mrpopculture  imageAugust - Computer virus Code Red II is out and moves faster than Code Red. Instead of just defacing Web sites and attempting to spread itself, the new worm leaves a back door open on infected computers. … Net Zero says it will scale back the amount of free Internet service it offers to customers and begin charging those who live in outlying areas. …. Priceline reports its first profit – with second-quarter net income at $111.7 million….  After a complaint from Kodak - Microsoft says it will make it easier for users of its upcoming Windows XP operating system to work with digital photography software from Kodak and others…

September - XM Satellite Radio will begin service on September 12. It launched a $100 million advertising campaign on August 10.... Walt Disney and News Corp partner in something called Movies.com – which will  make movies available through high-speed Internet connections or cable TV video-on-demand services…

excite search year 2001  tech news history  mrpopculture photo October - AOL, the nation’s largest Internet service provider plans to begin using anonymous Web bugs and cookies for the first time to enable the company to better target advertisement clients to its members. NetZero and Juno have merged to become United On Line…. Sting helps launch Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system with a free Internet concert… A judge tells AOL to drop PlayMedia’s patented AMP technology in the media player AOL built into version 6.0 of its software… . Video games sales surged 34%over the first nine months of this year. The best-selling games are Pokemon Crystal, Gran Turismo 3: A Spec, Pokemon Solver, Super Mario Advance, Pokemon Stadium 2, Pokemon Gold. …

Apple announces a nifty music player called iPod - which can be used in conjunction with music software program - iTunes. Steve Jobs says the player can load music fast - and you can store more of your music on the player. iTtunes though, can only be used with Mac computers. 

Steve Jobs Unveils Apple's new iPod Music Player

 December - Search engine Excite will cease operations on February 28 after AT&T withdrew its $307-million for its assets….Bob Pittman has been elevated from co-chief operating officer to the sole COO for AOL…. AT&T agrees to sell its cable TV business to Comcast Corp for $52 billion…. Looks like Sony’s PlayStation 2 - now a year old - has a sales edge over Microsoft’s Xbox and Nintendo’s GameCube….. Yahoo has agreed to acquire hotjobs.com – the nation’s second biggest online job search site. Price is $436 million…. XM satellite radio says it will meet analysts’ estimates for 20,000 to 30,000 subscribers. The stock is at $10.58…. 

Year 2001 In Sports News And Other Fascinating Facts

January - Passing - William Hewlett of Hewlett/Packer fame(87)…  Ray Lewis is MVP of Super Bowl XXXV as the Baltimore Ravens beat the New York Giants 34-7…. Passing – Sandy Baron – comedian, actor and talkshow host. He was 64…. Passing – Dick Wittington – legendary Los Angeles radio personality. He was 87. Passing – Bob Braun – Best known for his radio and television work in Cincinnati. He was 71….  In Connecticut – a 13-year-boy is in critical condition after imitating a “Jackass” stunt as seen on MTV – and set himself on fire…

Super Bowl 35 Highlights

xfl year 2001 sports football history timeline  mrpopculture  photoFebruary - The XFL is here and the first game is played Saturday night  featuring the New York/New Jersey Hitmen versus the Las Vegas Outlaws… . Passing - Abraham Beame - former mayor of New York City and former NY City Comptroller. He was 94. … Passing - Dale Evans “Queen of the West” who had been without her beloved husband, Roy Rogers, since 1998…Coca-Cola Co. will be Warner Bros’ promotional partner for the upcoming movie “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” The ad campaign will include the placement of Harry Potter-related images on Coca-Cola, Minute Maid and Hi-C packaging, but won’t extend to product placement in the movie. 

March - New England Patriot QB Drew Bledsoe signs the biggest contract in NFL history – a 10-year $103 million deal. … Legendary QB Troy Aikman is history as the Cowboys waive him. They don’t want to pay the $7 million. Aikman is a three Super Bowl champ QB… Passing - Glenn Hughes (50) - the leather-clad biker of the “Village People” of lung cancer…. Passing - actress Ann Southern (92)…

April - Nicole Kidman tells the Sydney Morning Herald that the weeks since her split with Tom Cruise have been the toughest of her life and that her miscarriage earlier this year had been “very evasive”… Tiger Woods wins his second Masters at Augusta. He shot a 16-under-par 272 and finished two strokes ahead of David Duval… Passing - Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Stargell, who led the Pittsburgh Pirates to two World Series titles. He was 61… Actor Steve Buscemi (43) is treated at a local Wilmington, NC hospital after he was allegedly attacked by a knife-wielding 21-year-old Wilmington man. Also arrested in the bar melee was actor Vince Vaughn (31) and screenwriter Scott Rosenberg (37)… Carol Dennis - former backup singer for Bob Dylan reveals that the two were secretly married from 1986 to 1992 and had a daughter together. She called him “a wonderful and active father.” The daughter is now 15… It’s the San Francisco demons and the Los Angeles Xtreme in the first XFL Championship game…. Vince McMahon says the XFL will return next year, but not on NBC. He says he’d like to have the games played on Sunday instead of Saturday. NBC averaged a 3.3 national rating for the 10 regular season XFL telecasts… Actress Andrea Thomason (NYPD Blue) is about to become a CNN anchor, but there are nude photos of her on the Internet …

XFL Playoff Game - San Francisco Demons Vs. Orlando Rage

May - Passing – Actress Deborah Walley (57) of beach movies fame….  FOX-TV files suit saying that CBS’s “Survivor” is not based on reality. Executive producer Mark Burnett has admitted to reenacting some portions of “Survivor”…  - The XFL pro-football league folds after a season. NBC and partner - World Wrestling Federation, will lose some $70 million…. Tom Watson shoots a five-under 67 to win the Senior PGA Championship by a shot over Jim Thorpe…. Radio news -The BBC is shutting down its shortwave service serving the U.S. Canada as well as areas of the pacific. Instead, it will be heard on the Internet. This is a trend started by the Voice of America – which ended its shortwave broadcasts in Central Europe…

June - Those body scan commercials you see and hear about? Well, the FDA is worried that the growing popularity of full-body scans for early health screening may be exposing thousands of Americans to unnecessary and potentially dangerous radiation… Jeremy Rosenick gets a five-year $37.5 million agreement with the Philadelphia Flyers - just before he was to become a free agent…. Stanley Cup - The Colorado Avalanche defeat the New Jersey Devils to get the Cup....   Longtime San Diego Padre Tony Gwynn announces that this will be his last season… NBA Champs - The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Philadelphia 76ers with four wins. Shaq O'Neill is the MVP of the series....  

NBA Championship - Finish

July -  Passing – Chet Atkins – guitarist and producer. One of the all-time great Nashville figures. He was 77…. Ernie K. Doe – who sang the hit “Mother in Law” back in 1961…. Passing – tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. He was 64….  Passing - Publisher Katharine Graham . She was 84

At the movies - "American Pie 2"

chandra levy year 2001 history news  update  headline trivia  mrpopculture imageAugust - The disappearance of Chandra Levy has boosted ratings at CNN, Fox News and MSNBCMark McGuire hits his 575 th career homer run as the Cardinals beat the Mets 4-1. It’s McGwire’s 11 th consecutive homerunRep Gary Condit will give his first interview regarding missing intern Chandra Levy to Connie Chung of ABC Barry Bonds hits homer #55 for the season as the Giants beat the Expos 10-5… Courteney Love, LeAnn Rimes , Don Henley and others descend on Capitol Hill to address legislators, saying a state law governing their contracts with record companies locks them into “indentured servitude”…

September - ABC and CBS announce plans to broadcast all of this season’s prime- time dramas and comedies in high- def. So far - well under a half million homes have HDTV access…. TV shows, commercials, movies, entertainment companies and producers are scrambling to remove images of the iconic World Trade Center towers… . Two-time CART champ Alex Zanardi loses both legs after his car was hit by another traveling 200 mph in a race in Germany…. First Lady Laura Bush makes a surprise appearance on the Oprah show and described how last week’s terrorist attacks affected her family’s life and encouraged parents, teachers to deal with the pain and confusion experienced by their children….. Passing – Isaac Stern – one of the great violinists ever. He was 81…  

October - Mademoiselle - the 66-year-old fashion and beauty magazine will cease publican because of a slum in advertising … NBC will purchase Telemundo for $1.98 billion…. John Walsh hosts a special edition of Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted” that focuses on the 22 most wanted terrorists unveiled by President Bush… QB Doug Flutie runs for a 13-yard TD late in the fourth quarter to lead the charges to a 27-24 over the Buffalo Bills... The O.J. Simpson Florida road rage trial begins… World Series - The Arizona Diamond Backs defeat the New York Yankees four games to three. Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling got MVP. 

 mark mcguire year 2001 sports history news  mrpopculture photoNovember - Looks like retailer House2Home Inc is going out of business and closing all of its 42 stores. They said it was because of Sept. 11... Mark McGuire is retiring from baseball. His single-season home run record of 70 was topped by Barr Bonds’ 73 this year. McGuire finishes fifth on the all-tine hone run chart with 583 homers… Passing – Ken Kesey – author of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and prophet of the psychedelic era. He was 66…An appeals court orders Phil Spector to pay about $3 million to the Ronettes (Estelle, Nedra and Ronnie). Industry custom requires that Spector, who kept the rights to all Ronettes recordings, pay a 50% royalty to the artists which the producer failed to do… Passing -  O.C. Smith (65) – best known for the 1968 hit, “Little Green Apples”…

December - Russian figure skater Kira Ivanova is found dead in her Moscow apartment. She was covered with knife wounds.... Chick Hearn - the announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers - who has not missed a game since he began in 36 years - is out for six weeks after heart surgery. Hearn has announced 3,338 consecutive Laker games either on radio or TV… 

 

"Ocean's Eleven" Was A Top Movie - Year 2001 

 

 

Top Pop Hit Music Single For 2001: "Hanging By A Moment" - Lifehouse

 

 

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