The year 2001 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 2001 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.
|More than 120 spectators died in a stampede during a football match in Ghana.
|15-year-old Sherpa Tenba Sheri of Nepal became the youngest climber to conquer Mount Everest.
|Barlusconi was appointed Prime Minister of Italy.
|General Pervez Musharraf became the President of Pakistan.
|Meghavati Sukarnoputri became the President of Indonesia.
|2,752 people were killed when planes collided in a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York, USA.
|NATO gave the nod to the 19-nation organization to attack Afghanistan.
|NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft began orbiting Mars.
|Famous actor of Hindi films Pradeep Kumar died.
|All 260 passengers on board the American Airlines plane crashed in New York.
|Russia and North Korea signed a strategic agreement.
|Astronomers had found a planet outside the solar system using the Hubble Space Telescope.
|Australian leg-spinner Shenwarn became the first spin bowler to take 400 Test wickets in the history of Test cricket in London.
|United National Party leader Ranil Wickramasinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
|Pisa Minar, one of the wonders of the world, was reopened to the public after being closed for eleven years.
|US President George W. Bush succeeded in getting the presidency after a tough fight with Ale Gore in the presidential election. It was the most powerful electoral battle in the history of America.
|Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak defeated in the election, Ariel Sharon becomes the new Prime Minister.
|A Dutch computer programmer launched the Anna Kurnikova virus, affecting millions of e-mails.
|A 6.6 magnitude earthquake in the Central American country of El Salvador killed at least 400 people.
|FBI agent Robert Hansen was arrested on charges of spying for the Soviet Union and sentenced to life imprisonment.
|Sir Don Bradman, cricket's greatest player, died.
|Pullela Gopichand became the world champion in badmintal.
|Karase was re-appointed Prime Minister of Fiji.
|More than a thousand people died due to the earthquake that struck 100 miles away from Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
|The United States refused to accept the Kyoto Treaty on Global Warming.
|35 police officers killed by Maoist rebels in Nepal.
|American businessman Dennis Anthony became the first space tourist.
|FBI agent Robert Hansen was arrested because he was accused of spying Russia for 25 years.
|A bomb exploded at the BBC Television Center in London, UK.
|The Netherlands became the first country in the world to enact gay marriage laws.
|Silvio Berlusconi won the general election, becoming the Prime Minister of Italy for the second time.
|Tony Blair's Labor Party won by an overwhelming majority.
|London Stock Exchange made public.
|The first film "The Princess Diaries" starring Anne Hathaway was released.
|Ahmed Shah Masood, the leader of the Northern Alliance, was assassinated in Afghanistan.
|US President George W. Bush established the Office of Homeland Security.
|War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters capture the capital Kabul.
|Winona Ryder was arrested from Beverly Hills, California on charges of theft.
|In El Salvador 850 people were killed due to landslide and earthquake.
|The first of two large earthquakes struck El Salvador, killing at least 944 people and destroy over 100,000 homes.
|George Bush sworn in as the 43rd President of U.S.
|Five people attempted to set themselves on fire in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, an act that many people later claimed was staged by the Communist Party of China to frame Falun Gong and thus escalate their persecution.
|Scottish judges sitting in court in the Netherlands convicted Libyan national Abdelbaset al-Megrahi of 270 counts of murder in thebombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
|The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally collided with the Ehime Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.
|NASA's robotic space probe NEAR Shoemaker touched down on Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
|NEAR known as Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous was a spacecraft that Leeame the first vehicle to land on asteroid.
|American FBI agent Robert Hansen was arrested and charged with spying for Soviet and Russian intelligence agencies over a period of 22 years.
|Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese broke out inSampit, Indonesia, that would ultimately result in more than 500 deathsand 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes.
|U2, Steely Dan, Macy Gray and Sting win major awards at 43rd Grammy Awards.
|A high-speed train accident occurred at Great Heck near Selby,North Yorkshire, England, killing ten passengers and injuring 82 others.
|Russia's Mir space station crashed into the Pacific during a controlled re-entry.
|In St. Zuis, the 20th NCAA basketball championship was held.
|The 63rd NCAA men's baseball championship was held at the Metrodome Minianpolis.
|NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey, currently a long -lived -lived -lived spacecraft in the orbit of any other planet besides Earth, has been launched from Cape Keenavral.
|Dennis Tito became the world's first fee to be a space tourist to pay the Russian Soyuz TM -32 spacecraft in the International Spacecraft.
|The United States Human Rights Commission lost its seat on 3 May 2001 due to resentment in several countries on poor US polling records on several issues such as availability of land mines and ad drugs. This was the first time after being established in 1947 when the US was not a member of the United Nations.
|The worst stadium disaster in the history of Africa occurred on 9 May 2001 at Ohen Zone Sports Stadium, Acra, Ghana, which is better as the Akra Sports Stadium disaster. The disappointed football fan started throwing plastic seats and bottles on the pitch, due to which a stampede occurred in the crowd due to the reaction of the tear gas in the crowd, which eventually killed 127 people.
|The French Taubira law went into effect on May 21, 2001, officially abolishing the Atlantic slave trade and slavery and deemed it a crime against humanity.
|32 -year -old Eric Vahemier became the first blind man to reach the top of Mount Everest. Eric Vaheenmeyer is an American athlete, courageous, writer, activist and inspiring speaker, and the only blind man to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
|Tropical Storm Ellison made a landfall in southeast Texas, causing a loss of $ 5.5 billion, making it the most expensive tropical storm US history.
|Robert Edward Dyer was sentenced to 16 years for a six -month long letter bomb campaign against the British Supermarket series Tesco.
|Twenty -three -year -old anti -Italian global Carlo Giuliani staged a police officer protesting during the 27th G8 Summit, Genova, Italy.
|People's Consulting Assembly removed Abdurrahmanavid and became the first female President of Megavati Sukarnoputri Indonesia.
|The ban on human cloning law does not have voting, even the United States's Representative Assembly voted for it as the Democratic -led Senate was opposed to it.
|In Bahamas, a company named Cloned has revealed that they can cloning humans. Cloned argued that it is ethical to cloning human genetic material and complications of cloning, such as congenital defects or fetus deaths, do not intimidate the company's president Ms. Boiseller. She will refrain from confirming whether a human clone has been made in his laboratory.
|International aid agencies in the Congo are demanding more assistance from the international community for the Save the Children, Oxfam and Christian aid war.
|Various members of American singer Alia and her record company died when her overloaded airplane crashed shortly after Marsh Harbor Airport in Marsh Harbor Airport, The Bahamas.
|The new Euro currency is introduced in Frankfurt, Germany, before its formal start, which is to be next year.
|Truble-Protestant loyalists began picketing of a Catholic school for girls in the Protestant part of Belfast, Ardoyne, Northern Ireland.
|911 attacks took place on this day, in which 4 passenger jets were abducted and two aircraft were crashed at the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.
|Al-Qaeda terrorists, New York City and Washington, D.C. Four passenger aircraft drivers were abducted for suicide attacks against the target in the area.
|Osama bin Laden is nominated as Prime Minister behind terrorist attacks in the United States two days ago, which was done by State Secretary Colonel Powell.
|During a television address for a joint session of the Unitedstates Congress, US President George W. Bush declared a 'war on onrror' against al-Qaeda and other global terrorist groups.
|American baseball player Barry Bonds surpassed Mark McGwire's season-hom run with 71st and 72nd domestic runs with their milestones.
|The war in the war-Afghanistan on terrorism began with an air war campaign in which the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces were targeted.
|Scandinavian Airlines flight SK686 collided with a Sessna Citation II Business Jet at Lynet Airport in Milan, Italy, killing 118 people.
|NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes through 112 miles of Jupiter's Moon IO.
|Britain's worst floods in twenty years affect the major parts because forecasts predict more abundant rainfall.
|The first iPod by Apple has been released with the ability to store one thousand songs. It came with 5GB hard drives which was fully compatible with Mac.
|The line of portable media players designed and marketed by IPOD, Apple was launched.
|Windows XP, Microsoft was one of the most popular and widely used versions of the Windows operating system.
|Islamic militants attacked a church in East Pakistan, including 18 people killed during prayer, including children.
|American Airlines Flight 587 John F. Kennedy International Airport crashed in residential buildings after takeoff from York, in which a total of 265 people were killed.
|It was reported that Osama bin Laden was hidden in Jalalabad (Eastern Afghanistan) region. At least one source also revealed that Laden was allegedly traveling by horses at night time.
|The Hubble Space Telescope detected sodium in the atmosphere of the Extrasolar planet HD 209458B, which is the atmospheric measurement of the first planets of our solar system.
|Less than two months after disclosing accounting violations, Texas -based energy firm Enron filed for bankruptcy, evaporating about $ 11 billion in shareholder money.
|Burhanuddin Rabbani of the northern coalition handed over Powerin Afghanistan to the interim government led by Hamid Karzai.