Decide in Review| Part 2 of 10 | Year 2001

  1. January 11 – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approves the merger of America Online and Time Warner to form AOL Time Warner.
  2. January 20 – George W. Bush succeeds Bill Clinton, becoming the 43rd President of the United States.
  3. February 13 – A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
  4. February 28 – The Nisqually Earthquake strikes Seattle, Washington.
  5. March 23 – The Russian space station Mir re-enters the atmosphere near Nadi, Fiji, and falls into the Pacific Ocean.
  6. March 24 – Apple Computer releases Mac OS X version 10.0.
  7. April 7 – An M-17 helicopter crashes into mountain in south of Hanoi, Vietnam killing 16. The flight was carrying United States armed forces personnel searching for MIAs from Vietnam War
  8. April 23 – Intel introduces the Pentium 4 Processor
  9. May 19 – First Apple Store opens.
  10. May 29-In Afghanistan, the ruling Taliban militia announces a law requiring Hindus to wear identity labels to distinguish them from Muslims. The measure also requires Hindu women to be veiledfor the first time.
  11. June 1 – The popular Bratz, rival to the barbie doll debuts
  12. June 5—9 – Houston, Texas is devastated by flooding when Tropical Storm Allison dumps 36 inches (914 mm) of rain on the city. Damage exceeds five billion American dollars.
  13. July 3 – A Vladivostokavia Tupolev Tu-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 – A Vladivostokavia Tupolev Tu-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145.
  14. July 4 Nations Birthday
  15. July 18 – Jurassic Park III was released
  16. August 1 – Law goes into effect in Germany legalizing same-sex registered partnerships.
  17. August 9 – US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.
  18. September 4 – Google is awarded U.S. Patent 6,285,999, for the PageRank search algorithm used in the Google search engine
  19. September 9 – Michael Jackson performs 30th anniversary (of his career) concert.
  20. September 11: The attack on the World Trade Centers Thousands of people lose there life.
  21. October 23 – Apple Computer releases the now famous iPod.
  22. October 25 – Microsoft releases Windows XP.
  23. November 7 – The super-sonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month break.
  24. November 15 – The Xbox was released in the United States
  25. December 14 – Annular solar eclipse
  26. December 27 – The People’s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade status with the United States.

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