Today in History for February 2001
Events 1 - 9 of 9
9th - The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.
12th - NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
13th - An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
15th - First draft of the complete Human Genome is published in Nature
18th - FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He was ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
19th - An Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
26th - The Taliban destroy two giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan.
28th - The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.
28th - Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.
Weddings 1 - 1 of 1
18th - Comedian Kathy Griffin (37) weds computer administrator Matthew Moline (32) at the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood
Deaths 1 - 28 of 28
1st - André D'Allemagne, Quebec teacher, political observer and essayist (b. 1929)
4th - J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924)
4th - Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (b. 1922)
6th - Filemon Lagman, Filipino Communist revolutionary (b. 1953)
6th - Fulgence Charpentier, Quebec journalist (b. 1897)
7th - Dale Evans, American actress and singer (b. 1912)
7th - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (b. 1906)
8th - Ivo Caprino, Norwegian animated film director (b. 1920)
9th - Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
10th - Abraham Beame, Mayor of New York City (b. 1906)
10th - George Holmes Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1913)
12th - Kristina Söderbaum, German actress (b. 1912)
16th - Howard W. Koch, American film director (b. 1916)
16th - William Masters, American gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1915)
16th - Bob Buhl, baseball player (b. 1928)
17th - Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (b. 1948)
17th - Bob Geary, Canadian football player and manager (b. 1933)
18th - Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
18th - Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1951)
18th - Eddie Mathews, American baseball player (b. 1931)
19th - Priscilla Davis, American socialite (b. 1942)
19th - Stanley Kramer, American director (b. 1913)
19th - Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
20th - Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (b. 1910)
23rd - Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
24th - Claude E. Shannon, American information theorist (b. 1916)
25th - Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (b. 1908)
26th - Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan writer (b. 1906)