Today in History for January 2001

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 25 of 25

2nd - Sila Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico.
4th - Rapper Vanilla Ice spends night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife's hair during a row
5th - The former GP Harold Shipman may have killed more than 300 of his patients, a report reveals today
7th - 27th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)
8th - 28th American Music Award: Faith Hill & Kid Rock win
8th - The identities and whereabouts of the two boys who murdered toddler James Bulger in 1993 will be kept secret for the rest of their lives, the High Court has ruled
9th - ABC-TV deputs "The Mole" for the first time
9th - Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft, is launched.
9th - Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos. Now widely used by Windows and Mac users.
Actress Jennifer AnistonActress Jennifer Aniston 10th - A large piece of the chalk cliff at Beachy Head collapses into the sea.
10th - The White House announces it will not designate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a national monument; environmentalist groups had been pressing for national monument status for the ANWR to prevent oil drilling
13th - Earthquake measuring magnitude 7.6 strikes El Salvador, killing more than 840 people
14th - Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing.'
15th - Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
16th - Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
Singer and Actress Jennifer LopezSinger and Actress Jennifer Lopez 16th - US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
17th - President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis' rank from Lieutenant to Captain.
17th - OPEC agrees at a meeting of ministers in Vienna, to reduce members' oil production quotas by 1.5 million barrels per day
20th - President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in the EDSA II Revolution and succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
23rd - The Chinese Communist Party stages a self-immolation in Tiananmen Square to frame Falun Gong and escalate the persecution.
14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 25th - A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24
26th - An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
28th - Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants, 34-7 at the Raymond James Stadium MVP: Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB
29th - Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
31st - In the Netherlands a Scottish court convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

20th - "Fast Lane" actor Peter Facinelli (27) weds actress and director Jennie Garth (28) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 29 of 29

1st - Ray Walston, American actor (b. 1914)
2nd - William P. Rogers, American politician (b. 1913)
2nd - Teri Diver, American actress (b. 1971)
4th - Les Brown, American bandleader (b. 1912)
5th - Nancy Parsons, American actress (b. 1942)
9th - Maurice Prather, American photographer (b. 1926)
11th - Sir Denys Lasdun, English architect (b. 1914)
11th - Michael Williams, British actor, husband of Judi Dench (b. 1935)
12th - Affirmed, American racehorse (b. 1975)
12th - Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
12th - William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (b. 1913)
13th - Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
14th - Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
15th - Ted Mann, American screenwriter (b. 1916)
16th - Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1939)
16th - Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)
17th - Gregory Corso, American poet (b. 1930)
18th - Al Waxman, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
19th - Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
21st - Byron De La Beckwith, American white supremacist (b. 1921)
22nd - Roy Brown, American clown (b. 1932)
22nd - Tommie Agee, American baseball player (b. 1942)
26th - Al McGuire, American basketball coach (b. 1928)
27th - Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)
28th - Curt Blefary, American baseball player, dies at 57
30th - Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (b. 1911)
30th - Johnnie Johnson, British fighter pilot (b. 1915)
30th - Joseph Ransohoff, the father of modern neurosurgery (b. 1915)
31st - Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian writer (b. 1923)

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