Today in History for January 2001

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Historical Events

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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
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
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.
10th - A large piece of the chalk cliff at Beachy Head collapses into the sea.
13th - Earthquake measuring magnitude 7.6 strikes El Salvador, killing more than 840 people
Singer and Actress Jennifer LopezSinger and Actress Jennifer Lopez 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.
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.
20th - Philippine president Joseph Estrada is ousted in the EDSA II Revolution and is 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.
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.
NFL Legend Ray LewisNFL Legend Ray Lewis 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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