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Subject: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 01/01/15 at 2:39 am

Continued, of course, from the 1990s section.


January 1st, 2000...New Zealand broadcasting on Chatham Island is watched worldwide to start millennium celebrations.

Elsewhere, the world was ringing in the new year and finding out that the Y2k bug was a minor issue.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/15 at 9:43 pm

January 2nd 2000 - George Harrison is informed that he will be able to play guitar again following knife injuries to his hand during Michael Abram's recent home invasion.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/15 at 8:13 pm

January 4th 2000 – Two trains on the Røros Line collide in Åsta, Norway, resulting in an explosive fire and 19 deaths.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 01/04/15 at 7:36 pm


January 4th 2000 – Two trains on the Røros Line collide in Åsta, Norway, resulting in an explosive fire and 19 deaths.

:\'( :\'(

I remember that I was at home for most of the week, getting ready to start the second half of my second year of college the following week.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/15 at 9:50 pm

January 14th 2000 – A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/15 at 3:18 am

January 21st 2000 – Ecuador: After the Ecuadorian Congress is seized by indigenous organizations, Col. Lucio Gutierrez, Carlos Solorzano and Antonio Vargas depose President Jamil Mahuad. Gutierrez is later replaced by Gen. Carlos Mendoza, who resigns and allows Vice-President Gustavo Noboa to succeed Mahuad.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: MilkTheCouch on 01/27/15 at 1:51 pm

January 27, 2000: A state of the Union address about the benefits of the Internet was made. :D

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 01/30/15 at 10:28 am

January 30, 2000: In Super Bowl XXXIV, played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, the NFC champion St. Louis Rams defeated the AFC champion Tennessee Titans by a score of 23-16.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/15 at 5:54 pm

February 2nd 2000 – First digital cinema projection in Europe (Paris) realized by Philippe Binant with the DLP CINEMA technology developed by Texas Instruments.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 02/01/15 at 8:11 pm


February 2nd 2000 – First digital cinema projection in Europe (Paris) realized by Philippe Binant with the DLP CINEMA technology developed by Texas Instruments.

A historical advancement in technology indeed!

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/15 at 8:36 pm

February 13th 2000 – The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 02/22/15 at 12:13 am


February 13th 2000 – The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

that's right... he's been gone fifteen years already. :o :\'(

Just a couple months later, a 50th anniversary book of said comic strip was released, discussing the early days of the strip and how it evolved.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 03/07/15 at 12:51 pm

March 7, 2000: Several states held their primary elections, including California, Connecticut, and Missouri (among others). Then-Vice President Al Gore overwhelmingly won the Democratic primaries, and Texas governor George W. Bush won most of the Republican primaries.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/15 at 3:49 am

2000 – The Nasdaq Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/15 at 4:34 am

2000 – Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/15 at 12:38 pm

May 13th 2000 – In Enschede, the Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Henk on 05/13/15 at 3:29 pm


May 13th 2000 – In Enschede, the Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage.


So sad and shocking. Even now, the images make me feel uncomfortable (watch till the end).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs7wTT8cwbo

It was also the night of the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcast was interrupted in the Netherlands, once the scale of the devastation became clear.

FYI: it is still unclear what caused the fire in the first place.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Fearsword on 05/25/15 at 9:00 am

This is from Saturday but I'll post anyway

May 23, 2000-Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP1 is released

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 05/25/15 at 1:02 pm


2000 – The Nasdaq Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.

...which is still the index's all-time peak today.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 05/25/15 at 1:03 pm

...and I had just finished my second year of college. Let's see...the 25th was a Thursday, and I was probably hangin' around at home.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/07/15 at 5:08 am

June 7th 2000 – The United Nations defines the Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 9:21 am

June 22nd 2000 - The Indiana Pacers announced Larry Bird would not return as head coach. His record was 147-67 in three seasons.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/15 at 9:46 am

June 26th 2000 – President Clinton announces the completion of the first survey of the entire human genome.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/15 at 9:47 am

June 26th 2000 – Pope John Paul II reveals the third secret of Fátima.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/15 at 7:30 am

July 2nd 2000 – Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 07/02/15 at 11:20 am

This was around the time that my family and I began looking at new housing developments, in our preparation to sell our mobile home of 20+ years.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/15 at 12:13 pm

July 7th 2000 - Bobby Brown was released from jail. The singer was released early from the North Broward Detention Centre after receiving a 10-day reprieve for good behaviour.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/15 at 2:17 am

July 10th 2000 – EADS, the world's second-largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:29 pm

July 16th 2000 - Coldplay went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release 'Parachutes'. The release spawned the hit singles 'Shiver', 'Yellow', 'Trouble', and 'Don't Panic' and won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2002.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 4:07 pm

July 16th 2000 - The Corrs presented a petition to the European Commission demanding legislation to end piracy on the Internet. The Manic Street Preachers and The Spice Girls also added their names to the petition.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/17/15 at 8:41 pm

July 17, 2000 - The 10th President of Syria, Bashar al Assad, assumed office.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/15 at 11:03 am

July 18th 2000 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. He was stopped for speeding and then failed to pass a sobriety test. Abdul-Jabbar was the leading scorer in National Basketball Association (NBA) history at the time.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/15 at 6:35 am

July 23rd 2000 - Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/15 at 6:36 am


July 23rd 2000 - Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France.
We all know what happened next?

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/15 at 6:54 am

July 23rd 2000 - Tiger Woods became the youngest player to complete a career Grand Slam when he won the British Open. He was 24.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 3:42 pm

July 24th 2000 - Ronan Keating was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Life Is A Rollercoaster', the Irish singers 2nd UK No.1. *NSYNC had the US No.1 with 'It's Gonna Be Me'.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/15 at 3:51 am

July 25th 2000 – Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crashes at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, killing 113 passengers.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/15 at 3:47 am

July 29th 2010 – An overloaded passenger ferry capsized on the Kasai River in Bandundu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, resulting in at least 80 deaths.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/15 at 3:37 am

August 8th 2000 – Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/15 at 4:01 am

August 12th 2000 – The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: 80sfan on 08/12/15 at 12:24 pm

I was begininng Junior high, sixth grade, fifteen years ago!  :o

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/15 at 3:30 pm

August 12th 2000 - During an outdoor gig in Mancos, California as 38 Special were mid-set, the wind took hold of an overhead canopy and brought down ten tons of equipment onto the stage. The drum kit was completely crushed, but no one was seriously injured.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/15 at 5:38 pm

August 19th 2000 - Richard Ashcroft, Paul Weller, James, Toploader, Barenaked Ladies, Moby, Beth Orton, Joe Strummer, Feeder, Dandy Warhols and Coldplay all appeared at this years V2000 festival in Staffordshire, England.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 5:28 pm

September 1st 2000-  The Spice Girls had five places in a list of the UK Top 20 earning celebrity directors. Monsta Productions (Emma), Moody Productions, (Posh), Red Girl Productions, (Mel C), Moneyspider Productions, (Mel B) and Geri Productions with £6m each.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 3:08 am

September 6th 2000 – The Millennium Summit, a meeting of world leaders to discuss the role of the United Nations at the turn of the 21st century, opened in New York City.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/15 at 4:22 am

September 10th 2000 – Operation Barras successfully freed six British soldiers held captive for over two weeks and contributed to the end of the Sierra Leone Civil War.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 5:48 am

September 11th 2000 – Melbourne hosts World Economic Forum where S11 protests also take place.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/15 at 1:13 am

September 11th 2000 – Microsoft releases Windows ME.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 09/16/15 at 12:07 am

September 15, 2000: The Summer Olympics Games in Sydney, Australia, began.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 10/26/15 at 7:55 pm

Oct. 26, 2000: New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets 4 games to 1 in a Subway World Series, winning the championship for a third straight year. Derek Jeter was MVP of that series.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 11/07/15 at 12:22 pm

November 7, 2000: One of the craziest presidential elections in history occurred; at the end of the day, the USA didn't know whether the next president was going to be Texas Governor George W. Bush (Republican) or Vice President Al Gore (Democrat). All was riding on the state of Florida. (First it went to Gore, then was taken back because it was "too close to call"; then it went to Bush, first declaring him the winner, but then it was taken back again, for still being "too close to call"!)

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 12/14/15 at 5:49 pm


November 7, 2000: One of the craziest presidential elections in history occurred; at the end of the day, the USA didn't know whether the next president was going to be Texas Governor George W. Bush (Republican) or Vice President Al Gore (Democrat). All was riding on the state of Florida. (First it went to Gore, then was taken back because it was "too close to call"; then it went to Bush, first declaring him the winner, but then it was taken back again, for still being "too close to call"!)

Five weeks later, on December the 12th, the ongoing manual vote recounts were halted in Florida, and the election was decided in favor of Bush. The next day, Al Gore delivered his concession speech.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/15 at 2:49 pm

December 18th 2000 - UK singer, songwriter Kirsty MacColl was killed in a boating accident off the coast of Mexico when a speedboat hit her. MacColl was aged 41. McColl and her sons were diving at the Chankanaab reef, of Cozumel, Mexico in a designated diving area that watercraft were restricted from entering. MacColl saw the boat coming before her sons did; Louis (then 13) was not in the boat's path, but Jamie (then 15) was. She was able to push him out of the way (he sustained minor head and rib injuries) but in doing so, she was hit by the boat and killed instantly.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Catherine91UK on 12/19/15 at 4:42 am


December 18th 2000 - UK singer, songwriter Kirsty MacColl was killed in a boating accident off the coast of Mexico when a speedboat hit her. MacColl was aged 41. McColl and her sons were diving at the Chankanaab reef, of Cozumel, Mexico in a designated diving area that watercraft were restricted from entering. MacColl saw the boat coming before her sons did; Louis (then 13) was not in the boat's path, but Jamie (then 15) was. She was able to push him out of the way (he sustained minor head and rib injuries) but in doing so, she was hit by the boat and killed instantly.

Strangely enough, one of my colleagues mentioned this at our Christmas lunch yesterday when we were discussing Christmas songs. I don't think any of us realised it was 15 years ago to the day.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 12/19/15 at 4:47 pm


December 18th 2000 - UK singer, songwriter Kirsty MacColl was killed in a boating accident off the coast of Mexico when a speedboat hit her. MacColl was aged 41. McColl and her sons were diving at the Chankanaab reef, of Cozumel, Mexico in a designated diving area that watercraft were restricted from entering. MacColl saw the boat coming before her sons did; Louis (then 13) was not in the boat's path, but Jamie (then 15) was. She was able to push him out of the way (he sustained minor head and rib injuries) but in doing so, she was hit by the boat and killed instantly.

That was really sad. :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 12/24/15 at 3:06 pm

December 24, 2000: Nick Massi, bass singer and guitarist for Frankie Valli's band, The Four Seasons, died at his New Jersey home at the age of 73. :\'(

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/30/15 at 10:07 am

December 30, 2000: Rizal Day bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines, within a span of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about 100.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/31/15 at 7:45 am

December 31, 2000: The Millennium Dome closes its doors one year to the day of its opening.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: shadowcookie on 01/02/16 at 3:18 am

January 2, 2001: Sila Calder becomes first female governor of Puerto Rico.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 01/02/16 at 6:21 pm


December 31, 2000: The Millennium Dome closes its doors one year to the day of its opening.

And the actual "Second Millennium" officially ended.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 3:59 am

January 15th 2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 11:40 am

January 15th 2001 - An anonymous bidder paid just over $3 million for a baseball. The ball was the 70th home run ball hit by Mark McGwire.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 01/15/16 at 12:52 pm


January 15th 2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

Ah, happy 15th birthday Wikipedia! :D

I actually didn't find out about that site until three or four years later. I bet the site design might've been different back then.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 01/15/16 at 12:53 pm


January 15th 2001 - An anonymous bidder paid just over $3 million for a baseball. The ball was the 70th home run ball hit by Mark McGwire.

Later that year, Mark McGwire's single-season home run record would be broken by Barry Bonds, who would hit 73 homers.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Howard on 01/15/16 at 2:51 pm


January 15th 2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.


Happy Birthday Wikipedia. :)

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 6:28 am

January 16th 2001 – US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish–American War.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 6:29 am


January 15th 2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
It is free, so why donate?

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 7:23 am

January 16th 2001 – Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 01/16/16 at 4:02 pm


It is free, so why donate?

I have no idea; periodically when I go to that site, they often bug me to make a pledge or donate some $$$. I don't have time for that!

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 4:21 pm


I have no idea; periodically when I go to that site, they often bug me to make a pledge or donate some $$$. I don't have time for that!
Time and the money!

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 01/17/16 at 9:07 pm

January 17, 2001 – Impeachment proceedings against Philippine President Joseph Estrada, accused of playing Jueteng, end preeminently and trigger the second EDSA People Power Revolution or People Power II. His Vice-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo succeeds him as the 14th President of the Republic.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/16 at 4:29 pm

January 18th 2001 - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was granted a quickie divorce from Meg Matthews at the High Court in London. The couple had split last September, eight months after Meg had given birth to their daughter, Anais.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/16 at 3:22 pm

January 19th 2001 - It was reported that Paul McCartney was set to become the world's first pop star billionaire. McCartney was said to be worth £725 million ($1,233) and was expected to become a billionaire after huge sales from The Beatles compilation hits album.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 01/20/16 at 12:10 am

January 20, 2001 - George W. Bush inaugurated as 43rd President of the United States.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/16 at 4:33 am

January 20th 2001 – President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent 4-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: aja675 on 01/20/16 at 5:02 am


January 20th 2001 – President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent 4-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
This was one of my earliest memories of the news.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/16 at 3:55 pm

January 20th 2001 - A memorial service was held for Kirsty MacColl who was killed in a boating accident off the coast of Mexico in December 2000. Bono from U2 and Billy Bragg were among friends and fans that packed St Martin-in-the-fields church in London.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/16 at 2:48 pm

January 21st 2001 - Limp Bizkit started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)', taken from their album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/16 at 10:47 am

January 22nd 2001 - Former National Football League (NFL) player Rae Carruth was sentenced to a minimum 18 years and 11 months in prison for his role in the 1999 shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams. Adams died a month later from her wounds. The baby survived and lives with the victim's mother.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/16 at 2:43 pm

January 22nd 2001 - Former rubbish collector Mark Oliver was found guilty by a London court of stealing luggage belonging to Victoria Beckham from Heathrow Airport. Police issued a list of the £23,000 ($39,100) worth of clothes, which included 14 pairs of shoes and a miniskirt worth £2,000 ($3,400).

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 01/22/16 at 7:43 pm


January 22nd 2001 - Former National Football League (NFL) player Rae Carruth was sentenced to a minimum 18 years and 11 months in prison for his role in the 1999 shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams. Adams died a month later from her wounds. The baby survived and lives with the victim's mother.

How sad. :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 1:57 pm

January 25th 2001 - Millionaire pop impresario Jonathan King was charged with a further ten offences of sexually abusing children. The charges dated back to the 1970's, King was granted bail.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/16 at 5:42 am

January 26th 2001 – The 2001 Gujarat earthquake causes more than twenty thousand deaths.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 01/28/16 at 6:24 pm

January 28, 2001: Super Bowl XXXV was played in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida; with the Baltimore Ravens defeating the New York Giants by a score of 34 to 7.

The National Anthem was sung by The Backstreet Boys, whose youngest member Nick Carter turned 21 that very day.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/16 at 6:26 am

January 29th 2001 – Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/16 at 11:27 am

February 1st 2001 – Putrajaya, the Malaysian administrative city, is declared a Federal Territory.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/16 at 4:52 pm

February 1st 2001 – A collection of Sir Elton John's private photos on display at a museum in Atlanta were withdrawn. The exhibition, which included snaps of nude men, was said to be too explicit, some school trips to the museum had been cancelled.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/16 at 12:03 pm

February 2nd 2001 – Bad Manners singer Buster Bloodvessel was told he was 'too fat' to survive an urgently needed operation. Buster collapsed on stage during a show in Italy but Doctors felt that his huge 30 stone frame might not make it through surgery.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/16 at 12:13 pm

February 3rd 2001 - The XFL debuted. The Las Vegas Outlaws beat the New York/New Jersey Hitman 19-0 and the Orlando Rage beat the Chicago Enforcers 33-29.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/16 at 2:01 pm

February 7th 2001 - U2 played a secret show at London's Astoria. Stars attending the show included actor John Hurt, Queen's Roger Taylor, Mick Jagger, Bob Geldof, Chris Evans and members of Toploader.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 10:45 am

February 8th 2001 - Eminem made his live UK concert debut when he appeared at The Manchester Arena.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/16 at 12:07 pm

February 10th 2001 -  Police were investigating Eminem over suspected drugs offences after he appeared to consume Ecstasy pills and encouraged the audience at his Manchester show to take drugs. Over 100 gay rights protesters picketed the show.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 02/10/16 at 1:38 pm

February 10, 2001: Weird Al Yankovic married his wife, Suzanne, in California.

Happy 15th anniversary Weird Al!

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Howard on 02/10/16 at 3:16 pm


February 10, 2001: Weird Al Yankovic married his wife, Suzanne, in California.

Happy 15th anniversary Weird Al!


same here. :)

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/16 at 3:29 pm


February 10, 2001: Weird Al Yankovic married his wife, Suzanne, in California.

Happy 15th anniversary Weird Al!
Happy Anniversary!

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: nally on 02/10/16 at 11:25 pm


Happy Anniversary!

Yep, he's been a married man for that long already.

Two years and a day later, they became parents when their daughter, Nina Yankovic, was born.

But we'll mention that fact again on this thread in February 2018, when it is 15 years since then.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 7:05 am

February 11th 2001 – A Dutch programmer launched the Anna Kournikova virus infecting millions of emails via a trick photo of the tennis star.

Subject: Re: The new ''15 Years Ago today'' thread

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 02/11/16 at 2:00 pm


Yep, he's been a married man for that long already.

Two years and a day later, they became parents when their daughter, Nina Yankovic, was born.

But we'll mention that fact again on this thread in February 2018, when it is 15 years since then.


I'm eagerly waiting ;)

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Written By: nally on 02/11/16 at 7:45 pm


I'm eagerly waiting ;)

For now, we can wish Weird Al's daughter a happy 13th birthday (today). ;D

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Written By: aja675 on 02/11/16 at 9:11 pm


I'm eagerly waiting ;)
What do you mean?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/16 at 1:08 am

February 12th 2001 – NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 5:08 am

February 13th 2001 – An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter magnitude scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 4:07 am

February 15th 2001 – The first draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 1:54 am

February 18th 2001 – Sampit Conflict: Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese breaks out in Sampit, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, that will ultimately result in more than 500 deaths and 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes. Many Madurese victims found decapitated by the Dayaks, showing the return of old Dayaks "Ngayau" culture, which were prohibited by the Dutch East Indies colonial governments in early 20th century.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 2:34 am

February 18th 2001 – FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 4:01 am

February 18th 2001 – Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 5:41 am

February 19th 2001 – The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 3:26 pm

February 22nd 2001 - Winners at the 43rd Grammy Awards included U2, record of the year and song of the year with 'Beautiful Day', Steely Dan won album of the year for 'Two Against Nature', Macy Gray won Female pop vocal for 'I Try', Sting won Male pop vocal for 'She Walks This Earth', Eminem won Best Rap album from 'The Marshall Mathers LP', Johnny Cash won Best Male country performance for 'Solitary Man', and Shelby Lynne won best new artist award.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 4:45 am

February 25th 2001 - Fox TV aired "The Simpons" episode entitled "New Kids On The Blecch."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:08 pm

February 25th 2001 - Rapper Lil' Kim said a shooting which happened after she left a New York radio station was unconnected to her. One man was wounded in the incident outside the radio station Hot 97 in New York when five men fired 22 bullets. The New York Daily News reported the incident was the result of a feud between Lil' Kim and rival rappers, Capone-N-Noreaga.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 4:46 pm

February 26th 2001 – Winners at the Brit Awards included Coldplay, Best British group and Best British album for 'Parachutes', Robbie Williams, Best British Male artist and Best single for 'Rock DJ', Sonique, Best British Female artist, Best Dance act went to Fat Boy Slim, A1 won Best British Newcomer, Westlife won Best Pop act, Eminem won Best International Male solo artist and U2 won Outstanding contribution to music.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 4:22 am

February 28th 2001 – Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries in the Selby rail crash.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 7:10 am

March 3rd 2001 - John Ruiz became the first Hispanic heavyweight champion. He beat Evander Holyfield for the WBA heavyweight title.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 4:23 pm

March 3rd 2001 – Stereophonics were forced to change the title of their new album after car manufacturer Daimler Chrysler objected to their use of the copyrighted word 'Jeep'. The UK title became 'Just Enough Education To Perform.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 2:54 am

March 4th 2001 – Hintze Ribeiro disaster: A bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 3:04 am

March 4th 2001 – BBC bombing: A massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring one person. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 7:04 am

March 4th 2001 – Village People singer Glenn Hughes died of lung cancer aged 50 in his Manhattan apartment in New York. He was the original "Biker" character in the disco group who scored the 1978 UK No.1 & US No.2 single Y.M.C.A.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 4:17 pm

March 7th 2001 - The man who discovered Blur, David Balfe won a high court battle to earn £250,000 in back royalties. Balfe had waged a legal battle for over two years to regain the royalties after selling his Food Records label to EMI in 1994.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 12:47 pm

March 8th 2001 –It was reported that US manufactures Art Asylum planned to send over 100,000 Eminem dolls to shops in the UK. The lifelike figure had the rapper's tattoos recreated in detail including the words 'Cut Here' on his neck.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 2:14 pm

March 8th 2001 –Winners in 'Rock Sound' readers poll included, Pitchshifter who won Best British Band, Slipknot won Best single for 'Wait & Bleed' Foo Fighters won Best video for 'Breakout', Marilyn Manson won Best album for 'Holy Wood' and Limp Bizkit won Worst band.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 5:37 am

March 10th 2001 - The 500th episode of "Saturday Night Live" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 9:13 am

March 10th 2001 - TV's 'Pop Idol' winner Will Young revealed in an exclusive News Of The World interview that he was gay, saying 'It's no big deal, its just part of who I am.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 2:16 pm

March 11th 2001 - Westlife went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the 1983 Billy Joel song, 'Uptown Girl.' It was a fund-raising record for Comic Relief, and gave the Irish group their 8th UK No.1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 2:10 pm

March 12th 2001 - Judy Garland's 'Over The Rainbow' was voted the Song Of The Century in a poll published in America. Musicians, critics and fans compiled the list by the RIA. The highest placed UK act was The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction in 16th place. The Beatles had 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' at No. 28.

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Written By: nally on 03/12/16 at 3:16 pm

Also on that day, Morton Downey Jr. (American TV host and actor) passed away from cancer at the age of 67 (or 68, depending upon the source).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 3:53 pm

March 14th 2001 – Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell was banned from driving for six weeks and fined £400 ($680) for speeding in her Aston Martin DB7. Geri had been snapped on a speed camera doing 60mph in a 30mph zone.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 4:06 pm

March 14th 2001 – Peter Blake, who designed The Beatles classic Sgt. Pepper album cover sued the group's record company for more money. Blake was paid £200 ($340) for the famous figures in 1967, but was now 'cheesed off' that EMI had never offered to pay more money.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 6:53 am

March 18th 2001 – American singer, guitarist, and songwriter John Phillips of Mamas and The Papas died of heart failure aged 65. His first band, The Journeymen, were a folk trio, Mamas and The Papas had the US No.1 'Monday, Monday'. Phillips was married to Michelle Gilliam, they had one child together, Chynna Phillips, vocalist of the 1990's pop trio Wilson Phillips. His second solo album was released on Rolling Stones records and featured Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 1:47 pm

March 18th 2001 –Tragedy struck at an in-store appearance by British boy band A1 in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta after a stampede amongst the fans. Four girls were killed and two others were seriously injured.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 3:26 pm

March 21st 2001 - Eminem was ordered to pay $476,000 (£280,000) as part of his divorce agreement with his ex-wife Kim. Also as part of the agreement Eminem would keep the US mansion and they would share custody of their five-year-old daughter, Hailie Jade.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 5:01 pm

March 21st 2001 - Michael Jackson's interior decorator told The Times newspaper that the singer kept 17 life size dolls, adult and child sizes, all fully dressed in his bedroom for 'company.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 5:12 am

March 23rd 2001 – The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 5:36 pm

March 24th 2001 - A stretch of road on Highway 19 in Macon, Georgia, was named Duane Allman Boulevard, near where The Allman Brothers Band guitarist died aged 24 in a motorcycle crash on October 29, 1971.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 6:38 pm

March 25th 2001 - The first Britney Spears Pepsi TV commercial was aired on US television. Spears had signed a multi-million dollar deal with Pepsi for her forthcoming world tour.

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Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 03/26/16 at 8:24 pm

March 26th, 2001- The final episode of WCW Monday Nitro aired! :\'( :\'( :\'(

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Written By: nally on 03/26/16 at 11:47 pm


March 25th 2001 - The first Britney Spears Pepsi TV commercial was aired on US television. Spears had signed a multi-million dollar deal with Pepsi for her forthcoming world tour.

I remember that advertising campaign, but didn't much care for it. ::)

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Written By: Howard on 03/27/16 at 2:56 pm


March 26th, 2001- The final episode of WCW Monday Nitro aired! :\'( :\'( :\'(


It's been 15 years.  :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 3:50 pm

March 29th 2001 - The man who hid in a cathedral organ to try to video the baptism of Madonna and Guy Ritchie's son Rocco, was fined a £1,000. He admitted disorderly conduct at Dornoch court in Sutherland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 2:19 pm

March 30th 2001 - LeAnn Rimes reached an out of court settlement with her father and her former manager. The suit claimed that the two had stolen $12 million from her.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 10:31 am

April 2nd 2001 - Mariah Carey signed the richest recording deal in history. The 31-year old singer signed a deal with Virgin for three albums worth £60m. The singer had sold over 120 million records worldwide, scoring 14 US No.1 singles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 3:19 am

April 7th 2001 – Mars Odyssey is launched.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 5:57 am

April 7th 2001 - The New Jersey Devils ended a streak of 10 consecutive road wins to tie the NHL record.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 2:17 pm

April 8th 2001 - Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton scored her first UK No.1 single with 'What Took You So Long.' She became the fourth Spice Girl to have a solo No 1. Written by Richard Stannard who wrote six of the Spice Girls' UK No.1 hits.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 1:38 pm

April 11th 2001 - In Johannesburg, South Africa, 43 people died during a stampede at a soccer match at Ellis Park stadium. Another 160 were injured.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 3:39 pm

April 11th 2001 - Robbie Williams raised £165,000 at a charity auction with the money going to his old school in Stoke to build a performing arts block. The items sold were Robbie's personal possessions, including a toilet from a stage show, a Union Jack bikini, Tiger's head briefs, a Millennium jet pack and the hand written lyrics to 'Angels' which sold for £27,000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 11:57 am

April 15th 2001 – Punk pioneer Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Ross Hyman) singer of the Ramones died after losing a long battle with lymphatic cancer aged 49. On November 30, 2003, a block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place.

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Written By: nally on 04/15/16 at 12:38 pm


April 15th 2001 – Punk pioneer Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Ross Hyman) singer of the Ramones died after losing a long battle with lymphatic cancer aged 49. On November 30, 2003, a block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place.

I remember that. It was five weeks shy of his 50th birthday. :\'(

Also, that day was Easter Sunday. http://www.inthe00s.com/Smileys/easter/undecided.gif

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/16 at 7:48 am

April 16th 2001 – India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 1:16 pm

April 20th 2001 - A memorial concert for former Small Faces and Humble Pie front man Steve Marriott took place at the London Astoria with Peter Frampton, Midge Ure, Chris Farlowe and Humble Pie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 1:19 pm

April 21st 2001 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck was charged by police at Heathrow airport with being drunk on an aircraft and assaulting British Airways crew. Buck was taken into custody after landing on a flight from Seattle and questioned by police for 12 hours.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 5:12 pm

April 22nd 2001 - Destiny's Child went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Survivor.' Their second chart topper, they were the first US female band to have more than one UK No.1. The song won the trio a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Group.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 7:14 am

April 25th 2001 – Italian race car driver Michele Alboreto is killed while testing an Audi R8 at the Lausitzring in Germany. (b. 1956)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 2:34 am

April 26th 2001 - The 100th episode of "Just Shoot Me" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 1:45 am

April 27th 2001 - A&E aired "Live By Request" in which the The Bee Gees performed many of their hit songs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/16 at 1:06 am

April 28th 2001 – Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 6:10 am

May 5th 2001 - The 200th episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger" aired on CBS.

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Written By: nally on 05/05/16 at 6:20 pm


May 5th 2001 - The 200th episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger" aired on CBS.

And in the world of sports, the Chicago Cubs pounded the L.A. Dodgers by a score of 20-1. 8-P

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 1:28 am

May 6th 2001 – During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 12:22 am

May 9th 2001 – In Ghana, 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium disaster. The deaths are caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium) that followed a controversial decision by the referee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 7:52 am

May 10th 2001 - Peter Forsberg (Colorado Avalanche) had his spleen removed in an emergency operation. The operation took place just hours after the avalanche eliminated the Los Angeles Kings in Game 7 of the Western Conference semi-finals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 2:34 pm

May 10th 2001 - Boeing Co. announced that it would be moving its headquarters to Chicago, IL.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 4:04 pm

May 10th 2001 - In Ghana, 121 people were killed in a stampede at a soccer game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 3:46 am

May 11th 2001 - The Paul McCartney special "Wing Span" aired on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 1:32 pm

May 11th 2001 - U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced his decision to approve a 30-day delay of the execution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. McVeigh had been scheduled to be executed on May 16, 2001. The delay was because the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had failed to disclose thousands of documents to McVeigh's defense team. (Oklahoma)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 2:41 pm

May 11th 2001 - Oasis, The Black Crowes and Spacehog kicked off 'The Tour of Brotherly Love', a North American tour at The Hard Rock in Las Vegas, Nevada. (The three bands featuring pairs of brothers, (Noel and Liam Gallagher, Chris and Rich Robinson, Royston and Antony Langdon, respectively).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/16 at 10:52 am

May 12th 2001 - American singer and TV presenter Perry Como died aged 88. He scored fourteen US No.1 singles, from 150 US chart hits and over 25 UK chart hits, including the single 'Magic Moments' and 'Catch A Falling Star.' Como was once the highest-paid performer in the history of television

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 1:08 pm

May 15th 2001 - Brian Pendleton of The Pretty Things died of cancer aged 57, (1964 UK No.10 single 'Don't Bring Me Down'). The bands 1974 album Silk Torpedo was the first album release on Led Zeppelin's own label Swan Song

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 4:09 am

May 17th 2001 - The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp based on Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip.

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Written By: KevinR1990 on 05/23/16 at 9:16 pm

May 23, 2001.
A big Bush tax cut were passed.
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants was signed.
India and Pakistan signed a six-month ceasefire after skirmishes in Kashmir.
The US placed an embargo on Liberian rough diamonds due to the fact that they were being used to fund the Sierra Leone civil war.

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Written By: nally on 05/24/16 at 6:09 pm


May 17th 2001 - The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp based on Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip.

I seem to remember that. :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 4:35 pm

May 27th 2001 – Members of the Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf seize twenty hostages from an affluent island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 1:49 am

May 29th 2001 - In New York, four followers of Osama bin Laden were convicted of a global conspiracy to murder Americans. The crimes included the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 7:18 am

May 29th 2001 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 4:55 pm

May 29th 2001 - The Eagles made their first ever visit to Russia when they appeared at SC Olymisky in Moscow.

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Written By: nally on 05/29/16 at 4:56 pm

...and I was spending the day studying for final exams in college. I had three to take the next day!

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Written By: nally on 05/30/16 at 1:16 pm


...and I was spending the day studying for final exams in college. I had three to take the next day!

...and on May 30, 2001, I took all three finals. One was in the morning, one was in the afternoon, and the other one in the evening. While all three went well for me (the classes were music, math, and computer programming), I was kinda stressed by the end of the day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 8:58 am

June 1st 2001 – Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother, King Birendra of Nepal and Queen Aiswarya.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 1:06 pm

June 9th 2001 - Ray Bourque (Colorado Avalanche) won his first Stanley Cup. He retired from the NHL just 17 days later after a 22 year career.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 1:25 pm

June 9th 2001 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to win three Conn Smythe Trophies. The award is given to the playoff's Most Valuable Player.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 4:35 am

June 10th 2001 – Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint, Saint Rafqa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/16 at 7:30 am

June 11th 2001 – Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

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Written By: mqg96 on 06/11/16 at 11:57 am

The Gameboy Advance was released here in the United States!

http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/nintendo/images/a/aa/Game_Boy_Advance_Purple_Model.png/revision/latest?cb=20121027143449&path-prefix=en

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 06/11/16 at 12:03 pm


The Gameboy Advance was released here in the United States!

http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/nintendo/images/a/aa/Game_Boy_Advance_Purple_Model.png/revision/latest?cb=20121027143449&path-prefix=en


That means it's been 15 years since the first Super Mario Advance game was around.

http://www.mariowiki.com/images/thumb/3/30/SMA.jpg/250px-SMA.jpg

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Written By: nally on 06/11/16 at 6:03 pm


June 11th 2001 – Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

He had originally been sentenced for execution a month earlier, as I recall; this was the day it finally happened.

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