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

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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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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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/16 at 4:45 am

June 21st 2001 – A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/16 at 8:48 am

June 21st 2001 - John Lee Hooker, American blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep aged 83. Had hits with 'Boom Boom', 'Dimples' and 'I'm In The Mood'. His songs have been covered by many artists including Cream, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, The Doors and The White Stripes. He appeared and sang in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/16 at 5:59 am

June 21st 2001 - The final episode of "Xena: Warrior Princess" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 2:49 am

June 23rd 2001 – The 8.4 Mw southern Peru earthquake shakes coastal Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami followed, leaving at least 74 people dead, and 2,687 injured.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 3:03 pm

June 24th 2001 - Blink 182 scored their second US No.1 album with 'Take Off Your...' The group's fourth studio album has sold over 12m copies worldwide and contains the singles 'The Rock Show', 'Stay Together for the Kids', and 'First Date'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 10:20 am

June 28th 2001 - Slobodan Milosevic was taken into custody and was handed over to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. The indictment charged Milosevic and four other senior officials, with crimes against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war in Kosovo.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 12:05 pm

June 30th 2001 - American guitarist and producer Chet Atkins died in Nashville aged 77. Recorded over 100 albums during his career, produced records for Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves and Waylon Jennings. He was a major influence on George Harrison and Mark Knopfler.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 3:32 pm

June 30th 2001 - Beach Boys member Al Jardine went to court in a bid to sue his former band mates, claiming he had been frozen out of the Beach Boys. The $4 million (£2.35 million) suit was filed against Mike Love, Brian Wilson, the Carl Wilson Trust and Brother Records Incorporated in a New York Superior Court. In 1998 a US judge temporarily barred Jardine from performing under the name Beach Boys Family And Friends after representations from Mike Love and Brother Records. Jardine lost the case in 2003.

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Written By: nally on 07/12/16 at 6:37 pm

July 12, 2001 - Fred Marcellino, American illustrator and later an author of children's books who was very influential in the book industry, died in New York City at age 61. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/16 at 9:59 pm

July 28th 2001 – Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/16 at 5:41 am

August 3rd 2001 – The Real IRA detonates a car bomb in Ealing, London, England, United Kingdom injuring seven people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/16 at 9:39 am

August 12th 2001, Atomic Kitten went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release 'Right Now'. UK rappers So Solid Crew scored their first UK No.1 single with '21 Seconds.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/16 at 2:07 am

August 12th 2001 – NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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Written By: nally on 08/24/16 at 12:00 pm

August 24th 2001: Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/16 at 2:59 am

August 25th 2001 - American singer, actress Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas aged 22. The small Cessna plane crashed a few minutes after take off killing everyone on board with exception to four passengers who were pulled from the wreckage but later died. Aaliyah had been filming a video for her latest release 'Rock The Boat' on the island.

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Written By: Ripley on 08/25/16 at 9:42 am

I came here to post about her but you beat me to it. She was so amazing, talented, beautiful, kind, compassionate... I miss her. I had been a fan for years when this happened. I'll forever appreciate her for all the wonderful music she gave us. And for her great film performances.

Here is my favorite song of hers, "4 Page Letter"
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Written By: nally on 08/25/16 at 11:18 am

^ I was just remembering that this morning as well. It really is a shame that she was taken from us at such a young age, only 22. :\'( She was a very talented performer in more ways than one.

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Written By: Howard on 08/25/16 at 3:50 pm


^ I was just remembering that this morning as well. It really is a shame that she was taken from us at such a young age, only 22. :\'( She was a very talented performer in more ways than one.



can't believe it's been 15 years.  :(

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Written By: nally on 08/25/16 at 11:55 pm



can't believe it's been 15 years.  :(

I know, it's sad. Had she lived, she'd now be 37, and might have released several more albums. The world will never know for sure. :-\\

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 12:42 am

August 27th 2001 - Work began on the future site of a World War II memorial on the U.S. capital's historic national Mall. The site is between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 12:56 am

August 27th 2001 - The U.S. military announced that an Air Force RQ-1B "Predator" aircraft was lost over Iraq. It was reported that the unmanned aircraft "may have crashed or been shot down."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/16 at 2:06 am

September 2nd 2001, American saxophonist Jay Migliori died of cancer aged 70. As a session musician he recorded with The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa and was the founding member of Supersax, a tribute band to Charlie Parker.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 12:06 am

September 3rd 2001 – In Belfast, Protestant loyalists begin a picket of Holy Cross, a Catholic primary school for girls. For the next 11 weeks, riot police escort the schoolchildren and their parents through hundreds of protesters, some of whom hurl missiles and abuse. The protest sparks fierce rioting and grabs world headlines.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 5:00 pm

September 3rd 2001 - Bud Smith became the 16th major league rookie to throw a no-hitter. It was his 11th career start.

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Written By: nally on 09/03/16 at 6:29 pm


August 27th 2001 - Work began on the future site of a World War II memorial on the U.S. capital's historic national Mall. The site is between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

August 27th 2001 - The U.S. military announced that an Air Force RQ-1B "Predator" aircraft was lost over Iraq. It was reported that the unmanned aircraft "may have crashed or been shot down."

A week late, but... for me, that was the day that I began my studies at California State University Northridge. :) It was a brand new experience for me, attending a university. But for the most part I enjoyed it... and little did I know that I'd be going to school there for seven years altogether.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 2:09 am

September 4th 2001 – Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 2:14 am

September 5th 2001 - Fox News Channel terminated Paula Zahn for breach of contract.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 2:35 am

September 5th 2001 - The reality TV show "Amazing Race" aired for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 3:02 pm

September 5th 2001 - "Junichiro Koizumi Presents: My Favorite Elvis Songs" was released exclusively in Japan. The collection of Elvis Presley songs were picked by Japan's prime minister.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 7:47 pm

September 5th 2001 - The New York Islanders signed Alexi Yashin to a 10-year $90 million contract. It was the biggest deal in NHL history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 12:16 am

September 6th 2001 - Ebay Inc. was found not liable for copyright infringement because bootleg copies of a Charles Manson documentary had been sold on the site.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 1:02 am

September 6th 2001 - The U.S. Justice Department announced that it was seeking a lesser antitrust penalty and would not attempt to break up Microsoft.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 8:18 am

September 6th 2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco) became the fifth player in major league baseball history to hit 60 home runs in a season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 7:56 pm

September 6th 2001, Earth Wind and Fire announced that Viagra would sponsor their forthcoming 30th anniversary American tour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/16 at 4:48 am

September 7th 2001, Michael Jackson was reunited onstage with the Jackson Five at his 30th Anniversary Celebration in New York City's Madison Square Garden. It ended Jackson's 11-year hiatus from performing in the U.S. Jackson was joined by Eminem, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Britney Spears and Destiny's Child to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his singing career.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 6:55 am

September 9th 2001 – Pärnu methanol tragedy occurs in Pärnu County, Estonia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 6:59 am

September 9th 2001 – Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan by two al-Qaeda assassins who claimed to be Arab journalists wanting an interview.

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

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 7:01 am

September 9th 2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco) hit three home runs to give him 63 for the season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 8:31 am

September 9th 2001 – The Unix billennium is reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit decimal Unix time stamps.

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Written By: nally on 09/09/16 at 11:12 am


September 9th 2001 – The Unix billennium is reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit decimal Unix time stamps.

Something I remember quite well. It marked 1 billion seconds since the start of the year 1970.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 7:40 am

September 10th 2001 – Antônio da Costa Santos, mayor of Campinas, Brazil is assassinated.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 9:27 pm

September 10th 2001, Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay pleaded not guilty to assault charges after being accused of hitting a photographer and destroying camera equipment outside London night-club. Photographer, Dennis Gill, alleged that on April 14, Jay Kay punched him and destroyed camera equipment worth £250 outside the Attica night-club in London's West End, the case was adjourned until October 22.

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

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 2:34 am

2001 – Two hijacked aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third smashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in a series of coordinated suicide attacks by 19 members of al-Qaeda. In total 2,996 people are killed.

:\'(

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

Written By: nally on 09/11/16 at 10:09 am


2001 – Two hijacked aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third smashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in a series of coordinated suicide attacks by 19 members of al-Qaeda. In total 2,996 people are killed.

:\'(

:\'( :\'( indeed.

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Written By: Howard on 09/11/16 at 2:46 pm


2001 – Two hijacked aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third smashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in a series of coordinated suicide attacks by 19 members of al-Qaeda. In total 2,996 people are killed.

:\'(


What a sad day. :\'(

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/11/16 at 2:49 pm


2001 – Two hijacked aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third smashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in a series of coordinated suicide attacks by 19 members of al-Qaeda. In total 2,996 people are killed.

:\'(


A sad day in which I wish I remembered, even though I was only a baby at the time.

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Written By: Fearsword on 09/11/16 at 5:30 pm


2001 – Two hijacked aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, while a third smashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in a series of coordinated suicide attacks by 19 members of al-Qaeda. In total 2,996 people are killed.

:\'(


Sad day in world history :(

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

Written By: nally on 09/11/16 at 5:54 pm

I was 21 at the time and remember exactly what I was doing. Since it was a Tuesday, I was supposed to have my class at Cal State Northridge in the afternoon, but when I got there I found out that the campus was being evacuated for safety reasons.

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

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 9:40 pm

September 11th 2001, Walking to work in New York (as an comic book illustrator) Gerard Way witnessed the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre. The day's events inspired him to start a band, which became My Chemical Romance with Way becoming their lead singer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/16 at 6:13 am

September 12th 2001 – Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/16 at 1:38 am

September 13th 2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/16 at 1:44 am

September 14th 2001 - The FBI released the names of the 19 suspected hijackers that had taken part in the September 11 terror attacks on the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/16 at 2:29 am

September 14th 2001 – Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/16 at 4:00 am

September 14th 2001 - Nintendo released the GameCube home video game console in Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/16 at 1:06 am

September 15th 2001 - George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, 46th Governor of Texas, gives Post 9-11 Weekly Address, foreshadowing an interventionist United States Foreign Policy, leading to the Iraq, and Afghanistan Wars.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/16 at 9:35 pm

September 15th 2001 - Metallica action figures went on sale.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 1:03 am

September 16th 2001, Austrian act DJ Otzi went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hey Baby', a Euro-dance version of Bruce Channel's No.2 hit from 1962.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 8:57 am

September 17th 2001 – The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.

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Written By: nally on 09/17/16 at 2:51 pm


September 17th 2001 – The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.

Also on that day, professional sports resumed play after the attacks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/16 at 11:18 pm

September 18th 2001 – First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/16 at 4:03 pm

September 20th 2001 – In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "War on Terror".

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/21/16 at 4:54 pm

September 21, 2001 - Ten days after 9/11, Mike Piazza gave the Mets an unforgettable home run, leading them 3-2 against the Braves in Shea Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 9:49 pm

September 21st 2001 – Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.

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Written By: nally on 09/22/16 at 6:47 pm


September 21, 2001 - Ten days after 9/11, Mike Piazza gave the Mets an unforgettable home run, leading them 3-2 against the Braves in Shea Stadium.


And it was the first game played in New York City since before the attacks. Before the game, Mets and Braves players warmly greeted each other on the field.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 9:22 pm

September 22nd 2001, ‘A Tribute to Heroes’ was aired commercial-free on most of the major US TV networks. The live program was organised to raise money following the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York’s World Trade Center. Neil Young, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, U2, Limp Bizkit, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam all performed. Manning the telephones to take pledges were celebrities including Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kurt Russell, Adam Sandler and many more.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 1:17 am

September 22nd 2001 - A jury dismissed claims against Cher brought by an accountant who said that he lost his job and was harassed for alleging that there were labor violations during the construction of her Malibu mansion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 5:24 am

September 23rd 2001 - Barry Bonds hit his 65th and 66th home run of the season to tie Sammy Sosa for the second most home runs in a season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 7:39 am

September 23rd 2001 - Yoko Ono placed a full-page ad in The New York Times with the message - "Imagine all the people living life in peace." The ad was Ono's response to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 11:37 pm

September 23rd 2001, Kylie Minogue started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head.' The Australian singers 6th No.1 was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and former Mud guitarist Rob Davis, for which the pair won an Ivor Novello Award for the most performed song of the year. 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' also charted at No.1 in 40 countries.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 9:02 am

September 24th 2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush froze the assets of 27 suspected terrorists and terrorist groups.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 8:11 am

September 25th 2001 - Michael Jordan announced that he would return to the NBA as a player for the Washington Wizards. Jordan became the president of basketball operations for the team on January 19, 2000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 11:01 pm

September 27th 2001 – Zug massacre: In Zug, Switzerland, Friedrich Leibacher shoots 18 citizens, killing 14 and then himself.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 8:56 pm

September 28th 2001 - Courtney Love filed a claim against Geffen Records and two musicians from her late husband's band, Nirvana. The suit was aimed at invalidating a 1997 agreement over the group's body of work. Love claimed that she signed the deal while she was distressed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 8:06 pm

October 1st 2001 – Militants attack the state legislature building in Srinagar, Kashmir, killing 38.

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Written By: nally on 10/04/16 at 1:50 pm


September 23rd 2001, Kylie Minogue started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head.' The Australian singers 6th No.1 was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and former Mud guitarist Rob Davis, for which the pair won an Ivor Novello Award for the most performed song of the year. 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' also charted at No.1 in 40 countries.

...and it wouldn't become popular in the States until 2002. Another one of those "hand me down" songs, that first gets released in other countries and hits big there, but takes several months to a year before finally making it to the U.S.

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Written By: nally on 10/04/16 at 1:51 pm

October 4th 2001 - Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: A Sibir Airlines Tupolev Tu-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile; 78 people are killed. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 12:35 am

October 7th 2001 – The Global War on Terrorism begins as a result of the September 11 attacks. The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan initiates with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 2:27 am

October 7th 2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 73rd home run of the season and set a new major league record.

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Written By: nally on 10/07/16 at 4:23 pm


October 7th 2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 73rd home run of the season and set a new major league record.

In doing so, he broke a record set 3 years earlier by Mark McGwire for most home runs in a single regular season.

Bonds hit home runs 71 through 73 in this three game series at AT&T Park in San Francisco, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Another note: this series was originally slated to be played Sept. 14 thru 16, but the terror attacks on the 11th suspended play in professional sports for a week, which resulted in the regular season ending on Sunday October 7th instead.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 7:31 am

October 8th 2001 - Two Russian cosmonauts made the first spacewalk to be conducted outside of the international space station without a shuttle present.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 7:40 am

October 8th 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 10:06 pm

October 8th 2001 - Tom Ridge, former Governor of Pennsylvania, was sworn in as director of the new U.S. department of Homeland Security.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 3:41 am

October 11th 2001 – The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.

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Written By: nally on 10/15/16 at 6:05 pm

October 15th 2001: NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.

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Written By: nally on 10/16/16 at 10:48 am

October 16th 2001: Etta Jones, American jazz singer-songwriter, died at the age of 72 from cancer (b. November 1928) in Mount Vernon, NY. (Not to be confused with Etta James.) :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/16 at 6:33 pm

October 22nd 2001 – Grand Theft Auto III was released, popularizing a genre of open-world, action-adventure video games as well as spurring controversy around violence in video games.

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Written By: nally on 10/25/16 at 11:15 am

October 25th, 2001: Windows XP, one of the most popular and widely used versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, was released for retail sale.

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Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/25/16 at 2:34 pm


October 25th, 2001: Windows XP, one of the most popular and widely used versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, was released for retail sale.


And 15 years has already past. I really loved XP when I was a kid. It was the second operating system that I used on my dad's PC when I was a kid. He probably upgraded it from Windows Me around 2004 or 2005.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 6:46 pm

October 26th 2001 – The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.

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Written By: nally on 10/26/16 at 10:33 pm


And 15 years has already past. I really loved XP when I was a kid. It was the second operating system that I used on my dad's PC when I was a kid. He probably upgraded it from Windows Me around 2004 or 2005.

That's nice. ;) I used Windows XP a lot during my days at Cal State Northridge, although when I first started there it was just a couple months before XP got released, so those machines were on Windows NT at the time. We upgraded our home PC to Windows XP sometime later in the 2000s... only to replace it a few years after that.

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Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 10/26/16 at 10:43 pm


That's nice. ;) I used Windows XP a lot during my days at Cal State Northridge, although when I first started there it was just a couple months before XP got released, so those machines were on Windows NT at the time. We upgraded our home PC to Windows XP sometime later in the 2000s... only to replace it a few years after that.


I was in high school at the time when Windows XP launched and my school upgraded pretty quick. Pretty much all of their computers were running on XP by late 2002. It was a very different story at my house, though. My parents have always been behind the times technologically, and our primary computer was still a Compaq Presario 5304 running on Windows 98 all the way up until 2004! :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 7:32 pm

October 28th 2001, Afroman (Joseph Foreman), started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Because I Got High.' The song about how cannabis use was degrading his quality of life, rose from obscurity to popularity after it was circulated around the Internet.

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Written By: nally on 10/31/16 at 4:11 pm

October 31st 2001: The World Series was played on Halloween for the first time ever. It was Game Four of that year's series, with the Arizona Diamondbacks taking on the New York Yankees. The Yankees ended up winning the game, thanks to heroics by Derek Jeter... and because the game ended after midnight local time, it technically became the first-ever November MLB game; Jeter earned the title "Mr. November" from his contributions in the game.

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Written By: nally on 11/03/16 at 6:41 pm

November 3rd 2001: The Arizona Diamondbacks were one loss away from elimination in the World Series when they returned to Chase Field in Phoenix to take on the New York Yankees for Game Six. The Dbacks won by a score of 15 to 2, to force a deciding Game Seven the next day.

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Written By: nally on 11/04/16 at 5:59 pm

November 4th 2001: The World Series came down to Game Seven for the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks. The Yankees took a 2-1 lead on a solo homer by Alfonso Soriano off Curt Schilling, and the score remained that way until the bottom of the 9th. Mariano Rivera entered the game, intending to close it out for the Yankees' fourth straight World Series title, but he could not do it. He faced six batters, all of whom reached base, but he managed only one out (a force out of the lead runner on a bunt attempt). A one-out double tied the score, the next batter was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and Luis Gonzalez knocked in the go-ahead run with a single, giving the Diamondbacks their first (to date) World Series title, in only the team's fourth year of existence.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 8:34 pm

November 8th 2001, Winners at the MTV Europe Awards included Robbie Williams who won Best male and Best song for 'Rock DJ', Craig David won Best R&B act and Best UK & Ireland act, Dido won Best new act and Anastacia won Best pop act. Gorillaz won Best song for ‘Clint Eastwood’ and Best Dance act and Eminem won the Best Hip Hop award.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 6:48 am

November 11th 2001 - ABC-TV aired the "I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary" special. The show featured never before seen footage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 7:38 am

November 11th 2001 – Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in.

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November 12th 2001 – War in Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.

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November 12th 2001, The three living former Beatles met for the last time at George Harrison's hotel in New York City for lunch. Harrison died two weeks later at a friend's home in Los Angeles on 29 November 2001, aged 58.

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November 12th 2001, The three living former Beatles met for the last time at George Harrison's hotel in New York City for lunch. Harrison died two weeks later at a friend's home in Los Angeles on 29 November 2001, aged 58.

Only 17 days before he passed on. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 4:37 am

November 13th 2001 - The 200th episode of "Frasier" aired on NBC.

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November 13th 2001 – War on Terror: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 7:42 pm

November 14th 2001 – War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 9:55 pm

November 18th 2001, Britney Spears scored her second US No.1 album with 'Britney.' The album's success made her the first female artist in music history to have her first three studio albums to debut at the No.1 spot. This record however would later be broken by Spears herself with her 4th studio album In the Zone which charted in the same position.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 6:25 am

November 19th 2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the first baseball player to win four Most Valuable Player Awards.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 7:02 am

November 23rd 2001, Singer O.C. Smith died aged 65. Famous for his 1968 US No.1 single 'Little Green Apples' and 1968 UK No.2 single 'The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp'. Smith became pastor and founder of The City Of Angels Church in Los Angeles, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 2:58 pm

November 23rd 2001 - A crowd of 87,555 people watched the Texas Longhorns beat the Texas A&M Aggies 21-7. The crowd was the largest to see a football game in Texas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 3:08 pm

November 23rd 2001 – The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 3:50 pm

November 25th 2001, Robbie Williams started an eight-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Swing When You're Winning'. The album spent 57 weeks on the UK Albums Chart, certified 7x Platinum, and became the 49th best-selling album of all-time in the UK.

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Written By: nally on 11/27/16 at 9:34 am

November 27th 2001 - A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/16 at 5:10 am

November 29th 2001, Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58. Following the breakup of The Beatles Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys. The youngest member of The Beatles, (aged 16 when he joined), his compositions include ‘Taxman’, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, ‘Something’, and ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Harrison released the acclaimed triple album, All Things Must Pass, in 1970, from which came the worldwide No.1 single 'My Sweet Lord.'

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Written By: nally on 11/29/16 at 6:38 pm


November 29th 2001, Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58. Following the breakup of The Beatles Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys. The youngest member of The Beatles, (aged 16 when he joined), his compositions include ‘Taxman’, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, ‘Something’, and ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Harrison released the acclaimed triple album, All Things Must Pass, in 1970, from which came the worldwide No.1 single 'My Sweet Lord.'

:\'(

I remember this.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 10:00 pm

November 30th 2001, The first Top Of The Pops UK Awards were held in Manchester, with categories voted by viewers of the BBC show. Winners included: Best pop act: Westlife, Best R&B Act: Destiny's Child, Best Rock Act: U2, Best Dance Act: Fatboy Slim, Best Newcomer: Nelly Furtado, Best Single: Kylie Minogue, 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head', Best Album: Travis, 'The Invisible Band', Artist on top of the world: Jennifer Lopez, Hall of Fame Award went to Paul McCartney.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 10:02 pm


:\'(

I remember this.
So do I, the day it was announced I was stopped in a London park by a news reporter for my views on the death of George Harrison, I just carried on walking saying I am too upset to speak.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 6:54 am

December 1st 2001 - Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey presented a tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison on "Saturday Night Live."

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December 2nd 2001 – Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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December 2nd 2001, Singer Valerie Jones died aged 45. One-third of the sister group The Jones Girls, who sang back-up vocals with Lou Reed, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass and Betty Everett.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 7:09 am

December 3rd 2001, American session guitarist Grady Martin died aged 72. He was a member of the legendary Nashville A-Team, playing guitar on hits ranging from Roy Orbison's ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’, Marty Robbins' ‘El Paso’ and Loretta Lynn's ‘Coal Miner's Daughter’. During a 50-year career, Martin backed such names as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Joan Baez and J. J. Cale.

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December 3rd 2001 - Michael Jackson's single "Cry" was released internationally.

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December 3rd 2001 - Michael Jackson's album "Invincible" was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.

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December 4th 2001 - O.J. Simpson was involved in an incident with another motorist in Miami, FL. Simpson was accused of scratching the other motorists face while pulling off the man's glasses.

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December 4th 2001 - The soundtrack to "Vanilla Sky" was released. Paul McCartney recorded the title track.

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December 8th 2001 - In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a street was renamed "John Lennon Street" in honor of the late Beatle.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 7:11 am

December 9th 2001, Channel 4 TV apologised to viewers after Madonna said something very rude during live UK TV coverage at The Tate Gallery, London. Madonna was presenting a prize to artist Martin Creed. A TV spokesman said that did have a bleeper system but they missed the offending word.

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December 15th 2001 - The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 spent to stabilize it, without fixing its famous lean.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 10:50 pm

December 31st 2001, UK record chain HMV listed the best selling music products over Christmas: 'No Angel' by Dido was the best selling album, Kylie Minogue sold the most calendars, Kurt Cobain: 'Heavier Than Heaven' was the best selling book and D-12 T-Shirt was listed as the No.1 seller.

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January 1st 2002 - Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve of the European Union's member states.

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January 1st 2002 – The Open Skies mutual surveillance treaty, initially signed in 1992, officially comes into force.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 8:28 pm

January 1st 2002 – Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.

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Written By: nally on 01/08/17 at 11:29 am

January 8th 2002 - President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Also on January 8th 2002: Dave Thomas, American businessman and philanthropist who founded the Wendy's fast food chain, passed away at the age of 69 from a carcinoid neuroendocrine tumor. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 5:00 pm

January 11th 2002 - Muhammad Ali received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 10:16 pm

January 12th 2002 - Brenden Shanahan (Detroit Red Wings) got his 1,000th career point in a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars.

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January 13th 2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush fainted after choking on a pretzel.

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January 14th 2002 - Barry Bonds signed a contract with the San Francisco Giants worth $90 million for five years.

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January 14th 2002 - TNT world premiered the TV movie "Monday Night Mayhem."

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January 14th 2002 - Lance Armstrong ran the final leg of the Olympic torch relay in San Diego.

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January 14th 2002 - The NBA announced a three game suspension for Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) and a one game suspension for Brad Miller (Chicago Bulls) for a fight that occurred during a game.

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January 15th 2002 - Seven minority players took part in an NHL game between the St. Louis Blues and the Edmonton Oilers. The record number of minority skaters included Edmonton's Anson Carter, Georges Laraque, Sean Brown and Mike Grier and St. Louis' Jamal Mayers, Fred Brathwaite and Bryce Salvador.

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January 19th 2002: GSN began airing the reruns of the Fox game show Greed.

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January 21st 2002: American singer Peggy Lee died of complications from diabetes and a heart attack on at the age of 81. :\'(

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February 3rd 2002: The Super Bowl was played in the month of February for the first time ever. This was Super Bowl XXXVI, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans; and the two teams in it were the then-St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots. Patriots won, 20-17, with quarterback Tom Brady being named MVP.

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March 1st 2002 – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.

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March 13th 2002: Marc Moreland, a member of American new wave band Wall Of Voodoo (best known for their song "Mexican Radio") died of kidney and liver failure. He was 44.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/17 at 5:48 pm

March 18th 2002, Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam and close friend of the Ramones. The ceremony took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

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Written By: nally on 03/18/17 at 7:10 pm


March 18th 2002, Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam and close friend of the Ramones. The ceremony took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

The previous day, actress Rosetta LeNoire passed away at the age of 90. :\'( (In 1989 at the age of 78 she was cast as 'Mother Estelle Winslow' in the sitcom Family Matters.)

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March ​19th 2002 – Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 6:40 am

March 20th 2002 - Actress Pamela Anderson disclosed that she had hepatitis C.

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March 20th 2002 - Arthur Andersen pled innocent to charges that it had shredded documents and deleted computer files related to the energy company Enron.

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Written By: nally on 03/27/17 at 11:03 pm

March 27th 2002 - American comedian Milton Berle died of colon cancer at the age of 93 in Los Angeles. :\'(

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Written By: nally on 04/11/17 at 5:55 pm

April 11th 2002 - In a coup attempt, members of the Venezuelan military detained President Hugo Chávez and demanded his resignation.

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April 11th 2002 - In a coup attempt, members of the Venezuelan military detained President Hugo Chávez and demanded his resignation.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military on April 14 2002.

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April 15th 2002 - The series finale of ABC's "Once & Again" aired.

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April 15th 2002 - HSN began airing "The NHL Show" featuring Phil Esposito.

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April 15th 2002 - The series finale of ABC's "Once & Again" aired.

April 15th 2002 - HSN began airing "The NHL Show" featuring Phil Esposito.

One other television program made its debut on April 15th 2002: Whammy - The All New Press Your Luck premiered on GSN.
It was a revival of the 1980s game show Press Your Luck.

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April 25th 2002 - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, a member of TLC, was killed in an automobile accident at the tender age of 30. :\'(

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May 2nd 2002 - Mike Cameron (Seattle Mariners) hit four home runs against the Chicago White Sox.

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May 2nd 2002 - Mike Cameron (Seattle Mariners) hit four home runs against the Chicago White Sox.


I remember this

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 8:50 pm


I remember this
Were you watching it live or on live television?

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May 12th 2002: Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro, becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.

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May 14th 2002, The musical We Will Rock You opened in the West End of London, England at the Dominion Theatre. The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. WWRY has since become the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre.

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Written By: nally on 05/23/17 at 11:01 pm

May 23rd 2002: Shawn Green of the Los Angeles Dodgers went 6-for-6 in an overwhelming 16-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI. His hits, which included 4 home runs, amounted to 19 total bases, a record in Dodgers history.

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June 22nd 2002 – An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slow official response.

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June 22nd 2002 – An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slow official response.


Also on that day, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile suddenly passed away from what was ruled to be a heart attack caused by a coronary artery blockage. He was only 33 years of age. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/17 at 12:19 am

June 24th 2002 – The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.

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June 24th 2002 - Connie Chung debuted her prime-time news program on CNN.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 4:18 am

July 4th 2002, George Michael took part in a live phone interview on US news channel CNN, defending his new single 'Shoot The Dog'. Americans were upset by the controversial video, which had President Bush in bed with Tony Blair.

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Written By: nally on 07/10/17 at 12:31 am

July 9th 2002: The MLB All-Star Game infamously ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings of play, because both leagues ran out of pitchers. This resulted in no MVP for the game.

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Written By: nally on 07/27/17 at 6:09 pm

27 July 2002 - Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine... killing 77 and injuring more than 500 others, making it the deadliest air show disaster in history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/17 at 4:42 pm

August 8th 2002 - Major league baseball players and owners agreed to a $100,000 increase in baseball's minimum salary. The minimum was set at $300,000 starting in 2003.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/17 at 1:19 pm

August 10th 2002, Lisa Marie Presley married actor Nicolas Cage at a resort in Hawaii. The marriage was Presley's third. She was married previously to musician Danny Keough and pop star Michael Jackson. Cage filed for divorce four months later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/17 at 9:47 am

August 11th 2002, Bruce Springsteen started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Rising', the singers fifth US No.1. Also No.1 in the UK.

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August 11th 2002 - US Airways announced that it had filed for bankruptcy.

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August 11th 2002 - Jason Priestly crashed his car during practice for a race in the Infiniti Pro Series. He suffered a spinal fracture, a moderate concussion, a broken nose, facial lacerations and broken bones in both feet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/17 at 3:34 am

August 15th 2002, A memorial to John Lennon was unveiled in the remote Scottish village of Durness where Lennon had spent his holidays from age seven to fifteen. The lyrics from 'In My Life' had been inscribed on three stones.

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Written By: nally on 08/15/17 at 6:51 pm


August 15th 2002, A memorial to John Lennon was unveiled in the remote Scottish village of Durness where Lennon had spent his holidays from age seven to fifteen. The lyrics from 'In My Life' had been inscribed on three stones.

Also on that day, Comedy Central reportedly terminated production of their game show Win Ben Stein's Money. Nonetheless, new episodes continued to air into early 2003 (they had likely been filmed prior to August 2002).

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August 16th 2002 - Curt Shilling (Arizona Diamondbacks) won his 20th game of the year.

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August 16th 2002 - The major league baseball players union announced that they would begin a strike on August 30th.

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August 16th 2002 - The major league baseball players union announced that they would begin a strike on August 30th.

This left fans wondering, "I hope it doesn't happen!" over the next two weeks.

Finally, on the 30th, this "strike" would be averted!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 12:03 pm


This left fans wondering, "I hope it doesn't happen!" over the next two weeks.

Finally, on the 30th, this "strike" would be averted!
A massive sense of apprehension?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 1:51 am

August 17th 2002 - In Santa Rosa, CA, the Charles M. Schulz Museum opened to the public.

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August 17th 2002, Darius was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Colourblind'. The third "Pop Idol" finalist to get a number one. He'd originally lost out on "Popstars", failing to get a place in the group Hear'Say, and then came third in "Pop Idol".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 3:33 am

August 18th 2002 - CNN began airing parts of 64 al-Qaeda tapes found in Afghanistan. The tapes contained footage of the terrorist networks activities.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/17 at 3:45 pm

August 21st 2002 - In Pakistan, President General Pervez Musharraf unilaterally amended the Pakistani constitution. He extended his term in office and granted himself powers that included the right to dissolve parliament.

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Written By: Rainbowz on 08/27/17 at 10:46 pm

April 8, 2002: I was born  ;)

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Written By: nally on 08/30/17 at 9:54 pm


This left fans wondering, "I hope it doesn't happen!" over the next two weeks.

Finally, on the 30th, this "strike" would be averted!

A massive sense of apprehension?

I would say so.

By the way, it was on this date 15 years ago, when the strike would be averted... less than 24 hours before it would have taken effect.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 5:27 pm

September 1st 2002, Coldplay scored their second UK No.1 album with A Rush Of Blood To The Head. The album won the band the 2003 Grammy for Best Alternative Album for the second time in a row, successive to their previous win in the same category, and the 2004 Grammy for Record of the Year for the song 'Clocks'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 6:01 am

September 4th 2002 - The Oakland Athletics won their AL-record 20th straight game. The A's gave up an 11-run lead during the game and then won the game on a Scott Hatteberg home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. The game hosted the largest crowd (55,528) ever for a regular season game at the Coliseum.

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September 4th 2002 - FOX aired the two-hour finale of "American Idol." Kelly Clarkson was selected as the nation's newest pop star.

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September 5th 2002 - The Sour Biscuit Fire in Oregon and northern California, which burned 499,570 acres (2,022 square km), is finally contained.

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September 5th 2002, Heather Mills, Paul McCartney's second wife accepted £50,000 libel damages over an article in the Sunday Mirror. The paper had suggested that Mills acted dishonestly over cash collected for an earthquake appeal.

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September 5th 2002 - In New York, the NFL held a concert to celebrate its season opener. Eve, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias and 'N Sync's Joey Fatone performed. The event preceded the rare Thursday-night opener between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 11:55 pm

September 5th 2002 - The Oakland Athletics won their AL-record 20th straight game. The A's gave up an 11-run lead during the game and then won the game on a Scott Hatteberg home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/17 at 2:13 pm

September 6th 2002 - In New York, the U.S. Congress convened at Federal Hall for a rare special session. The session was held in New York to express the nation's mourning for the loss on September 11, 2001 and unity in the war against terrorism.

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Written By: nally on 09/10/17 at 11:33 am


September 4th 2002 - FOX aired the two-hour finale of "American Idol." Kelly Clarkson was selected as the nation's newest pop star.

The conclusion of the show's first season.

Kelly has gone on to become a successful pop musician.

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Written By: nally on 09/10/17 at 11:34 am

September 10th 2002: Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 9:06 am

September 13th 2002 - Mike Vernon retired after a 19-year career as a player in the NHL.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 5:19 am

September 21st 2002, Pink went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Just Like A Pill', the American singers first UK No.1.

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Written By: YuYuYuuki on 09/22/17 at 9:39 pm

Toonami's Trapped in Hyperspace event ended two days before, and its tie-in game was my new favorite computer game. I also really liked Kirby: Right Back at Ya, a show that recently premiered on Fox Kids. I wound up buying Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land from the Toys R Us in Times Square.

This day (September 22, 2002) I actually remember because I used the word "hell" in my parents' earshot. They told me I shouldn't use it as it's the name of the place bad people go to after they die.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 3:07 pm

September 28th 2002, Madonna was voted the greatest female singer of all-time by 75,0000 music fans in a VH1 poll. But critics and music fans were unhappy with the position of Kylie Minogue who was voted into second place beating Diana Ross, (12th) and Annie Lennox, (14th). The highest placed UK act was Kate Bush who was voted No. 10.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 3:46 am

October 8th 2002 - A federal judge approved U.S. President George W. Bush's request to reopen West Coast ports, to end a caustic 10-day labor lockout. The lockout was costing the U.S. economy an estimated $1 billion to $2 billion a day.

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Written By: nally on 10/08/17 at 9:48 am


October 8th 2002 - A federal judge approved U.S. President George W. Bush's request to reopen West Coast ports, to end a caustic 10-day labor lockout. The lockout was costing the U.S. economy an estimated $1 billion to $2 billion a day.

Also on that day, the American League Championship Series began, between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Minnesota Twins. The Twins won the opening game, 2-1, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
The Angels would win the next four games to advance to the World Series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 1:32 am

October 11th 2002 – A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 2:31 am

October 13th 2002, Will Young went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut album 'From Now On.' Young came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the British music contest Pop Idol, making him the first winner of the now-worldwide Idols-format franchise. His debut single, 'Anything is Possible', was released two weeks after the show's finale and became the fastest-selling debut single in the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 3:13 am

October 13th 2002, UK rock band Muse took legal action against Celine Dion after she announced her forthcoming Las Vegas show would be called 'Muse'. Singer Matt Bellamy from the band said 'We don't want anyone to think we're Celine Dion's backing band.'

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Written By: nally on 10/13/17 at 8:02 pm


October 13th 2002, UK rock band Muse took legal action against Celine Dion after she announced her forthcoming Las Vegas show would be called 'Muse'. Singer Matt Bellamy from the band said 'We don't want anyone to think we're Celine Dion's backing band.'

That same day, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won the American League Championship Series, defeating the Minnesota Twins 4 games to 1. This victory sent the Angels to the World Series for the first time ever (and only time, to date)... which I myself was very excited about! :D

(With apologies to Twins fans.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 11:53 pm

October 24th 2002 - Microsoft Corp. and Walt Disney Co. announced the release of an upgraded MSN Internet service with Disney content.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 5:43 pm

October 25th 2002 - In Bloomfield, MI, an $800,000 house owned by Aretha Franklin burned down. Franklin had not lived in the house in two years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/17 at 4:36 am

October 27th 2002 - Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) became the all-time leading rusher in the NFL when he extended his career yardage to 16,743. He achieved the record in his 193rd game. He also scored his 150th career touchdown.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/17 at 5:14 am

October 27th 2002 - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected president of Brazil in a runoff. He was the country's first elected leftist leader.

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Written By: nally on 10/27/17 at 12:29 pm

Also on October 27th 2002... the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won their only World Series to date, defeating the San Francisco Giants in a decisive 7th game!

I watched pretty much the whole game, cheering for the Angels all the way!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 1:25 pm

October 31st 2002 – A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas indicts former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 10:02 am

November 3rd 2002 - In Central Alaska, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurs, the world's largest earthquake in 2002. No deaths, few injuries, but extensive damage to roads. Felt as far away as Seattle, Washington.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 11:49 am

November 3rd 2002 - At Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong, 777 people assembled a 58,435 square foot jigsaw puzzle with 21,600 pieces.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 9:39 am

November 6th 2002 - Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) dropped the puck at a game between the Dallas Stars and the Vancouver Canucks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 5:15 am

November 9th 2002, It was announced that Madonna's latest movie 'Swept Away' would not be released in the UK because it had been such a box office flop in the US. The Washington Post said the film was "as awful as you've heard and as bad as you've imagined."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 9:56 am

November 9th 2002, Viewers of the UK music channel VH1 voted 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston as the number 1 most romantic song ever. In second place Elvis Presley 'You Were Always On My Mind' and third place went to 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 10:56 am

November 10th 2002 – Veteran's Day Weekend Tornado Outbreak: A tornado outbreak stretching from Northern Ohio to the Gulf Coast, one of the largest outbreaks recorded in November. The strongest tornado, an F4, hits Van Wert, Ohio, during the early to mid afternoon and destroys a movie theater, which had been evacuated.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/17 at 7:04 am

November 11th 2002 - Barry Bonds became the first major league baseball player to win the leagues Most Valuable Player title five times.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/17 at 10:12 am

November 11th 2002 - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates pledged $100 million to fight AIDS in India.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/17 at 5:47 pm

November 11th 2002 - The NHL suspended Krzysztof Oliwa (New York Rangers) for five games for a cross-check against Grant Marshall (Columbus Bluejackets) on November 9. Coach Bryan Trottier (New York Rangers) was suspended for two games for sending several enforcers on the ice for the final 2.5 seconds of the same game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 4:03 pm

November 12th 2002 - Stan Lee filed a lawsuit against Marvel Entertainment Inc. that claimed the company had cheated him out of millions of dollars in movie profits related to the 2002 movie "Spider-Man." Lee was the creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and Daredevil.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 5:48 am

November 14th 2002 - Microsoft officially launches the Xbox Live online video gaming service in the USA.

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Written By: nally on 11/15/17 at 11:31 am

November 15th 2002: Hu Jintao becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.


Condoleeza Rice: "'Hu' is the new leader of China."
G.W. Bush: "That's what I want to know."
Condoleeza Rice: "That's what I'm telling you."
G.W. Bush: "That's what I'm asking you. Who is the new leader of China?"
Condoleeza Rice: "Yes."
G.W. Bush: "I mean the fellow's name."
Condoleeza Rice: "Hu."
G.W. Bush: "The guy in China."
Condoleeza Rice: "Hu."
G.W. Bush: "The new leader of China."
Condoleeza Rice: "Hu."
G.W. Bush: "The Chinaman!"
Condoleeza Rice: "Hu is leading China."
G.W. Bush: "Now what are ya asking me for?"
Condoleeza Rice: "I'm telling you Hu is leading China."
G.W. Bush: "Well, I'm asking you. Who is leading China?"
Condoleeza Rice: "That's the man's name."
G.W. Bush: "That's whose name?"
Condoleeza Rice: "Yes."

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Written By: nally on 11/21/17 at 8:49 am

November 21st 2002: NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

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Written By: nally on 01/12/18 at 10:43 am

January 12th 2003: Maurice Gibb, one of the three brothers who comprised The Bee Gees, passed away from heart failure at the age of 63. :\'(

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Written By: nally on 01/26/18 at 11:09 am

January 26th 2003: The Super Bowl was played in January for the last time. This one, SB XXXVII, was played in Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA, and featured the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeating the Oakland Raiders by a score of 48 to 21.

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Written By: nally on 02/01/18 at 5:42 pm

February 1st 2003: Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during the reentry of mission STS-107 into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard. :\'(

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Written By: nally on 03/17/18 at 11:52 am

March 17th 2003: In a televised presidential address, U.S. President George W. Bush announced that Saddam Hussein had 48 hours to leave Iraq.

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Written By: Catherine91UK on 03/20/18 at 2:46 pm

20th March 2003: Iraq invasion begins.

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Written By: nally on 03/23/18 at 11:18 am


20th March 2003: Iraq invasion begins.

:o

Battle of Nasiriyah, first major conflict during the invasion of Iraq, occurred three days later, on Sunday March 23rd.

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Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 03/23/18 at 7:22 pm

March 23rd, 2003:

The Gameboy Advance SP was released in North America.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Game-Boy-Advance-SP-Mk1-Blue.jpg

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Written By: nally on 04/01/18 at 2:51 pm

On April 1st 2003 (well, in my world), my parents bought a new car... namely a Toyota Sienna minivan. We ended up keeping it for over 13 years (in December 2016 we sold it to a church musician friend of ours, who seriously needed a car, as his old one conked out).

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Written By: nally on 04/09/18 at 11:49 pm

April 9th 2003: Baghdad falls to American forces in the Iraq War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/18 at 5:47 am

May 1st 2003 – Invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, on board the USS Abraham Lincoln (off the coast of California), U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/18 at 5:34 pm

May 7th 2003, A Los Angeles federal jury recommended a $1.5 million award to a British record company that sued rapper-producer Dr Dre for song plagiarism. London-based Minder Music Ltd. sued Dre in 2000, claiming his 1999 song, 'Let's Get High,' used the bass line of The Fatback's 1980 song, 'Backstroking' which was featured on Dre's successful '2001' album, which sold 9 million copies worldwide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/18 at 5:18 pm

May 13th 2003, Michael Jackson launched a court case suing Motown Records. Jacko filed the lawsuit in LA, saying he hadn't been paid royalties due for the music he did with the Jackson Five in the 60s and 70s. The singer also claimed his music has been used in TV ads without his permission.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/18 at 12:42 pm

June 2nd 2003 - In the U.S., federal regulators voted to allow companies to buy more television stations and newspaper-broadcasting combinations in the same city. The previous ownership restrictions had not been altered since 1975.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/18 at 3:06 pm

July 15th 2003 – AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.

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Written By: nally on 07/30/18 at 10:30 am


July 15th 2003 – AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.

The same day, American League would begin a 7-year streak of winning the MLB All Star Game, adding to the National League's winless streak which had begun in 1997.

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Written By: nally on 07/30/18 at 10:31 am

July 30th 2003 - In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.

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Written By: nally on 08/27/18 at 11:20 am

August 27th 2003 - Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing within approximately 55,758,000 kilometers (34,650,000 mi).

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Written By: nally on 09/07/18 at 11:36 pm

September 7th 2003, American rock singer Warren Zevon passed away at the age of 56 from mesothelioma.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/18 at 2:02 pm

September 12th 2003 – Iraq War: In Fallujah, U.S. forces mistakenly shoot and kill eight Iraqi police officers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 11:26 am

September 15th 2003 - In Independence, MO, the birthplace of Ginger Rogers was designated a local landmark. The move by the Independence City Council qualified the home for historic preservation.

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Written By: nally on 09/26/18 at 2:06 pm

September 26th 2003, British-based rock musician Robert Palmer passed away from a heart attack at age 54. His biggest hits included "Bad Case Of Loving You" (1979), "Addicted To Love" (1986 in the U.S.; this song won him the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal), and "Simply Irresistible" (1988). :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 2:13 pm

October 3rd 2003 - Ray Horn, of the duo "Siegfried & Roy," was attacked by tiger during a performance. Roy survived the attack after being dragged offstage. The tiger, a 7-year-old male named Montecore, was debuting in his first show.

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Written By: nally on 10/07/18 at 4:47 pm

October 7th 2003 - The California Recall Election took place, recalling Governor Grey Davis from office and replacing him with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 11:38 am

October 10th 2003 - Rush Limbaugh announced that he was addicted to painkillers and that he was going to check into a rehab center.

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Written By: nally on 10/14/18 at 11:54 pm

October 14th 2003, was the night of the MLB game involving the "Steve Bartman incident": Game 6 of the NLCS between the Marlins and Chicago Cubs. The Cubs were just 5 outs away from advancing to the World Series for the first time in 58 years, but Bartman's reaching for a foul ball that LF Moises Alou was attempting to catch sparked a downward turn for the Cubbies.

The Cubs would have to wait 13 more years to finally return to the World Series...

and capture their first title in more than a century.

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/18/18 at 1:26 pm

15 years ago today, I married my best friend.  :)


Cat

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Written By: nally on 10/18/18 at 5:29 pm


15 years ago today, I married my best friend.  :)


Cat

Happy anniversary to you and Carlos!!

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Written By: Dude111 on 10/23/18 at 12:19 pm

Happy Anniversary to ya both CAT :)

Meow!!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 12:22 pm


15 years ago today, I married my best friend.  :)


Cat
Belated anniversary wishes to the both of you!

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Written By: nally on 10/23/18 at 6:03 pm

October 23rd 2003, the Miami Marlins beat the New York Yankees in Game Five of the World Series to take a 3-games-to-2 series lead.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/18 at 11:15 am

October 24th 2003 - In London, the last commercial supersonic Concorde flight landed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/18 at 1:06 pm

October 25th 2003 - The Cedar Fire begins in San Diego County, burning 280,000 acres (1,100 square km), 2,232 homes and killing 14.

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Written By: nally on 10/26/18 at 11:41 am


October 25th 2003 - The Cedar Fire begins in San Diego County, burning 280,000 acres (1,100 square km), 2,232 homes and killing 14.

I remember that. :\'( There was a similar blaze closer to where I live.

That same night, the Miami Marlins captured their second World Series title by defeating the New York Yankees in Game Six, at old Yankee Stadium. Josh Beckett, the player selected as MVP of the series, pitched a complete game shutout in that game, tagging out Jorge Posada to end the game and the series. The Marlins haven't returned to the postseason since then.

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Written By: nally on 10/26/18 at 11:43 am

October 26th 2003 - The Cedar Fire, the third-largest fire in California history, continued, as the death toll rose to 15 people.
It would be a week or so before the blaze was fully contained.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 11:16 am

October 31st 2003 – Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir's 22 years in power.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 5:44 pm

November 1st 2003, Organisers of the MTV Europe Awards 2003 recruited 500 'screamers' to attend this year's event. The music lovers were selected at an audition held in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens. About 1,500 pop-mad teenagers and adults screamed themselves hoarse in a bid to get their hands on a ticket to the exclusive event.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 8:34 am

November 2nd 2003 - In the U.S., the Episcopal Church diocese consecrated the church's first openly gay bishop.

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 11/12/18 at 7:24 pm

November 12, 2003 - Britney Spears releases her landmark fourth album, In the Zone. Featuring such hits as "Me Against the Music" (feat. Madonna), "Toxic," and "Everytime"... as well as classic deep cuts such as "Touch of My Hand," "Early Mornin'," "The Hook Up," "Shadow," "Breathe On Me," and "Showdown." It was her last studio album prior to her ill-fated relationship and marriage to Kevin Federline and subsequent breakdown. In a way, it was (the beginning of) the end of one era and the beginning of another.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/89/In_the_Zone.png/220px-In_the_Zone.png

During her post-album hiatus, Britney released Greatest Hits: My Prerogative, Britney & Kevin: Chaotic (the reality show and a tie-in EP), and B in the Mix: The Remixes (Vol 1) before returning with 2007's landmark Blackout. On Britney (2001), In The Zone, and Blackout, Britney Spears was definitely at her creative peak, and 2016's Glory is (to date) the closest she's come since.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 11:57 pm

November 14th 2003 – Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 12:54 pm

November 23rd 2003 – Rose Revolution: Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

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Written By: nally on 11/24/18 at 12:24 pm

On November 24th 2003, Warren Spahn, American baseball player and coach, passed away from "natural causes" at the age of 82. :\'( He played his entire career in the National League, mostly with the Braves franchise.

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Written By: nally on 12/07/18 at 11:49 am

December 7th 2003 - The Conservative Party of Canada is officially registered, following the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 11:23 am

December 14th 2003 – Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 5:03 am

December 19th 2003 - Images for the new design for the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site were released. The building slopes into a spire that reaches 1,776 feet.

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Written By: nally on 12/24/18 at 12:56 pm

December 24th 2003: The Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid's busy Chamartín Station.

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Written By: nally on 01/02/19 at 12:06 pm

January 2nd 2004: The robotic space probe Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth.

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Written By: shadowcookie on 01/02/19 at 9:42 pm

3 January 2004: Flash Airlines Flight 604, bound for Paris, crashes in the Red Sea, killing all 135 passengers.

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Written By: nally on 01/14/19 at 12:10 pm

^ :\'(

January 14th 2004: The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.

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Written By: nally on 02/01/19 at 1:16 pm

February 1st 2004: Super Bowl XXXVIII was played at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas; the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 32-29. However, the game was mainly known for a halftime incident: the wardrobe malfunction between Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson. :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 2:47 pm

February 3rd 2004 - The US Central Intelligence Agency admits that there was no imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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Written By: nally on 02/03/19 at 2:49 pm


February 3rd 2004 - The US Central Intelligence Agency admits that there was no imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

On that very same day, my mom had her first thyroid surgery... and on the previous day I began what would be my most challenging academic semester ever.

The semester "got the better of me" in a sense, because I struggled with everything.

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