The events of the past impact and define the current world as it is today, and these events are available through research and exploration. Newspapers as a source of historical information provide access to the information of the important occurrences that have contributed to this impact. Our archive contains the most notable of events from many years, including the year 2001. Events from this year that have had such an impact include the launching of Wikipedia as a Free Online Encyclopedia, the prediction of a $5,600,000,000,000 budget surplus in the United States, Sherpa Temba Tsheri becoming the youngest person to reach the peak of Mount Everest at age 16, the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City during the September 11 attacks, the beginning of the War in Afghanistan upon it being invaded by the United States, and much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 11, 2001
AOL Time Warner is formed upon the approval of the merger of America Online and Time Warner by the United States Federal Trade Commission.
January 15, 2001
The launching of Wikipedia as The Free Online Encyclopedia takes place.
January 20, 2001
The disputed election for President of the United States ends in the succession of George W. Bush over President Bill Clinton, defeating component Al Gore.
January 31, 2001
The prediction of a budget surplus of $5,600,000,000,000 over the next 10 years is made by the Congressional Budget Office of the United States.
February 18, 2001
The arrest of FBI agent Robert Hanssen occurs for being a spy for Russia for 25 years.
March 4, 2001
The BBC Television Center experiences a bomb explosion in London, UK.
March 23, 2001
World Championship Wrestling is bought by their rival, the World Wrestling Federation for around $7 million.
April 28, 2001
Dennis Tito is aboard the Soyuz TM-32 as it launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome as the first space tourist.
May 24, 2001
The youngest person to reach the peak of Mount Everest is 16 year old Sherpa Temba Tsheri.
June 7, 2001
The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act is signed by President George W. Bush as the first of the Bush tax cuts.
June 21, 2001
A BHP Iron Ore train is set up as the longest train in the world traveling between Newman and Port Hedland in Australia.
July 2, 2001
Robert Tools receives the implantation of the first self-supporting artificial heart.
July 16, 2001
The signing of the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation takes place between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation.
The September 11 attacks take place with the hijacking and crashing of the AA Flight 11 and United Flight 175 into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, resulting in the death of 2,997 people that day.
September 26, 2001
Star Trek: Enterprise premieres on UPN as the fifth and final season of the Star Trek TV series.
October , 2001
The formation of the Office of Homeland Security is announced by President George Bush.
October 7, 2001
The invasion of Afghanistan by the United States with aid from other nations takes place, starting the War in Afghanistan.
October 23, 2001
The initiation of the disarmament of the Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland takes place following peace talks.