Portal:Current events/January 2001

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January 2001 was the first month of that common year. The month, which began on Monday, ended on Wednesday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from January 2001.

  • Israeli–Palestinian conflict: A Hamas suicide car bomber detonates in the city of Netanya, wounding 50. (Jewish Virtual Library)
  • A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattle's Magnuson Park, placed by "Some People", a group of anonymous artists; the monolith is in reference to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • Greece adopts the euro as its currency. (The Guardian)
  • In the Gregorian calendar and its followers, it was the first day of the new millennium and the new century.
  • Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft, was launched.
  • Apple introduce their iTunes digital media player application at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
  • Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
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  • Celebrity photographs from January 2001
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