2001, a year when Timothy James McVeigh is executed for the Oklahoma City Bombing, and in Northern Ireland the IRA dismantles its weapons arsenal after years of fighting.
A series of Anthrax attacks spreads fear amongst the American public, and several people are infected by handling infected letters.
The leaning tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years of repairs to stop it from falling over, Wikipedia goes online, and Napster is closed down by court order following an injunction on behalf of the RIAA.
The Mars Odyssey spacecraft reaches Mars on October 24th, its mission to answer the question of whether life has ever existed on Mars, and Apple releases the iPod.
Popular TV shows were Boston Public, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Ed, Malcolm In The Middle and Survivor, and we like artists like Janet Jackson, Destiny’s Child and Feeder.
Most notably from 2001 however was 9/11. On September 11, nineteen hijackers simultaneously took control of four US domestic commercial airliners. The hijackers crashed 2 planes into the world trade centre in Manhattan New York City, one into each of the two tallest towers. Within 2 hours, both towers collapsed. The hijackers crashed the third aircraft into the US Department of Defence headquarters, the Pentagon, in Arlington County, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed into a rural field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania following apparent passenger resistance. 8 of the 16 acre site is now dedicated to a museum and memorial to those who lost their lives in this senseless tragedy.
Lets go back to 2001 with