Look what happened the 2001.

Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. (12. January 2001)

An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800. (13. January 2001)

Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online. (15. January 2001)

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

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

U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously promotes William Clark from Lieutenant to Captain. (17. January 2001)

Philippine president Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent 4-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. (20. January 2001)

Five people attempt to set themselves on fire in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, an act that many people later claim is staged by the Communist Party of China to frame Falun Gong and thus escalate their persecution. (23. January 2001)

An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths. (26. January 2001)

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

In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. (31. January 2001)

Putrajaya, the Malaysian administrative city, is declared a Federal Territory. (1. February 2001)

The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School. (9. February 2001)

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

An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400. (13. February 2001)

First draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature. (15. February 2001)

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

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

Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese breaks out in Sampit, Indonesia, that will ultimately result in more than 500 deaths and 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes. (18. February 2001)

The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. (19. February 2001)

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