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This year in History: Born in 2001 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 2001

Events:

October 8   The US Office of Homeland Security is established.

October 23   Apple releases the iPod

October 30   Michael Jordan returns to the NBA after 3 1/2 years of retirement and baseball.

November 16   The first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, is released.

November 18   The Nintendo Gamecube is first released in the United States.

February 8   Disney's California Adventure park opens

April 7   Mars Odyssey is launched.

April 23   Intel introduces the Pentium 4 Processor

May 24   15-year-old Temba Tsheri is the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.

September 11   9-11 terrorist attacks use airliners to destroy the World Trade Center and part of The Pentagon. In total, almost 3,000 are killed.

September 14   The Nintendo Gamecube is released in Japan.

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