What Happened on August 1st, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.
  • An agreement is reached on the position of the minority Albanian language in the Republic of Macedonia.
  • Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.

Famous Deaths

  • Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)