Historical Events for August 2001
Events 1 - 16 of 16
1st - An agreement is reached on the position of the minority Albanian language in the Republic of Macedonia.
1st - Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.
1st - 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.
3rd - The Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, U.K injuring seven people. (See 3 August 2001 Ealing bombing).
3rd - The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released
3rd - US President George Bush signs into law the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) Extension Act of 2001
3rd - 8th World Championships in Athletics open at Edmonton, Canada
9th - US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.
10th - US and UK reject a proposal by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to permit the Iraqi government to use $1 billion per year to fund infrastructure improvements and to increase oil production capacity
43rd US President George W. Bush 12th - 8th World Championships in Athletics close at Edmonton, Canada
19th - 83rd PGA Championship: David Toms shoots a 265 at Atlanta Athletic Club
21st - NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
21st - The Red Cross announces that a famine is striking Tajikistan, and calls for international financial aid for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
24th - Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
27th - Angelina Jolie is named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva
29th - 58th Venice Film Festival: "Monsoon Wedding" directed by Mira Nair wins Golden Lion