Historical Events in August 2001

  • 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).

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3rd The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released

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3rd US President George W. Bush signs into law the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) Extension Act of 2001

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  • 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
  • 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.

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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