Kenyan Wangari Maathai is the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace"
Martha Stewart begins 5 months incarcerated at Federal Prison Camp, Alderson for insider trading and obstruction of justice
- Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930)
- James Chace, American historian (b. 1931)
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes