Year in Review

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October 21, 2001

The following events also occurred in 2001...

  • The nation mourns the attacks of Sept. 11.
  • After Sept. 11, an Anthrax scare sweeps the nation, as opening the mail becomes a frightful task.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring duke it out for box office supremacy.
  • Mike Myers lends his voice to the highly successful movie Shrek.
  • The stem cell research debate heated up.
  • Timmothy McVeigh was put to death six years after he was found guilty of the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • Legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt dies in a car crash during the last lap of the Daytona 500.
  • R&B and movie star Aaliyah dies in a plan crash.
  • Actor Robert Blake is accused of murdering his wife.
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