" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

May 20, 2017

2001: The Present Can Only Be Viewed from the Past?

Released 2001
This is a follow up to my last post in the series -
1997: The Present Can Only Be Viewed from the Past?
But this post is about another stand alone year like the post I wrote about 1984 -
The Happy Days of 1984?
But no year quite stands alone like 2001 in these series of posts.
Released 2001
September 11 attacks, 2001
"2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday 
(dominical letter G) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2001st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 1st year of the 3rd millennium, the 1st year of the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2000s decade."
You might want to take a look at the Vimeo pictured above called 'MOONkey' by the StArmy by clicking on this link below -
Released 1995
Released 1999
Released 2001
January 1, 2001Kolkata officially restores name from Calcutta, West Bengal, India.
"The word Kolkata derives from the Bengali term Kôlikata (Bengali: কলিকাতা) [ˈkɔlikat̪a], the name of one of three villages that predated the arrival of the British, in the area where the city eventually was to be established; the other two villages were Sutanuti and Govindapur.
There are several explanations about the etymology of this name:
The term Kolikata is thought to be a variation of Kalikkhetrô [ˈkalikʰːet̪rɔ] (Bengali: কালীক্ষেত্র), meaning "Field of [the goddess] Kali". 
Similarly, it can be a variation of 'Kalikshetra' (Sanskrit: कालीक्षेत्र, lit. area of Goddess Kali").
Alternatively, the name may have been derived from the Bengali term kilkila (Bengali: কিলকিলা), or "flat area".
The name may have its origin in the words khal [ˈkʰal] (Bengali: খাল) meaning "canal", followed by kaṭa [ˈkata] (Bengali: কাটা), which may mean "dug".
According to another theory, the area specialised in the production of quicklime or koli chun [ˈkɔlitɕun] (Bengali: কলি চুন) and coir or kata [ˈkat̪a] (Bengali: কাতা); hence, it was called Kolikata [ˈkɔlikat̪a] (Bengali: কলিকাতা).
Although the city's name has always been pronounced Kolkata [ˈkolkat̪a] (Bengali: কলকাতা) or Kôlikata [ˈkɔlikat̪a] (Bengali: কলিকাতা) in Bengali, the anglicised form Calcutta was the official name until 2001, when it was changed to Kolkata in order to match Bengali pronunciation."
Durga Idol of Bagbazar Sarbojanin-- first public puja of Kolkata, that would celebrate its 100 th year in 2018

January 10, 2001 – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approves the merger of America Online and Time Warner to form AOL Time Warner.
Released 2001
January 13, 2001 – A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits all of
El Salvador, killing at least 800 people and leaving thousands homeless.
January 20, 2001 George W. Bush is sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States.
Published 2001
Impeachment proceedings against Philippine President 
Joseph Estrada, accused of playing Jueteng, end preeminently and trigger the second EDSA People Power Revolution or People Power II
His Vice-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo succeeds him as the 14th President of the Republic.
January 26, 2001 – The 7.7 Mw Gujarat earthquake shakes Western India with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 13,805–20,023 dead and about 166,800 injured.
February 12, 2001 – The NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
February 13, 2001 – A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.
Released 2001
February 16, 2001 Iraq disarmament crisis: British and U.S. forces carry out bombing raids, attempting to disable Iraq's air defense network.
February 18, 2001FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested and charged with spying for Russia for 25 years.
Released 2001
February 20, 2001 – The 2001 UK foot-and-mouth crisis begins.
Released 2001
A memorial to the Great Heck rail disaster
February 28, 2001 – The Great Heck rail crash occurs.
"The Great Heck rail crash, widely known as the Selby rail crash, was a high-speed train accident that occurred at Great Heck near Selby, North Yorkshire, England on the morning of 28 February 2001.
Ten people died, including the drivers of both trains involved, and 82 people suffered serious injuries.
It remains the worst rail disaster of the 21st century in the United Kingdom."
Taller Buddha in 1963 and in 2008 after destruction
March 2, 2001 – The Taliban begins destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas.
Released 2001
March 4, 2001 – A bomb explodes at BBC Television Centre in London, UK.
Mir three years before deorbit
Mir reentry track
March 23, 2001 The deorbit of Russian space station Mir is carried out near Nadi, Fiji, with Mir falling into the Pacific Ocean.
Released 2001
The World Wrestling Federation (WWF/now WWE) purchases rival organization World Championship Wrestling (WCW) for an estimated US$7 million.
March 24, 2001 - The first release of Mac OS X is released as the successor to Mac OS 9 and the Mac OS X Public Beta, which would not cease to function until May 14.
Released 2001
April 1, 2001 Hainan Island incident: A Chinese fighter jet bumps into a U.S. EP-3E surveillance aircraft, which is forced to make an emergency landing in Hainan, China. The U.S. crew is detained for 10 days and the F-8 Chinese pilot, Wang Wei, goes missing and is presumed dead.
Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President 
Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.
Released 2001
Released 2001
In the Netherlands, the Act on the Opening up of Marriage goes into effect. 
The Act allows same-sex couples to marry legally for the first time in the world since the reign of Nero.
Released 2001
April 28, 2001 Soyuz TM-32 lifts off from the
Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying the first space tourist
American Dennis Tito.
May 6, 2001 – Space tourist Dennis Tito returns to Earth aboard Soyuz TM-31
(Soyuz TM-32 is left docked at the International Space Station as a new lifeboat.).
Ferhadija Mosque
May 7, 2001 – In Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, an attempt is made to reconstruct the Ferhadija mosque
However, the ceremony results in mass riots by Serb nationalists, who beat and stone 300 elderly Bosnian Muslims.
May 11, 2001 - Douglas Noel Adams passes away.
"Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an
English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist.
Adams is best known as the author of 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film
Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in
The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame."
Released 2001
"Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001)
May 12, 2001 - Perry Como passes away.
Released 2001
May 13, 2001Silvio Berlusconi wins the general election and becomesPrime Minister of Italy for the second time.
May 14, 2001 – The Mac OS X Public Beta expires and its Aqua user interface ceases to function.
May 22, 2001 – A large trans-Neptunian object (28978 Ixion) is found during the Deep Ecliptic Survey.
Published 2001
May 24, 2001- Sherpa Temba Tsheri, 16, becomes the youngest person to summit Mount Everest.
"Temba Tsheri Sherpa (Nepali: तेम्बा छिरी) is a Sherpa from Rolwaling Valley, Dolkha, Nepal.
On May 23(?), 2001, at the age of 16 years, he became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest.
The youth, who was still in school, lost five fingers to frostbite while attempting to climb from the south side in 2000.
He made his successful ascent from the north side (Tibet) of Mount Everest in 2001.
Temba was climbing with the International Everest Expedition."
The Narayanhity Royal Palace, former home of the Royal Family
June 1, 2001 - Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal kills his father, the king, his mother and other members of the royal family with an assault rifle and then shoots himself in the Nepalese royal massacre
Dipendra dies June 4, as King of Nepal. His uncle Gyanendra accedes to the throne.
View of Tel Aviv 
A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21, mostly teenagers, in the Dolphinarium disco in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Released 2001
June 59, 2001Tropical Storm Allison produces 36 inches 
(900 mm) of rain in Houston, killing 22, damaging the 
Texas Medical Center, and causing more than 5 billion American dollars of damage overall.
Released 2001
The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
June 19 , 2001 – A missile hits a soccer field in northern Iraq 
(Tel Afr County), killing 23 and wounding 11. 
June 20, 2001Andrea Yates drowns all 5 of her young children in Houston, as a way to save them from Satan.
June 21, 2001 – The world's longest train is set up by BHP Iron Ore and is recorded going between Newman and Port Hedland in Western Australia (a distance of 275 km, or 170 miles) and the train consists of 682 loaded iron ore wagons and 8 GE AC6000CW locomotives, giving a gross weight of almost 100,000 tonnes and moves 82,262 tonnes of ore; the train is 7.353 km (4.569 mi) long.
June 23, 2001 – The 8.4 Mw southern Peru earthquake shakes coastal Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe)
A destructive tsunami followed, leaving at least 74 people dead, and 2,687 injured.
Released 2001
July 2, 2001 – The world's first self-contained artificial heart is implanted in Robert Tools in the United States.
And oddly enough the man who performed the first heart transplant, Christian Barnard, would pass away on September 2nd, 2001.
Christiaan Barnard (8 November 1922 – 2 September 2001)

Released 2001
July 7, 20012001 Bradford riots: Race riots erupt in Bradford in the north of England after National Front members reportedly stab an Asian man outside a pub.
July 16, 2001 The People's Republic of China and the 
Russian Federation sign the 2001 Sino-Russian Treaty of Friendship 
("Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation").
Released 2001
The FBI arrests Dmitry Sklyarov at a convention in Las Vegas for violating a provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
July 18, 2001 – In Baltimore, Maryland, a 60-car train derailment occurs in a tunnel, sparking a fire that lasts days and virtually shuts down downtown Baltimore.
July 19, 2001 – UK politician and novelist Jeffrey Archer is sentenced to 4 years in prison for perjury and perverting the course of justice.
July 2022, 2001 – The 27th G8 summit takes place in Genoa, Italy.
Massive demonstrations are held against the meeting by members of the anti-globalization movement.
One demonstrator, Carlo Giuliani, is shot dead by a carabiniere.
Several others are badly injured during a police attack on a school used by the protesters as their headquarters.
August 6, 2001Erwadi fire incident, 28 mentally ill persons tied to chain were burnt to death at a faith based institution at Erwadi, Tamil Nadu.
August 9, 2001Sbarro Restaurant in Jerusalem is attacked by a Palestinian militant, who kills 15 civilians and wounds 130.
August 10, 2001 – The 2001 Angola train attack, causing 252 deaths.
August 25, 2001 – American singer Aaliyah and several members of her record company are killed as their overloaded aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport, Bahamas.
August 31September 1, 2001 – The 2001 Vancouver TV realignment occurs in British Columbia, Canada.
August 31, 2001 – The World Conference against Racism 2001 begins in Durban, South Africa.
September, 2001 – The piece As Slow as Possible, composed by John Cage, begins.
It will last 639 years, finishing in the year 2640.
Released 2001
September 3, 2001 - In Belfast, Protestant loyalists begin a
picket of Holy Cross, a Catholic primary school for girls. 
For the next 11 weeks, riot police escort the schoolchildren and their parents through hundreds of protesters, amid rioting and heightened violence.
The United States, Canada and Israel withdraw from the U.N. Conference on Racism because they feel that the issue of Zionism is overemphasized.

Released 2001
September 4, 2001Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.
Bill Gates in court
September 6, 2001United States v. Microsoft Corp.: The United States Justice Department announces that it no longer seeks to break up software maker Microsoft, and will instead seek a lesser antitrust penalty.
September 9, 2001 The Unix billennium is reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit decimal Unix time stamps.
Released 2001
September 10, 2001 Donald Rumsfeld gives a speech regarding $2.3 trillion in Pentagon spending that cannot be accounted for. He identifies the Pentagon bureaucracy as the biggest threat to America.
Antônio da Costa Santos, mayor of Campinas, Brazil is assassinated.
And the official story on the day...
September 11, 2001 – 2,977 victims are killed in the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania after American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 are hijacked and crash into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, American Airlines Flight 77 is hijacked and crashes into the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 is hijacked and crashes into grassland in Shanksville, due to the passengers fighting to regain control of the airplane. The World Trade Center towers collapse as a result of the crashes.
September 12, 2001Ansett Australia Airlines is placed into administration, the company's fleet is grounded 2 days later on September 14.
September 13, 2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.
September 14, 2001 – Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks
A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.
Security after the September 11 attacks
September 17, 2001 – The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
September 18, 2001 – The 2001 anthrax attacks commence as letters containing anthrax spores are mailed from Princeton, New Jersey to ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, the New York Post, and the National Enquirer. 22 in total are exposed; 5 of them die.
Released 2001
September 20, 2001 – In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "War on Terror".
Released 2001
September 21, 2001, 2001 In Toulouse, France, the AZote Fertilisant chemical factory explodes, killing 29 and seriously wounding over 2,500.
Released 2001
Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.
America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the victims of the September 11 attacks.
Released 2001
September 27, 2001Zug massacre: In Zug, Switzerland, Friedrich Leibacher shoots 18 citizens, killing 14 and then himself.
October 2, 2001Swissair seeks for bankruptcy protection and grounds its entire fleet, resulting in over 230 flights cancelled and stranding 18,000 people worldwide.
October 4, 2001Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 crashes over the Black Sea en route from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Novosibirsk, Russia; 78 are killed.
October 7, 2001War in Afghanistan: The United States invades Afghanistan, with participation from other nations.
October 8, 2001 -A twin engine Cessna and Scandinavian Airlines jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy, killing 118 people.
U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
Being released in 2017
October 11, 2001 – The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.
October 15, 2001NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles (180 km) of Jupiter's moon Io.
October 17, 2001 – Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi becomes the first Israeli minister to be assassinated in a terrorist attack.
Published 2001
October 19, 2001 SIEV X sinks en route to Christmas Island, killing 353 people..
October 23, 2001 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks.
The iPod is first introduced by Apple.
October 25, 2001Microsoft releases Windows XP.
October 26, 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act into law.
November 7, 2001Sabena, the national airline of Belgium, goes bankrupt.
November 10, 2001 The People's Republic of China is admitted to the World Trade Organization after 15 years of negotiations.
Heavy rains and mudslides in Algeria kill more than 900.
John Howard, the Prime Minister of Australia, is elected to a third term.
November 11, 2001 – Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in.
Photo showing the crash site
November 12, 2001American Airlines Flight 587 crashes in Queens minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board.
Released Oct 26th 2001
I find the release of 'Donnie Darko' about two weeks before this plane crash quite eerie considering the plot of the movie about a boy who survives a jet engine falling through the roof of his suburban bedroom when he should have been in his bed at the time, if not for a rabbit Donnie sees in his visions.
Here is the skeletal plot (without the meat) of the movie in a nutshell with SPOILERS -
"On October 2, 1988, Donnie Darko, a troubled teenager living in suburban Virginia, is awakened and led outside by a figure in a monstrous rabbit costume, who introduces himself as "Frank" and tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds.
At dawn, Donnie returns home to find a jet engine has crashed into his bedroom.
His older sister, Elizabeth, informs him that the FAA investigators do not know where it came from....
As a vortex forms in dark clouds above his house, Donnie drives into the hills and watches the storm as an airplane descends from above.
The plane, carrying Rose and the dance troupe, is wrenched violently as one of its engines detaches and falls into the vortex.
Events of the previous 28 days recapitulate in reverse order and action, until Donnie finds himself in bed back in the early hours of October 2.
As he lies in his bed, waiting and laughing, the jet engine crashes through his room, killing him. Others with whom Donnie had interacted in the 28 days awaken, some looking disturbed.
Gretchen rides by Donnie's house and learns of his death from a neighborhood boy, David, but says she did not know him.
Gretchen and Rose exchange a glance and wave as if they know one another, but cannot remember from where."
November 13, 2001 – In the first such act since World War II, U.S. President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against any foreigners suspected of having connections to terrorist acts or planned acts against the United States.
Evergrey release In Search of Truth is the third album by the Swedish progressive metal band.
The album is a concept album dealing with alien abductions, primarily based on and inspired by the allegedly factual account of alien abduction victim Whitley Strieber's book Communion.
Since the album's release, it has been critically acclaimed and is generally considered to be the band's magnum opus.
November 14, 2001War in Afghanistan: Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.
November 23, 2001 – The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
Size comparison of Osiris with Jupiter
November 27, 2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001)
November 29, 2001 - George Harrison passes away.
Released 2001
November 30, 2001Gary Ridgway, a.k.a. The Green River Killer, is arrested outside the truck factory where he had worked in Renton, Washington.
His arrest marked the end of one of the longest running homicide investigations in US history.
Released 2001
December 1, 2001 – The last Trans World Airlines flight lands at St. Louis International Airport, following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.
December 2, 2001  Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection 5 days after Dynegy cancels a US$8.4 billion buyout bid 
(to this point, the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history).
1998–2002 Argentine great depression: Corralito – The government effectively freezes all bank accounts for twelve months leading to December 2001 riots in Argentina

DrinkOrDie ASCII .nfo header
December 11, 2001 - The United States Customs Service raids members of international software piracy group DrinkOrDie in Operation Buccaneer.
 Those who lost their lives in the attack
U.S. President George W. Bush announces the US withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

December 15, 2001 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 spent to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
December 19, 2001 - A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Zavkhan, Mongolia.
Argentine economic crisis: December riots: Riots erupt in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
One of the shoes containing the explosive
December 22, 2001Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.
Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
December 27, 2001 - The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade status with the United States.
Tropical Storm Vamei forms within 1.5 degrees of the equator. 
No other tropical cyclone in recorded history has come as close to the equator.
Published 2001

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