Where Were You...
January 05, 2011
Ten years is a long time – it doesn’t matter who you ask, they’ll tell you a decade is a long time. Well, except perhaps sea turtles and rocks, but they’re not talking. This whole notion of time came to me during that infamous yearly event known as Holiday Cleaning. I found an old jar full of predictions made by my family in 1999. I didn’t go through them, but it got me thinking…. What was popular, and what was happening in the world ten years ago this week in January 2001?
New York Times Best Sellers? That would be The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy, The Mark by Tim LaHaye, Roses Are Red by James Patterson, Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver, and rounding out the top five was Mary Higgins Clark’s Deck the Halls.
The big show at the box office was Castaway starring Tom Hanks – not too surprising, the film is listed as the second biggest film of 2000, the year of the movie’s release. The top film of 2001 would be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, released that November.
Headlines were full of environmental news about climate change, and the U.S. Congress certified all of George Walker Bush’s Electoral College votes and made his win of the 2000 Election official.
The number one song in the country was Destiny’s Child's Independent Women Part 1.
January 1, 2001 was the first official day of the third millennium. Nine days later (January 10, 2001), a website that would become famous (or is that infamous?) in the next ten years would be launched: Wikipedia.
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