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September 11, 2001: Looking Back on Media Censorship Post 9/11

“They can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759 Freedom of expression has been in focus following the September 11th attacks on the United

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Mar 6, 2001: The Death Spiral of Napster Begins

In the year 2000, a new company called Napster created something of a music-fan’s utopia—a world in which nearly every song ever recorded was instantly available on your home computer—for free. Even to some at the time, it sounded too

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Feb 18, 2001: Dale Earnhardt Killed in Crash

On this day in 2001, Dale Earnhardt Sr., considered one of the greatest drivers in National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) history, dies at the age of 49 in a last-lap crash at the 43rd Daytona 500 in

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Feb 13, 2001: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Gets 10 Oscar Nominations

↑ Grab this Headline Animator After marking his arrival in Hollywood with a string of English-language films, including Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Ice Storm (1997) and Ride with the Devil (1999), the Taiwanese film director Ang Lee decided to

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Feb 9, 2001: U.S. Sub Collides With Japanese Fishing Boat in Pearl Harbor

On this day in 2001, a United States military submarine collides with a Japanese fishing boat in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing four students and five other people. The USS Greenville was hosting a cruise for VIPs at the time, some

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Jan 6, 2001: Congress Certifies Bush Winner of 2000 Elections

Newsweek Cover – November 20, 2000 After a bitterly contested election, Vice President Al Gore presides over a joint session of Congress that certifies George W. Bush as the winner of the 2000 election. In one of the closest Presidential

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Dec 15, 2001: Leaning Tower of Pisa Reopens

On this day in 2001, Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after a team of experts spent 11 years and $27 million to fortify the tower without eliminating its famous lean. In the 12th century, construction began on the bell

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December 2, 2001: Fall of Enron

On this day in 2001, the Enron Corporation files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New York court, sparking one of the largest corporate scandals in U.S. history. An energy-trading company based in Houston, Texas, Enron was formed in

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