On This Day in History

August 25th, 2001

  • My birthday
  • 5194 days since my birthday
  • My zodiac sign is a Virgo and my Chinese sign is the snake
  • The moon was a waxing crescent the day I was born
  • On that day it was not raining and it was around 75 degrees

Other People Born on August 25th:

  • Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer
  • Blake Lively, TV actress
  • Tim Burton, director
  • Rachael Ray, chef
  • Sean Connery, movie actor

On This Day in History...

  • The city of New Orleans was founded by settlers in 1718
  • Articles in the New York Sun described life on the moon known as "The Great Moon Hoax" in 1835
  • The Wizard of Oz debuts in Hollywood in 1939
  • Paris was liberated from the Germans in 1944
  • The first person swam The English Channel in 1875

What happened in 2001?

  • The movie Shrek debuted
  • First unmanned Chinese spacecraft is launched
  • Apple announced iTunes
  • Venus Williams wins 108th Wimbledon Women's Championship
  • Wikipedia is launched

What costed what in 2001?

Postage stamp: 34 cents

Luxury car: $274,900 (2001 Lamborghini Diablo)

Economy car: Around $25,850

Four bedroom house in Media: Around $850,500

Gallon of milk: $2.90

Going to the movies: A movie ticket costed $5.66

Gallon of gas: $1.46

Pair of jeans: $21.50

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Pop Culture in 2001

Toys: Leap Pad and Hot Wheels

Movies: Shrek, Monsters Inc., and Spy Kids

Movie Stars: Tom Cruise, George Clooney, and Catherine Zeta Jones

Popular TV shows: Friends, Dragon Ball Z, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Music Artists: Janet Jackson, Destiny's Child, and Radiohead

Fashion Trends: Flared jeans with heels, dyed chunks of hair, and Ugg boots

Fun Facts about 2001

News in Sports: Arizona Diamondbacks won World Series, Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl, and Los Angeles Lakers won NBA championship

Best-selling books: The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares, and Life of Pi by Yann Martel

President: Bill Clinton

Food trends: Rachael Ray's show debuted on Food Network, hot chili noodles were very popular, and steak, seafood, and sushi bars were very in