Chapter 4: On This Day in History

Created by Jordan Isaacs

Birthday, Age, Horoscope, and Chinese Sign

I was born on September 12, 2001. As of November 15, I am 5,176 days old. My zodiac sign is Virgo and my Chinese sign is a snake.

Famous People that were born on September 12:

1. Jesse Owens- Olympic runner


2. Henry Hudson- explorer


3. Connor Franta- web video star


4. Paul Walker- movie actor


5. Yao Ming- basketbal player


6. Andrew Luck- football player

Events that occurred on September 12:

1. September 23 1777- Congress receives news of the defeat of the Patriots at Brandywine, Pennsylvania.


2. September 12 1940- Lascaux cave painting were discovered.


3. September 12 1942- During World War II, the Laconia, a British ship, was sunk by a German U-boat that killed more than 1,400 men.


4. September 12 1951- Sugar Ray Robinson, a boxer, defeats Randy Turpin and wins back the belt.


5. September 12 1953- JFK married Jacqueline Bouvier.

Events that occurred in 2001:

1. 9/11- A series of terrorist attacks performed by the Islamic terrorist group, Al-Queda, on the United States.


2. Wikipedia goes online


3. Apple releases the iPod


4. A series of Anthrax attacks occur via the U.S. mail


5. Enron files for bankruptcy


6. U.S invades Afghanistan and the War on Terror begins


7. Earthquake hits Gujarat, India causing more than 20,000 deaths

Cost of various items in 2001:

President of the United States in 2001:

  • George W. Bush

The Must Have Toy in 2001:

  • Bob the Builder

Movies Released in 2001:

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Lord of the Rings, Shrek, and Monster, Inc.

Biggest Movie Stars in 2001:

  • Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Catherine Zeta Jones.

Most Popular TV Shows in 2001:

  • Friends, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and The Gilmore Girls.

Most Popular Musicians in 2001:

  • Janet Jackson, Destiny's Child, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, and U2.

Achievements in Sports in 2001:

  • In the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong won his third consecutive event.
  • The women's U.S Open (tennis) was won by Venus Williams.
  • Super Bowl: Baltimore Ravens won 34-7 against the New York Giants.

Fashion Trends in 2001:

  • Low-rise jeans, crop tops, head to toe denim, and flared jeans with heels.

Best-Selling Books in 2001

  • Skipping Christmas- John Grisham
  • Violets are Blue- James Patterson
  • Journeys Through Heart Songs- Mattie JT Stepanek

Food Trends in 2001:

  • Organic foods, artisanal soy sauce, bubble tea, and Hawaiian poke.